Flensburger Dunkel - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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2.63/5 rDev -27.9%
Light brown color. Average light beige head,
In the smell malt caramel burnt. More burnt. A bit sweet, but the burnt notes balance it.
Almost the same in the taste, with again burnt and a back sweetness. The sweetness is more strong, maybe too much, in the aftertaste. Where there are also some honey notes. Sweet.
Quite light in body.
03-02-2008 19:04:10 | More by stcules
2.65/5 rDev -27.4%
Got this one in a decorative growler in a recent BIF. Brought it out on Labor Day to share with the family. Served cold and poured into a couple pint glasses. This one was consumed on 09/07/2009.
The pour was off from the start. Still, motionless with only a touch of light carbonation on the top of the glass. I new we were in trouble. Nice honey color to it though with some darker touches around the sides that served it quite well. Aroma was decent, very sweet with lots of caramel and honey notes as well as lots of touches of nuts as well. Warming almost brings out a touch of fruit now. But the flavor really falls off. It seems as though it comes across musky and stale, the fact that it is flat does not help at all. A wash of bready malts, touches of grain and a hint of caramel all seem to miss and this quasi wheat and fruit note comes in, with a wet cardboard flavor. Not working out at all. The flavor was a mess and this really caused it to be semi undrinkable and nearly a drain pour for me.
Overall it may have been an old growler, though it hissed when opened and the date on it was three months from now. It just did not work for me. Maybe next time.
09-10-2009 16:29:45 | More by mikesgroove
2.65/5 rDev -27.4%
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.
09-19-2012 00:50:54 | More by Larry18
2.81/5 rDev -23%
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.
07-27-2014 22:11:55 | More by Roser
2.85/5 rDev -21.9%
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.
02-24-2013 07:41:13 | More by John_Henry
3/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
04-16-2012 01:54:41 | More by Hex92
3.03/5 rDev -17%
Pours a clear amber brown with no head basically. Nose is way too sickly sweet malts. Not entirely pleasant. Flavor brings a bit of the same, but with a bit of an earthy tone and a slight leafy thing. Too much malt sweetness though. Feel is slick and sticky. Carbonation nips a bit at the tongue. Eh. This is okay. Like I said, too malty sweet. Pass
03-09-2009 18:19:55 | More by RblWthACoz
3.13/5 rDev -14.2%
Dark ruby to amber color. Smell consists of sweet malt sugars.
Typical lager flavor with added light toast notes and some sugar. Tastes okay, but it isn't drop dead gorgeous mouth erotica, just good.
Mouthfeel isn't all that notable, it is really that average.
As far as the dunkel world goes this beer certainly is on the lager end, so no confusion there. It has that character that is almost always in lagers due to there yeast, and then it has some of the darker malt and sweeter side that the Dunkel truck delivers.
01-20-2012 04:44:47 | More by Doppelbockulus
3.15/5 rDev -13.7%
Appearance was very good. Nice lacing and head retention. Brownish copper in color
Smell was pretty good. Lots of dry malt. Kind of metallicy.
Taste was not the best. I haven't had this style before, though so maybe its just me. Some malt taste, metallicy and it just tastes old.
Mouthfeel was good, with a bit of carbonation, and it was medium in feel.
09-27-2006 23:32:37 | More by supercolter
3.15/5 rDev -13.7%
Flensburger Dunkel poured crystal clear copper/amber topped by a monumental white head. Aroma had notes of grass, herbs and apricots with bready notes emerging as it warmed. Sweet and bready with a bit of copper and a slight fruit taste. Medium body and carbonation.
This looks like a perfect octoberfest... too bad it's a dunkel. The malt flavors emerge as it warms. The last taste was better than the first.
06-21-2006 01:04:27 | More by frazbri
3.15/5 rDev -13.7%
Pours a medium amber with off white head that recedes quickly. Nose is a little toasty but not much else. Palate was surprisingly light, with a rather thin body, some toasty malt flavors that have just a suggestion of roastiness, and a modicum of hop influence thrown in there. Finishes light and easy to drink, but not very appetizing with interesting flavors to crave on the next sip. Boring.
11-05-2010 04:27:32 | More by yemenmocha
United Kingdom (England)
3.19/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
01-27-2014 12:18:13 | More by BlackHaddock
Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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