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Flensburger Dunkel - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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114 Reviews

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Reviews: 114
Hads: 206
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-09-2002

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Photo of horshack7
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a dark mahogany with copper hues and an off white head about one finger thick that leaves behind nice lacing.

Aroma: Molasses is front and center with light notes of caramelized sugar. Dark fruits, raisins, faint prune, grape skin, toffee. Bready caramel malts blanket the outer layer.

Taste: Brown bread, a wave of molasses with a sticky toffee texture on the palate. Caramelized sugar, raisins, light banana notes, dark fruits. Bready caramel malts roam all through it with notes of toffee rounding it out.

Notes: Dunkel lagers are few and far between and what a find this one is. Amazing maltiness so dam tasty and will definitely pick this one up again. Prost.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml, swing-top bottle, the shortest of the new offerings from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some layered streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, sweet nuts, brown sugar syrup, a bit of heady yeast, and spicy, earthy, and grassy noble hops. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel and wheat malt, a still prominent nuttiness, some middling dark orchard fruit, subtle yeast notes, and a decent leafy, weedy, and moderately floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its plain and ineffectual frothiness, the body just on the low side of yer typical middleweight, and smooth enough, I suppose, nothing really existing here to mess things up. It finishes still trending sweet, but pulling back a bit, and letting the various indistinct bittering agents step it up.

Another easy-going, yet hardly world-challenging brew from this extremely northern German outfit. Mostly too sweet in terms of its drawbacks, which is hardly a cardinal sin, but it does get a bit old and tired seeming by the end of just this wee serving size, nein?

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Photo of drmeto
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

-pours a clear amber with a small,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated)
-light body
Slightly above avergae Dunkel

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Photo of NCMatt
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +9%
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

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Photo of TheMissingDrink
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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

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Photo of djura
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

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Photo of Roser
2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
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.


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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of Premo88
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of JayQue
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of jims1991
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
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..

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Photo of jesseejames
4/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of bmwats
3.61/5  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.

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Photo of TOMHONE
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of John_Henry
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Larry18
2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of Hex92
3/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
83 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.