TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
One of my favorite G-B beers is their dunkles. Dunkles is a dark lager, that has a great malt character, and a very smooth, round, clean body. I had to laugh, I was visiting on Tuesday afternoon, sitting at the bar, and a gentleman came in and said he wanted a beer, but "I don’t want anything dark". If he only knew what he was missing out on, but he did mange to get himself a good Export, so maybe someday he will try the dunkles.
Gordon Biersch Dunkles pours to a beautiful, bright, deep ruby/brown color with a thick white and a nice bit of carbonation. This beer has a wonderfully inviting, malty nose. Aromas of sweet malt and nutty aromas invite you in to take a sip. The palate is a firm base of dark malt, lots of good sweet malt flavor paired with some nutty flavors, and a touch of toastiness. The body is so round and clean, making this beer so drinkable. This beer finishes with more good sweet malt and nut flavors up front, and is balanced with enough hop bitterness so it isn’t a cloying finish.
This is an exceptional domestic example of dunkles in my opinion. It is a fantastic dark lager showcasing malt flavor, but is a very drinkable beer as well. I could see my self drinking one liter maas krugs of this brew. Of course it is a natural with German fare. I would match this with sauerbraten, red cabbage, and spatzel, or grilled bratwurst with saurkraut and German potato salad. This beer is draught only at the moment, so if you want it, you have to visit one of Gordon Biersch’s locations. If you ever find yourself in Washington, DC, you really should visit this place, it is well worth a stop.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2000
Dunkles, or ’dark’ in German, is a favorite of mine, and this beer ranks high on my dunkle master list.
A full-bodied, malty, nice caramel aroma and a nice hop bitterness in the finish. Unfiltered beers, are also a favorite as they retain the yeasty, grainy flavors I find so appealing. Quite drinkable and smooth. biobier99 (23) - Neumarkt, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2001
one of the best Americans, not es good as the Winterbock, rich flavour ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
Rich and dark with notes of carmel and coffee.Very smooth finish. nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2004
This is an evenly balanced beer with a dark malty start and a mild hop finish. No real complexity here and perhaps a little watery, but this dunkles will do the deal if you just want a dark beer for a relaxing moment.
oneeye1399 (28) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 17, 2001
Sweet with malt and caramel flavors emphasized. Great mouthfeel. Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Draft at the Las Vegas brewpub; Very dark red with chocolate foam head. Hearty but not overly heavy. Roasty taste. Adheres well to the glass. True to the German dunkles. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2002
By far the best Gordon Biersch beer I have ever had. (Draught-GBPA) It tastes as good as the photo looks. Moderately malty and lightly hoppy in aroma. Creamy, off-white head that mostly diminishes. Reddish brown body (like the photo). Moderately sweet in flavor, with a solid, moderate hop bitterness. A winner. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Sweet. Aromas of chocolate and caramel, very tasty but thin palate. Good session beer. mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
On tap at the San Diego location. Poured a really nice dark red, copper color. Definite caramel, toffee aroma. Nice malty flavor, went down nice and smooth. Very enjoyable.