GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
I'm rating from memory, but I've had like 50 or60 of these, mostly bottles, but Ive drank 1/4 barrels with like 10 or 12 people on several occasions back at UW Oshkosh. (Note: very likely a gross underestimate) The brew is a decent one for a relatively large scale brewery. Dark body, but still translucent. Some roasted flavors, a bit of bitterness, but chocolate maltiness certainly prevails. rather watery and thin mouthfeel and not much complexity on the finish. Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2006 This didnít live up to expectations. The head died quickly and the resulting beer, while definitely offering a strong malt presence (I had this following the Leinieís Original), was basically watery and lacking in persistent flavors. Still, nothinig offensive about it, so it could be much worse, but it still is a disappointment for its style. // re-rated in July 2006, same result. EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Bubbly beer bottle color with a foamy, but short lived head....looks like a root beer float. Light malty aroma with a soft hops undernote. Maybe a hint of chocolate or caramel. Thin watery texture, but a decent if short lived flavor. Somewhat cloying on the palate, but a very drinkable, mainstream beer. k2 (146) - USA - FEB 12, 2003
Not a bad dark beer. Slight burnt finish to the beer. Nice white head to the pour. flemdawg (561) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 This beer had a very nice aroma to it, and I noticed some faint chocolate sent. Then I found that same flavor in the tasting of the beer. Nice color to it as well, not as dark as some beers, but very attractive. Good flavor all the way around. Also very accesible here in the Milwaukee area.
Hmmm. As I am sitting here finishing off the last of a recently purchased 6-pack, I am thinking either a) I got a bad sixer or b) this really isnt as good as I remember it being. The faint chocolate I noticed in the aroma and taste are not present, and it seems much more watery. The aroma is more grainy than I recall, and almost seems skunked, so I am thinking it was a bad 6pack.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2003
A little bit creamy and fruity. But i'll take Sprecher's over this anyday. stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
On tap. Deep brown color with some ruby hints. Quickly disappearing light tan head - little lacing. Some dark malt flavor and a little bitterness. Aftertaste is pleasant. Session beer and cheap as well - preferred over BMC stuff. mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Moderately creamy. Moderately dark.
Smooth, if characterless, dark beer. Easy to drink, hard to savor. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2003
There isnít anything special or unique to this dunkel, its just a standard dark ale (to me at least). Very easy to drink, your palate doesnít have to think about this one. Leinieís is for those who want to *think* they are drinking non-macro brews. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2003
As with all Leinieís beers Iíve tried, this seems to be on the watery side. What substance is there is good, but there is so little of it. Iím not really sure how Iíd categorize this, but it doesnít seem much like a dunkel at all. Reminds me quite a bit of Xingu, actually. Smells and tastes coffeeish, with little hops, and a spare finish. Pretty weak, but also pretty cheap.