von Trapp Brewing

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von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #16
Ranked #12,402
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Nov 25, 2023
Jul 18, 2010
Creamy, toffee aromas balance the bitterness of Munich malts in our roasted brown lager. Although dark in color, Dunkel is medium in body and finishes dry and clean, resulting in a rich lager that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

22 IBU
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Rated: 4.17 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Nov 19, 2023
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had Von Trapp's Dunkel poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped "BEST BY: 02/25/24," into pilsener glass.

Pours deep ruby-amber with clarity and 2-finger very light tan head, with excellent retention, leaving rings of Belgian lace etched down the glass. Aroma of mild roast malts and a little orchard fruit off pour, with the fruit continuing, joined by mild bread and a little sweet caramel as warms. On tasting, begins smooth and sweetly bready, then a little tangy citrus bite, over a very mild but creamy caramel malt backbone, with the fruit and malt carrying into a substantial, but not quite sticky, moderately bitter, toasted bread crust finish.

My first Von Trapp by fortune of its beginning distribution to Tennessee in Oct. 2023, the Dunkel is a beautiful beer, with a bit of less common fruitiness, but a nice bread board finish.
Nov 19, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours deep red with a nice off white head. Smells of fresh fruit and roasted grain. Tastes of nuts, fresh bright fruit, and sweet caramelized grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Nov 12, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Oct 25, 2023
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Rated by Hobbs87 from New York

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Not as strong as figured. A good dark beer for those not seeking a deep heavy flavored beer. A more medium style dark beer. Enjoyable ale.
Oct 21, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Oct 08, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 3.38 by Vinylboy20 from New York

Jun 29, 2023
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: pours a dark caramel body with think white head with nice retention and lacing.
S: sweet, toasted toffee. And caramel notes.
T: sweet, burnt toffee notes with a slight, banana esters finish.
M: crisp and refreshing.
O: nice feel and taste combo; solid overall.
Mar 29, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.33 by BeerWasp from Germany

Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Taster at von Trapp Bierhall. Medium brown, clear, thin off-white head. Tasty, malty, nutty aroma. Taste is malty, nutty, sweet, yeasty. Right on target.
Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by karlstratos from New Jersey

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by bristol2120 from Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours dark amber, with a big light tan head. Really good retention on head with decent amount of lacing. Aroma is very smoky and briny, which I did not expect. The smokiness is somewhat overwhelming to be honest. Taste is pleasantly dry, though there is a strong malt backbone. Proper carbonation, with a good mouthfeel. Overall this is not a bad beer, but I found the smokiness of the aroma was so strong it detracted from the beer as a whole.
Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Translucent brown with a creamy white head. Slight aromas of roast and malt. Slightly sweet and sour, a bit of bitterness on the backend, more malty than caramel. Light body. Nice and drinkable dark beer.
Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2023
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pouring this into a Pretentious Glass Co. Pokal (aka American Lager Glass) one witnesses 1” of light kaki cream form over the clear, dark copper beer. The cream gradually morphs into a rocky foam, leaving behind thick rings interspersed with a rocky imprint. Clouds of fine carbonation waft upwards from within.

Nut husks and malt open the aroma, followed by wheat bread. This lasts briefly, being supplanted by lightly toasted malt. The whole composition is subtle and pleasing.

The sweetness is expertly balanced by bitterness throughout. Wheat bread is stronger than suggested by the aroma, with nuts following. The toasted malt assumes a light char as it warms. Warmth also brings a mild sensation of smoldering wood smoke that carries into a long, bitter finish.

Alcohol is as expected, as is the mild fizzy carbonation and light astringency. The body is medium to full, with a Jersey cotton texture.

This is a decent beer to enjoy while decompressing after a long dat a work. It is interesting and simple.
Dec 28, 2022
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