Von Trapp Dunkel Lager | von Trapp Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
205 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:
205
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of codon2004
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of lic217
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Light brown, Very clear, long lasting ligh tan head
Smell: Earthy and sweet bread, dough, spice, chocolate, caramel
Taste: Starts off as malty, then bready, then finishes slightly Roasty with some dark fruit. Tastes a little like dough between sips. Starts sweet, but ends dry, keeps me wanting to drink more
Feel: Moderate thickness for style and nice palate cleansing carbonation
Overall: A superb beer, that is very clean tasting

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Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of kw_pip
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
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 Eeroomnhoj
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Phished880
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waughbrew
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear dark amber with a creamy light beige head that sticks around and laces tight. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Smooth, resiny roundness, deep root-beer and caramel flavors, and somehow a bright and crisp finish. This is a really round, polished beer that walks those great lines of sweetness and bitterness and flavor and sessionability. Hell yeah.

Musical Equivalent: Sabbath's self-titled debut.

Best by date: 5/17/17. It's fresh and it knows it.

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Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Givemebeer
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its come to the point where if I'm looking for an authentic German style beer I just pick up a 6er of any Von Trapp beer. This one features a medium body with an aroma and taste that just oozes of cocoa nibs. On the dry side and extremely drinkable. Perfect for this chilly windy day.

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Photo of horshack7
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very dark copper to mahogany brew with a two finger head that leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Caramelized sugar, molasses, chocolate malts, light floral hop in the back.

Taste: Molasses, chocolate malts, roasted hops with a good floral bite and a faint citrus note. Dark fruits, raisins with a few notes of dates.

Notes: What a great example of a Dunkel Lager dam tasty all around. Cheers.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Really nice medium/dark brown hue with some ruby highlights. Thin, light tan head which left no lacing.
S - Nice bread maltiness. Smelled to me what a real lager should smell like.
F - A fairly "thick" lager that is full-bodied. Had a creamy feel to it.
T - Tasted a little like a cream soda to me, but I'm not sure why (but not a bad thing). Great malt flavoring.
O - Initially: I'm diggin' this beer. Mid-way: Wow, this is good. End: Damn, I wish I had another one in my fridge. I would have liked this beer to have a better head and lacing, but that's the only negative thing I can say. What a tasty beer. This is definitely a fire pit beer for me. Will seek this one out again.

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Photo of Klister
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the deli above the brewery.

Nice deep brown color with an ample tan head.

The aroma was that of lightly roasted grains.

The taste was toasty and full bodied, perfect for the style. I could taste the malts, but their sweetness was not forward at all which in my book made this an outstanding beer.

This beer was extremely drinkable, there was no alcohol present in the aroma or taste.

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Photo of jg24rules
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Been awhile since I had this straight from Stowe.

Creamy light khaki tall and three finger tall head. Sheet like lacing and spider webs all over. Body color is a rich mahogany, amber red highlights and deep glow.

Aroma hits with thick but also powder like grains. Roast like sharp caramel and very clean sensing, but has a faint twinge of acridity.

Palate though really delivers. Gone is hinted possible sourness and excellent grain flavors. Mid palate pops with rich toasted barley, baked crusty bread, and a slight touch of caramel. Popping carbonation and light herbal hops with a crisp real bright flavor. Clean finish and rich toast.

Excellent brew, that starts off on the aroma a little concerning but really delivers.

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Photo of bory7
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
4.27/5  rDev +7%
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 digitalflood
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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