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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread, and caramel, as well as lighter notes of butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, as well as medium notes of bread and light notes of both spices and nuts, leading to a dry bready finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
500 ml bottle. Dark brown-black beer with a heavy ruby tint. Sweet malty aroma, honey, cocoa, brown sugar, and light molasses. Flavour is quite good, chewy caramel, toffee, toasted malt and a little bit of leather. Toasty sweet finish. Nice texture. Some spicy hop flavour as well. Quite a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7028) - 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!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3342) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
Large biege frothy head red/brown pour aroma chocolate vanilla caramel maltiness flavour sweet taste of chocolate caramel short flavours though on the palate finish mild bitter little resinous

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
Deep, dark ruby red body with good size, persistant, off-white head. Roasted malts on the aroma as well as Caramel and toffee in the taste as well as some astringency, then some chocolate notes. Drank real well just not too sure the burnt notes are to style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2467) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2012
Tried back in October 2011.
Just on cool and into a dimple. It radiates a robust aroma on the pour. Quite lively, well conditioned managing a mountainous, tannish crown that lifts a good two fingers out the brim. Well retained atop a hazy, deep chestnut body; the lacework enviable. Thick, all consuming aroma of sticky chocolate mudcake, Marzipan, heavily roasted malt, ripe plums, dried dates, sultanas and raisins, a dash of ported oak and sharp, spicy herbs - deliciously inviting. Quite a complex ensemble in the mouth that attacks the back end. Bitter, dusty dark chocolate, husky wood, camphor, stinging nettles and rocket in and around the swallow. Plummy, pruny, sweet fruit front, kept in check by roasted and toasted grains. The body is light, the persistent head adding a creaminess to it. Carbonation just enough to heighten the flavour. Nice hop and malt bitterness fades into a flavour reminiscent of chocolate ice cream long into the swallow adding contrast. Bitter fruit sugars linger on the tongue. has a lot going on for a Dunkel bier. This is delicious stuff. (50cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2011
Hazy brown in colour and a slightly off-mocha head. The aroma was quite difficult to put my finger on as it was very subtle. Chocolate brownie and not a great deal else, maybe a little cinnamon? Tough. The flavours lean more toward the tart and fruity in this case with a finish of nutmeg and cinnamon. Not much in the way of bitterness and a finish of apple peelings and spice. Middling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
Keg - Brew, Tauranga. Poured a chestnut brown with a small, slowly dissipating and lacing off-white to beige head. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, nutty malts, bread dough, toffee and burnt toast characters. Some plummy dark fruit notes too. Medium body with good palate consistency throughout and a dry, lingering malt bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation keeps the palate texture lively and fresh. Crisp, clean and balanced malt-forward goodness and bittersweet balance.


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