bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2017 DavidWoodruff (630) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish-amber with a dense, thick light brown head. Dark munich malt nose with just a hint of smokiness. Flavors of malt and nuts and a surprising amount of bitterness - the aroma had me anticipating a much sweeter beer. A very nice, if not complex, dunkel.
Tap. Pours clear hazel, large creamy beige head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is wheat, roast, hint of clove, rye bread. Flavors is light plus sweet, minimal bitterness. Melon body. Good. SinH4 (6114) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - APR 9, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 Tap at the Klosterbräustüberl. Clear ruby-brown color with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, rusty nails, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, rusty nails, earthy. Natural carbonation, full-bodied and refreshing. Good Dunkles, a bit too much rusty nails for my personal liking. TEJA (3199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Sampled at Reutberg kloster brewery. Lasting beige head. Clear amber color. Very nice light roasted malty aroma. Perfect roasted malty taste. biir (1538) - Berlin, - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle - Clear nutbrown color, small diminishing head. Smells very nice of nuts, toffee and roasted malts. Tastes a little less intense. Rather dry and not too sweet. Good. Ritzn (1709) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2016
Clear copper with medium beige head. Aroma is dust, raisins, toffee, a little syrup, hints of grapes. Taste is dusty bitterness, some caramel sweetness, less lime juice. Some deep complexity, that is ruined by the dust in the foreground. Medium drinkability, alcohol and dust in the finish. Not so great.
daniele (9550) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2016
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Bottle to glass. Rich, slightly cloying caramel aroma. Beautiful clear copper with white head that fades to a ring and dusting the top. Taste is full caramel and cracker with a little cardboard. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours brown with a large, frothy and thick beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, chocolate and light earthy hops. Flavor is chocolate, toast and nutty malt, dates, light earthy hops and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. RedSox2004 (1961) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Deep orange/copper with a one-finger tan head and a little lace. Aromas of nuts, chocolate malt and sticky caramel candies. Flavor is mostly malt sweetness, brown sugar and a modest earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, and carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness in the finish. BobbyPeru (4) - - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
A very under-rated beer. It is best enjoyed semi cold in a proper glass, and goes great with Bavarian Goulash!