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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This deep mahogany Euro-style lager has a nice balance of malts and hops, which lend to the full-flavored body and mild aroma. It has a pleasantly malt-fruity palate, with touches of chocolate, and some hoppy bitterness coming through at the end. The dark beer was rated as "One of the Top 100 Beers in the World" by Wine Enthusiast magazine, won the Silver Medal in the 1993 Great American Beer Festival and the Silver Medal in the 2002 World Beer Championships.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2007
I guess I liked this more than most people on here. Pours from the bottle with a substantial foamy head that disappears rather quickly. Color is that of cola, with a slightly transparent dark red appearance. Aroma is malts and some fruit, and flavor is smoky malt with a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Unfortunately Berghoff makes people think this is going to be a Schwarzbier by naming it "Dark Beer," but it’s more like a Marzen, without all the caramel flavor. Not bad at all, and easy to drink.


3.8
gripweed57 (2868) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Mahogany brown color. Tan head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Tasty roasted malt flavor with a fragrant hop follow up. Ther is a bittersweet underlying note that prevails in the finish. Long satisfying bittersweet aftertaste. Flavorful and full bodied.

3
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle labeled Sundown Dark Beer. Pours dark brown with some amber around the edges, and a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, nuts and hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, caramel and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Just average overall.

3.4
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours clear iced tea color with a thn white head. Aroma is barley and malt. Not much there. The taste is bland, but in a good way. This beer goes down way too easy. Very mild carbonation in the mouth. Taste is a tad malt and barley. It’s not great, but when you’re thirsty it hits the spot.

3.1
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Location: Draft at the Berghoff, 6/2/14

Aroma: The nose is malty and kind of dull (kind of a theme here), chocolate and caramel notes
Appearance: This one pours a dark brownish color with a reddish hue
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, malty, a little thin, with a decent amount of sweetness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has an okay mouthfeel, and a thin finish
Overall Impression: Just a very okay beer. Really no issues with it per se, just not all that interesting at all. Fine. Drinkable. Forgettable.

3.1
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Not a bad dark lager. Rich with caramel and bread, a touch of molasses and chocolate.

3.1
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled (backlog, as Sundown Dark Beer), [email protected] Café, Stockholm. Brown colour with a mediumsized beige famy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is chocolaty, nutty, toasted and also has some slight perfumed notes to it. Flavour is toasted malts, some metallic notes along with some slight chocolate and toffee.

2.9
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz. bottle. German-style lager. Pours toasty brown. Flavors are chocolate, coffee, molasses and malt. I really enjoyed this but I have to admit that I really want the Berghoff label to succeed from a historical perspective. However this beer is solid no matter what's on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
VatMasterson (77) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Chicago O’Hare bottle not tap, this one was much better than the Lager or the Amber. Rich roasted toasted malt, good Aroma. Solid and enjoyable. Worth drinking again.

2.6
Lemke10 (995) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with creamy light brown head. Taste is heavier but drinks more like a dark ale than a stout. Went great with the bratwurst at Berghoff cafe in Chicago O’hare airport.

3.1
Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Mahogany with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, slightly chocolatey. Taste is malty, nutty-chocolate, caramel. A little flat-feeling, but not a bad flavour.


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