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Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Dunkel - Neumarkter Lammsbräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

58 Reviews
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Reviews: 58
Hads: 125
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sigmund on 02-25-2006

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Reviews: 58 | Hads: 125
Photo of dasenebler
2.15/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

33cl, green long-neck, best before 6/8/11.

Pours a clear, brilliant medium amber. Meringue-like beige head retains wonderfully at two fingers, with textbook lacing.

The aroma is a little off. Too metallic, possibly oxidized.

The flavor also has a metallic character that accumulates on the palate: borderline undrinkable. There is a bit of toasted bread and nuttiness, but overall this is a watery and metallic Dunkel. Touch of bitterness and a drying finish. The mouthfeel has fine, medium carbonation.

Drain pour. First bad beer I've had from this brewery. (563 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
2.23/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: bright with deep amber colour. The head is light tan, moderate in size and frothy. It may not be long lasting and presents almost no lacing.
Aroma: slightly roasted sweet malt aroma.
Taste: sweet and slightly toasted malts, some herbal hops and a not very nice cooked vegetal flavour.
Mouthfeel: smooth, average level of carbonation, low alcoholic strength and a medium body.
Finish: lingering bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall: I really did not appreciated this one and could not see why the fuss about this dunkel. Perhaps it was a bad batch as the bottle was very near its expiration date. (604 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.49/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark mahogany-hued body with a bubbly, off-white head.

Smell: Mild nose woefully reduced to no more than a few weak notes of dark bready, nutty malts and little else.

Taste: Maltiness displays some mild dark breadiness and nutty tones with just a touch of sweetness. Ultra light herbal hop character with almost no bitterness to be found. Drying finish. Pretty lacking overall, I must say. It's quite an impressive feat to make St. Pauli Girl Dark seem bold!

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Skip it. For me, this one just comes across as entirely too thin in all of its attributes. Next time I'm in the mood for a Dunkel, I'll do myself a favor and have an Ayinger Altbairisch, thanks. (746 characters)

Photo of SilentSabre
2.52/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is usually one of my favourite styles. That said, I have had quite a few Munich Dunkel Lagers in my lifetime. This one does not resemble any of them. The colour is a bit lighter than it should be, IMO. The head was about a half inch tall and vanished into nothing in less time than it took to type this sentence. Smell was malty and marginally close to what other Munich Darks smell like, but really wasn't very impressive. Taste was average at *best*, but again, there are many examples of this style that much better represent the Munich Dark. I'm just not feeling the Lammsbrau version of one of my all time favourite styles. Mouthfeel is noticeably too thin, and of course, given all these negatives, this is simply not very drinkable to me. Not an awful beer, but in the way of Munich Darks, there are many offerings out there much, much better IMO. (859 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Shared with the benevolent Masterski.

A - An amber colored beer with a nice two finger head that had good retention.

S - Hops, malts, little bit grassy and farmy.

T - Tastes like an organic beer. A bit woody and lagery, with a somewhat watered down taste. There's a bit of ginseng and grassy taste to this as well. Little bit of caramel malts.

M - Light, watery, lower-end carbonation.

D - It's okay, low drinkability for the ABV. I'm not a huge fan of this, honestly. (473 characters)

Photo of corby112
2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with golden amber/mahogany edges when held to a light source and a thin off-white foam head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.

Roasted malt aroma with hints of caramel, nut, chocolate and slightly earthy hops. Pretty bland really.

Lighter end of medium body with a crisp, clean mouthfeel, soft carbonation, roasted maltiness and bitter hops. Hints of caramel malt, chocolate, nut, toffee and earthy bitter hops. Dry finish. (477 characters)

Photo of beertunes
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear ruby-brown color with less than 1/4 inch of light tan head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was pretty good, lightly sweet malts and a nice earthy grain base. The flavor was also pretty typical, the grains were slightly overpowered by the sweetness of the malts. There was just the lightest hop presence.

The body was medium, for the style, not as heavy as some, was clean, and had, considering the sweetness, a relatively dry finish. Drinkability was good, the beer was gone fairly quickly, and I'd have another. Overall, a decent example of the style, not special or notable, but if you're in the mood, you could do worse. (707 characters)

Photo of Strix
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky brown, head dissipates quickly.

Smells bready and malty, a bit sweet.

Taste is bready, with molasses, raisins and earthy flavors, very malty and very sweet.

Mouthfeel was a bit flat for me, which sort of detracted.

