Hirter Morchl - Brauerei Hirt GmbH
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2.6/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Im not very good on this style yet, but Im 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 beers body isnt particularly thick but it sure feels like sugar water mixed with molasses. Im 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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2007 19:55:59 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2006 00:27:23 | More by budgood1
4.3/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2006 20:30:09 | More by Globetrotter
Hirter Morchl from Brauerei Hirt GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.