Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Dunkel - Neumarkter Lammsbräu
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4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours chestnut brown with a foamy beige head. No lacing, good clarity. Nice color.
Sweet caramel notes, with sweet bready elements and maybe even a honey-like aroma.
Smooth brew. Brown bread, light toasty malt, caramel, honeyed roasted grain, then drying carbonation, very very light bitterness going to clean flavors. Maybe I really wanted a beer today -- I dunno -- but this is just friggin great.
Surprising carbonation in this one. You don't see bubbles in the glass, but it cuts the sweetness perfectly. I wanted a bit more body in this, a little light here. Not watery at all -- just light.
Drinkability? Oh hell yes. This was a 4 pack, and I bought a single. I would have killed all 4 had I made the jump. Good stuff.
07-22-2010 22:48:04 | More by OtherShoe2
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured a soft brown hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a grainy malt with a touch of caramel sweetness and toasted grain.
The taste was complex with elements of burnt grain, caramel sweetness and hop earthiness. Good doughy finish. Very clean.
The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.
Overall a very tasty dunkel. Welcome to the United States.
03-30-2008 14:55:25 | More by plaid75
4.16/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle at Mellow Mushroom, in Fayetteville, NC.
This beer poured a cloudy brown. Low head retention.
Slight maltiness, crisp, can taste the caramel but it's not very sweet. Low carbonation.
4.8% ABV, yet alcohol is more noticeable here, than with other <5% beers. $0.62/oz
07-30-2014 01:47:38 | More by Renzan0
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass.
Cloudy, rusty raw umber liquid is topped by a thin yet dense, persistent beige head. Delicate pasty lacing. Excellent retention.
Rich malty aromatics suggestive of wheat toast, pecans/walnuts, and a gentle anise-like sweetness.
Distinctive tart/sweet intensely malty lager flavors. Nutty with a very low biterness throughout. Bready finish with lots of wheat.
Medium-light bodied, moderately carbonated, and refreshing.
Clean (as one would expect from a brewery priding itself on purity and organic products), well crafted example of the style. Delicious yet light.
07-02-2011 02:26:59 | More by augustgarage
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
Neumarkter Lammesbrau: Organic Dunkel (No Date) (Tasted 04/12/10)
11.2 oz. bottle, poured into a dimple mug.
Appearance: Dark amber, just a few steps shy of brown. Head is unimpressive in size, but long on stamina, leaving some solid lace around the edges and a two millimiter cap of foam that last and lasts.
Odor: Soft, malty aromas all around. Toasted dark bread and fresh milled grain with hints of molasses.
Consistency: Soft carbonation,
Flavor: An explosion of brown bread flavors ranging from fresh-baked to toasted to candied. Instead of trying to cleverly re-phrase somebody elses words, how about we just steal them "fermented honey" (thanks Todd). Finish is on the drier side, malt doesn't die, stays really strong showing a slight chocolate tinge.
Dug it. This is an exemplary session beer, dunkel lager and definitely something that I would love to have around often.
04-12-2010 21:13:42 | More by Walken
4.13/5 rDev +7%
It has a rich, burnt umber appearance with a thin but creamy head, which lingers on as long as you drink. If you put your nose in the beer, it is imbued with sweet and fruity and bready notes, complemented by a 99% coco touch around the periphery. The fruity hints come off as black cherry or raisin. The flavor is so well balanced it's hard to draw any comparison. It tastes rich and full of dark land-bread toasted grains. When it mellows, the layers peak out with toasty biscuits and bitter coffee/chocolate tones. It has a round, filled-out body that can't be beat. It has a rustic mouthfeel - But I'm not sure if that is the Bio beer appeal Im getting. Medium to light carb. I could drink only a few of these since they seem pretty well filling. Highly, Highly recommended!
Drink this with a big pig's knuckle and a side of fried potatoes.
11-13-2010 20:04:10 | More by joemacpherson
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a brownish-red color with a thin head into my glass. Not too dark but I still think it's too light for a dunkel.
Nuts, dates and malt that borders too much on cloying. It's also light-struck to a degree thanks to the green glass.
Caramel, nut and only a dash of raisin/date upfront. Not bad. Chewy. Clean.
Lingering nuttiness dominates the back of the throat. Finishes very clean.
It wasn't what I thought at first but regardless, I like this organic example of the style!
05-02-2012 07:03:00 | More by Brad007
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
Dark amber/ nut brown appearance with a cream colored head. Delicious aroma of toffee, nuts, and lightly toasted pumpernickel. The flavor is a very dry, nutty toffee-like affair with a marked smoothness. The hops serve to balance the malts and go a little step further to dry it out on the finish, making this beer very drinkable. You get deep rich malt flavor in a medium bodied package that does not cloy. In an era of beers that cater to palettes that were raised on soft drinks, this dunkel is a glorious reminder of the heyday of Germany's beer reputation.
