bartlebier (4242) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2018 50cl Maruhn - Surprisingly tasty, dry, potent Dunkel with some subtle aromas to back up the balanced full roasty Vollbier taste - verges into Belgian dark ale territory, but with more bitterness and contained ABV. Nice label. One of my gateway beers to the rich Franconian beer world.
tuesday, january 15, 2013// Rerate 02/2015, bottle bb07/2015: sourish bread crust notes, nuts, somehow less shiny than first time but still natural and very decent. // Rerate 50cl MHD08/2018, Maruhn: did this get sweeter, fruitier? Less roast and dryness, even a slick palate now. Still enjoyable with some bitters, but no Meister, Held or Leupser Dunkel... DavidWoodruff (631) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Deep gold to light amber in color (not sure why it is called a Dunkel). Head faded to nothing almost immediately. Light malty aroma with some DMS characteristics. Malty with some flavors associated with under attenuation. Seems much more in line with a Maibock than any kind of Dunkel. Not bad, but I would not go out of my way to find it again. BeerFunGuy (874) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This beautiful golden brown beer pies with a nice head. It has a sweet aroma and a very smooth taste.
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A very interesting beer. Pours a beautiful clear amber red. Smells of black cherries and caramel. Taste is similar, cherries, caramel and vanilla. Had on New Years.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cantabrian (1170) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2012
Bonifatius Dunkel. Yes, this is a Franconian Dunkel, I suppose. And it is indeed a bit more exciting than the incredible sea of boredom where the world of Dunkles sits upon. Sweet, dry, nutty, really creamy. The hoppy touch, a little bitterness, not too much, breaks the Dunkel monotony, making a tremendous difference.
JK (6379) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquor. A light brown color and low carbonation. The aroma has malt and lager yeast but there is also some light spice I can’t identify, along with the lightest nutmeg. Rich palate and lots of sweet malt. A very good dunkel, and unusual with the light spice. Another reminder that it is hard to get a quality dunkel outside of central Europe. Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2012
Schönes und sattes dunkelbraun mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Im Aroma kommt herberes Blockmalz auf. Der Antrunk ist dann eher dünn geraten, geschmacklich aber gelungen. Es lassen sich verschiedene Malztöne zwischen lieblich-süß über Toffeenoten bis würzig-brotige Nuancen erschmecken. Durchaus lecker, könnte aber einen Tick kräftiger ausfallen.
Test vom 2.12.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,11,11,12,11 - 11,00
larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Medium beige head. Beautiful deep ambery brown body. Earthy
caramelly mineraly toffee aroma with nougaty marzipan notes.
Wow. Dry-sweet caramelly earthy marzipan taste with roasty
grainy mineraly notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel.
Dryish earthy roasty marzipana aftertaste with mineraly burnt
caramel notes. Flavour lingers for a good while. Unusual, but
really, really nice. (0.5l bottle, Absinth Depot Berlin.) Mariusz (12352) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2012
Aroma of clove and dark fruit. Pours iced tea brown with no head. Taste is light but nutty. Same fruits with a good roast Bov (13442) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2012
from Bier-Bienne - pours a clear brown beer with a little foam left; toasted and earthy malty aroma with fair notes of caramel; quite sweet, medium-bodied and with a low carbonation; some late earthy tartness and more toasted malts in the finish