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Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Dunkel - Neumarkter Lammsbräu

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106 Ratings

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 02-25-2006)
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-04-2012 00:07:37 | More by uustal
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-30-2012 03:00:02 | More by NoWiner
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

09-19-2012 00:38:32 | More by Bucktoberfest97
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-14-2012 20:08:19 | More by marcsigs28
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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with a thick, shaving cream like head that sits on top for a very long time. 2.5 inch head settles half way in about 3 minutes, a light tan tint to the head and very rich consistent lacing down the glass during the slow settle. The color is that of a very strong southern iced tea. Very tannic in color with red hues when held to the light.

The nose is very rich as well with bready yeast being the dominant note along with vanilla and caramel, more specifically like caramelized sugar. The hops are very subtle and hardly notable to the nose.

The first impression of this beer is very classic and clean German artisan brewing. The beer is dry with great malt flavors and very subtle hops. This is not a beer for hop heads since you will not like it. However, if you are a fan of European brews and traditional German beers then this is a fantastic example of that tradition. I really like this one. I can feel the warmth of the alcohol in my stomach implying the higher ABV but it is completely masked by the flavors. This could be a dangerous beer because it is so good and drinkable you could become extremely hammered rather quickly. The mouth feel is light and smooth with lively carbonation that falls away to a slight bitter hopping that is superbly well balanced.

The flavors are rich. I let it warm a bit to really let the flavors come out. Initially sweet malt with very subtle Smokey undertones, hints of black pepper, bread, caramel, bitter herbs, and fresh mountain spring water are all there in a wonderfully balanced beer.

Overall this is an extremely good beer and I really would love to drink some more at any time.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 02:47:05 | More by AtrumAnimus
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-31-2012 19:18:24 | More by AndrewMichael
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

08-27-2012 01:50:35 | More by doctorb
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-08-2012 20:23:18 | More by JohnK17
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-26-2012 20:14:45 | More by rapayn01
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 18:06:45 | More by Pelicanrocks
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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 22:35:52 | More by Thads324
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-08-2012 02:33:49 | More by boyessen
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-02-2012 01:27:59 | More by Schmuckles
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-01-2012 19:17:30 | More by TeachChefs
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

06-26-2012 19:59:21 | More by KimenTshom
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-21-2012 04:29:04 | More by Horbar
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 07:03:00 | More by Brad007
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-02-2012 02:50:59 | More by barongearmu
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-24-2012 03:55:14 | More by fisherbray
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New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 fl. oz. US bottle marked 11:04...B26. Sampled on April 19, 2012. It pours a deep, dark amber brown with a huge, foamy beige head that slowly diminishes. The aroma on this beer is outrageously sweet and malty and has this German nutty characteristic. The body is right around medium. I was hoping for something bolder. The taste is vibrant with malty sweetness and a mellow bitterness to balance things out. It reminds me a bit of Newcastle Brown Ale with a slightly more bitter note. It is a likable beer and one that I could drink often.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 00:48:53 | More by puboflyons
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-12-2012 05:55:13 | More by WYVYRN527
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12-25-2011 18:46:30 | More by exonthebottle
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A reddish amber, nearly cherry-colored beer with a huge cap of foamy off-white head that settles down slowly. Clear enough to read the paper through. Nice creamy lacing.

Aroma of toasty, bready malt, grassy hops, and a light caramel sweetness. Bitterness is apparent in the nose but is actually quite tame in the tasting. Certainly very malt-forward; it's a simple, tasty, easy-drinking beer that's quite sessionable at 4.8% ABV. Grassy European hop profile, low bitterness, again, moderate to low sweetness with hints of caramel. The organic dark malt dominates both the flavor and the aroma.

Light-bodied but not watery; medium-low carbonation; just a touch of creaminess, extremely drinkable. There's something distinctly different about the malt in this beer that's giving me fits as I try to describe it. Nevertheless, I would recommend this one readily as a sessionable, non-bloating lighter beer that has the added attraction (to some) of being organically produced.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 15:02:24 | More by tobelerone
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber brown color with a nice two finger tan head that falls slowly with nice decent lace.

Aroma is nice light toasted malts, light cooked caramel and some light toffee. Light fruit notes with some earthy hops. Smells wonderful.

Taste is malty toasted bread caramel notes smooth and clean very favorable. Finish is more malt light fruitiness nice herbal/earthy hops that add some bitterness. Wonderful that a light abv brew can have so much flavor.

Mouthfeel is light perfect carbonation light pep but smooth at the same time.

Overall it is excellent very well done very session-able, would be wonderful to have a keg of this for everyday drinking. ant to thank merlin48 for this one, he said it was good and he wasn't lying.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 01:35:17 | More by mntlover
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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 02:26:59 | More by augustgarage
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