Creepy Uncle Dunkel
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

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Style:
Munich Dunkel Lager
Ranked #45
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,345
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
45
From:
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
 
British Columbia, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 45
Photo of kemoarps
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour gives a deep reddish brown the colour of old blood in urine. Crisp and clean and clear. Head swells initially, but fizzes into just fuzzy carpet pretty quickly. Light brownlyish. No lacing to speak of.

Nose is clean decocted malts. Sweet and a bit nutty it just makes me want to sip.

Initial notes of similar themes... nutty, decoction sweet. There are dancing notes of rich caramel and riesen chocolate and some toast and nuts (mildly mildly nutella) and a light earthy bitter, but subtle. But there's also a somewhat mineralic component that's detracting a little bit, and I wish the whole thing were a little more pronounced as it comes across somewhat watery. The finish is rich and enjoyable, and I just wish the rest of it hewed closer to that standard.
Glad to have grabbed it though it'll probably be a one and done!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473ml can - the 'creepy uncle' depicted on the label pretty much looks like yer average brewmaster these days, IMHO.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some layered streaky lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, some toasted nuttiness, indistinct black stone fruit, and some tame earthy, musty, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, medium chocolate, some bruised pome fruitiness, a hint of free-range char, oily bar-top nuts, and more understated leafy, herbal, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite tame in its innocuous-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of a more or less swell time at this particular point in the game. It finishes off-dry, the mighty malt the order of the lingering day.

Overall - this comes across as a well-made, and hearty version of the style, robustly malty, with just enough hop bitters to keep everything between the ditches. Worth checking out, as it's nice to see this brewery's wares suddenly show up on Alberta bottleshop shelves.

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Photo of cbutova
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

British Columbia review dump.

A- The extra high can pours into a whiskey glass with a deep brown to black body and a nutty tan cap peaking at one cm. The head retention is decent and a small ring remains depositing rare spotty lacing.

S- Toasted to charred malts in the forefront with dark fruit notes from the yeast rounding it out. Toasted nuts, bread, cocoa, tobacco and toffee from the grains along with suggested caramel sweets.

T- Chocolate malts and bread make up the bulk of the flavor but that isn't to say it is too simplistic. Toasted but not charred nuts are strong, cocoa nibs, toffee sweets, leather, slight smoke, raisin, cherry truffle, grainy cereal and milk chocolate hints all poke through. Malt focus with hops just there to provide yang.

MF- A light to medium body that comes off just a bit thin as the texture of the beer is minimally frothy. Medium level of carbonation.

Amazing can design and a good Dunkel to boot. A bit more body would go a long way but in the end these brewers found some tasty malts and ran with it.

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Photo of imleftcoast
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice caramel flavor, good aroma and body. This is one where the can art is so phenomenal that it elevates the experience. If you like a dark beer with a sweet flavor, then you are going to love this.

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Photo of hsinpai
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lighter than a stout for summer enjoyment, yet more robust and complex than your average porter: definitely add it to your beer rotation for this season.

Appearance: cola-colored, minimal head generated
Smell: molasses and malty notes
Taste: sweet licorice, balanced hoppiness, clean finish
Mouthfeel: light, moderate carbonation

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Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moon Under Water Brewpub's 'Creepy Uncle Dunkel' @ 5.4% , served on tap at The Island BEER Fest'13 , a 650 ml bottle $6 & a growler for $11
A-the pour is amber from the bottle to a very dark brown in the glass with a small off white head leaving a small amount of lace ring along the stein
S-kinda sweet smelling
T- roasted wheat , dark malts contribute to the rich vanilla nutty sweet taste that is dry on the finish and moderate bitterness
MF-mild carbonation , medium body , easy to consume beer
Ov-good beer , might have found my winner from MUW
prost LampertLand

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Creepy Uncle Dunkel from The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 45 ratings