SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a medium brown colored liquid topped with a thick foamy head which left behind beautiful lacing that reminded me of bush spider webs. The aroma smells of lightly caramelized malts that have an undeniable scent true to German dunkel standards. The drink is delicate and smooth on the palate as expected in from well crafted lager beer. Flavors are subtle with only a minimal backing of chewy malts that have almost no sweetness to them at all. Highly quaffable dunkel that taste good and very German, but for the price, I doubt I will be every drinking this beer again. AndySnow (7545) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
How: Bottle.rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Grain, fruit, malt, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, caramel.
Bottle on a train during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Hazy amber/grey beer with a rich offwhite head. Malty grainy aroma, bready, fruity notes. Malty wort flavor, grainy, fruity notes. Not very good. HopfenWeisse (1529) - - JAN 26, 2014
Clear ruby red color with medium head. Aroma is malt, roasted. Flavor is sweet, malt. Ok dunkel. GoufCustom (1976) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2013
Erzengel (8615) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear deep ruby red colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy off white foam which last for about 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Smell and taste of very light roasted malt, with nuts, toast, light caramel, honey, faint wet cardboard, light musty / mui choi (dry pickled Chinese mustard), light lemon and faint grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is thin, pretty low sweet Dunkel, like a good Cola. Roasty and caramel taste are low, with some nice toast and honey, but also slight bit of musty mui choi and faint wet paper. Kinda so-so… Hoppiness is very light grass nose, light lemon and grass taste, and low-fi but notable bitterness for a muted finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one is an easy and low-fi Dunkel - all the aroma and tastes kinda tuned down substantially. Very low sweetness (nice) but so are roastiness and caramel character. Easy going and quite quaffable, would be better if they amp it up. Okay for now.
P.S. Thanks for the bonus “Hits from The Bong” by Cypress Hill on my 420th review! :)
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Der Antrunk ist sehr voluminös-erschlagend. ich schmecke Kräuter, Röstmalz, leichte Herbe. Der Hauptteil des Bieres bleibt ähnlich überladen, hinzu tritt nur noch eine interessante Süße. Espresso / Kaffee ist spürbar. Allerdings sind die Röstmalzaromen nicht sauber eingesetzt, die kräuterige Note überwiegt, eine leichte Säuerlichkeit kommt hinzu. Der Nachgeschmack ist säuerlich-röstmalzig und ganz leicht herb! gorkogrlo (353) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 16, 2013
--> für meinen Geschmack leider zu überladen. Die Grundzüge sind aber gut!
Test vom 28.7.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,12,10,12,10 - 10,60
Medium white head, no lacing. Dark red colour. Dominating malt aroma with some chocolate. In flavour also chocolate, nuts, with some hop grassiness. Thick body. Someway crisp. Overall: expected bad beer, but it suprises me. It’s okay, but nothing too special. Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, nuts, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of metal, honey, and grape juice.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
Meh. Light and watery and a bit sour. It does have that honeyish-bready German malt character that almost makes me smile, but outside of that it’s pretty clumsy and thus hard to get enthused about. Barely even average. monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Forgettable. Pours a nice amber color. Smells like smoky cigar and molasses. Taste however is pretty empty and bland. Nothing really to note about the flavor. Had in the bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Blairgus (4522) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
22 sept 2013, bottle. Brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is yeasty bread. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes like organic wheat bread; doughy, Light raisins, maybe faint nuttiness. Nice. I don't typically like dunkles but this is pretty good.
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