Dead Eye Dunkel | Pug Ryan's Brewery

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Dead Eye DunkelDead Eye Dunkel

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Pug Ryan's Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woodychandler on 09-29-2013

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by beatenbyjacks:
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - thin head with a red amber color to it

Smell - not much for a smell. Nice malt tones, but nothing jumps out.

Taste - here is where the beer shines. Lots of sweet malts that end with a crisp light hop flavor

Mouthfeel - great easy drinking beer that finished well.

Overall - while I'm not a huge dunkel fan this beer was recommended by the waitress and for what it is I enjoyed the beer.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep mahogany brown in color with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of beige around most of the rim and nowhere else. Notes of sweet chocolate and caramel are present within the nose. I taste caramel and dark chocolate. The mouth is lightly chewy and dense.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big light tan head head quickly settles to a quarter inch froth above a dark cherry wood reddish colored beer.

Light caramel grain malts sweet aroma with what seems like a bit of dark fruits like apricots or chokecherries sneaking in.

The dark fruits from the aroma make a guest appearance along side the dark roasted caramel malts to give beer an earthy taste. Whenever I say that to my brother he says "you mean it tastes like dirt" to which I must respond, in this case it taste like you would want foods and drinks to taste like in the fall when the leaves are changing and harvest is in its later stages.

A light dry aftertaste with the darkness of the tastes remaining throughout with this medium bodied dunkel.

I think this is sort of how I would like my Oktoberfest beers to taste or at least have the essence of what this beer brings.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is bready, lots of malts. Taste is also a bit bready, nutty, earthy, a good bit of malts in this one. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine beer for the late autumn season.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edie
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FFATS
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of keng1343
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am forbidden from saying precisely where this beer came from, but my trip to CANorado CANtinues to reap benefits for The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Brewed for the outlaw in you."; "Dead Legend. Live Beer. Keep Cold."; "Munich-style Dunkel that pours the color of a well-oiled saddle. A malt backbone that stands tall and confident in the presence of a clean, crisp, subtle hop profile. Mildly sweet with a nutty and toasty maltiness that is dead on."; "Chuck Wgaon [-] Partners well with out bacon wrapped Filet Mignon or just about anything containing bacon."

Bacon?!? BaCAN! I am suddenly hungry for some bacon. Curse you guys! Another brimful CAN that announced its status by producing a spurt across my fingers on the Crack. I went with an inverted Glug and got two dense fingers of deep-tan head with good retention for my effort. This was a good beer to have opened during daylight hours as it proved to be a deep ruby-red (SRM = 34) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very nutty, underlain with a light chocolaty sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very nutty, with a dark fruitiness that put me in mind of a liquid Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar. I have never been into sweets, but even as a kid, that was one of the few chocolate bars that I liked, along with Mr. Goodbar and Hershey's Special Dark. The hops were intensely subtle as I never noticed anything other than a nutty sweetness, neither of which would have been hops-driven. Now I have a CANundrum as I am not a sweet beer (or anything else) fan. One was about right for me, but it was a really tasty beer, so others might totally dig it. If you like that flavor profile and style, this will be right up your alley.

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can into a goblet. No freshness date.

Pours an attractive brown under an unusually dense and rich looking 2 finger cap of foam.

Smells of sweeter roast and rich malt with a subtle underlying fruitiness of lager yeast and a nice whiff of hops.

The flavor is a total hit! What a nice departure from the overly generic "brown ale" so commonly seen in small breweries. Lightly sweet toasty malts pair with poise to a lightly fruity and subtle hop presence. Well put together, and well integrated. Very nice.

Conclusion: The first beer which has surprised me in a few months. Awesome job Pug Ryan's Brewery, this has turned me on to your beer big time!

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Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a very nice brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/foamy/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice malty, nutty. The taste is very nice malty, kinda nutty. Medium body. Overall, a tasty new.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with the liquid a coffee color and the head a thick tan; nice lacing action all the way down

Smell: Chocolate, toast, some caramel and the faintest hints of fruit and nuts

Taste: Toasted wheat bread and chocolate, up front, with the caramel underpinning; vague fruit and nut tones through the middle and into the finish, where the chocolate and toast maintain their dominance; a bit of lager twang in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice change of pace as not many breweries are tackling this style; Pug Ryan's does a nice job with it

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Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Garnet-hued body with a fair dirty white head. Warm, roasted sweetness to the nose; candied apple. Roasted grain and nut flavors with subtle fruity notes; faint twinge of cocoa in the background; very good hop bitterness to cut the malt sweetness. Medium bodied; dry finish.

A decent tasting dark lager with emphasis on the toasted grain nuances and robust hop bitterness. Interesting interaction between the malt sweetness and a tangy, somewhat acidic bitterness. The carbonation is a tad too prevalent in the feel but not overly distracting from the overall enjoyment of this beer.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can, a dark brown tea- color. Smells of malt, tastes of toasted raisin bread, a little chocolate, a mouthfeel on the verge of silky, overall quite nice.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can from a mixed sixer that I picked up while at the brewery. Brown-amber color, decent head. Aroma is malty, nutty. Flavor has a nuttiness and a good malty aspect to it. This is super easy to drink, I could knock back a couple of these no problem.

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