joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
750 ml. swing top from Safeway. It pours a deep reddish brown color, a bit hazy with a tall light tan head. The aroma is full with sweet cherries and red fruit. Light notes of raisin bread and malt. The flavor is a bit disappointing with some metal, light molasses and raisin bread. There’s some cherry cola sweetness as well that lacks depth. It ends on a dry, toasted note. The mouthfeel is pretty thin and fizzy. Could have used a richer mouthfeel and more flavor development. jgb9348 (6259) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Dark cola coloured body with a frothy tan head, almost non-existant. Aroma of roasted malt, pit fruit, nuts and some raisins. Medium-bodied; Nice full roasty malt flavour with a good long-lasting pit fruit sweetness. Aftertaste lingers and lasts quite a while. Overall, a good overall dunkel-the best beer from the brewpub and recommended if anyone visits the facility. I sampled this on draught on 29-September-2004 at the brewpub on 9th & F in Washington, D.C. Cybercat (5835) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Appearance is a lovely cloudy brown with a rich head. Aroma is smoky and malty with a yeasty overtone. The lively flavor is rich, malty and smoky. This beer has an edge to it, but it goes down well with some yeastiness in the aftertaste. A good beer to finish a drinking session or to come after dinner. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at G. B. Dark copper color with creamy white head. Faint malty aroma. Wheat bread taste with a grainy finish. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2004
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Biersch, Seattle. Pretty typical dunkel actually, failry authentic German style. Doughy, caramel and slightly toasty flavours. This is OK.
Sampled draught at Gordon Biersch, Las VegasAurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Hazy mahogany with average head & lacing. Nose of celery & cabbage, loads of DMS. Tastes lightly sweet with notes of dark chocolate & dark fruits. Oily creamy finish but balanced.
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 (Atlanta) Grainy and worty aroma. Ruddy, deep tea color without a whole lot of head. Not too hoppy. Flavor was slightly tart, leaning towards the bready. Re-rated, 3/22/04 Miami: Fruity and somewhat musty malt aroma similar to what I associate with Kolsch. Good mahogany brew, good house glassware. Fairly sweet, somewhat tart, medium bittering - which is a combination of hops and malt, light diacetyls and caramel, very light phenols. Good mouthfeel and body, light astringency. DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Mission Valley, San Diego. Chocolate brown, translucent colouring. Thin topping of spaced-out lacing man. Smells a bit like plastic and marzipan - not the most pleasant combination in the World. A fairly pleasant taste, but tinged with a certain oddness, as per the aroma. Choc and cream on the whole, perhaps like bourbon biscuit or a donut. Fairly strong on the finish. Only OK. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Sampled on tap at the brewery in San Jose.BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2002
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.
This mahogany colored dunkel is small headed and emanates a feint malt aroma. Bland, nondistinct flavoring drags this beer down--too bad as it appears flavorful. Nonetheless, this is a smooth brew, with exceptional refreshment potential--great to drink cold.