Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Clear, mahogany brown colour. Quite dry with lots of roast flavours and caramel. Nice. Koelschtrinker (20216) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
Cremig malziger Antrunk, bereits hier sehr röstig, leicht herb. Die Röstigkeit nimmt deutlich zu, dies wird im Mittelteil allerdings durch eine süße Note kompensiert. Die Würzigkeit steht hier klar im Hintergrund, das Malz bzw. die Röstigkeit, die sich nach und nach durchsetzen kann, dagegen im Vordergrund. Im Abgang erscheint das Malz komplexer, die Röstnote wird intensiver, das Bier wird durch die hinzukommende Bitternote sowie die sich steigernde Würzigkeit harmonischer. Diese Harmonie gefällt, besser als die Monotonie der Röstigeit im Mittelteil.
Test vom 27.2.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,11,11,12,8,11 - 11,20 mike67 (1195) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2011
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with an off-white, short lived head. Aroma is balanced between caramel malt and noble hops. Medium, smooth body. Grainy, caramelly, sweet malt is balanced on the palate by bitter, peppery hops. Long, dry, spicy finish. Nicely made dunkel. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill in Las Vegas. The beer is a clear brownish-amber color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Clingy partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and malt. Medium, clean body with a fruity character and notes of caramel malt and a bit of hops. The finish is sweet malt and molasses. Just average overall. Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, & some spice; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, light hops, and some raisons; Decent overall.
troopie (2320) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark cloudy red with off white fast dissipating head. Ringed lacing. Sweet malty aroma with date notes. Medium to full body with more candied fruit. Something slightly off in the finish, but overall a pleasant beer. crossovert (12631) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Ahh an abbey-brewed Munich Dunkel, I have high hopes. 500ml bottle.
Pours a nice orange/reddish brown with a nice foamy off-white head that stays awhile leaving behind intricate lacing as it recedes.
The smell is much bready and grainy than most. It has hints of rye bread, raisins, and dark sugar.
It is not as sweet as most Munich Dunkels and I like it alot. It is also hoppier on the palate than most which is a nice change of pace. It retains a lot of the breadlike qualities of the smell. All in all there could be more flavor (sweetness) here but the low sweetness makes it incredibly drinkable. This would be a killer summer beer.
Overall maybe an oddity for the style but a good one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-15-2010 20:31:51 StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
500ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a translucent chestnut brown color with a small off-white head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is mild with sweet roasted malts, molasses and grains. The flavor is sweet with nuts, light molasses and roasted grains. The palate was thin and watery with soft carbonation. Finishes short. Overall: Something of a disappointing watered down mess. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. Pours near clear brown with amber-orange hues. Short off-white head and decent lace. Aroma is sweet, malty, and little barnyard. Mildly sweet flavor. Medium body, prickly carbonation, and a malty finish. This goes down smooth. Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle 500ml NY
Appearance: clear amber brown with medium snowy white top. Side fine ring on glass. 4-
Aroma: fruity , grainy , molasses and dark malt , hint of chocolate and raspberry.
Flavour/Palate: medium light bodied. Fine grainy mush feel with slight fruity tone , hint of dark chocolate on top. Smooth , quiet delicate in textures. Good basics but I am not sure about that fruity side kick.