SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2005
In the bottle at the Huber Haus. Roasted coffee aroma. Not a bad beer, but I’m afraid that mine may have been a little stale. Not much here. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2005
Pours a dark ruby brown. Malty aroma. I had trouble putting the flavor into words, but it’s good. Sort of a rich roaster malt taste with some nuttiness. Decent palate. Really, it’s an enjoyable beer but it’s not spectacular. I gave my non-beer rating yet beer loving friend a sip and he said, "Damn that tastes German." He’s right. thedm (6223) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2005
This bottled brew marked Batch L4146 poured a very large sized head of tan colored foamy fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent softly carbonated caramel brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma contained mild malty notes. The mouth feel was sweet and initially tingly with a lingering sweet mild caramel mild dark malt aftertaste. The flavor was nice for a Dunkel typical of the German style malty with sweet mild dark brown beer malts. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2005
.5 L, capped bottle: clear, orange-brown with bronze highlights. Sweet, malty aroma with fruity undertones and a bit of toasted & buttered bread. Plate is a bit thin and underdeveloped, but does boast a pretty decent malted grain and roasted nut flavour. A light milk-chocolate comes through in the finish, but this one was a little disappointing – not quite as robust and rounded as I would have liked. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Pours a clear copper mahogany with a thick, thinly-lacing light tan head. Aroma has nice German lager yeast profile and a semi-sweet, toasted malt nuttiness. Starts mildly sweet and toasty with a light noble hoppy bitterness toward a thin watery finish. A very refreshing, clean light lager, but could have a touch more sweetness and body for a dunkel.
JPDIPSO (6238) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Clear color with a hint of orange when heisted to the heavens. Moderate foamy ecru head that seems to a smooth tight bubbled lid. Heavy vail of lace. Mild aroma of toasted bread and dry flower hops. Mild caramel and dark chocolate also invade the proboscis. Smooth lightly oily fell. Dry lightly nutty start followed by a touch of caramel and malt sweetness which is then swept away by a rather sharp herbal bitterness. The finish gets to sharp and distracts to much for my taste, but still better then many dunkels. hotstuff (5176) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bottle. Large off-whte frothy head that was mostly lasting, fine-large sized bubbles, good lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma was malty, caramel and sweet. Flavor was sweet, malty, lightly bitter, caramel, smooth. Mouthfeel was smooth, watery and thin. Light-medium body. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Dark ruby cloring with a very large light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly full with roasted peanuts and some potato chips. The slightest hint of apple. The taste is peanut butter with some blackberries. Not as sweet as those descriptions sound. Light in the mouthfeel. Nothing special, but not offensive. Ernest (7723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread,
molasses, nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet,
lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic,
moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively
carbonation. The malt character isn’t quite sexy enough to stand on its
own, and the hops aren’t strong enough to brighten it, so this one falls
a little flat for me. The finish seems a little grainy, thus after a
few sips I didn’t really feel like drinking any more. Seems to have
potential, but it needs to try a little harder. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Brown, with a tan head. Metallic nose, some sweetness and roasted malt. Flavor is thin and watery, with some hints of roasted malt and slight bitterness.