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Flensburger Dunkel - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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Reviews: 112
Hads: 200
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-09-2002

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Reviews: 112 | Hads: 200
Photo of drmeto
2.91/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-grassy,spicy,nutty,caramel,syrup
T:
-nutty,earthy,spicy,bready
F:
-medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated)
-light body
O:
Slightly above avergae Dunkel (244 characters)

Photo of NCMatt
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a made in Germany Dunkel Lager. I might have set my expectations for this beer too high. I poured from the bottle into the appropriate glasswear and noticed it was a little lighter than I was expecting. Not an issue though. The smell is weak, but the notes you'd expect are more or less present. Taste wise, it was seriously lacking. Just like the smell, the flavor was also mute. Mouthfeel was watery at best. Very drinkable though. I found myself downing the bottle in about half the time I would normally drink a glass of a similar style. If it was at a cheaper price point (my bottle set me back $3), this would make a killer party / session beer. Unfortunately, with price taken into consideration, I feel this beer relies heavily on the coolness of the bottle and not the merit of the liquid inside. (813 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle dated 11.21.15 at 45 degrees into a snifter
Aroma of roasted malt
Head large (5.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few islands of medium bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor begins and ends with slightly sweet roasted malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 4 (445 characters)

Photo of TheMissingDrink
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Smooth and malty, but a little metallic. Not quite there flavour wise. Hops are almost non existent, and there’s an earthy yeast note on top of the metal. I don’t think I’d have it again. (193 characters)

Photo of KornWallace
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Date: 9/23/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Dark brown in color with ruby colored notes from the Munich malts. The head is light in color and short lived.
Aroma: The aroma is malt sweet smelling of rich bready flavors and some sugars. Some hop aroma it's earthy and even a little grassy.
Taste: The flavor is strong of the Munich malting coming in bready with lots of malt sugars. The hopping adds little bitterness but a more prevalent grassy flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A sweetness from the malts leaves my mouth watering a touch as some of the hops add a touch of dryness to the beer in the finish.

Notes: Dated 4/1/15 (711 characters)

Photo of djura
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Bottle 0,33 l.
A - Amber color. Creamy brown foam, leaving thin head. Medium carbonation.
S - Some dark fruits and roasted malt. Nothing to special.
T/M - Bitter finish, lots of dark fruits, caramel and roast malt. Some chocolate in the back. Carbonated.

O - Average. (270 characters)

Photo of Roser
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- clear, copper, amber. Small to medium bone white head that lasted a good bit. Light lacing.

S- not much of a nose. Malty and bready. Clean. Light roast.

T- like the nose, malty and bready. Raisiny sweet.

M- thin, light.

O- just ok. Nothing special. Won't be purchasing again.

Cheers! (293 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown, clear, rising bubbles, fair head and lace, Ii'll work on appearance.

Malty as hell, almost octoberfrest material but a bit heavier, caramel malts big time, biscuit and bread, hops presence only balances but doesn't stand out.

Thick and chewy, yet lagery. An interesting break from the various IPAs and PAs I've had in the last few weeks. Love varying the style, this one ain't a bad example either. (409 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Flip-top 33cl bottle in Mommseneck (Haus of 100 Biers) on 17th Jan 2014.

Dark amber to brown body, off white head that produced some impressive lacing.

Malts rule the whole beer: mild, semi-sweet molasses give the brew a pleasant aroma and they also impart flavour into a body that was disappointingly thin. The bodies lack of depth shouldn't come as a surprise though, most German Dunkel beers I've had have been weak in the body texture and almost watery.

This is one of the better Dunkel beers I've had though, so don't be put off by my complaint about the body depth. (574 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First new brew of the New Year. Sampled on 1/2/14. Comes in a pretty 330ml cool bottle with a ceramic stopper. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty copper/amber in color with a 1-finger off white head. Some sticky lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of a sweet dark bready malt. The taste is about the same with just a slight hoppy finish. Very light though and not bad at all actually. Overall a good dark brew. (486 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(4/12/14 best by date)

L: orange, dark brown, about 95% clear -- a slight mistiness hangs in the column, but it's by and large clear; little head even with a hard pour

S: malty, sweet bread/biscuity ... almost like a donut shop

T: fruity, floral ... at times like an old ale (prunes, dates) including the first sip, but it tends to take on the light, fruity sweet notes of an English pale ale; little hop presence

F: watery and slick with little carbonation; that hard pour robs it too much

O: it's got lots of sweet malt notes, especially in the nose, but overall it's underwhelming. better dunkels surely exist. (655 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a flip-top ceramic capped bottle into a pint glass. A clear amber color, off white head with a bot of sticky lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet and bready malts. Taste is similar to smell. A nice light malty beer with a bit of bitterness in the finish to counter the mild sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a nice balance between the more dominant maltiness and the slight bitterness in the finish. Would b e a very good session beer.

