Brewed by Brauerei Kneitinger
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Regensburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Dunkle Bernsteinfarbe mit 55 EBC Farbeinheiten, angenehm malzaromatischer, leicht hopfenaromatischer Geruch, vollmundiger, malziger Geschmack, Stammwürze 12,8% entsprechend einem Alkoholgehalt von 5,5 Vol%, leichte Hopfennote durch feinsten Aromahopfen aus der Hallertau, 18 EBC, sahnig-cremige Schaumentwicklung.
FAZIT: Ein typisches bayerisches Dunkel meisterlicher Brauart!

Editor’s Note: brewery website claims 5.5%/vol, but recent bottles (as of Jun 15) are labeled 5.2%/vol.

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Ernest (7860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle (thanks Jonas!), Munich (BB Feb 08).

Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium brown.

Aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted grain, caramel, chocolate, nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs).

Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter.

Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.

A fantastic example of the style...vibrant, rich malt character that still allows the hops to show through a bit. Excellent.

burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2003
i prefer the bock over the dunkel, but the dunkel is a very pleasant drinking experience.

JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 15, 2004
The neck label indicates "Dunkel Export", while the main label states bock. I'll place it here. Rich light brown color with a dense off white head. Lace follows each quaff. Aromas of caramel, light malt, light mocha and nuts. Smooth and rich in feel. Flavors exist in harmoney with the aromas. Lightly sweet and dark malt acidity. A pleasure to sample.

shrubber85 (11666) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle. Molasses malt and green grass hops aroma. Dark reddish brown color with nice tan head and high effervescence. Light sweet brown sugar malt flavor with a lightly bitter grass. Nice malty aftertaste with good body. Very nice dunkel.

BlackHaddock (7742) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Had this on-tap at the source some years ago, lovely bar and beer garden: this review (Jan 2012) however is of a 500ml bottle which is out of date by 6 days.

Poured into my ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard. I’ve seen lighter ’Schwarzbier’, this really is a dark brown coloured beer, a red tint shows when held to a light: the head was full and of tightly massed tan coloured bubbles.

The nose is of malty, treacle molasses and plenty of them, nothing else could get through, so heavy was the molasses aroma.

The taste is also majoring on malts and sweet ones at that. There are hints of liquorice once you get passed the massed ranks of maltiness, the liquorice also appears in the nose as the beer warms in the glass. The beer has a distinct bitterness towards the end of each sip, not sure if it’s hop based or from the dry liquorice feel.

I can remember the Currywurst I had with the on-tap beers at the brewhouse, it complimented the beer very well: today I’m having good quality Salami with it, again goes well.

A very nice beer indeed, well carbonated and easy to drink: especially if you prefer the sweeter type of brew like me.

Roublard (218) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2013
Tapped. Appeared solid dark brown color with a good and almost stable and big white/light-brown foam. Aroma gives you some caramel, grass and chocolade notes. Tastes in accordance with the aroma with some bitterness as a bonus, and texture is rather thin than even medium, although it works refreshingly. You can feel some elements of wood and even roasted beans. Very and very good dunkles!

leaparsons (10797) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2002
Light malt aroma with toffee and chocolate malts in the flavour. Sweet but not cloying. Moreish.

fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2002
quite good. more distracetd by the very young and beautiful girl drinking in the brauhaus. Cool wire baskets used by the servers to carry six (or 8?) glasses. The wooden tables and thick stone walls gave the beer all the greater falvor due to atmosphere. Small, but worth at trip to Regensberg.

Bov (13284) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2009
courtesy of laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear brown colour with a rubish hue; little elusive beige foam; toasted nose with lot of caramel and some herbs; sweet with a subtle carbonation and some herbal tartness; fizzy finish with long caramelish notes - very good

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