Dunkel | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

DunkelDunkel
BA SCORE
85.6%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 125 ratings
DunkelDunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winter has met its match in the form of this classic Munich-style dark lager. Smooth, with caramel and roasted malt flavors courtesy of Dark Munich and Carafa malts, Dunkel offers an easy-drinking finish to even the coldest, darkest days of winter. It may be freezing outside, but the conditions inside this bottle of Dunkel are always absolutely perfect. Enjoy it all winter long.


Added by AnalogReigns on 12-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,842
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
125
Liked:
107
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
9.7%
Alströms:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Bernoulli
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No head, a bit of lacing

No odor.

Deep amber you can just barely see through

Not as good as the Warsteiner, but grows on you. Maltiness that rolls gently down the throat. Very little carbonation.

A back-up utility infielder of beers.

The first one we've struggled to get 250 characters on.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of jegross2
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Dunkel Lager from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB).
Score: 78

20 oz pour served in weizen glass at the Carolina Beer Company bar in Terminal D at the Charlotte airport during a two hour layover on 02/11/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: The beer is a transparent, chestnut brown or caramel syrup color. Average lacing. Served with a thin layer of off-white frothy head. 3.5/5

Smell: Caramel, dark licorice, roasted barley and toasty grain. 3.5/5

Taste: Toasted grain malt and non-sweet caramel. A little roastiness is counterbalanced by a super mellow hop character. 3/5

Mouthfeel: Light-plus bodied, medium-plus carbonation. Malty finish. 3/5

Overall: For an airport beer, this one is pretty good. Full and fair disclosure -- I do not like lagers. This one was certainly in a class above most lagers that I have had the opportunity to sample, but overall this one did not do it for me.

Recommendation: If you like lagers, this one is certainly a beer worth trying. Casual beer drinkers will probably enjoy this brew as a major step up from the American adjunct lager.

Pairings: Rye or pumpernickle crackers.

Cost: $5.99 for a 14 oz pint or $7.49 for a 20 oz pour in a weizen glass (airport prices). If you buy the 20 oz pour at the Carolina Beer Company bar in Terminal D, you get the option of purchasing a shot of any liquor for $3.

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Photo of walkinginplace
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of claudialeshok
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

has a huge head, its a red beer with dark taste

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Photo of mbfolk
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whitekiboko
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of willardt09
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of dwagner003
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a deep chesnut brown with garnet hue,a reat looking fluffy tan coloread atop.Some bready notes,iron/metallic and light chocolate linger in the nose,lighter but true to form.A little sharp in the mouth with dryer lightly toasted bread flavors along with some light nuttiness and mild caramel-like sweetness.It's a more subtle dunkel and it's good for easy drinking and pairing with food like Iam doing tonight.

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Photo of Stelsza
3.66/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Pranksterbeer
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a thick whitish head and a good amount of residual lacing. Smells of roasted malts, a little pecan, and maybe toffee. Tastes of roasted malts, pecan, walnut, caramel, and again maybe toffee. Mouthfeel is nice with just the right amount of carbonation. Fairly easy to drink.

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Photo of dailyminefield
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjmass
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Dunkel from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 85.6% out of 100 with 125 ratings
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