Brewed by Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Kaufbeuren, Germany


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A traditional Bavarian dark beer still brewed with expert craftsmanship as it was in the times of the royal bavarian court. A long maturation gives this beer its pleasant, balanced taste with an extremly dry aftertaste. A must for all dark beer lovers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Dark brown color with aroma of caramel malt, some brown sugar, figs, toffee. Medium palate with flavors of roasty caramel malt, slight nuts, brown sugar, and some toffee and backup hops late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2002
starts promisingly but then tastes mainly of sultanas and dirt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (7183) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2004
Slightly roasted aroma. Chestnust hue, creamy lacing head. A bit bready, otherwise very much a standard dunkles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Burnt caramel in color, on the darker side, moderate foamy head, bubbles are fine, fairly nice lacing.   Soft toasted malt, some whole wheat like bread character as well.   Seems somewhat sweet.   Bready on the tongue, toasty in a whole wheat sense.   Definitely on the sweet side.   Body and mouthfeel are on par, moderate.   Clean finish, remains bready and sweet, light toasted malts with maybe even a hint of dark pitted fruit and unripened black cherry linger.   Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6854) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2003
Clear brown color, sparkling body. Sweet toffee aroma. Caramelly malty taste. Sticky palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6509) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
I’m following The_Beer_God around ... had this also at Bier Garden, Portsmouth VA on 8/30/04. It’s dark brown, thinly headed. And it hits you .. Pow! Roasted brown sugar, highly alcoholed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Had this at Bier Garden in Portsmouth VA on 8-15-04. Pours brown with splashes of red blended into it. Nice medium tan head. Aroma is nicely malted with light wheat, caramel, and faint yeast. Taste is more malt and caramel, with some mild spice. Distant fruit tastes come through as well. Mouthfeel is moderate with a balanced carbonated feel to it. Some spice coming through as well. Finish is light caramel with mild spice and yeast. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2006
Pours a deep caramel body with a modest, creamy tan head. The aroma is a tad light, but filled with dark caramel with milk chocolate. Rather thin bodied, perhaps a bit watery. Tasty, tho’ - caramel with chocolate and dark brown sugar. Just a bit too thin, and could use more carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
(500 ml bottle: $2.59 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) First off, according to the imprinted date, this beer was bottled on the 14th day of, hey wait, the month and year on the brown label have blocked out! Every other part of the label is shiny except those two white blocks. I’m less than pleased. Pouring the beer, carbonation is pretty low, as the thin head is mostly a few large bubbles along with a ring and partial sheen. The beer itself is light brown in color and fairly clear. Both the flavor and nose are heavily earthy, but also very malty, caramely, toasty, mildly sweet and gently bitter. A bit of slight oxidation and breadiness are present in the finish. Medium bodied, somewhat dry on the palate, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. This is almost certainly a very old bottle, but it’s held up remarkably well. Aside from the obvious earthiness, it’s quite pleasant and doesn’t show significant signs of oxidation and no cardboard. Decent. But I’m still pissed that the date’s been blocked out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Toasty aroma, with some dark fruits, brown sugar and maple syrup. The flavor is a little light and thin, and could be a little bit more full bodied, but the flavors that are present are quite tasty. Some light spice and caramel round out the toasty flavor profile. Not bad.

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