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:
35
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Kriztofuhr
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
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%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wafers
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 lccrunchy
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewnme
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rjp217
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 JoeB51982
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of I3eer
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Pours a dark, reddish brown color with a half-finger of tan head. The head has decent retention and leaves some lacing as it dissipates.

The aroma brings loads of chocolate and almonds, as well as some roasted cereal grains. Lots of bread with a back end of caramel and spicy hops.

The taste has a fair amount of caramel and chocolate, as well as plenty of roasted nutty flavors and bread. Finishes with a subtle spicy hop bite.

The body is medium-light, with moderate carbonation. Relatively crisp but extremely dry.

Overall, a good dunkel lager. Nothing remarkable about it in any way, but it's got great balance and a nice hop character to balance out the sweeter malt flavors.

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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

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Von Trapp Dunkel Lager from von Trapp Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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