Dunkel Lager - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
74oz growler, split/consumed on christmas eve
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appearance: poured into a standard pint, dark mahogany body with garnet hues, light tan foam head
smell: nutty, toasted grain, caramel malt
taste: dry and nutty - nice toasted malts, caramel, earthy. a nice dunkel lager - 2nd most impressive beer so far from old meck behind the yule bock
mouthfeel: light and dry
Serving type: growler
12-27-2009 17:34:14 | More by dirtylou
4.72/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Once again, Old Meck is bringing an authentic tasting German beer to American palates. This dunkel is tasty...unlike many of the big name German (overpastuerized, overfiltered, dumbed-down, emasculated) brands, which really only make their big name beers darker...and call them "dunkel." This is a very drinkable, easy to take, yet, flavor-full beer, very representative of the style, AS ONE FINDS IT IN GERMANY.
Smooth, nicely aromatic of noble hops and malt, with a clean finish--a terrific dark lager.
John Marrino really knows what he's doing in authentic-tasting German-style beer. At the pub, typically one can find at least a table of German nationals lauding his efforts--high praise indeed!
I'd encourage all those in the greater Charlotte, NC area to pay a visit. In less than a year OMB is on tap at over 80 locations....for good reason too.
"Good people drink good beer!" (Hunter Thompson) Old Meck brewpub is FULL of good people...
Serving type: on-tap
12-19-2009 02:37:54 | More by AnalogReigns
Dunkel Lager from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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