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Dead Eye Dunkel - Pug Ryan's Brewery

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 5.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pug Ryan's Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 09-29-2013)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beatenbyjacks:
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - thin head with a red amber color to it

Smell - not much for a smell. Nice malt tones, but nothing jumps out.

Taste - here is where the beer shines. Lots of sweet malts that end with a crisp light hop flavor

Mouthfeel - great easy drinking beer that finished well.

Overall - while I'm not a huge dunkel fan this beer was recommended by the waitress and for what it is I enjoyed the beer.

beatenbyjacks, Feb 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big light tan head head quickly settles to a quarter inch froth above a dark cherry wood reddish colored beer.

Light caramel grain malts sweet aroma with what seems like a bit of dark fruits like apricots or chokecherries sneaking in.

The dark fruits from the aroma make a guest appearance along side the dark roasted caramel malts to give beer an earthy taste. Whenever I say that to my brother he says "you mean it tastes like dirt" to which I must respond, in this case it taste like you would want foods and drinks to taste like in the fall when the leaves are changing and harvest is in its later stages.

A light dry aftertaste with the darkness of the tastes remaining throughout with this medium bodied dunkel.

I think this is sort of how I would like my Oktoberfest beers to taste or at least have the essence of what this beer brings.

LXIXME, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is bready, lots of malts. Taste is also a bit bready, nutty, earthy, a good bit of malts in this one. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine beer for the late autumn season.

tone77, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of FFATS
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

FFATS, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am forbidden from saying precisely where this beer came from, but my trip to CANorado CANtinues to reap benefits for The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Brewed for the outlaw in you."; "Dead Legend. Live Beer. Keep Cold."; "Munich-style Dunkel that pours the color of a well-oiled saddle. A malt backbone that stands tall and confident in the presence of a clean, crisp, subtle hop profile. Mildly sweet with a nutty and toasty maltiness that is dead on."; "Chuck Wgaon [-] Partners well with out bacon wrapped Filet Mignon or just about anything containing bacon."

Bacon?!? BaCAN! I am suddenly hungry for some bacon. Curse you guys! Another brimful CAN that announced its status by producing a spurt across my fingers on the Crack. I went with an inverted Glug and got two dense fingers of deep-tan head with good retention for my effort. This was a good beer to have opened during daylight hours as it proved to be a deep ruby-red (SRM = 34) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very nutty, underlain with a light chocolaty sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very nutty, with a dark fruitiness that put me in mind of a liquid Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar. I have never been into sweets, but even as a kid, that was one of the few chocolate bars that I liked, along with Mr. Goodbar and Hershey's Special Dark. The hops were intensely subtle as I never noticed anything other than a nutty sweetness, neither of which would have been hops-driven. Now I have a CANundrum as I am not a sweet beer (or anything else) fan. One was about right for me, but it was a really tasty beer, so others might totally dig it. If you like that flavor profile and style, this will be right up your alley.

woodychandler, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

famous_mortimur, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mebuzzard, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JMBSH, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Garnet-hued body with a fair dirty white head. Warm, roasted sweetness to the nose; candied apple. Roasted grain and nut flavors with subtle fruity notes; faint twinge of cocoa in the background; very good hop bitterness to cut the malt sweetness. Medium bodied; dry finish.

A decent tasting dark lager with emphasis on the toasted grain nuances and robust hop bitterness. Interesting interaction between the malt sweetness and a tangy, somewhat acidic bitterness. The carbonation is a tad too prevalent in the feel but not overly distracting from the overall enjoyment of this beer.

beergoot, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can from a mixed sixer that I picked up while at the brewery. Brown-amber color, decent head. Aroma is malty, nutty. Flavor has a nuttiness and a good malty aspect to it. This is super easy to drink, I could knock back a couple of these no problem.

ArrogantB, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

WDJersey, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

an excellent dunkel here from an often overlooked little brewery. pours dark copper to light brown in color with a rich nitro looking head. four dollar can an the new la cour art bar on south broadway, a spot worth checking out for something a bit different. a nose of fresh caramel melting on the stove, german dark malt, maybe some wheat too, and a generic but competent lager yeast. awesome richness to this, great grain base, lacking the stale or dusty element we sometimes get with german lagers. some mellow sweetness to it, a molasses type mostly on the finish, but despite its fuller body and longer finish for a lager, its got a pleasant lightness as well, which makes it awfully easy to drink several of. i have been underwhelmed by these guys before, lackluster stuff for the most part, but i think this is a great version of a style we dont see enough of. i would buy this again, love the crisp carbonation and freshness of the whole thing, a well made dunkel all up.

StonedTrippin, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of TaylorBrake
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TaylorBrake, Sep 16, 2014
Dead Eye Dunkel from Pug Ryan's Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.