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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Steeped in a long history dating back hundreds of years, this "old-fashioned" beer is again in vogue. Lager is the German word meaning "to store," so this beer ages three times longer than our ales do. "Dunkel" means dark in German, but don’t let the color fool you, it is by no means heavy, overbearing, or bitter. In fact, it proves to be a very drinkable session beer.

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4.3
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Tap. Pours dark with a nice tan creamy head. Roasted malt is present here. Nice flavor and a perfect balance for the style. I really enjoyed this one.

4.3
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep mahogany with offwhite head. Nose is very bready and rich. Slightly sweet and bready on taste. Full body and terrific. Not much more to be said. A very classic example and super drinkable.

4.3
ordybill (1731) - 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.

4.2
Cybercat (5737) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Strong, malty aroma is slightly musky and has earthy, molasses and nutty notes. It pours a somewhat translucent sepia with a fairly thick, if not persistent, wheat-brown head that leaves considerable lacing. Rich flavor has a malty core and caramel, earthy, nutty and molasses notes. Firm-bodied texture is smooth yet rather tingly, leaving an earthy, woody finish. Eminently drinkable and enjoyable.

4.1
ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2010
12oz bottle. Aroma-blackberry. Definitely dunkel, but also weirdly fruity-actual fruit, not estery fruit. Damn good dunkel thoguh. Blackberry in flavor as well. Some blueberry too. Nice balanced bitterness lingers in the finish.

4.1
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 A little bit of bitterness on the finish. Nice dark brown with a slightly off-white head. Very palatable, but a little bit thinner than I like.

4.1
dlovell2 (2089) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Tried at Snallygaster Fest in D.C. Dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavor is of roasted malt and chocolate.

4.1
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, chocolaty-hued body with a moderate-sized, faint khaki-colored head. Slim lacing on the drop.

Smell: Solidly malty nose, though not overly effusive, with notes of darkened bread crusts, dark brown sugar, mild chocolate, milk chocolate, and nuts. Near nil fruitiness, very low hop accents.

Taste: Bread crusts, brown sugar, little hints of coffee, chocolate with a decent degree of sweetness. Very faint dark fruitiness. Light hop character, bitterness. Drying, malty finish with a carbonic pinch to it and a lingering nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Slightly dextrinous in the mouthfeel beyond the crisp suds.

Overall: Easy drinking and highly approachable, it’s a solid dunkel.

4.1
lobosaintori (89) - - SEP 23, 2015
Very nice , extremely drinkable beer! only one complaint, it erupted like a shaken coke upon opening.. what didn’t over flow filled the glass with a nice dark color and a thick head. The aroma was friendly and welcoming with notes of caramel, toasted malt and fresh fruit. tastes very pleasing with touches of citrus, and chocolate. Finish is short and sweet.

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MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with ucusty. Thanks for sending this. Deep burgundy pour with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aromas of honey, milk chocolates, blackberries, walnuts. Flavors, very similar to the aroma, honey, blackberry preserves, walnuts, malted milk balls, and a very faint hickory smokiness. I would drink this as often as possible if I had access to it. Very Nice!


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