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Flensburger Dunkel - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger DunkelFlensburger Dunkel

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BA SCORE
83
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152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-09-2002)
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jesseejames

Montana

4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2013 20:27:41 | More by jesseejames
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 12:18:13 | More by BlackHaddock
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.05/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 23:16:47 | More by BeerWithMike
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Premo88

Texas

3.54/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 07:01:18 | More by Premo88
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JayQue

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:03:31 | More by JayQue
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jims1991

Texas

4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
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..

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 12:52:53 | More by jims1991
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 05:34:15 | More by bmwats
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TOMHONE

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 02:40:36 | More by TOMHONE
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John_Henry

Japan

2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 07:41:13 | More by John_Henry
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FLima

Brazil

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 01:30:22 | More by FLima
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:06:31 | More by vickersspitfire
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Larry18


2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 00:50:54 | More by Larry18
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.8/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 17:16:43 | More by Sunnanek
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MTNboy

Germany

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 06:17:39 | More by MTNboy
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Hex92

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:54:41 | More by Hex92
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StJamesGate

New York

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 17:48:02 | More by StJamesGate
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Mellonius

Brazil

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 13:00:54 | More by Mellonius
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 04:44:47 | More by Doppelbockulus
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very nice head that sticks and leaves a few squiggles of lace

Smell: Brown bread, marshmallow and a hint of caramel

Taste: Brown bread and caramel with just a top of bitterness to balance out the sweet flavors by mid-palate; clean finish, with a touch of lingering sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A decent dunkel, for sure, though it is on the lighter side for the style

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 23:41:16 | More by brentk56
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rarbring

Sweden

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear deep amber brew with an off-white head with some lacing and some curtains.

The smell is all malt, sweet porridge, silage, some nuts and grass as well.

Tasting of sweet bread, porridge, malty, malty, malty.

Medium carbonation, small soft bubbles, rather soft dry finish.

A quite decent malt bomb.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 18:31:09 | More by rarbring
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soju6

Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber color with a small head that fades quickly.

S: Mild aroma of roasted malt and nuts with a bit of sweet caramel and fresh grain.

T: Mild taste of sweetness with caramel and bread. Somme bitterness and dry finish.

F: Medium body creamy and quite smooth.

O: Easy drinker, but could us a bit more character. Still a nice Dunkel.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 19:06:36 | More by soju6
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OttoPeeWee

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Swing top bottles are fantastic. The beer is brown with at thin head. The smell is clove alcohol and gingerbread. The taste is more savory than some dunkels with some prune chocolate. Seem like it has more alcohol than 4.8%. Perhaps a bit overpriced. Good, but Spaten is better and less expensive. Buy the hefe if you need the bottles.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:35:10 | More by OttoPeeWee
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cervezango

Bolivia

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

coolest bottle Ive probably ever seen in person, pours gold then darkens to a nice brownish amber, off white head leaves some lace mostly the bottle is really cool and could probably be re used for a home brew or watever.

smell. chocolate rum raisin and expresso, a little doughy

taste. rosted coffe , also good bitterness

feel. has a lovely lingering after taste of hops

a bit light bodies for a dunkel but dosent make it worse

hits the spot! a serious good beer. satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 20:15:30 | More by cervezango
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tapman

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty brown with a big red tint. 2 finger head that dissipates quickly, though it leaves a fine lacing. Filtered.

Light pumpernickel toast in the nose. Also a little fresh mint, not artificial mint, mind you.

Like eating a low-sugar german pastry. A little rye bread in finish, but then a load of sulphur following that. Clean yeast and a balanced hopiness.

Too watery for the flavor. A little more maltose would have done wonders for this brew. Also feels under carbonated.

Good beer. Feels a little flat. SOme more body and carbonation could have made this one a good sessioner, but it goes down TOO fast.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 04:25:55 | More by tapman
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stoepsel

Spain

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown body with an appropiate slightly crema-colored head.
Nose is smooth roasty licorice.
The taste is an interesting combination of the warm maltiness typical for the Dunkel-Style and the fresh hoppiness of northern German lagers which surprisingly results in a kind of british elegance in the end. Very well balanced and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 22:18:47 | More by stoepsel
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Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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