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Slingshot Dunkel - Backpocket Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backpocket Brewing visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Don't let the Slingshot's color fool you, it has a light body and smooth complexities that will remind you to never judge a book by its cover. Or, more likely, it'll just remind you that beer is a pretty darn good thing.

(Beer added by: drpimento on 02-16-2010)
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Ndflyfan8

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-29-2014 11:08:41 | More by Ndflyfan8
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-14-2014 18:07:42 | More by Alextics
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-08-2014 02:30:01 | More by wrightst
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-26-2014 01:05:54 | More by drewone
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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-03-2014 01:28:42 | More by muddyh2oblues
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Travitten

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-26-2014 03:51:41 | More by Travitten
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-13-2014 18:48:02 | More by Beestin
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afinepilsner

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-28-2014 22:59:07 | More by afinepilsner
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-05-2014 20:55:17 | More by Iowacraft
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.3% ABV

A - Slingshot pours a deep copper in color with excellent clarity below the well-formed ivory head. Sticky clumps of lace clutch the glass with fortitude for one inviting-looking beer!

S - Munich malty sweetness gives Slingshot a wonderful aroma of fresh-from-the-oven nut bread thickly sliced and drizzled with a dribble of toffee.

T - Nuttier than the nose suggests, the thick, dense bread flavor carries over with more malt heft and sweetness dusted with just a hint of cocoa before finishing quite cleanly.

M - Crisp and lighter in bodied than expected for it's color, Slingshot is smooth and easily drinkable with just the slightest lingering sweetness on the tongue.

O - Munich Dunkel might not be the most popular style in the craft beer world but this German-style brewer has nailed the classic dark German lager with Slingshot. Nutty, bread-like maltiness never becomes too sweet or aggressive, just finishing cleanly for a really tasty, easy drinking beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 23:34:37 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Dresden-Valentine

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-16-2014 05:01:36 | More by Dresden-Valentine
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BiomedHawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-04-2014 03:05:50 | More by BiomedHawk
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-20-2013 04:21:50 | More by hopley
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SamAdams327

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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jedijezus

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-07-2013 05:23:10 | More by jedijezus
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap in a Weizen glass.

Copper - amber body and solid finger of white foam. Decent retention after initial sips.

Caramel malt and rye bread on the nose. Some honey. Toasty and sweet.

Initial earthy bitterness on the tongue. At mid-palate more earthiness rides with that rye malt and slightly resin-y hop flavor. The finish is pretty clean with mineral water, cracker malt and some more earthiness.

Medium body, some creaminess, a little watery. So close to being a great feel.

This is a solid beer. If the palate transferred the sweet complexities of the nose, this beer would be in my fridge indefinitely.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2013 17:31:02 | More by Pintofbrown
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

11-28-2013 01:26:16 | More by apasternak
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schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-22-2013 02:36:45 | More by schoon
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A cloudy chestnut amber body, kind of motionless a bit with some fast rising carbonation that's hard to see, and a bit of yeast chunk at the bottom. Head forms large on the pour but in control with a foamy three finger tan top and soapy retention.

Nice solid, nose if a bit grainy. Clove like spices and some sticky smelling yeast. Hints of peanut strangely which seems a bit off putting.

Palate is a bit surprising, with a little bit of a light body. Interesting fruity estery tones on this similar to grape and cherry. Hinted crispness that falls a little flat with a mineral water action. Hop herbality seems very unoticeable in this, but drinks well and quite easy. Much more caramel like warmth comes out as the beer warms.

Overall not too bad for a dunkel

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 21:23:14 | More by smakawhat
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zowie

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

11-16-2013 03:30:29 | More by zowie
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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arnold931

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-22-2013 03:48:08 | More by arnold931
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sshowalter66

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-17-2013 01:03:33 | More by sshowalter66
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-06-2013 13:38:15 | More by sgttibbs
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Slingshot Dunkel from Backpocket Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.