05-24-2008 04:36:39 | More by dedrinker
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
I had the privilege of tasting this several times in 2 oz samples at the German Beer Fest last weekend. Reddish brown in color with an off white head. Some caramel and roasted oats. What really comes through is the grains. I can smell the mash in the nose and taste it as well. For any of you who homebrew, the smell that comes from your mash tun I can smell and taste in this beer. No doubt this beer is a decoction mashed.
This is a remarkable brew! I can't say that I've had anything quite like this before.
I got the impression that they may be trying to export this soon. I hope they do, because I'd love to taste this again.
I had the opportunity to try this one again as I found it in a local store. I know the ones that I got to try at the German Beer Fest were super fresh, and I believe the ones that I found in the store were not.
Pours a dark brown with beautiful reddish hues and a bubbly off white head dissipates quickly. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, plums come to mind. Slight grain in the nose. Taste is sweet, caramel and dark fruits, slight bready grain, lingering burnt sugar in the finish, no hops at all. Creamy smooth mouth, medium level of carbonation, thick body. Not a bad beer, but I'm just not blown away like I was before.
10-01-2007 23:45:16 | More by johnnnniee
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured from the bottle into a Libbey pilsner glass. Uh oh, green bottle.
A real nice hued deep chestnut and mahogany brown body color. Light tan head a bit foamy but with a nice growing pinhead sized bubbles in the formation. Settles to a creamy tan puck. Not much rising carbonation. Pretty solid.
Wow this smells like a doppelbock. Big clove notes, and cinnamon brown hot spices. Nutmeg and clove are all over this thing. A clean hop aroma of matching spice as well. NO SKUNKING luckily, we have dodged the skunk monster.
Very clean palate. Light crisp and with a nice caramel malt backbone, hints at light anise and licorice quality, with minimal toffee sweetness. Clean hop popping finish, and grain light airy quality. Good mix of light crispness and malt density as well for easy drinking.
A real solid dunkel lager, luckily feel even better dodging the green bottle of death (it appeared brown should have looked at the bottle cap neck closely I would have known better.
05-29-2014 01:23:23 | More by smakawhat
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured into hefeweizen glass.
A- 23-30, a beautiful dark orange-brown. Quickly dissipating, one-finger beige head with a nice, thin retention & webby lacing.
S- Sweet, plump, honey-wheat bread aroma. I wanna toast it and put turkey & mustard on it!
T- Toasty, medium-bodied malt, & slick. A perfect touch of subtle sweetness followed by a drier, subtle hoppy finish.
M & O- Moderate carb bite. Very well balanced. I'm happy this was my first Dunkel!
08-09-2013 02:29:00 | More by toddicus13
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:
Ruddy orange-brown color; the thin layer of sediment is left behind in the bottle to make sure it pours out perfectly clear. Decent head retention with ample stickage on the glass. Smells of sweet brown bread, light caramel and an ever-so-faint fig note. Slick medium body with a sufficient level of crispness to keep the beer lively. Clean and pleasant toasted bread character from start to finish really has a firm grip on the taste buds. Hops come in a little prickly as the bitterness slowly moves over the palate; quick herbal flavor leads to more of a mellow spicy note. Dry finish with a flash of toasted biscuit flavors and slight lemony hop.
For a beer style that has less wiggle room than others, this one is not only a benchmark beer for the style, but a stellar example as well. So clean and flavorful, each sip makes you want another.
09-20-2010 17:41:33 | More by BeerAdvocate
4/5 rDev +3.6%
In the glass and settled, this beer is a thick (not viscous) brown with plum highlights and lots of bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. The head is a tan one, starting almost a finger high and receding quickly to a thick layer with heavy edges that makes for solid lacing.
The wheat forms a dry base under dark fruits, fig and prune specifically, and a hint of banana notes with a mineral tone to it under plenty of caramel.
Something like clove is stronger in the flavor, breads heavy in the malts with caramel secondary. The mineral note still runs strong, but in a complementary way, while toast and dark fruits make up a good part of the bulk of the flavor. Herbal and floral hops notes hit the middle and lead right into the finish, where a bit of banana peel as well as a zesty lemon flavor come in.
It's pretty light in the body but leading medium, still deep and well textured. The crispness isn't too biting but remains firm the whole way through, while its cleanness is notable. It's smooth, too, and the light dryness balances the feel.
08-01-2014 19:32:29 | More by Brenden
4/5 rDev +3.6%
(Bottle, trade with joss in Germany). Organic! Reddish brown colour, very good head. Roasted malts, toast, caramel, oak and pine wood in the aroma, some smokiness. Flavour is all malts + a slight smokiness, nice bitterness, well balanced. This is a very good dunkel!
02-25-2006 18:52:29 | More by Sigmund
Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Dunkel from Neumarkter Lammsbräu
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