JorisPPattyn (10062) - 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. ! Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
This Should be aliased with the regular dunkel. Bottle @ Brewery. 4,9 % Pours ruby Brown with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is caramel and bread. Flavor adds a bit of Tobacco and some fresh Grassy hops. Medium and Smooth body. Dry and bitter end. Nice. 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. Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 11, 2007
Bottled. A lightly hazy red beer with a big but fast disappearing white head. The aroma is malty with caramel notes. the flavour has again notes of caramel, malt and a light toastness.Some hops in an aftertaste that has a light bitterness. Nearly as good as their helles, that means that is a very drinkable beer. Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Hazy golden-amber colour. Fresh complex malt aroma with leafy hops. Toasty body with light leafy hop accents and some breadcrustiness. Decent.
jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2005
Swing-top bottleduff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 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.
Bottle. Not as good as the hell, but still quite nice. Touches of caramel and brown sugar, with a nice lightly bitter herbaceous, grassy hop finish. Not too bad at all. GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2005
[bottle from LCRBM] malty, caramel, bready. good body, a little bitterness. MoritzF (10068) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2006
(bottle, with thanks to Jonas!) Cloudy, orange-amber colour with a short frothy off-white head. Sweet, toasty malt aroma with ester-fruity notes, shades of caramel and spicy, nettle-like hop-elements. Toast-malty, yeast-fruity taste, caramel, almost fizzy on the palate, light to medium bodied; medium-dry, malty, slightly bitter finish. Quite palatable. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle thanks to Joss. Pours a hazy ripe papaya color. Smells a little macrobrew-like but not bad. Tastes full of grain character and hop. Clean, nice, and bitter with a dry finish. Balanced. Decently chewy, soft, and bursty mouthfeel.