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Zötler Korbinian Dunkel | Privat Brauerei Zötler

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Zötler Korbinian DunkelZötler Korbinian Dunkel

Brewed by:
Privat Brauerei Zötler

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of SilentSabre
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This has long been one of my favourite styles, the Munich Dunkel, and the aroma of this one reminds me why. This wasn't particularly exceptional to look at, with it's crystal clear bronze-red body, spotty clusters of CO2 bubbles clinging to the side of my pint glass and the sand coloured head which dissolved from a finger and a half to little more than a film in no time. Quite average, really. However, the nose on this one was rich brown sugar, maple syrup, and perhaps a little bit of a [hazel?] nutty nuance hiding deep down. The flavour reflected these, as well, though not as assertively as the aroma. Still, sweet malts dominated, for sure. Mouthfeel was rather average, being little more than simply suitable for the style and little more. Drinkability? I could drink a dozen of these in a sitting with absolutely no trouble what-so-ever. Again, one of my favourite styles, and this offering is no exception!

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Photo of ThirstyBird
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Brown with reddish highlights. Light tan head quickly falls to ring.
S - A lot of toasted dark malts, grainy, maybe some dark fruit, a touch of caramel. Nice
T - The dark malt starts it out with a nice rich sweetness. Really light hops on the back end with a slightly dry finish.
M/F - Between light and Medium in body. Moderately carbonated it is both smooth yet active with the carbonation.
D - This is a good one. Just found it the other day and had never heard of it. I would be pleased to drink a few of these.

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Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a lovely clear mahogany with a thick, beige head that sticks a lot of lace

Smell: Crusty wheat bread with undertones of cocoa powder and caramel

Taste: Opens with a cocoa powder dusted caramel flavor that is joined by the wheat bread crust at mid-palate; while it verges on sweetness, the grainy flavors hold it in check after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate but spritzy carbonation

Drinkability: Just a superb dunkel

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Photo of Offa
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tasty dunkel, very smooth yet quite characterful.

Dark reddish bornw, it has a smallish, dense tan head slowly shrinking and leaving a bit of lace.

The aroma is toasted grain, whole wheat bread crust, hints of rootbeer, caramel, and maple syrup.

The taste is strongly maple syrup and caramel at first with toasted bread crust, hints of bark, pepper and anise. It's very flavourful with a lightly bitter finish and it's not dry. It's a little oily, very smooth, and zesty.

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Photo of EMV
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in Fussen, Germany. Poured into a tall pint glass.

L: Pours a dark cloudy mahogany color with three fingers of off-white head.

S: Freshly baked dark bread. Toasted malts/grains and faint hops.

T/F: Semi-sweet toasted malts and breads. Earthy and clean. Mild hops at the finish with no aftertaste. Moderately carbonated.

O: Great tasting beer and one of my favorite dunkels so far in Germany. Great balance and excellent session beer. More please!

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer review from BA Mag Dec 2007.

Privat Brauerei Zötler has over 550 years of real history that spans over 20 generations of brewing. Yeah, you don't hear that too often.

Dull mahogany color, great clarity. The head retention is sufficient enough as it lasts through the session and leaves a ring or two on the glass. Smells of fresh-baked dark bread, lots of complex dry malt character in the nose with a hint of herbal hop. Unwavering medium body holds a popping crispness and smooth mouthfeel. The depth of the malt backbone starts to unravel with the first sip--dark bread, toasted grain and a little grassy. The malt sweetness is at a perfect level and is balanced very well by a subtle hop that pulls more flavor than bitterness. Finishes semisweet with a long trail of toasty malt flavor.

Every once in a while we come across a beer that is epic within taste and spot-on to style. It's hard to pinpoint perfection, but Korbinian Dunkel comes pretty close to it.

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Zötler Korbinian Dunkel from Privat Brauerei Zötler
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