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Brewed by Wigram Brewing Company
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Christchurch, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of the brewery. Pours amber red, tan head. Very nice colour.
Roasted malt aroma, hint of grain. A hint of berry is there too. Slightly sulfury.
Flavour is fairly unique for NZ beer, a light bitterness initially, developing into a toasted malt bitterness and a very odd fruity tannin. Perhaps like plum skin. Finish is roasty and nice.
An odd style for NZ, combining two flavours I’ve not seen together before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep copper amber with a robust foamy ecru head that generates early lacy fingers. Very toasty nose. For the record, I get nothing of burnt malt or coffee at all. The palate similarly is toasty malt with elements of burnt sugar and dates. Finish is dry with mild bitterness. I really thought it was an excellent dunkel. My wife and I enjoyed it with fresh NZ lamb sausages and kumara mash. Fantastic!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt sugar and chocolate. Same flavour...the roasted malt is quite harsh in the mouthfeel and somewhat astringent. Dry and bitter finish. Would like to try this again as I was let down by the initial tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2008
Bottle, pouring a dark brown with reddish hints and a large foamy beige head. A good roasted malt aroma with lots of coffee. The malt is pretty smooth on the palate, and the coffee flavour not as strong as hinted at in the aroma. Is pretty light for 5.2% and very quaffable. Agree with Papsoe, this is a pretty good Schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head. Very roasted - almost burned - aroma. Medium body with fairly burned malt accents leaving a malt bitter finish. Closer to a Schwarzbier actually. 040208

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Dark brown and almost opaque body with light brown dense head. Malt, licorice and coffee in aroma. Sweet malty taste with nice bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2007
Nice choc/red colouring. Solid head that clings all the way through. Dusty nose, slightly toasty with grain too. Nutty, dry palate with hints of coffee & dark chocolate. I imagine it would change significantly as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2006
Interesting label with a jolly aviator there, having absolutely no connection with the beer as far as I can discern. This is a malty sweet style of dunkel with toffee and hazelnuttiness and a muted hop presence. It drinks pretty well and certainly caals for another

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2006
dark brown/black in colour with huge toffee coloured head, little aroma, biscuit malt taste. no bitterness. possibybest of Wigram range.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2006
Ruby liquor topped with a fluffy white head. Nose is malty and has a hint of cinnamon. Light body, toasty with bitter notes of coffee and burnt malt.


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