skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle picked up in Grass Valley, CA. Slight banana nose, not much else. Malty sweet flavors, hints of a bit of licorice spice. Yeasty in the middle. Bits of hop toward the finish, and there’s not a huge one. Decent enough, but wouldn’t seek out again at all. thirstyrabbit (1849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2011
Green bottle (5%). Dark copper body, medium off-white head. Looks like some Viennas - I’m used to dunkels that are dark and thick. Light hoppy aroma with something... rural? Taste is dry and hoppy with some sweet caramel. Ends a bit spicy. Quite good, but I kept wishing it wasn’t so watery. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle courtesy of retorp. Pours a clear reddish brown with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, toffee, light floral hops, some hints of candy sugar and ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, some ripe fresh fruit, hints of brown sugar and honey. Generally light to medium body with a pleasing malty finish. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2008
Draft. Brown in the glass with a tall, creamy, off-white head that leaves good lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel and light fruits. The flavor finds sweet malty caramel with a hint of roast. Light body that is mostly sweet with a slight bitter ending. (Rating from Sep ’07 in Germany) tnkw01 (1788) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Aroma, is slight, nor as strong as some beers but it is skunky, with a malty coffe smell. Taaste is watery, malty, good balance slight skunk. Nice dunkel color. dark and brown, lovely actually. slight head no lace.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Appearance: garnets and rubies, relatively dark but definitely not brown. Khaki head leaves a minor bubbly collar bordering a thin blotchy head of foam. Swirls more bubbly than puffy.
TaxiDriver (1779) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2008
Nose: grainy and a bit hard. Overall faint, requires work to dredge up any discernable aromas. Old dry wood. Stale pumpernickel crust. Minerally in the back; limestone.
Palate: much sweeter than the nose implied; borderline saccharine. Pumpernickel in the finish with a lingering saltiness. Sadly even more one-dimensional than the nose. Old dried wood underneath. Maybe a bite or two of dark fruit meatiness mixed in with the pervasive sweetness which is taking on the persona of candied sugar sticks ala rock candy.
Final Thoughts: green bottles are so wrong, though clear bottles are even more wrong. I wouldn’t go so far as to say skunked, but definitely there was nothing appetizingly dunkel about this beer at all. I’ll stick to my Ayinger, thankyouverymuch.
Bottle. The Dunkel smells flowery, a little bit citrus and grapefruit. The medium white creamy head stays normal long. The body is dark red. The taste is light bitter, a little bit of chocolate, medium duration. The body is light to medium with a light creamy and dry texture, the carbonation is medium. Icedwarf (1763) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
Bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is niet zoet, eerder droog bitter en ietwat rook. Erg goed. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2003
Color is brown with a white head. Taste is roasted wet malts. Finishes with an unpleasent feel on the palate. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
(on bottle) The colour is very not-dunkel; strangely amberish in stead. Has a vague nose and a watery finish. But inbetween, the taste, is interesting, with a rounded, creamy carameld smoothness.