stevoj (5566) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2017 benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery, have tried this 3 times now. Round about 55F, whitish head settles slowly to a thin sheet of fine bubbles that turns to a light lacing. Rich brown towards copper color. Slight haze. Aroma of warm light flour bread, very light hop aroma, something like clean earth but very very light. Mostly malt aroma. Flavor is very well balanced malt and hop somewhat biscuity, bready, and very very gently bitter. Direction light bodied. Not strongly carbed. Very clean finishing with a light lingering malt character in the nose. Easy, interesting, sessionable in all seasons.
Draft at PreFunk. Hazy copper color, small skin of head. Caramel, brown bread aroma. Taste too features these, a bit weaker than the native German style. Still excited to see this in the US. IndianaRed (5022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2017
On tap at PreFunk Boise slight haze deep orange Amber. Soft light toasted malt aroma. Some caramel flavors but papery and bland. Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Tap at the Wursthaus.
A: Dark copper in color bordering on brown, lacing, thin off-white head.
N: Raisin, clove, fig, brown sugar, quick breads, hints of toast, hazelnut, and chestnut. Red licorice.
T: Sweet and lightly bitter.
M: Light body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation.
O: Tasty dunkel. Easy to drink, flavorful, and delightful. Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft at REAL. Cloudy amber color, tan head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is sweet creme brullee. mcberko (18928) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap at Stateside Craft, pours a clear copper / amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity upfront, with toasted nuts in back - substantial sweetness. Flavour is similar, though thankfully not as fruity - bringing out dark fruits, toffee and toasted nuts to dry things out a bit. A little sweeter than typical dunkels, but it works. Decent one.
XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at alibi. Pours a clear light amber with a thin cap and heavy rope. Aroma of wet sticks, light caramel. Taste is sweet. Medium-low carbonation. Thin. WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAR 20, 2014
Draught at Garricks, Victoria, Canada. Translucent brown, off-white head. Nose of caramel, choc malt, floral hops. Flavour is caramel, choc malt, slight roast... strange, I love their kolsch and think their alt is the bomb... but the caramel just doesn’t work here, takes away from the style rather than adding to it. stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A dark beer with a bit of whitish head. Not quite sure what to say about this one. Evident caramel with a bit of hop. A drinkable dark lager. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Draught at St. Augustine’s, VancouverboFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Dark amber to mahogany color, bright and clean, with small creamy head. The aroma tends to be sweeter and more caramelly than German Dunkels. The mouthfeel is dry and rather weak; it has some caramel flavor, but it terribly lacks of depth; low bitterness somehow. It has some breadish impression.
Tap @ 1856... Poured deep brown with a moderate head. Not much retention. Mild mouthfeel, not too heavy. Good malt and ash notes with cocoa and hazelnuts. Hardly any yeast presence clean finish with lingering malts. Some floral hop notes detected for balance. But no bitterness.