Augustiner Bräu Dunkel - Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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3.1/5 rDev -20.7%
Winy-like red, mahogany reflexes. Decent foam, with medium compactness, but a little scarce.
The smell is malty, honey, chestnut wood, toffe, light caramel, dried plums, vanilla.
After some while, a smell of corn flavour is perceptible.
Taste of malt and honey, with hints of fruitness (berry fruits and apricot). Delicate taste, not so net how you can expect by the smell.
Medium-medium-low body, with an aftertaste fruity (citrus fruit, orange, strawberry, apricot).
03-15-2004 19:44:48 | More by stcules
3.15/5 rDev -19.4%
The toasty malt aroma gets you right off the bat. There is a slightly metallic tone in both the flavor and the smell. It has a dark brown body with some little tan bubbles forming the tan head and lace. It has roasted malt taste but that is average for this style. It is a good beer. Do not get me wrong but it is average or less for this area. There is barely any hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth.
09-05-2009 04:29:32 | More by MTNboy
3.18/5 rDev -18.7%
A dark brown beer with an enormous head.
The smell is very malty with notes of dark bread crust and a grainy smell. There is an 'green' edge to the beer that is a bit sharp.
The taste is malty with the specialty malts like munich giving the beer a deep taste. The maltiness is not as deep as I expected. The beer is sweet but not cloying, mouthfeel lacks a bit in depth. Bitterness is low.
11-23-2013 20:41:46 | More by Absumaster
3.3/5 rDev -15.6%
Tasted this 500ml bottle on 16,12.2007, best by 01.08. Purchased in Munich a week before.
The appearence, when poured was the best bit; dark mahogony clear body with a full light tan head. Ruby tinge when held against the light.
The smell was very subdued, some maltiness just about evident.
The taste was a bit of a let-down (for me). Fairly bland really.
Not offensive, but not great either. Not quite the brew I had experienced on tap in Munich.
Better on tap.
12-17-2007 10:31:57 | More by JohnfromDublin
3.3/5 rDev -15.6%
A- a Dark golden brown, looks to have a mild carbonation from the growth of head and bubbles rising in it,
S- Strong Malt, Toffee, sweetness in the end
T- Strong on the Malt with a nice balance between the sweetness and a light smoke taste
M- Thick body with a Medium Carbonation
D- Good Beer that goes great with a meaty meal
07-02-2010 17:00:34 | More by BeerShirts
3.33/5 rDev -14.8%
0.5l bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with a decent, creamy off-white head, fair lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, bread, and a hint of wood. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, a hint of roasted malts, some dark fruits, and a hint of earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonated, dry, and crisp. Good dunkel, balanced and tasty.
04-09-2010 00:13:38 | More by mtstatebeer
United Kingdom (England)
3.48/5 rDev -11%
Doughy, toffee, chocolate and caramel. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, with some nice burnt toast on the finish. Slight sweetness from the malts at the start, finishing dry and crisp. A very nice dunkel in the end, nice full, yet layed back mouthfeel, mouthfeel is nice and round aswell (Tap-GBBF 03')
10-02-2003 00:46:54 | More by rastaman
3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
A - Pours a deep reddish-chestnut with an inch of tan head. This drops to a thin layer rapidly. Looks to have moderate carbonation.
S - Rich malt dominates, toastiness, caramel, a little ripe dark fruit.
T - Bold malt flavour at first that turns to caramel in the middle. This lingers and is joined by some fruitiness.
M - Medium body and carbonation.
D - A decent dunkel.
07-17-2006 13:43:08 | More by haz77
3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
First time try on this Bier....sampled during a post-Fest session with BierManVA and his friend Mark....
Has a luscious chestnut/mahogany hue... clear throughout... topped by a frothy, tan head which lasts well and laces nicely. Verrry mild nose, with some light malt...hard to discern subtleties here. Medium body, and medium tongue, though with a slight touch of roughness which does not diminish the overall feel. Nice caramel malt flavor...smooth, too. A smidge of chocolate, but real light. Finish is smooth as well, with mild hops balancing the caramel sweetness. Only slightly bittering. A decent Dunkles, enjoyed in the company of good friends!
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5
09-30-2004 19:30:44 | More by Bierman9
3.65/5 rDev -6.6%
On-tap at a local pub
A- Dark brown, tends to shine with golden hints if seen through light. Head is not big but nicely creamy, and has a decent retention
S- Sweet malts and some caramel. Some smoke hints bring balance, otherwise it would be way too sweet
T- The malt, very sweet but delicate, is again dominat, despite the low ABV. Then hints of berries and herbal notes. After some shock you realize that you were not wrong, this beer has a honey taste: strange but again delicate, and well balanced by other flavours. Good, though the aftertaste is a bit metallic
M- This has a pretty strong and round body for the style, let's say that it is almost a bock. Still it has the typical smoothness of a Hell. Carbonation is perfect
D- Extremelity drinkable and still decently complex. That slight metallic aftertaste takes half a point away though
Nothing that is worth high praises, but sure a fine beer
02-18-2011 18:04:34 | More by Cozzatoad
3.7/5 rDev -5.4%
A - Ruby oak color. Very dead in the glass,no foam and no bubbles. Maybe it is because it is expired in a month..
B - Very strong coffee aroma. Strongest i ever smell it. Also some caramel.
T/M - Roasted malt,very tasty,refreshing. A bit sweeter from caramel. Medium carbonation and bitterness. Also some strong alcohol aroma. I was expected more creaminess.
O - Very aromatic,but not the best taste.
04-21-2014 18:41:41 | More by djura
3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
A nice brown/caramel color with a faint ruby shade underneath a modest, bubbly head. Decent carbonation, but I didn't notice much lace as I enjoyed the beer.
Smells malty, rich and sweet, with a slight roastiness.
Put to the lips, the flavor was sweet, with lots of malt character, also some ripe dark fruits and a slighty chocolate-candy sweetness. I detected a very faint trace of hops only. Hangs quite well in the mouth, rich, robust and somewhat creamy.
A fine example of that catch-call "dark German beer", but certainly nothing mindblowing.
05-08-2006 13:18:46 | More by Metalmonk
Augustiner Bräu Dunkel from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
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