DavidWoodruff (624) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
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. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Bottle. Brown in color with a foamy off-white head. A nutty malt and dry bread flavor. A hint of chocolate or caramel. Smooth and light. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Dark brown color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty, biscuity and sweet. A lighter bodied Dunkel. Malts are biscuity and caramel. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Light and refreshing. Hints of chocolate, caramel and nutty. Spritzy carbonation. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Pours deep red color with medium white head. Aroma is light and malty sweet. Body is light but there is a certain thickness to it that swirls around the tongue. Flavor is nutty and slightly smokey. hotstuff (5158) - 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.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Thanks to Degarth for sending this to richmond. Clear brown body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet roasted malt and caramel aroma. Sweet malty flavor with some roasted malt in the end. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Thanks to SecretSanta Degarth for sending this my way. Very nice dark brown body with a hint of ruby. Nice frothy ivory head with a roasted maple sugar and caramel aroma. Roasted malt flavor, with some nice dark fruit accents, cherry is evident. Sweet and dry ending. DenverLogan (1218) - LA, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Brown; significan amber head. Aroma of wood, earth, mocha, carob. Flavor of wheat, carob, unsweetened chocolate, Brazil nuts, metal, water, molassas. Rich mouthfeel. hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 11, 2008
From a 500 ml bottle this poured into a pint glass was a nice reddish brown with a very fat and thick creamy head that settled very slowly and left nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and light coffee and chocolate. Medium but enjoyable mouthfeel, and flavors of toffee and nuts. Medium dry finish. Pretty good. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
A brisk pour produces an almost four-finger thick, lightly amber tinged, tan colored head that just crests the top of my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a murky, dark amber / red color but shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry stained, bright amber color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite malt focused as this is noticeable upon pouring the beer. Sweet, caramelized malt notes are backed by ample toasty malt notes. Aromas of biscuits, lightly toasted – yet hardy dark German bread, light raisin / berry notes and even a touch of lightly roasted coffee in the finish. I really like how malty and rich this beer’s nose is; quite satiating all by itself.
Sweet tasting up front, but actually surprisingly light bodied for how rich the aroma was. Quaffable just like a good Dunkel should be and it has a nice, persistent carbonation that adds a bit of a prickly texture to the brew. Richly toasted malt notes evoke flavors of chewy, whole grain bread, light raisin notes. Perhaps a bit thin up front, but the rich, albeit not thick, malt character soaks into the palate and boosts the perceived richness of this brew. A touch of age is starting to show through the malt here; it contributes a light sherry note that only seems to add to the complexity more than anything.
A tasty brew, I really like the deep maltiness that this beer attains. Definitely a satisfying drinking experience.
Purchased: Bevmo, Tucson AZ