Overall a pretty good brew. (488 characters)

Photo of jims1991
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am no expert but I do appreciate premium lagers...This Dunkel is up there in the outstanding category to me...It does lack a bit in the area of bitterness...and could use more of the burnt flavor...A good beer...and I do like drinking and serving it.. (253 characters)

Photo of jesseejames
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my after tour sample at the brewery in Flensburg (home of the "PLOP"). It is a wonderful dark beer with a wonderful nutty aroma and nice dark malt taste. It has a nice creamy head and goes well with the bread, meat, fish and cheese they served with it. I was impressed with this beer as it did not seem to have the bitterness of most dark beers that pour almost black. A nice balance of malt to hops. All in all a really nice beer. (440 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 33 cl bottle, into a pilsner.

A: Medium-dark brown. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly leaving dry residue behind. Lots of beer ring lacing.

S: Tea leaves, molasses, and light roasted malt grain.

T: Bitter pecan shells, a little light roasted malt grain, and tea leaf.

M: Hearty yet crisp. Slightly bitter finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, giant head and plenty of lacing. Nose is a really solid combination of sweet components on a roasted malt bed. Flavor is light roasted malt with a little bitterness. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff. (623 characters)

Photo of TOMHONE
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No complaints here with this brew. One high tech package with the bottle but form a beer drinkers perspective it certainly lives up to a premium beers reputation. Mild yet tasty. Which is why people drink beverages. For the taste and this brew did itself justice in that category. (280 characters)

Photo of John_Henry
2.81/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. Good colour and clarity for style with fair head retention.

S. Little smell, but nothing unpleasant.

T. Tastes good, but really a little thin, and not as full of flavour as I was expecting.

M. Not as smooth as I would have liked but pretty good to be fair.

O. I had quite high hopes for this, but it was really quite disappointing. Very easy to drink, and if it were on tap I could quite happily session it, but nothing to get excited about. (448 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy dark copper, with few floating particles. Made 2 fingers of fluffy head with medium retention and leaving marks in the glass.
Malty and grainy aroma.
Similarly flavor of toasted malts, toffee and grains, hints of earthy and herbal hops. Mildly bitter with an almost absent aftertaste that has its lingering taste.
Light body and low carbonation.
Didn’t like much the taste of raw malt on it, but has its own character. (425 characters)

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was a nice deep copper color, topped off with a thick tan head, very fluffy and stuck around for a bit; there's some great lacing too. The body itself is clear with medium carbonation. Mild hop flavors are the first thing you taste, strong grass flavors come into play and the aroma is pretty much a copy of the flavors, wheat grass, hops, and a mild sweet smell all mixed into one. The taste is slightly bitter overall and its light bodied, plus its goes down pretty smooth. (484 characters)

Photo of Larry18
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

disappointing. tasted watery and insipid. It lacked that "wow" factor that I was expecting from a fancy beer in an attractive bottle. It wasn't offensive, just rather boring and uninspired.

Mouth feel, aroma and appearance were fine. It was just lacking in taste, quite frankly. (279 characters)

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour is clear copper with a massive thick and creamy head that slowly sets into fine lacings.

S: Roasted sweet malts together with faint bitter hops. Dark dried fruits, but not overly sweet.

T: Roasted dark malts, only faint sweetness. Bitter hops, rather strong. Some dark dried fruits lure in the back.

M: Long "dark" roasted bitter aftertaste. Body is medium, while carbonation is mild.

O: A nice Dark Lager, with the sweetness held back. (448 characters)

Photo of MTNboy
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have to say I was always wondered about the little beers I would see all over but never got around to trying the until recently when a German friend bought me a sample pack. Don’t let the look of these little beers fool you and the fact I usually see it in gas and train stations. It is actually really decent beer. The dunkel was very weak in most characteristic to this style. The flavor and the aroma were very mild in the roasted qualities that I think a dunkel should have. There was some roastiness but just very faint. The feel was a little thin but not bad and it was definitely easy to drink. There was a great malt flavor however even though not roasted and a mild hop flavor. (690 characters)

Photo of Hex92
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought it because of the cool bottle, but I definitely wasn't impressed with the beer. It tastes like a watered down heineken dark. Skunky flavor, little mouthfeel. No malt, no hops, just blah. Maybe this one sat on the shelf too long, but I won't buy this again. (265 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with fast-fading off-white froth that leaves lacey trails - the pale end of dunkel. Dark toast and red berry, very Munich malt nose.
Rusk biscuit, peanut skin, sour grain with plenty of Noble spice hops to end.
Carob finish and tightening linger. Light, crisp, some chew yet quite dry.

Pretty lean and light for the style - nothing in the way of fruit to ease up the toasted grain. But still pleasant - like most Flensburger beers, it makes up for in drinkability what it lacks in depth and adherence to style. (525 characters)

Photo of Mellonius
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, this is such a good looking little bottle. Makes you want to try it right away.

Pours brownish, dark ruby with a thin off-white head. Looks beautiful.

Smells sweet malt with a hint of caramel. Very faint fruitiness on the nose.

The mouthfeel is that of a lager. Not very full-bodied. I guess it is what you would expect from the genre. Quite carbonated, with a lively feel.

Tastes sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee and some roasted flavors. Bitterness is not overpowering and adds good balance to the brew.

A very nice Munchen Lager. Sessionable. Very interesting when paired with yellow cheese. I would buy it again for sure. (648 characters)

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Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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