Von Trapp Dunkel Lager | von Trapp Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
216 Ratings
Von Trapp Dunkel LagerVon Trapp Dunkel Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
vontrappbrewing.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our darkest year round beer however, looks can be deceiving. Dunkel features notes of chocolate with a full malt back bone. Contrary to its dark color, this beer finishes crisp and clean with a round hop flavor.

IBU 22

Added by thekevlarkid on 07-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Phoodcritic
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown color. Clear when held to the light. Thick frothy off-white head dissipates steadily leaving a thin layer of bubbly foam along the top of the beer. Lots of lacing left behind.

Smell is a nutty aroma with some dark malts, pumpernickel bread and roasted nuts.

Taste follows the nose with dark roasted malts, bread, pumpernickel, roasted nuts, and a spicy herbal hop finish. some hints of cocoa are there, but not super noticeable. Very simple yet well done flavors here,

Feel is light and easy drinking. Smooth. Medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall a really nice dunkel lager. Quite well done.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pilsener glass. It pours a lovely dark cola color with ruby hues, and a finger of foamy, light khaki head and generous lacing. The nose features roasted malt, pumpernickel bread, nuts, and a whiff of caramel. It has a pleasing flavor of earthy, bready malt, nuts, and a hint of sweetness from the yeast. It finishes with a slightly bitter hop flavor and a touch of caramel. It is light and crisp with pleasant carbonation. With an ABV of 5.7% it is very easy to drink. Overall, I really enjoy von Trapp's darker offerings. The Dunkel is flavorful and a pleasure to drink. It would pair well with a nice piece of pork or for casual drinking any time of the year.

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

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

Bottle poured into a stein

Dark cola brown , off white one finger foam cap , some lacings

Aroma of malts, grains

Taste of roasted malts

Smooth, low sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a slight hazy burnt brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light messy lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer. The smell started off with a sharp sweet breadiness rolling over some nutty malts. Lager yeast shows a nice sweet effect. The taste was mainly sweet with a slight smokey effect rolling over in flavor. A slight roasty to sweet aftertaste rolls into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth with a decent sharp nuttiness hitting my tongue. Overall, as a Munich Dunkel, it works. I’d have again and it could definitely be a decent food beer. Maybe closer to dessert.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.

Ruby-brown color with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Thick and creamy tan head sits on top and doesn't move. Toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Light floral hops. Rich chocolate malt flavor. Clean and tasty. Medium-full bodied. Carbonation was a little too high and it felt kind of prickly on the tongue. Otherwise, a pretty well-made dunkel, if not a little on the heavy side.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours a mahogany color with lighter ruby highlights, three fingers of pillowy khaki head, great retention.
Aroma - Cherry, oak, clove, earth.
Taste - Toasted malt, very dry, finish is quick and has a bit of honey and hint of earth.
Feel - Medium body, slick, carbonation is perfect, creamy.

Overall - One of the more mild dunkels I've had but it's still enjoyable.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pours a dark coppery brown with a small amount of head. No lacing. Sweet chocolatey, aroma with a good deal of malts and earth with a hint of coffee. The taste is malty with some sweet chocolate, bread crusts, and coffee. Notes of herbal hops. Malty finish. Lightly carbonated with a light mouthfeel. Solid, easy drinking beer I'd buy again.

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

Photo of Ben1313
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku pint. Bottleneck says Best By 06/22/17.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.

S- Toasty malt nose with soft notes of caramel, pecan and milk chocolate.

T- Dry flavor of toasty malt with a slight hop bitterness and clean finish. Super easy to drink and displays great balance.

M- Crisp and, again, dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- There's not really much more one could want in a dark lager. Looking forward to some day visiting this brewery as their two main flagships have really impressed me...and I don't even really like lagers that much.

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Photo of illpass78
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Clear brown with a short crown of eggshell lace.

Aroma: Malty and clean. Some herbal, grassy texture. A whiff of chocolate.

Taste: Malty! Deep, sweet malt with a nice backing of dark chocolate and brown bread. Good stuff. Nice crisp hoppy finish. Slightly herbal.

Mouthfeel: Easy on the palate but complex and pleasant.

Overall: Really, really good dark lager. Best I've had from this brewer, for sure.

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

Photo of wafers
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kw_pip
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught. Tastes like golden crisp.

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Photo of lccrunchy
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewnme
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Von Trapp Dunkel Lager from von Trapp Brewing
3.98 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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