Flensburger Dunkel - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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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
4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
Comes in a 12 oz flip top bottle - this one is good enough I wish it came in a 6 pack of regular bottles instead of the gimmicky flip top.
Pours copper colored with a thick long lasting head. Light hop and light toasty malt in the nose. The flavor is very nice - dry malt, with a slight hint of dry cocoa in the finish. A very quenching, dry, malty flavor profile.
Reminds me very much of an alt bier. From its location on the map it looks like Flensburg shares the Hanseatic heritage of Dusseldorf - and that heritage shows in this beer. Highly recommend, particuarly if you are an alt afficianado.
05-01-2006 00:58:47 | More by marksto
4.03/5 rDev +10.4%
Cleqr auburn. Good sized light tan head. Retention is good as is lacing. Nice nose of chocolate and caramel. Munich malt accents as well. Nice underlying base of chocolate and roast. Breadiness in the middle. A little roast bitterness lingers. Smooth malts. Creamy texture. Medium bodied. Good dunkel.
I'm getting used to these Flensburger brews. Pretty good stuff.
04-28-2006 20:04:34 | More by Bighuge
4/5 rDev +9.6%
This was a new arrival at my local store so I thought I would give it a try. 12oz flip top bottle, dated 07.10.06, poured into a pint glass, Opened with a brisk pop.
Apours clear mahogany, reddish, orange amber (hows that for a color description? Terrible, I know) with a ¾ inch off white fluffy head that produces full sheets of lacing, head slowly filters down
Sspicy cinnamon and cloves, caramel is dominate, buttery, sweet and pleasant
Tchocolate, buttery caramel, and toffee all mixed together very well, sweet and tasty, just a touch of bitterness at the end
Msmooth, light/medium bodied, perfect carbonation
Deasy drinking. I only bought one to try and will return for a few more. Very flavorful and enjoyable.
04-24-2006 14:09:40 | More by hanco005
3.88/5 rDev +6.3%
Warning: this is one rude bottle of beer! I got a little spray in my face as I flipped off the top. Bad bottle!
Clear bronze coloring, nearly auburn, undedr a cream-toned topping of foam, which slowly dissipates, leaving lace.
Cola-like aroma, sweet, nutty, mineral-y. Not bad, but not especially noteworthy.
Bold entry on the palate, malty flavor spills all over the mouth, traces of nuts, maple, some dark fruits before it hollows out. Clings well on the tongue and throat, taste stays with you and lingers in the memory as well.
Bright, tasty malt handily overcoming my initial misgivings based on the aroma. Medium to full in body, nice grainy texture, good drinkability. Overall, a nice dunkel, indeed. I'd take one anytime.
04-19-2006 23:02:38 | More by feloniousmonk
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
Low key, sweet malty aroma touches on maple syrup. Dark amber in color with an attractive fluffy two finger thick head that is mostly lasting. Light sweet malt in the fore invokes honey cakes and sweetened grain cereals. Very well made with no off notes and a beautiful appearance, but the flavor is subdued and the body thinnish.
04-10-2006 07:12:44 | More by Jredner
4.8/5 rDev +31.5%
Pours out a crystaline nut brown with amber edges and an eggshell head. The head is very thick but not lasting; it quickly fades to a film over the brew. Smell is strong with bits of cappuchino, caramel, oat, and wheat. Blend it together in one bottle and you've got a concoction that you can detect from a good ten inches away from a freshly poured glass. Starts extra smooth and refreshingly crisp with a creme taste. Settles gently sour with lots of hop bitters. There is a sugary undertone to the full-bodied drink. Finishes sour and bitter, dry and strong. The aftertaste is just as edgy and lasting as the rest of the beer.
04-10-2006 02:09:09 | More by theozag
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
The beer was poured into a pub glass.
Appearance: The beer was a very pleasing amber coloration. The head was thick and fluffy honey colored. The head resolved into thick foamy rings.
