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Gösser Dark - Brau Union Österreich AG

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Gösser DarkGösser Dark

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75 Ratings
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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

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 Shadman:
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Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark red mahoghany in colour, nice tan head. So so retention. Attempts to lace the sides of my glass, but fails most of the time.

Roasted munich malts, slight grassiness. Quite understated until it warms. Then a slight cola aroma is present.

Smooth, albeit slightly watery @ first. Some toasted malt, that cola taste noted by others and slightly grassy, slightly herbal tastes. Finishes with a combination of toasted malts and an herbal dry/slight bitterness.

A smooth, easy to drink example of the style. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 02:44:54 | More by Shadman
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05-24-2014 12:56:27 | More by Oidmoe
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-26-2013 23:54:23 | More by aswaller
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 22:10:03 | More by jdhilt
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

05-22-2013 01:07:16 | More by pin
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-17-2013 00:00:57 | More by Matak3
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-20-2013 18:44:44 | More by harpus
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3.03/5  rDev -17%
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.

Ultimately for me, it can't be a repeat purchase as it was a little watery, and the bitterness combined with the lager yeast flavor profile just didn't have enough malt to carry it to a happy place.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 18:07:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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New York

2/5  rDev -45.2%

04-06-2012 22:51:30 | More by smi
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 18:35:31 | More by Bitterbill
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Chocolatey brown with red highlights. Head is eggshell in color and lasts pretty well. A couple wisps of lacing.
S- Smell is lacking for me. Pretty clean with just a faint cocoa element.
T- The taste is a big improvement. It's initially clean, with some light sweetness. Finish is cocoa and a bit earthy.
M- Medium-full body. Carbonation is initially prickly, but smoothes out. Approaches creamy even. Finishes dry.
O- A case of a beer being better than the sum of it's parts. I would drink these over the course of the night. Tasty and simple.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2011 23:56:56 | More by jsprain1
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 0.5 L bottle into a stein.
Pours dark browh with rich foam head.
Smells of malt and caramel, not too strong.
Tastes fruity and maltysweet with a refreshing hint of sourness.
Fine aftertaste, smooth feeling, low carbonation.
Overall a very fine dark beer to be searched for again.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 14:33:21 | More by Berecki
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3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear dark ruby color with a nice head and decent retention, leaves a nice lacing

S - sweet malt aroma with a touch of toast, hops absent

T - much like aroma, rich sweet malt with a slightly toasted flavor; clean lager character - no esters or phenols

M - medium-light body, moderately high carbonation

O - Overall this is a decent session beer, but more of a dark American lager than a Munich Dunkel. It lacks some richness and malt complexity of the Munich style, while seems to fit perfectly within the Dark American.

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07-14-2011 23:11:06 | More by scoobybrew
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Gösser Dark from Brau Union Österreich AG
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