pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAY 27, 2006
Light toffee nose, dark brown color, foamy head. Caramelly malt with toffee notes, some toasted flavors. Full body, good balance. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2006
From a 500 ml. euro brown bottle with a best before date, 20.12.06, on the back label.
Poured a deep Coke Cola brown with a small off-white/beige head that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of toasted grains and roasted coffee malts with a light fruitiness.
Moderate carbonation and a crisp, slick and smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Very tasty, a sweet caramel toffee and a roasted coffee, a soft fruitiness, a light spiciness from the hops, a little caramelized sugary towards the end and a sweet roasted malty finish.
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this up, but this dunkel lager was flavorful and well balanced, quite quaffable.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2008 Tap at Maproom. a very nice dunkel, malty, toasty, somewhat sweet and clean. Big fluffy head. Nice. jeverszeuge (647) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2007
red-brown colour, id-sized and solid, brownish head.roasty smell with coffee. starts (unexpected) with hops. roasty taste with coffee is dominant but very hopsy. mid mor bitter and a bit sticky on the lips. ends bitter and smoky with sweet and fruity aromes. interesting. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle at Krah, Krah in Vienna on our honeymoon. Pours a copper brown with a tall beige head. Aroma is very light. Bready doughy and bakers chocolate. Chocolate toasted flavors. Slightly burnt and biscuity. drying with bakers chocolate that lingers with an oaky earthiness. Nice balance of roast/toast/chocolate/sweetness/earthiness/oak.
Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 28, 2008
bottle. Dark brown colour, large and incredibly persistent and creamy beige head. Malty nose. Well-balanced flavours of malt, roasetd malt and caramel with a fruity touch. Lingering finish with hints of caramel. Great stuff! beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours with a medium head, nice and fluffy. That fades into a decently thick lacing which grows easily as the glass is agitated. Color is clear ruby brown. Aroma is lagered berries and light, clean caramel lagered malts. Works well, the aromas bounce off of each other. Some light earthy/herbal German hops peaking through there as well. Taste has a bit more clean malt sweetness with a light mineral water and hop presence. The mineral aspect makes it super easy to drink. Just goes down easy with no thick or overbearing aspects. Light nutty sweetness tickles the aftertaste senses. Nothing alone is remarkable but it all comes together very nicely. Just so damn drinkable.
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2009
500mL bottle, BB 11/2009, in a generic white wine glass.
mmmm, very nice beer! Got this bottle at Sam’s in Chi a couple of weeks ago. Poured with a huge, textured, foamy, and frothy tan head and lots of lace. Color is a nice dark walnut. Aroma is malty with toffee and mild. Flavor is similar with some lurking sweetness. Great body with fine carbonation and soft mouth goes very well with flavor. Nice easy finish. Session beer. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Draught at map room. Legit beer appearance. Awesome pour. Dark brown with a towering mountain of head. Toasty, caramel, and light chocolate aroma. Nice caramel and chocolate flavors. Low hops. Very nice balance of toasty malt and sweetness. Medium light body. Nice stuff. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Liter at Grunauer in KCMO. Pours a deep mahogany with a sizable, creamy, beige head. The nose is of clean toasty malt with some caramel and faint cocoa in there. Light-bodied and soft with an almost roasty, slightly drying finish. The flavor is of clean toasty caramel malt, some toffee and a touch of dark roast coffee in the finish. This is one of the tastier dunkels that I have sampled to date. Suggested by our server, Mark. Very good stuff, and a great compliment to my meal.