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Brewed by Krug-Bräu Breitenlesau
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Waischenfeld-Breitenlesau, Germany

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
[I’ve had this beer before, but only at this one particular Italian restaurant in Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt: La Traviata. The pasta is hand made fresh daily, and the pizza’s are baked in wood-burning ovens. And, for as long as I’ve been in FfM, since 2008, they serve this beer on tap. I eat here only about twice a year, but not because I don’t like the beer/food; rather, I rarely have time to eat anything at a sit-down place. I usually grab a Döner or a pizza at a couple of stand-up places to save time between my lessons, if I have any.] I’ve never seen this beer anywhere else, so I thought I’d review it, though I’ve heard they have it on tap at Fichte Kränzi in Sachsenhausen, a Apfelweinlokal (or Äppelwoi - Äpfelwein - Äppelwein - Appelwein - Eppelwei) or Applewine restaurant, but I didn’t see it when I was there because I go there only for the Apfelwein. Their website lists all the pubs/restaurants where it can be found in Germany. Krug Bräu seems to be from a Kaff in a tiny town between Bamberg and Bayreuth: Waischenfeld, Ortsteil (village) Breitlesau in Franken. The Brewery-Inn also doubles as a dance hall that focuses on live rock bands. Their website calls it a Dunkeles Lagerbier. 5% ABV, "a special lager beer, brewed with a particular/special mashing technique and different special malts. The recipe for success: the beer is brewed to a taste that not too sweet nor too bitter and tastes great to all guests from the North Sea to the south." Color: dark amber, orange tints, signs of Melanoiden or Münchner malt. Aroma: malty, sweet, typical German malty aroma for a Fränkisches beer. Taste: malty sweet, slightly sour on the front of the tongue; bitter on the sides, slightly sweet - a definable Münchner malt addition, maybe some black malt, but overall, a huge typical Pilsen malt flavor, slightly dry finish of Pils yeast. I expected a little more sweetness after getting the aroma. Bitterness of hops comes through clear on 2nd 0.5L glass. It’s not very different from the Fürst Wallerstein’s Landsknecht-Bier. A mix of Pils with a little sweet component of a Bayerisches Märzen. However, if you taste only from the front, you get too much sourness, so to enjoy this beer, put the glass on top of the front of tongue and wash it over the middle and back for the sweetness to register at all. That’s also when you’ll notice the hops. But why do I need to do this simply to enjoy this beer? Ate with orecchiette noodles with salsiccia and turnip greens.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Quand même assez décadent pour une dunkel avec ses notes riches de chocolat et de beurre de noisette. Une belle torréfaction s’y mêle également mais la somme est un peu inégale.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
crisp amber. nice head and a bit of lace. not much for scent. nice dry woody flavour is bigger and darker than appearance would indicate. a bit of a smoke quality. an enjoyable drink. nice dry chocolate note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (891) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle from Getranke Mekka, Nurnberg. Pours is dark amber with big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hazelnuts, floral, barnyard aromas. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, hazelnuts on tongue. Light body, thin to creamy texture, light roasty finish. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jawe (40) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
Very solid lager. Balanced maltiness and full bodied. Good for drinking a lot in a row. Surprisingly good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Ahh, memories from two years ago...Bottle. Aroma of nut, dark malts, and dark chocolate with a little barnyark funk / veggies...touch of bread and popcorn. Dark nut brown / dark copper pour with a sticky, lacing beige head. Creamy crisp taste with all of the above included. Toasted nutty choco veggie. Light flowery sweetness balanced by hops. Mild, with light end-bitterness. Nice and malty, nice and rural.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (6184) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
(bottle) clear dark mahogany colour with a slightly off-white bubbly head. aroma has strong hints of roasted malts, hazelnut, coffee and a light hop fragrance. the dominant flavour is roasted coffee, with hazelnut, chocolate and malt touches and a delicate hop spiciness. mild carbonation, light to medium body. a distinct and flavourful lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neverleaveopen (253) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2013
clear dark red-brown with a tall head. aroma of caramel and roasty malt notes. well-balanced taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1480) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
Dark amber beer poured from bottle into a Steinkrug, rustic buttery whiffs of diacetyl immediately apparent. Lightly sweet with a firm brace of herbal bitterness, some slickness adding to the perception of a rich, lightly carameled malt character underneath. Idiosyncratic, like so many of the village beers of this region.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3930) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
50cl bb06/2016, as simply Krug-Bräu Lager. Surprisingly dark amber pour. Rustic farmhouse aroma, stewed/smoked apples and buckwheat porridge. Slightly smoky, going on Schlenkerla Lager in taste, with some dairy creaminess and that distinct juniper-like spelty edge in the malt base. Plenty of character, easy drinking. Seems like Krug-Bräu anticipates/overlaps with Czech brewing techniques and does not shy away from painting with a buttery brush.


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