1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Schweinsbräu Dunkel - Herrmannsdorfer Schweinsbräu

Not Rated.
Schweinsbräu DunkelSchweinsbräu Dunkel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Herrmannsdorfer Schweinsbräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crossovert on 12-29-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ratman197:
Photo of Ratman197
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle from Total Beverage Westminster poured a clear brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, raisin and light spice. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, molasses and fruittiness with a crisp lingering molasses finish.

Ratman197, Jan 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a stemmed strange)
08.09.2012
A- This beer pours a dense hazy glowing caramel brown body with a lumpy deep beige head and a slow carbonation.

S- The sulfury, grainy aroma takes on a dough note that all blends together becoming more of a bread crust aroma as it opens. There is a stronger well water aroma in the finish.

T- The slightly bitter thick bread dough malt flavor has some roasted malt hints and a mineral water taste in the slightly tart finish. There is a bitter dandelion milk note that lingers.

M- The full mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a stale malt character that is thick with a mineral well water flavor that dominates the malt. The bitterness in the aftertaste is a bit offensive and overpowering.

rhoadsrage, May 02, 2013
Photo of oricon
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured around 55 degrees in to a 22oz pilsner glass. Hazy brown, with a lasting head. I didn't find it to be overly sweet as other reviewers. Good biscuity aroma. Light mouthfeel with only a light malty aftertaste. I would have like something a bit heavier, but I'd definitely buy it again if I was looking for a lighter dunkel.

oricon, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light tan head that died down, leaving some large patches of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark fruits and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has additional hints of brown bread and raisins along with a light amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and seems to be fruitier and has more complexity in the taste compared to other beers in the style.

metter98, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured it was low ABV but got it anyway. Paid 4.29 for the 16oz bottle.

A - Deep copper amber color with a slight haze. A 1/4 inch of head that settles slowly to a sticky lace ring.
S - Sweet caramel, toasted malts, some bready background. Malty goodness.
T - Balanced sweetness, Bready malts, some caramel and toasty flavors. Very smooth.
M - Light to medium body. Tasty.

Overall on par with German beer pricing and actually quite tasty. Won me over with the super cute pig label art!

DrDemento456, May 29, 2014
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

ucsbmullet, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of crossovert
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brewed by Riedenburger Brauhaus. 500ml bottle. 08.09.2012.

It pours a deep reddish brown with a fizzy off-white head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is nice. Some floral noble hops mix with a nice bready maltiness with some caramel and dark fruit.

The flavor is good. A bit sweet for a dunkel. It has a lot of sugar, caramel, and cocoa. There is a nice breadiness, a slight tang, mineral water character, and some fruit. The hops linger in the background with a hint of floral flavor and a slight little pinch of bitterness.

The only thing I would say is that it is a bit thin so it has good drinkability but not really mouthfeel. It would be good in the summer.

crossovert, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark, rich amber hue with a thick finger of frothy tan-ivory foam. Just a touch of haze to the body. I like the look.

Smell: malt aroma is quite caramelly in nature. Hops are definitely present and are of a noble variety. Not bad.

Taste: caramelly malt which is not over-sweet but is also a little *too* caramelly for the style, I think. Bitterness is low but noticeable, as is hop flavor. Not bad, but just a bit too much caramel for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation. Not precisely creamy, but effervescent and satisfying.

Overall: I'm going to give this beer points for drinkability. A nice low ABV and a full flavor (if not one precisely to my taste) make this a nicely quaffable brew.

flagmantho, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is above average just a bit. The color is nice for a dunkel, yet the head and lacing leave desires.

Aroma is easy going and a bit light. Caramel and toasted malt, a bit grainy. Not much hop profile

Taste follows the nose. Caramel nudges but doesn't come all the way through. This seems like a light scotch ale. No hop profile backs this up. Lack of carbonation gives a feeling of drab.

While there's nothing bad about this beer, the lack of certain aspects pushes it to 'average' regions.

Mebuzzard, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Gunnar12
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Gunnar12, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

akttr, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Bandi, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of beergoot
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fine, delicious dark lager. Deep mahogany red body with a thin, light tan head (that doesn't last long). Roasted malts with hints of coffee and cocoa. Excellent taste balance - roasted malts and nut-like flavors with a touch of bitterness to smooth things along. Clean, slightly sweet mouthfeel.

An excellent, tasty dark lager from Deutschland.

beergoot, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Extrajoker00
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schweinsbräu Dunkel by Herrmannsdorfer
poured from a pint bottle into a beer mug

A : murky brown with ruby highlights and a lumpy tan head 3.75

S : yeast and plum 3.75

T : bread, yeast, roasted malt and nut. Well balanced 3.5

M : smooth, low carbonation, with a complex feel 3.75

D : heavier flavor, with a mild bitterness and relatively low ABV 3.75

single bottle as a gift from a friend, a surprisingly nice gift as it turned out

Extrajoker00, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of yankees27
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

yankees27, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of DaveBlack
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Slightly cloudy, copper colored brew with maybe a 1/2 finger's worth of head with long retention.

S: Caramel malts, alcohol, deep earthy yeast. A very rich smelling beer.

T: Lots of caramel in the front. Sweet toffee, candied fruits. Almost zero hops to balance out the flavor at the front, though, so the beer fades away into tasting unfinished and watery.

M: Moderately light body, and a fair amount of carbonation, which lightens up the body a little further.

O: A disappointing beer. I was expecting more, but unfortunately the beer is just out of balance, and tastes a little like a homebrew at the bottling stage. Just lacking the flavor to hold it all together.

DaveBlack, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of WesM63
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

WesM63, May 12, 2013
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 4.29/16.9 oz (500 mL) bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Bottle dated 13/08/13 at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head average (4 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing poor – rare very tiny island
Body medium brown, cloudy
Flavor begins with a sour maltiness then fades leaving only a light sweetness behind; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Not particularly good. The date may be either a bottled or best by date, but either way this is getting old. The date is printed with black ink overlapping a black label.

Ozzylizard, Jul 19, 2014
Schweinsbräu Dunkel from Herrmannsdorfer Schweinsbräu
81 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.