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Hirter Morchl - Brauerei Hirt GmbH

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BA SCORE
85
very good

54 Reviews
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 105
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Hirt GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2005

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Reviews: 54 | Hads: 105
Photo of malcontent
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep mahogany body mounted by a fabulous three fingers of sticky head. Lacing oozes down the glass.

Strong toffee and roasted malt tones lead into a mellow grain chaff aroma.

Malt liquor indeed. One-dimensional but solid. Sweet cream and earth with a slight knock on it due to a metallic tinge on the finish. As it warms the beer does tend toward the cloying side.

For as rich and full-tasting as the beer is, there is a slight thinness to the brew. A tad slick on the finish. Not my favorite style by a long-shot but easy enough to drink if it's your bag. A good, not great, take on a German standard; those wacky Austrians... (630 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.68/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I’m not very good on this style yet, but I’m pretty sure that to be a true Munich Dunkel, it has to be a big cloying mess. This one certainly fits the bill. Appearance is nice at a dark brown near black with deep crimson hues and a thin tan head. The aroma is not bad either. Lots of berries, molasses, sweet coffee/caramel malts, and a general fruit cake fruitiness. The taste and mouthfeel on the other hand…bleh! Sweet cloying fruit and caramel flavors dominate. The beer’s body isn’t particularly thick but it sure feels like sugar water mixed with molasses. I’m sure this is all fitting with being a dunkel but damn, it is just not for me. Totally unbalanced and disgustingly sweet. Undrinkable.

Served an tap at the Map Room. (740 characters)

Photo of budgood1
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out of the half litre bottle a nearly opaque crimson/ruby hue with a thin tight tan head. lots of festive lace. sweet malty aroma; molasses and fruitcake come to mind...pretty nice. euro flavours of light chocolate and caramel, with hints of berries and cream. some smoky, dark roasted coffee notes finished with noble hops. all very subdued and laid back. the mouthfeel starts with a carbonated note immediately followed by some silky smoothness. it slides down easy. the body is fullish for a dark lager...quite satisfying. drinkability is good...i could down a few.

overall a nice dark lager from austria. (617 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fairly difficult to find in Vienna, the bottle is standard brown half-liter, with a parchment colored label featuring just the name, a coat of arms and an old waxed seal. There is no definitive list of ingredients, but they punctuate the claim of no sugar added with an exclamation point. Best before 11/06, I opened it on 9/23/06.

Pours a clear pinkish brown under a 3/4 finger beige head that lasts forever but still fails to generate any lace. The nose is mild but very enticing, with clear if not strong sweet caramel tones. The mouth is well carbonated and quite sticky, coating all sides with a viscous coating that prolongs the taste sensation. And the taste is quite good. Slightly roasted malt and a bit of sweetness at first yield to a slightly burnt espresso bitter aftertaste that lingers very well. This is definitely not your average Viennese Dunkel - it has spirit and character. Easily my favorite bottled Austrian beer after 2.5 months of fairly intensive research. (985 characters)

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Hirter Morchl from Brauerei Hirt GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.