Dark Lager | Durango Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Durango Brewing
Colorado, United States
durangobrewing.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Edie
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice fizzy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some hints of chocolate/toffee. The taste is pretty nice malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of atomicbeer
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gerred
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of rabbitguy
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dcguitar
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BeerFanDurango
4.74/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a GABF award winning beer and I can understand why. As a Dark lager its already got a special dark and smooth taste but Durango Brewing has really nailed this one. My absolute favorite from this brewery and I think its a real beer drinkers kind of beer.

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Photo of beergoot
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark brown color complete with a rich, creamy head. Caramel sweetness in the nose with hints of roasted grain, vanilla, and molasses. The taste follows along with the aroma with the addition of light cocoa. Mouthfeel is smooth, sweet, and rich.

A very smooth and delightful dark lager, packed with rich flavors and creamy mouthfeel. Nicely complex and balanced.

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Photo of firstlighthiker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MichaelBuck
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer took forever to pour from a 12 oz. bottle. Holy head foam! Once the khaki colored head subsided, it leaves a nice foamy head for the remainder of the twelve ounces. Color is cola brown with hints of garnet.

Roasty malt aroma with a hint of cocoa powder. Smells inviting and tasty.

A little chocolate and plenty of roasted and toasted malt flavors. There's a bloody, metallic finish though. Luckily it's quick. The palate is a little tinny as well.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Here's a no-context quote for ya: "I love you, Ian Holm." Yup. So, this stuff pours a clear garnet topped by a finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises watered-down coffee, light maple syrup, and the lightest possible touch of toast. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a bit of hard water that somehow seriously detracts from everything else. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly fluid feel. Overall, an alright little dark lager, but nothing I would ever really reach for with any enthusiasm.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: This beer is mostly dark cola black with a tint of brown coming
through the edges when held up to the light.A chunky, frothy cream sea-foam head
hangs around for a few minutes, then recedes to a wisp of teeny bubbles, but
leaving bigger bubbles on the edges. And let’s not forget it leaves a world map
of lacing -- I’m seeing whole continents of foam on my glass. Score.

Aroma: The aroma is solid with some faint chocolate and cocoa-esque notes
hitting my nose first, but a little deeper in I’m getting more pine and hops.
It’s allergy season, and my city is the Second worst place to live at this time,
so the fact that I’m picking up aroma at all is a blessed sign.

Taste: The taste follows the aroma pretty well here. But it’s even better than
the aroma. Dark roasted malts, subtle, bitter chocolate, and some faint
sweetness hit my taste buds first. On the back end, I’m getting a drier, bitter
hop presence. The roasted, chocolate beginning combines with the hoppy bite
finish to perfection. This is what “well balanced” means in the beer world.

The mouthfeel is light to medium in body, very smooth.

Overall, an excellent dunkel-style beer in my opinion. Delicious and complex.

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Dark Lager from Durango Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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