edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004
1/29/04: on tap @Gordon Biersch.DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
full, brown body with an almond colored head. fair amount of lacing left. nutty, caramel nose. malty flavor with caramel, some roasted-ness and a touch of licorice. slight, slight bitter finish. overall, fairly smooth.
Quality dark beer. A little too much hops bitterness is my one knock (I'm a confessed Hops-Sally, however). Though when Gordon's blonde bock is unavailable in the restaurant, I'm a sure thing for a nice frothy pint o' the Dunkles. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
Cloudy dark red. Sweet malt, roasty hops and fruit in the nose. The body is sweet and malty with light hops in the middle. Dries out really quick. FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Sampled on tap at the brewery in San Jose.jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
This beer is unfiltered, so it is quite cloudy. It is a reddish brown color, and has a thin tan head. Quite fruity smelling. It is lightly astringent in the finish and has quite a bit of diacetyl as well as a malty backbone, which is nice. Ultimately the diacetyl in the background distracts from this beer.
Draft. Oakville Darker amber, more head than the rest. Slightly tan head, with hints or roasted flavour. Better mouthfeel than the rest, but a bit on the thin side. This and their Hefeweizen were the best offerings I thought.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2003
Sampled at the Oakville location. Chestnut brown. Tan head. Aroma of caramel, honey, & bread. Thin-medium body. Some bread-like dark malt flavours. Moderately hoppy finish w/ hint of alcohol. Overall, however, flavours are a little watery & bland. bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 On tap
Dark red-brown leather body with a thick off white head. Nice lacing. Lagers have such great color!haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Lots of toasted maltiness in the aroma. Smells much more substantial than what is really in the glass.
Taste is of a dunkel but thin. Roastiness comes through in the taste a little more than the malt. Not much bitterness to note.
Very smooth on the palate.
When I first saw it I thought it was a porter. But with it's light taste I knew it was a lager. Nice brown color with a good tan head. Light and smooth. Not a bad beer. lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
nice and dark color, malty, and almost a bit watery, good flavor tho, had it from the tap in San Francisco jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2003
(tap) Smooth. My first instinct was I was drinking nothing. But it really grew on me, a nice malty taste, a nice cloudy dark color. I had this, the Blonde Bock and the Marzen at the same time and this was clearly the best of the 3.