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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

338 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 27
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: evantwomey on 11-04-2009

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Photo of Fieldzy27
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a footed pilsner glass.

Look: Pours an almond brown color with a lot of light penetration, the head is bone white and deflates quickly to very thin layer of tiny bubbles covering the surface of the beer. Not insanely impressive but the color of the beer is very nice.

Smell: dough and bread with hints of toffee and a little caramel are the strong points here, a little nuttiness and dark fruit upon further inspection. Not a wildly complex aroma but nothing offensive for sure.

Taste: Malty and sweet , bread and biscuit with some toffee notes again. Sweetness is washed from the pallet by the carbonation and the beer slips into a clean dry finish with a slightly nutty aftertaste. Very drinkable.

Feel: carbonation level is perfect for this beer. Keeps it light and refreshing with out being fizzy. Very well done.

Overall: A tasty beer, I'm a big fan of this style and enjoy the german varieties very much. This doesn't exactly stand up to its german counterparts but If I was in the mood for a dunkel and this was on tap I would not pass it up. Drinkability begs for a liter mug.

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlennBags
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polopaul20
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LannahC
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fitz284
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MetalMistress
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Melocollo
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mscudder
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Geneth
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chessmaster
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into German beer glass.

A: Pours a rich dark brown with ruby highlights and streams of gentle carbonation slowly making their way to the surface. There is pretty much no head, just a bit of wispy foam on the top and around the glass. From what I could read online this appears to be appropriate for the style. Some lacing on the glass as I continue drinking...

S: Mild smells of sweet caramel/malt. No hops. Again, seems according to guidelines

T: Pleasant notes of malty sweetness, light and crisp, with a finish balanced between caramel/biscuit and just enough hop bitterness to balance. No discernible hop aromas nor flavors - except the bittering hops -- (which is as should be)

M: Light, refreshing, crisp, with just enough carbonation. Very sessionable

O: I am enjoying this beer a lot. Not an expert on the style, but from what I read online, this beer appears to be within the guidelines for a dunkel lager.
Would buy it again for sure.

Photo of bendukes86
3.04/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Left wanting on the taste

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewndruid
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of NCStateAE
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Jtbennett
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of BBS323
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rickh1956
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.