SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
50cl bottle in Interlaken. Dark red/brown; black without light behind it. Light roasted aroma with a faint white wine acidity that grows over time. Bitter caramel flavor with faint coffee and a subtle hop balance; pretty light overall. Medium light body with hight carbonation; clean finish with some lingering bitterness. The acidic quality is a little odd, but it doesn’t seriously distract. Passable dunkel. Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Dark coca-cola colored, big vanishing beige head. Sweet, caramelly, only mildly roasted aroma, now after two Swiss dunkels I may say this is typical one... Medium bodied. Flavor is similar with some more roastiness, aftertaste dries with mild hops. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Much better than the premium lager. It pours nicely into a proper chilled glass and has a dark brown appearance. It leaves a nice frothy head on top. Beer goes down smooth and flavors are packed full of hops and spices. Worth a try. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Just came across these notes from my Swiss trip last fall ... Brown color with a reddish tint. Frothy beige head. Lively carbonation and a lightish texture. Roasty and toasty, with nice notes of nuts, tobacco and toffee. Some bitterness surfaced in the finish. Decent, easy-to-drink brew. labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
A typical Dunkles in the Bavarian style.
Malty with a low hop rate but very ’moorish’ Sweet Finish
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
I was hopeing to finds something special for rating #100, but this was the best interlakkan had to offer, and it was great after a long day of hiking in the alps, but nothing special. From the tap. Poured a dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma and flavor was slighly sweet and roasty. thin in the mouth and finished dry. Probably the best beer you will find in the Berner Oberland, but who cares about beer when you are in one of the most buetiful places in the world? ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Rugie Dunkel is the way to go - easy to find in the Berner Oberland - bomber bottles occasionally tap. Pours dark- very little head, roasted malts, finishes very sweet. Can drink a few of these after a long day... bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2004
draft in interlaken, switzerland: man forget the beer this is the most beautiful country ive seen. lets go reinact the sound of music....this was an average dunkel. typical dark brown looks with lots of choc malt flavor. a bit thin on the palate. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2004
I remember this as heavy and almost sweet, with heavy grain notes. But a wonderful round at the end of a day of backpacking. Had this in the town it was brewed, Interlaken. punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 14, 2004
Very middle of the road European. Had this one in Switzerland and it produced a thick head with nice color. It was a bit flat and bitter for me but I understand those are the same qualities that some people want.