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Brewed by Bruggsmidjan Kaldi
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Dalvík Árskógssandur, Iceland

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.8
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2017
Plenty of spice here. Some grapefruit like things went sour in the brewing process. Pours red with decent head. Tap at cafe in Reykjavik.

3.1
gegwilson (3676) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Bottle from a Vínbúdin in Reykjavik. Pours ruby with a good frothy cream head. Nothing much in the aroma. The taste has citrus and toffee. Quite a creamy mouthfeel. Pleasantly bitter. Maybe a touch soapy, but OK.

3
BRW (2714) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with beige head. Caramel and nuts aroma. Sweet, caramel, nuts taste, slightly roasted. Medium body.

3
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, corn and grassy notes. Flavour brings out lots of grassy notes, toasted malt and toasted nuts. Clean and well-balanced. Decent. Not overly complex.

3.4
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Draft. Dark ruby amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty with notes of burnt bread crust and toasted grain and marzipan and red apples, lightly mineral-forward, metallic and copper-like (a yeast effect I get in some of their other lagers). Medium bodied, succulent sweetness with savory malt in the way of true Czech Tmavy, balanced well by moderate bitterness, maintaining flavor balance and aligned with weight. Finish is crunchy, toasty and off-dry with notes of nutty / almond-like dark caramel malt. Not the most interesting malt profile, kind of a basic just-burnt bread maltiness with the metallic copper penny character creeping as it warms, but it’s still drinkable, which is a step up in quality for Kaldi after trying six of their beers last year and finding all of them lacking, and a few of them faulty. Definitely not bock-strength, and closer to Dunkel/Tmavy than Heller or Dunkles Bock at just over 5%.

3
BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Kaldi. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and toffee malt, dates, light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet melanoidin malt, dark fruits, light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at Kaldi bar. Deep hazy amber brown, tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly spiced toasted caramel and light cocoa.

2.5
ej (1322) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a creamy looking toffee colored head. Aroma is sweet malts and faint notes of dried fruit. Taste is abit bland, with corn and a too faint maltyness. Hints of cardboard and veggies as well. Somewhat dry with a light bitter finish.

3
bjakk (756) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 21, 2014
Dark copper light yellow foam. Sweet caramel mild hay in the aroma. Sweet malt with mild burned bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body high in carbon.

3.3
Foxbush (2007) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Draft at 73 Restuarant & Cafe This is their Easter beer that is a seasonal. 73 is one of four bars that serve Kaldi in Reykjavik. The bock poured a deep red amber with a tan head. This a good looking beer. This is a malty beer with very little hops bitterness. The medium body bock had soft carbonation. The finish was smooth with a slight sweet aftertaste. Great session beer.


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