Dark Lager - Durango Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 49
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-2002

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an extremely clear deep garnet color that you have to aggressively pour to force a head. The head fell within a minute or so to leave a really thin ring around the edge. When held to the light, it looks like a rich DoppelBock.

Aroma: The malt is definitely the key player in the aroma. I don't get the traditional decoction-rich Melanoidins that you would expect from a Munich Dunkel, but there are a lot of toasty notes that I would imagine are Munich malts. There is a generous helping of Chocolate here to make the aroma more rich.

Taste: The taste gives you a lot more caramel than you would expect from the aroma. The Chocolate also obscures the whole profile a bit for a traditional Dunkel. There is some definite fruitiness noticeable, but this may just be my perception of the interaction of dark malts and alcohol. I would expect for the finish to be a bit less syrupy, though the style calls for a "dextrinous" mouthfeel.

Opinion: I like this beer, and think that it is very drinkable. I am a little reluctant to call it a Munich Dunkel. I think that the label is a bit closer, calling it a Dark Lager. It is really rich for your traditional American Dark Lager (like Shiner Bock), but it doesn't have the depth of a true Munich Dunkel (like Augustiner Dunkel). It's lost in the middle somewhere in the Dark Lager category. I would still recommend giving this beer a shot if you like malt balanced beers like myself. (1,453 characters)

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Dark Lager from Durango Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.