biobier99 (23) - Neumarkt, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2001
organic beer .................................................. johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Review from notes 10/01/2007
I had the privilege of tasting this several times in 2 oz samples at the German Beer Fest in 2007. Reddish brown in color with an off white head. Some caramel and roasted oats. What really comes through is the grains. I can smell the mash in the nose and taste it as well. For any of you who homebrew, the smell that comes from your mash tun I can smell and taste in this beer. No doubt this beer is a decoction mashed.
This is a remarkable brew! I can’t say that I’ve had anything quite like this before.
I got the impression that they may be trying to export this soon. I hope they do, because I’d love to taste this again.
I had the opportunity to try this one again as I found it in a local store. I know the ones that I got to try at the German Beer Fest were super fresh, and I believe the ones that I found in the store were not.
Pours a dark brown with beautiful reddish hues and a bubbly off white head dissipates quickly. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, plums come to mind. Slight grain in the nose. Taste is sweet, caramel and dark fruits, slight bready grain, lingering burnt sugar in the finish, no hops at all. Creamy smooth mouth, medium level of carbonation, thick body. Not a bad beer, but I’m just not blown away like I was before. SDalkoholic (2395) - 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. Sigmund (7654) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 27, 2003
(Bottle). Organic! Reddish brown colour, very good head. Roasted malts, toast, caramel, oak and pine wood in the aroma, some smokiness. Flavour is all malts + a slight smokiness, nice bitterness, well balanced. This is a good dunkel! merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
330ml green bottle pours a clear chestnut body with a medium almond head. Good retention and plenty of patchy lacing. Very aromatic. Toffee, toasted caramel, brown bread, spicy hops, and freshly spaded forest earth. Light medium body is crisply carbonated and has a pleasant earthy mineral note. Taste has a toffee and toasted caramel maltiness, brown bread meatiness, spicy and eathy hop bitterness with a hint of florals. Very clean and balanced. Light enough in body and alcohol to make an ideal session brew with its outstanding flavor. Hard to imagine a better Dunkel.
tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is so much malt and nuttiness - lovely. Flavor is slightly thin, but does resemble the aroma, just lighter. If this was more full-bodied it would be much better. Still very tasty. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2010
Bottled (from mein-biershop.de). Deep rubyish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel malts, some mild nuttyness as well as dark dry fruits. Very pleasant. Flavour is ashes, some roasted notes, mild nuttyness as well as some slight tones of chocolate. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Rich very rich toasty aroma,ceral grain ,you can smell the slight chardness of the malt, almost an amber like color,flavor is the dark grains and just that little hint of something,that makes me think of German Chocolate cake,with that little tease in the swallow,distinctly German dunkel,light ,drinkable,especially for a dark, clean,satisfying aftertaste. A great change of pace brew when you have been sipping pale lagers all day joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Tea brown color with a tan head and good lacing. Earthy aroma with yeast and brown sugar, and actually reminds me a little bit of a cinnamon bun. Taste is smooth, brown sugar sweetness and a little spice that lingers on the palate. Very enjoyable, I am now a fan of this brewery after trying this and their pilsener this evening. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
11.2 oz odd-shaped green bottle. Organic beer.
Pours into my dimpled mug a nice cloudy w/apple juice with a quickly dissipating white head that leaves spots of lacing.
This one smells uttelry Americanized. It has htick hops, a wallop of caramel and a sort of toned-down black ipa scent overall, truly bizzare for the style. There is also a lot of cocoa.
The taste is good, not too sweet, flavor on par with the style with a good hop kick. It isn’t bitter hops rather a mouthful of hop flavor.
A good easy drinker for a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-26-2010 02:02:21