574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2017
I haven't rated anything in a while for no apparent reason, so I thought I would give you all my opinion on this one. Hands down, the best beer ever made. Ok, maybe not, but I'll tell you what, this and Blue Stallion's version made me a believer on this style. It takes everything you love about a brown ale, and lager-ifies it. Great noble hop presence. Great malt character. Just a fantastically easy drinking yet subtle and nuanced beer. I sure wish there were some breweries near me that made something like this. Beerdedone (3496) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bready malts, caramel and nuts. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, grains and some nuttiness. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all malt. The taste is all malt with a hint of hops in the background.
Mep3222 (1750) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Smokey Caramelized malt aroma and flavor. Descent amount of flavor and fairly balanced, but more smokey than I like. Slight sweet malt with a dry finish. Descent beer and overall well made but not my favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jeffreylee (17) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2016
If you like deep and rich brews, this is a bit disappointing. The pour is the color of sweet tea with a light cream foam. The initial taste is complex with bitter hues and diluted mix of floral, wood and pecan. As it sits in the mouth, it seems like either earthy lager or watered down brown ale. I would love to say that the aftertaste is better, but I’d be lying.
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottled on1/7/16: Hazy deep crimson. Broken off-tan head. Decent nose of red velvet cake, chocolate covered toffee, plum, cocoa, and slightly husky malt (burnt popcorn). Whispers of spicy hops. Soft carbonation. Prominent toffee flavors initially combine with a plumlike estery push. Roast notes appear in the form of burnt popcorn and grain husks, although there is some cleaner bready heft beneath it. Not a lot of texture or sophistication to the malt, in general. Gentle, well-integrated hops provide a pleasant spiciness. Subtle spent-tea leaf limpness and even come papery notes creep in, though there is a snappier cookielike dimension that is pleasing. Finishes with dry cocoa, browned biscuits and plummy fruitiness. While not a total husk bomb, I can’t help but to be distracted by them. A pretty basic version that seems more aligned with brown ale than lager, as it’s quite fruity and slick and the water quality just isn’t there. No melanoidins to speak of, and not particularly clean. Overall, good balance and fairly drinkable. Nice to see this is not filtered.
glennmastrange (2949) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Tap. Moderate roasted grain for the malt, light herbs for the hops and dough for the yeast, with a hint of toffee. Head is small, frothy, off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy dark brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A pretty good Tmavy just nothing outstanding about the style. tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2015
10/XI/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: II/4/15 (2015-1546) malvrich (372) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Clear red brown beer, big irregular creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, caramel, grassy, herbal, some cocoa powder, fruity, some citrus and a hint of banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: pretty bitter, malty, bit sourish, grassy hops, some toasted malts. Aftertaste: bitter, herbal, bit sourish, some banana, toast. Very nice dunkel!
12 oz. bottle dated 9/21/2015 into a pilsner glass
A: A hard pour yields only 12" of beige foam that recedes rapidly to a collar and center bubbles. Clear ruby tea tinted brown color.
S: Some light roast and dark fruit on the nose.
T: Tart hops and roasty malt flavor. Neither cloyingly sweet nor burnt tasting.
Not very complex or heavy.
M: Smooth and somewhat creamy mouthfeel with light to medium body. Wet and medium to long coating finish.
O: Tasty and drinkable, this is a very approachable dark lager. Always a bit expensive in my area though at 10.50/6. I like it and will continue to buy from time to time. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is toasty with a chocolaty and nutty accent. Just a light hint of hops. The flavor is slightly sweet with a clean maltiness up front. Light bitterness on the finish, along with a little chocolate and light roast. Light bodied, very clean and smooth, soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty solid Dunkel.