This one wasn't really my thing. Got too sweet on me after awhile. I guess some people love it, but for me it was nothing special. Tastes were just sort of off and mouthfeel was flat. (408 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle
4.8% ABV

A- Pours a dark copper/brown color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet bready malt and a hint of caramel.

T- The taste like the aroma is dark bread, toasted malt and a touch of caramel. There is a good amount of sweetness and a moderate hop presence in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a pretty solid Dunkel that is worth a try. (443 characters)

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From an odd shaped 11.2oz bottle, long skinny neck.

Pours an amber color with a large off-white head, fades fast at first but slows down and leaves a long lasting cap, some patchy lacing.

Smell is primarily malt with a light caramel presence.

Taste is crisp yet has a very soft carbonation to it (plenty of it, just very soft), all caramel malt and slightly earthy, sadly it has a very thin mouthfeel that borders of water-like that ruins it.

Got it for my birthday from my parents, surprisingly they got a few things I've never tried and this is one of them. (563 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown that is nearly clear. Nose is thick and sweet cloying malts. Flavor is malty sweet as well. Cloying, yes. Smooth, fairly. Some fruit tones, but mostly what I notice is an odd burn on the flavor profile. Seems almost alcoholic, but isn't really. Feel is smooth on liquid and lower on carbonation. This is okay I suppose. Too cloying though, and I wouldn't go for it again. (390 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle with a fat bottom and a pencil-thin neck, on to the beer:

Autumn muddy orange in color, the head is bubbly with only decent head retention, dissipates into nothing in a few minutes. A hint of cardboard in the nose, but that soon takes a back seat to the overwhelming raisin aroma. The taste...dark bread makes its appearance on the palate with a pinch of sweetness. Just when you think something is about to build, it dries up. There's a hint of yams, but for the most part this is a dry bodied beer that doesn't soak your palate with flavor. Also there is a touch of dark fudge and tea-like hops found amid this medium-carbonated, light/medium bodied beer.

This is a very dry version of a dunkel lager. I prefer my beers to drench my tongue in flavor, but I can adjust to some extent to dry, balanced, non-offensive, low-flavored beer.

As for being "...dedicated to environmental responibility, sustainable agriculutre..." why the hell would you go organic? You need significently more land to produce the same yields. At least it's produced for "your enjoyment", and that's what matters the most for the consumer. (1,134 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink. (522 characters)

Photo of endovelico
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0,33 L. Served cold. Poured into Cut glass stein. Reviewed on 19-9-2009 under normal natural light. Taken from notes.

Appearance: Pours muddy/semi hazy Mahogany/Amber-ish colored brew with unperceived effervescent and a sizeable tan head. Some lacing and decent head retention.

Aroma: Condition OK. Intense aroma of sweet chocolate with some molasses and vanilla on the back. Has some faint herbal quality to it aswell that fades as the beer warms giving in to the chocolate aroma.

Taste: Subtle/mild intensity. Condition OK. Sweet chocolate on the front, slight vanilla and caramel with some roastiness on the back.

Palate: Low bitterness. Coating with medium low body. Finishes sweet and 'heavy'. Medium low carbonation.

Drinkability: PQR ratio is very decent, but i cant help but think this should be a lighter drink. The chocolate and sweetness makes it cloying and the low carbonation doesn't help aswell. Could use more roastiness and other types of dark flavors to balance the chocolate taste, give it more depth and make it less heavy. (1,049 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy caramel color with a very modest head that fritters away without leaving any residue

Smell: Brown bread and malted milk

Taste: Brown bread with malted milk, up front, with a slightly fruity flavor developing by mid-palate; malted milk finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Far too malty without any hop balance; under-attenuated (391 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Brown in color with orange hues. Rocky off-white head retains very well. Foamy clumps of lacing adhere to the glass.

S: Grainy and husky. Bready, toffee, crust. Hint of brown cocoa powder. Caramel. Grassy hops. Subtle grape leaf. Clean.

T: Toast, caramel, cola, brown cocoa powder, brown bread. Husky grain. Hay. Grassy hops. Sweet. Clean. Whisper of alcohol. Caramel, cocoa, and husk on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Full and creamy on the palate. Some syrupy residual sugars. Low carbonation amplifies the syrupy feel. Husky grain brings a mild astringency.

O: Just as in the pilsner, the husky grain gets to me. It would be a more enjoyable beer if not for that. Could use a little more carbonation too. (755 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to emerge077 for this one. Served in a flute.

A - Pours with a finger of off-white foam that leaves behind nice sheets of lace as it settles to a thin cap. The body is a slightly hazed golden orange color. Somewhat light for a dunkel?

