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Dunkel Lager - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AnalogReigns on 12-19-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Davepoolesque, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

leftstagebrew, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jason, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Pours a clear brown with a white lacing.

Aroma of coppery bready malt with some caramel.

Tastes of light bready malts with a light hop bitterness.

Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A really good dunkel, great flavor and highly sessionable.

Cylinsier, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DaPan, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mtalley999, Mar 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JMUbrew, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

swh1972, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

LXIXME, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper with two fingers of off-white head that fades into a thin cap with a little lacing.

S: Sweet crystal malt aromas with candy sugar-like notes, biscuits, sweet breads, and some apricot-like notes.

T: Crystal malts here as well with sweet and hearty bread flavors dominating. There are some caramelized sugar flavors as well and a slightly bitter finish.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is crisp and refreshing.

O: A drinkable and refreshingly clean beer. I wish the flavor had the complexity of the aroma, but it's still tasty, smells nice, and is quite enjoyable.

n2185, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Hyhat, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

LooseMoose1978, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jorrx003, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of sommersb
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 01-07-2013
Freshness: Bottled on 11-19-2012
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Willi Becher
Purchased: Single from Brawley's Beverage, Charlotte

Appearance is a clear, reddish-brown beer with a huge tan head. Retention is excellent and lacing is very good.

Aromas are clean, of dark malts and brown bread, plus some caramel sweetness and earthy hops.

Taste is rich and consists of toasted malt flavors, but is not in the realm of burnt or bitter roast. Hop bitterness is light and has a woody character. The malt sweetness is light as well, for a good balance. It doesn't taste as sweet as the aromas led me to expect.

The mouthfeel is of medium carbonation and a body that is between light and moderate. The finish is somewhat dry and has a light bitterness of the hops.

Overall, this isn't a flashy beer, but is a well-made and tasty dark lager. Old Mecklenburg does a great job on German styles and this is no exception.

sommersb, Jan 08, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a deep chesnut brown with garnet hue,a reat looking fluffy tan coloread atop.Some bready notes,iron/metallic and light chocolate linger in the nose,lighter but true to form.A little sharp in the mouth with dryer lightly toasted bread flavors along with some light nuttiness and mild caramel-like sweetness.It's a more subtle dunkel and it's good for easy drinking and pairing with food like Iam doing tonight.

oberon, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Lantern, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

crawdadwilly74, Oct 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

jbarbou9, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dapperticus, Jun 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ncstephen, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Illmaticzx, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

JRod1969, Mar 17, 2012
Dunkel Lager from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.