Dunkel | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
125 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Damian74
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, NC

A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color. It poured with a short beige head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but has a little more sweetness than toasted malts. There are notes of underlying bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very malty but is easy to drink because it is not sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of caahare
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mflamar
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tazzman
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What was once a two finger off white head recedes to a thin layer with underwhelming lacing. Nice color, as deep and dark burgundy prevails.

Roasty malts and maybe dates? Really not a ton else happening with the smell.

Taste is bright with that whole roasty malt dates thing but add in a little caramel.

Incredibly thin, like water.

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Photo of JWhat
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKCNittany
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reddaj
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jancona
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pranksterbeer
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rabiddawg
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lovely brown lager. Very drinkable with a dry, toffee finish and lingering bitterness (feels like a little extra for the style). There's caramel in the nose and while this beer is clean and has some bonus hops, I still wanted a little more depth.

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Photo of Sebas
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claudialeshok
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
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 SC_Beer_Drinker
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbfolk
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dunkel from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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