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Dinkelacker Dark - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Dinkelacker DarkDinkelacker Dark

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138 Ratings

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 06-06-2002)
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Reviews by TXHops:
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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is pretty variable. I’ve had it on a couple of occasions in the past and I’ve discovered that freshness and good maintenance REALLY matter. The beer is the color of an American Marzen—very brown, but very clear and transparent at the same time. The head is quite nice for the style—tannish and with a nice secondary head emerging later, forming uneven, attractive clumps. The aroma is where the variability starts. In the past, I’ve noticed an appetizing toastiness. My current six pack just kinda smells indistinctly beery, with a hint of warm marshmallow. The flavor exhibited the same dichotomy: in the past I’ve noticed a wonderful, toasty, sweet nut flavor. This 6er tastes like a Helles with some caramel color—like if Pete’s brewed a Dunkle.

I recently served this beer at a cross-style tasting and it was the hit of the night—everyone wanted more of this beer. It was on its game that night. Tonight, it’s barely distinguishable from Beck’s dark. I’ll grant this beer a score in the middle of those two experiences with a hop of re-reviewing it later.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2003 19:46:41 | More by TXHops
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A: Pours a dark brown color with a off-white head and good lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and hint of fruit.

T: Flavor is a mixture of roasted malt and a bit of caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and creamy, nice balance.

O: Easy drinker, good for a few.

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2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wanted to give this one a try after having the Dinkel Acker Pilsner. This beer is similar to most of the Dunkel beers out there. It's got the muddy brown color with little bit of yellow around the edges. It had the aroma of clove and banana. This beer also has a similar flavor to the pilsner a bit.

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03-22-2011 03:06:16 | More by Knapp85
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4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2 oz green bottle, I'm hoping for no skunkage.

It pours a dark brown with a hint of reddich/orange/gold. The head is fizzy and off-white.

The smell is classic, no skunk here. It has caramel, cocoa, and dark bread. Along with this is some honey and some light husky grain. I'm not really smelling any hops.

The flavor is excellent, everything you want in a dunkel. It is smooth and caramally with some cocoa, raisin, and munich malts. The hops are present in the flavor and add a little zest to it.

It is extremely drinkable. A winner.

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01-19-2011 19:28:32 | More by crossovert
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brown with a thin tan head, creamy walls of lace.

S- Caramel, tones of chocolate, dark fruits, and sweet malts.

T- Sweet malts, hints of chocolate, dark fruit and undertones of coffee

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D- Very drinkable, not complex, but not boring.

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12-25-2010 05:26:51 | More by JayS2629
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3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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Dinkel Acker Dark

Appearance: Dark brown, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: Caramel honey.

Taste: Caramel, slight honey, and subtle malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green bottle into a weizen glass. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. Has a good but not strong flavor with mild bitterness. Feels a little creamy in the mouth. Drinkability is o.k. Overall this is a pretty good beer.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - I poured beer into glass and it left about 1.5" head in glass which unfortunately disappeared fairly quickly. It has a nice dark color, somewhere between red/amber/mahogany.

S - Roasty malt flavor, no hops or anything else.

T - Dominant dark malt flavor, no real hops, slightly bitter (just barely) and well balanced.

M - Great flavor, leaves slight dark malt aftertaste in mouth for another 15-20 sec.

D - Smooth beer, definitely great for heaver foods such as bbq, not necessarily your thirst quencher for 90+deg weather. Great beer!

The overall carbonation was somewhat flat; however, from the past, I know that many munich dunkel beers are like that. I personally like this beer and cannot wait to get another one.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It poured very flat. There was no carbonation. It was a nice dark amber with a clear body.

It smelled very sweet and malty. It had characteristics of a cider.

A very robust malt flavor was present on the front of the pallet. It slowly gave way to a nice crisp and dry hop finish. A perfect transition from one aspect to the other. It had a solid medium body that was not too hearty but slightly filling.

A very drinkable beer. They taste and mouthfeel really make up for the middle of the road appearance.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 01:27:44 | More by Rennpferd
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Dinkelacker Dark from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
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