crabbey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bottle.
Reddish brown, moderate off-white head which diminishes fairly quickly.
Sweet bready malt with some caramel on the nose. The faintest hint of an aroma hop.
Sweet taste with a light-moderate bitterness which seems to last along with a toasted malt taste.
Medium body and a touch undercarbonated.
Nothing wrong here, but a bit conservative.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is sweet toasted cereal grains, chocolate, and caramel. The appearance is red brown with a thin head. The flavor is like the aroma with more bitterness than expected but its far from being really bitter. The palate is thin but not bad. This is a good Dunkel.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright brownish amber with a generous lasting off-white head. Very pretty to look at. The nose has a rich maltiness I find quite enticing. Notes of bread and hay with grassy hop hints to it. The flavor is refreshing just a little bit sweet. Though not particularly complex, it is very dry, crisp, easy to drink, and very enjoyable. Perhaps this beer isn’t getting quite enough credit.
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Dark color with good head. Strong rich caramel aroma and flavours with slight hints of tofffe. Great dark beer.
ClubGonzo (5535) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a quickly disappearing head. Smell is caramel and burnt almonds. Upon tasting, it reveals notes of toast, malt and boozy undertones. Quite nice and surprisingly full-bodied, but I could have wanted a bit more of both aftertaste and blending balance.
apazda (13) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I would call this a middle of the road dunkel. The flavor starts out nice with hints of sweet caramel, but finishes a little too bitter, almost metallic. Quite a lingering finish.
italianjohn (2929) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber ruby color with lacing and off white head aroma of grass, sweet caramel malt ...... taste of sweet caramel and grassy with some light bittering in the finish... pretty long aftertaste ..... an easy drinking beer
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear ruby colour with a tall frothy off-white head. aroma of pale malts, marshmallow and caramel, with hints of bread and floral hops. flavour is mostly dry grainy toasted malts with a hint of yeast. medium body and carbonation.
arkurzynski (2313) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black brown. Nice smooth roasted aroma. Flavor is also smooth, but lacking impact - almost watery. Low to medium body. I love my dark lagers and this is so so. Plenty of good American craft breweries putting out better.
troopie (2300) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured medium brown with thin lasting white head. Malty aroma, with some grassy overtones. Malty flavour on a light medium body, Malt finish. Sweet, but not too sweet with enough hop for a session beer.