RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
Long ago in Bavaria, they made two kinds of beer: helles (pale) and dunkel (dark). If you think all dark beers are roasty and rough, you're in for a surprise. Bottom fermentation and extended lagering smooth out the rough edges so that anyone can slam a dunkel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Tap - Princeton - Poured light amber in color with little head. Slight toasty malt sweetness in the nose. Hops subdued, almost nonexistent keeping within the style. A bit on the bitter side in the finish and a bit thin for my taste. Will rerate next time its up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Tap in Princeton. Poured brown with a sizable white head. More foamy then anything else. Smell had grain, herbal tea, caramel and coffee. Taste was kind of bitter for my taste considering the style. Pretty good but one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2005
On tap at the New Hope location. Pours a red amber with a large bubbly light tan head. The aroma is on the lighter side with a general malty sweetness, some caramel and smoked malts. Flavors of the same...seems to maybe have some spice in there that I cannot pinpoint. Nice and smooth overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: Dark amber hue with a small head and some lace. The aroma is that of bready, caramel, and smoky malts in addition to noble hops and a bit of herbal spice. The flvor was really simple but good, nice use of malt and mild hopping. A subdued fruit and smoke undertone adds to my pleasure. The feel is medium-bodied and smooth, per style. I enjoyed this much more than the stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Bold smelling munich malts reach their pinnacle in a toasted grain, bready medley. The body is clear light amber, the head fierce and lasting. Pleasantly biscuity malts walk into coffee territory fast, deciding to spend more time in the cereal neighbourhood. Really cracker like, with a bite of floral and earthy hops added. Almost smoky undertones. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, but the balance remains great except for a slightly watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
From Triumph New Hope: Pour is caramel color thin off white head...smell is a little sweet...taste is herbal grainy with a sourness that I don’t think is supposed to be there...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2311) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
#1000 at the Stoudt’s MicroFest, could not have picked a better brewery to celebrate this with, excellent dunkel, deep brown in color with a nice off-white head, lots of malt in the nose, hints of banana & caramel in the flavors, dark chocolate in the finish, very smooth & drinkable, great dunkel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Sample at the New Hope, PA location. Dark cloudy brown, decent head. Bready malt, bananas in the nose...dark caramelized banana/chocolate flavor, dryish and a bit sour to finish, softly carbonated.

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