Funkel Dunkel
Holy City Brewing

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Style:
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #152
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #39,719
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 21.61%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
From:
Holy City Brewing
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
81
Good
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this has apparently been renamed dr. dunkelstein, which is what it was called when i had it, must have been something else with this name out there, not sure the reason, but its the same beer as is listed here, just under a new name. its a fine dunkel, a relatively authentic take on the style, with some sweetness, a lot of toasted and nutty character, and an appreciable lager yeast taste to it, although perhaps less old worldy than i generally like in the style. subtle red apple and raisin to this, a little bit of an ester thing, and even a little astringency to it, but its still a mellow drink, an easy going darker beer, and one thats even almost refreshing for the style, with high carbonation giving it a lot of life. subtle dried cherry, cola, and almond. lighter body for its color, a slight twang before the swallow, but overall pretty well made, even if its unexciting. i like an american brewery that still gives some energy to the old world styles, not enough of these around anymore in my opinion. better than average here.

Dec 29, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

A: Had this beer on tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a somewhat cloudy texture. There was an inch of creamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A decent aroma that was dominated by malt, but also had a nutty quality as well.

T: Tasted of malt (especially in the finish), a hint of chocolate, and a nuttiness. A pretty good, but not overwhelmingly great flavor. Tends towards being a little overly malty. Still, pretty good.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid enough beer that's easy to drink. Won't knock your socks off, but it is worth a try.

Sep 27, 2014
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

1.23/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

The only thing that was close to how a Dunkel should be was the appearance. Slightly hazy with a medium lasting off white head along with a caramel color.

The smell was almost straight diacetyl with some slight hints of malt and no hops.

The taste was mainly popcorn butter with a wet paper towel. There was a very faint hint in the after taste of how a dunkel should taste but overall a mess.

My overall impression is this was a bad keg because I have a hard time believing a professional brewer would make a beer this flawed. If is meant to taste like that then the head brewer seriously needs to re think their brewing skills.

Mar 14, 2014
Funkel Dunkel from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 13 ratings