jfb (6509) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2009
(bottle) pours a clear dark copper colour with a frothy white head. aroma of lightly toasted malts and herbal hops. flavour is the same, slightly more toast and grain, with a bitter herbal hoppy finish. medium body with smooth carbonation. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
Solid brown colour with medium/tall head. Nose: Salted popcorn, pumpernickel bread, flat malt. Taste: Soft and bready to start. Coca-cola in the middle with some sweet malt and the slightest hint of coffee. Finish is creamy with a touch of bitter. Palate is quite slick. I expected nuts in here somewhere simply because of the colour. sound67 (761) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2009
50cl dark brown bottle, as shown.
Pours a nutty brown (NOT a golden brown!) with a big, soapy light beige head with good retention and generous lacing.
Aroma is surprisingly yeasty, with a note of grapes - the overall effect is that of sour rye bread. More like the smell of pilsener, come to think of it.
Medium carbonation, light to medium-bodied - again, closer to a blonde than to a schwarzbier, even! Earthy, slightly watery mouth feel.
Taste is surprisingly light for a dark beer - if I closed my eyes, I would swear I wasn’t tasting a schwarzbier at all! Light roasted malts, some citrusy elements - an overall sourness, with a weakly bitter finish. Hardly any after taste, except some metal maybe.
Those who are into stouts, or porters, or even schwarzbiers, will be gravely disappointed by this brew. A lagerish wimp that masks as a dunkel - if you compare it to Köstritzer Schwarzbier, or even Krusovice, it comes across as half-baked and undernourished. Not a good beer. yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
50 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild roasted breadish. Mild roasted, vague metallic and breadish dry to slight acidic flavoured. Bitter and dry finish. Pinball (12183) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
clear brown, small white smooth head.
mild aroma, sweet, faitnt nutty.
flavor is sweet malty, caramel, faint bitter.
KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Clear deep golden wit a large off white head. Aroma was somewhat sweet and had roasted malt and hints of caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with caramel, roasted malt, grassy hops and toffee notes. Finished light bitter from the grassy hops. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malty aroma. Sweetish bready malt flavour. Decent Dunkel. Slipstream (2660) - USA - MAR 13, 2009
On the label it is called both a doppelbock and a malt liquor, and Ratebeer calls it a dunkel. There is a nice winter scene on the label. Light, sweet malty aroma. Malt dominates the taste, with coffee, cola, and dry hops. This has both sweetness and bitterness, and they are in balance. Pretty light body. Good. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2009
bottle, pours dark brown with a 2 finger tan head. Sweet and spicy aroma with some dark malt. Flavors are sweet with some carmel malt and light hop bitterness. Body is light and finishes with a lingering dark malt bite. jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2009
Aroma of sewer, toffee and some herbs. Light brown, small beige head, fair lace. Sweet, bitter, toffee, herbal (strong in the finish). Medium body, bit dry.