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Gösser Dark - Brau Union Österreich AG

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Gösser DarkGösser Dark

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BA SCORE
83
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Union Österreich AG visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2002)
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
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AmberMan22

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this on tap as well (Black Forest Inn), and I can say it's even better.

I initially made the mistake of thinking this was a Euro Dark lager, which made me drop a couple scores a notch, because I hold Germany to a higher standard than the rest of Europe -- but that doesn't take away from this being a delicious dark beer that really isn't too heavy.

A: A solidly dark earthen color with crimson highlights. A creme colored head actually manages some decent retention and a few scraps of lace.

S/T: toasty, bready, sweet. Roasted and caramel malts blend perfectly together with enough of a hop undertone to provide a bit of balance.

M/D: Gösser is substantial enough to give a nice mouthfeel to it, but doesn't come off as thick or especially heavy. Makes for an easily sessionable beer, especially with the 4.5% ABV.

Definitely a winner in my book, I'll continue to look for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 20:30:23 | More by AmberMan22
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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light tan, one finger-head that goes slowly leaving a good lace. Deep amber color. Light carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is malty. Starts sweet, has a plum flavor finishes smooth and mellow. Nice dark beer. $1.75 for a green 12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Brown pour, some red edges to it, not dense at all, thin flimsy cola looking head with large bubbles that became tiny and didn't really create "head" as we typically see with beer. It looks cooler when you hold it up to light than it does when you actually pour it into a glass. Mild grain and cocao powder aroma, some skunkiness, but not as much as I was hoping for (I like my lager's skunky).

Taste had a mildew like coffee and mild roasting to it. Still some of that cocao powder. Everything that was good about the beer was very mild, but the less than positive flavors seemed a little more dominant. Other than the roasty bitterness, there wasn't much to it, which can be a good thing depending on your perspective. Its a fairly simple and clean beer that offers a little more than an adjunct lager, that's for sure.

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Part of a mixed 6 pack I bought...3 of these are in it.

It pours a dark brown with a small off white head of foam and leaves some nice lacing.

There's loads of caramel malt and some roast and grain in the nose. Being Austrian born, I know it smells very...Austrian.

There are nice caramel malt notes in the taste as well. Grain and hints of chocolate follow with an ever so slight bitterness. Nice sweetish finish. All around, a very good Dark Lager.

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A- Chocolatey brown with red highlights. Head is eggshell in color and lasts pretty well. A couple wisps of lacing.
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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From 0.5 L bottle into a stein.
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Gösser Dark from Brau Union Österreich AG
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.