Smell: The beer has a very good biscuity smell. There is a nice floral nutty clove smell flowing through the beer.
Taste: The beer has a pleasing caramel biscuity smell. There is plenty of sweetness to go around here. The hops break up the sweetness nicely.
Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This is a light to medium bodied beer. The beer is very nicely balanced. This is a dam fine sessionable beer.
03-27-2006 13:27:25 | More by nlmartin
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
12 oz swing top bottle pours a clear dark amber with a huge creamy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass, bready, fruity aromas. Nutty caramel, chocolate flavors, medium bodied with a creamy smooth mouthfeel with a somewhat dry finish, a great lager.
03-12-2006 19:23:06 | More by maxpower
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
Im happy to say our craft beer store brought thisone plus three others of these cool little flip-top bottles from Flensburger for 1.99 each. My first flip-top.
The beer pours a dark chestnut amber with a nice, big bubbled, tan head. The medium carbonation maintains the head well and lace has mild stick.
The aroma is toasted grain and bread-like malts. The taste is toasted bread, citric style hop and as I find with alot of German beers, a metallic background, though thisone has a hint of salty water. It doesn't hurt drinkability for its a nice little Dunkel with a cool little bottle.
03-05-2006 17:23:52 | More by chilidog
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
This beer is very clear and dark copper coloured, with a small fine head.
Smell: molasses, dark malts and fruits, slightly toasted/burned.
Taste: malt bitter, molasses, bitter and dry.
This beer seems to be a Munich Dunkel lager, and I am not formiliar with the style, it reminded me of a darker Alt beer. So very drinkable and with a nice maltiness
02-18-2006 08:45:19 | More by Absumaster
3.45/5 rDev -5.5%
I found this in Moscow in a stubby half liter bottle painted white with a wintery seasonal painting on the front. Swing top seal and a small label around the neck confirming the applicability of the purity law and providing an "at least good until 11/05" label - this was the last beer I opened in 2004.
Pours clear copper under a 1.5 finger off-white head with some contour and decent retention. A few spots of lace linger on the glass. The nose is mild caramel, with a distinct flowery hops note. The mouth is thin and well carbonated. The taste is very subdued: some mild smooth sweet caramel malt throughout, without much in the way of hops backing. A pleasant enough brew, but nothing exciting.
01-01-2005 17:49:10 | More by Globetrotter
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
Presentation: 0.33l cute short and stubby brown bottle with a flip-top ceramic lid. Freshness date on the back.
Appearance: Pours a clear and bright, rich amber beer crowned with an off-white head that's sticky, clumpy, frothy and lasting. Most impressive.
Smell: Smooth and pleasant on the nose. Toasted grain, faint herbal background. Big bready character, like that initial bread in the oven aroma.
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel, light-bodied. Malts hit first with a simple, yet enjoyable, toasty character -- sweetness is balanced. This is followed by a hop flash of citric, rind and salt on the palate and a lively carbonation. Things go a bit coarse at this point and merge with a grainy, bitty, tannin character. Wraps up with a slight roasted character that dries the mouth and leaves a residual bready flavour.
Notes: A very well-done Dunkel, balanced and traditional. It's also easy on the palate and very refeshing.
11-24-2002 09:44:28 | More by Todd
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
Presentation: 33cl brown reusable swing-top bottle with a drink before date on the back label.
Appearance: Crystal clear brassy hue, patchy yet chunky lacing that leaves random web-like trails as the brew is sipped.
Smell: Fresh and bready aroma, smells of a toasted all grain loaf .. very clean with some fresh malt in there.
Taste: Fluffy crispness, moderate body and quite smooth. Clean malt throughout, modest toasted malt rolls from bread crust to a cracker like flavour. Hops are even with a simple bitterness with a touch of herbal flavour. Finishes slightly dry with lots of clean graininess.
Notes: An easy drinking amber lager, clean with full grain flavours is just what I was looking for in this beer. Typical in a way but good none the less.
11-09-2002 13:05:11 | More by Jason
Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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