S - Lots of fresh bread, light caramel, some dried fruits.

T - The taste is heavy with bread and rum cake, as well as some faint dark fruit and nuttiness in the periphery.

M - Chewy body that implies a slightly bigger beer than 4.8%. Spritzy carbonation, and a slightly dry toasted finish.

D - It's a pretty solid, but ultimately unremarkable Munich Dunkel. It's pretty easy to drink, and I'd have it again if I were at a German beer garden or restaurant. (702 characters)

Photo of Thads324
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby brown with tons of light tan head. Sticky lacing everywhere. Head doesn't dissipate much at all.
Aroma is a bit skunky. Dark fruits, freshly baked bread. Overall sweet, but not much else.
Starts a bit watery, then has a very nice easy going flavor. Lots of sweet dried cherry flavor blended with bread. Little hop bitterness briefly breaks up the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Very easy to drink.

Overall a pretty good brew, but I think it wasn't as fresh as I'd liked it to be, hence the skunk smell. Great flavor and drinkability though. (570 characters)

Photo of tatoodkelt
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 10/10/2009- from notes.

Green 11.2oz bottle poured into a shaker glass.

A- Kind of a murky deep copper color with a tightly bubbled, off white, two finger head that quickly settled to a thin cap for the remainder. Ok lacing.

S- I expected more, sweet dark bread was about all I got.

T- Dark bread again, an almost caramelish sweetness for a bit, dark fruit hints, and a little hoppy at the end.

M- Medium bodied, smooth. The carbination wasnt very evident.

D- Pretty easy to drink and I think a decent example of the style but I probably wont pick it up again. (575 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark brown/red. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. There is also suspended sediment present. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, grain, pale malt, slight oatmeal sweetness, and yeast. Fits the style of a Munich Dunkel Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, yeast, hint of grain, hint of oatmeal, and a hint of hops. Overall, a light and refreshing brew. There is a strong sweetness, but not of a cloying nature. (517 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pokal a chesnut brown with a nice tight looking off white head that hung around for quite awhile.Aromas of mineral,toast,and cookie douogh,not very sweet wich is good.Tastes of German malts with that hint of iron with more cookie dough and breadiness in the finish.A tad thinner than what I like but it's a damn fine weekend outdoor grilling quaffer with nice flavors. (382 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured clear amber brown with a weak head.
Aroma had more sweet caramel malt than medium roasted malt, but this is reversed in tasting. The lightly sweet flavor suggests dark bread baked with some brown sugar.
Medium body with spot on carbonation.
O: very good exemplar of style. (281 characters)

Photo of Marraybay
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting beer: Nice glass presentation in terms of its amber color and head formation. Taste is interesting, but a perhaps a bit underwhelming. Not really getting the advertised sweetness full-on, which is a bit disappointing: (I.e. caramel, chocolate, toffee, etc). Very subdued. Something--mineral, medicinal perhaps--in the middle that I'm not sure I'm onboard with. However, as the beer warms, that component seems to fade away. In the end, it's a decent lager, but not a beer that could really carry the conversation alone. In some ways, it reminded me a little bit of a near-beer; Clausthaler? One final note - color was almost identical to the Yuengling lager that my wife was drinking. (704 characters)

Photo of Psilo707
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured very tank, with a quickly dissipating *very* thin head. No lacing present whatsoever. Closer inspection reveals a ruby red color when held up the light.

S: Pretty deep scent. Very piney and solid.

T: Good taste, although not as deep as I was expecting at first. Sits on the taste buds very quickly before vanishing.

M: Fairly good. Thin feeling but solid.

D: Can drink this very quickly or at any pace desired without any noticeable negatives.

Overall: Decent beer! Not what I expected at first but then again that's usually the case with dunkel's for me. Buy it. (578 characters)

Photo of DoktorZee
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. No obvious best before or brewing date.

A - Red brown brew showing some light carbonation in the glass. A light head that doesn't stay around long, nor does it leave any lacing.

S - Moderate nose on it - some caramel and apple, as well as a hint of copper/iron.

T - Quite light with a nice toasted malt and caramel aftertaste (doesn't last too long).

M - Very light with some moderate carbonation - less of an impact than I would expect.

D - Decent drinkability, though the perceived lightness seems to take away from its thirst-quenching power.

Overall a decent beer - somewhat of a novelty being a certified organic German dunkel. I think I want to try this again (would love to try it on tap). (743 characters)

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