Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle at LCRBM. i get the same musky/juniperberries in the nose as their helles beer, but also malty(bit chocola and roast), spicy and a little fruity(citrus). tastes fresh, sourrish, malty, a little bitter and bready. finishes more bitter. not bad, but i liked the helles more. JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2005
Yellow-brown, enormous head, receding fast; barnsteen-red beer, the yeast again nearly totally clinging to the bottom, making it un-clear at worst, well carbonated. Roasted malts, dark brown bread aroma’s, earthy & leafy aroma’s, even meaty, as chestnuts fallen on the autumn muddy ground. Earthy flavours, with a serious dash of hops, caramel and again brown bread. Liquorice flavour too, but without a trace of sweetness; chicory-like bitterness all the more. Wry & dry MF, nearly adstringent, medium bodied at best. I like this Dunkel better than their Helles, which means: thanks to joss for letting me be the third to rate this. ! dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2005
Bottled. Clear copper colour. I don´t know how this should be "naturtrüb"? Big, fluffy, off-white head. Malty, slightly chocolatey and caramelly nose with hops shining through. Toasted malt, chocolate and a faint hint of coffee in the taste. A little bitter in the finish. Not as good as their Alt-Dunkel, but a really nice one. Thanks to joss for letting me be the second to rate this. jonas (7753) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2005
Chestnut colour (not particulary cloudy), creamy brown head - lacing nicely but dissipating fast.
Roast and chocolate aroma.
Nutty and chocolate tastenotes. Slightly fizzly mouthfeel. Relatively light body, light metallic finish.