shadey (2136) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Very nice. Dark color with a creamy head. Deep earthy sweet aroma of malt and caramel. Very nice flavor. A great sesson beer. jb (3255) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Had at the Rohrbach’s summer beer fest. I believe this was my favorite beer there. Dark amber with thick head. Real malty taste + creamy palate. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Clear brown-amber w/ fizzy, diminishing light brown foam. Aroma of caramel & raisin bread w/ underlying notes of maple syrup & vanilla that is intruded upon by a mildly soapy yeastiness. Feel is oily but thin. Flavour is moderately sweet & moderately bitter. Disappointing, especially from Victory. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2005
This was the first Dunkel I’ve rated. Pours a darker amber with a small tan head. Slight aroma of malt, roasted nuts and even some prunes. Picking up the malts and slight alcohol in the taste. Some similarities to Victorys "regular" lager, although I enjoyed this one a bit more. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
clear copper. huge dark bread aroma with caramel, mild caraway, honey and nutty toastiness. fresh, clean, doughy malt flavour. very nicely balanced earthy bitter finish thins a little in the end. nice.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Light off-white head quickly leaves the medium brown body. Fairly light flavors, bready maltiness pairing along an almost nutty, fruity toasted malt aspects. Good sweet-dry balance. More roastiness than most. Satisfying light body, perhaps a bit too tart, though we’re mostly talking fruit acids. TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Rusty orange. Noisy, jagged-edged bubbles quickly fade. Sweet plum jelly and beet sugar waft from the glass. Lesser notes of cedar and toasted dough. Prickly and fuzzy carbonation. Somewhat airy, initially. Ample toffee malt richness accompanies toasted-bread flavored malt dust which buoys the body. Quite clean, but oddly fruity at the same time, which is backed by a swift hop counterpunch that restores a sense of balance. Fruity and appetizingly dry, but understated, finish of toasty malts kissed with black licorice and woody roast accents. What few malt notes remain untainted by the fruitiness/acidity and fuzzy carbonation, are simply superb. Lovely aroma as it warms, though (particularly the earthy Munich). A few minor adjustments and this would be beyond lovely. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Bready malt aroma is clean, pleasant and appealing. Clear brown body is topped by shy, off-white head. Bread dough and clean malt flavours with fair finishing bitterness. Medium-light body with low carbonation. A pleasant way to kick-off RBSG’05. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Medium to dark amber in color, clear, beige head. Malty with a bit of tobacco, some bread, light fruit; mild, earthy hops. Medium bodied, slightly dry. Decent dunkel. Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours copper and mostly clear. Short off white head. Cola, toasted brown bread. Brown sugar, earth and minerals. Really clean. Sweet herbs and caramel. Dulls out in the fruity finish. Tastey and refreshing.