mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with diminishing head. Good clarity. Aroma leads with wet paper bag, then molasses and green apple. Tastes like teriyaki sauce (skunked Bass ale can get like this). Bad batch? anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2008
Draft at Horse Brass Pub, Poerland, OR. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Slightly sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste. lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Weak head and lacing, deep copper color. Rusty raisin aroma. Flat carbonation. Floral fruity taste, thick mouth, kind of bland and sour. If this wasn’t limited I’d tell you to pass. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
<b>16-Apr-07</b> <i>(12 oz bottle: $7.49/six-pack at BevMo in La Jolla, CA)</i> I really don’t know what to make of what seems to be a confused beer torn between English and German roots. Toasty and buttery, caramely and fairly sweet, balanced with a subtle, mildly bitter noble-hop flavor, and finishing with a touch of smoky roast. But putting all this aside (because I’m not one to rip a beer for straying from the style guidelines), this is still a very enjoyable beer to drink. It’s flavorful, soft and soothing on the palate and goes down silky smooth. The aroma is sweet, toasty and caramely with the hops taking on more role than on the tastebuds. Dark copper in color and perfectly clear, but the small, off-white head quickly fades away to a wide ring. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Ooh, sometimes I do like a "mystery beer" - saw this today at the grocery store, can’t really tell from reading the label what it is, and Full Sail was on my mind anyway as they’ve recently shown up here in Ohio. Will it be "wicked awesome" (as the label says), or will it be a dud? Well, kind of in between. Smells like sweet dark sugar maltiness, not much hop aroma. Take a sip - OK, I’m starting to think dunkel - medium thick, raisiny, sweet, somewhat dry finish, but then here comes a sugar coating on my tongue (not fond of that part) . Hey, there’s a little bit of a smokey taste around the edges - I kind of like that! This is a decent Fall brew - drink it after you’ve raked up all of the leaves in your yard! ($5.99 at local Giant Eagle).
BeerIndustry98 (15) - , California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Poured in pint glass, dark tan in color. Full bodied, thick mouth feel, somewhat gasey. Extremely filling leave one filing more bloated than most other ales. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
[1500-20080617] 12floz bottle. Sweet raisiny grains aroma. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Grainy sweet toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Average, but I’m giving it an extra point for finishing my 30th page...
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
in the bottle, very roast-nutty, easy to drink dunkel, another fine Full Sail option, will look for #2, cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Six pack from the grocery store, I was surprised to discover that this is a dunkel and fairly good one at that. Chestnut in color with a small collapsing khaki head and spotty lacing. Faint aroma of roasted, earthy malts and green, mild noble hops. Bittersweet on the taste buds and lightly filling. Drinks easily, but gets much fuller and creamier as it warms. Nutty and malty with a good sweet aspect. Hops aren’t very noticeable but they add a solid balance. Smoked, peaty aftertaste that is nice. A good dunkel that keeps it’s lager characteristics while showing some depth in the flavor department. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle from Ledgers in Berkeley, CA. LTD 01 had a lighter, crisper flavor than 02. The problem was, there wasn’t a lot to it. This brew was excellently smooth and tasted of Motts apple juice. Very unlike any Dunkle I’ve had.