Flensburger Dunkel
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Flensburger Brauerei
Munich Dunkel
Ranked #87
Ranked #25,171
3.68 | pDev: 12.5%
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Nov 09, 2002
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear dark amber pour with visible carbonation, cream colored finger of foam. Smell is great: expressive yeast, euro caramel malt, brown bread with a hint of earth tones and raisin. Taste is the smell but as a nightmare: harsh yeast with earth, watery euro sweet malt, bread is stale and limited, yikes. Feel is watery and over carbonated, more grainy than it tastes.
Yesterday at 11:49 PM
Rated: 3.73 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 330mL swing-top brown bottle into a dimpled mug. Date on the back is "02.03.23", so I'm assuming that it's best by February or March of next year.

Appearance: medium amber hue with a totally clear body and a thin layer of ivory foam atop. Looks nice enough, though perhaps not as dunkel as I would have imagined.

Smell: caramelly and sweet, enough so to be almost cloying. There's some nice lager character here, but the aroma is a bit too sweet for me.

Taste: nutty and toasty malt character, with some nice caramel and a moderate sweetness. I like the character, and the sweetness is pared back from the aroma. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent enough carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a nicely refreshing dark lager, if a bit sweet and not as dark as I might like it to be.
Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by ATL6245 from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Clear, saddle brown with frothy white head, good retention.

Aroma: Malt forward. Bready, nutty, herbal/spicy.

Flavor & Aftertaste: Follows aroma. malty with bread and faint nutty notes. Subtle herbal/spicy hops. Restrained bitterness. Low sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Soft & creamy. Low carbonation.

Overall: Met my expectations of German brewing quality. A highly drinkable, low bitterness dark beer. Malt forward aroma and flavor profile. Easily drinkable any time of year. Solid choice for change of pace darker beer in summer because it still has a refreshing quality to it.
Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml fliptop bottle, in Flensburg. Reddish brown colour, good and lasting creamy off-white head. Quite nice flowery and malty aroma. Caramel malts flavour. Minimal bitterness.
May 01, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by misteil from Ireland

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Mar 25, 2022
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Reviewed by illtexzona from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a little lighter than the average dunkel, more dark amber than dark brown. Very malty sweet aromas with carmel, bread, and nuttiness. Taste follows the profile of the nose very closely. A touch of hops balance it out. Full bodied for a Dunkel and a medium plus overall. Drinks more like a Bock bier than a Dunkel, imo. Either way, I really liked it.
Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 3.39 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle into a pint glass. Best by 7/1/22, so very fresh.

Looking very fine in the glass. Deep clear amber body. Small white head shrinks to a ring and covering, some lacing.

Strong aroma, malty.

On tasting, strong taste, roasty, even a faint char. No sweetness for balance. Drying.

Mouth above medium, finish a dry bitter roast.

Overall, not one of the better dunkels. Goes too far with the roast, and the drying bitter finish is non too pleasant.
Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Rainintheface from Florida

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Flip top bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep amber color with a ruby hue, one-finger foamy white head reduces to a ring around the glass

S- smells of spent grain, nutty malt, caramel, bread crust, light grassy hops

T- nutty spent grain, light caramel and bready malts, grassy finish with more grain on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- drinkable and balanced, but not among the best dunkel's
Oct 12, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Gukkor from Texas

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by Techichi from Texas

Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by iftcoach from Germany

Sep 23, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jul 31, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From the flip top bottle, it pours a clear reddish brown color with a light tan head that slowly reduces. Lacing. In the nose, it is malty with some caramel. The mouth gets a pleasant light caramel and light malt flavor with a pleasant feel.
May 14, 2021
Rated: 3.41 by ZombiePlus from California

Mar 26, 2021
Rated: 3.56 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look: Brown/reddish/copper with a thick white head

Aroma: Biscuit, nuts

Flavor: Bready, nutty, caramel, very mild grassy hops

Body/Overall: medium body, pretty decent, not top notch in my opinion
Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear deep amber/pale brown producing 2+ fingers of foamy, beige, shortlived head that leaves only a little splotchy lacing as it recedes. Aroma is bready roasted malt with hints of toast, caramel, toffee, thin coffee and dried apples. Taste is biscuit, toast, caramel and grass with a dominating bitterness developing in the finish, it crescendos in a malty, mineral aftertaste. The taste lacks the fruitiness promised by the nose. Beautifully balanced and dry. Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation; smooth with a faintly prickly finish. Crisp and drinkable.
Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 3.62 by la_chancla from Washington

Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330ml swingtop bottle served in a tulip. Date on the back is 02.19.21.

Pours a rich brownish amber with a big pillowy head and moderate to high carbonation. Smell is lager yeast, grain, cut grass. Maybe a hint of something metallic.

Taste is toffee, nutty, nice, except for the metallic flavor that's coming through here.

Mouthfeel is light, thin, almost dry. Overall, it's not bad, but it would be really good without that metallic aroma/flavor peeking through.
Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by laquebrada from California

3.01/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
L: Clear, but a bit lighter in color than expected.
S: Malty aroma, clean.
T: Flavor is all bitter, not appropriate or expected.
F: Big, viscous mouthfeel
O: Bitter flavor dominates in a way that is not at all inviting.
Oct 04, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Aug 28, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by bf7 from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best by 2/19/21

Sometimes you just gotta go for an import to get something interesting. I hope this one works out

Pours a clear light amber/copper with 3 fingers of off white head that slowly reduces to a cap and leaves rings of lacing

A very sweet aroma, I’m picking up caramel malt, wheat, honey, a touch of pepper, and some grassy hops. Simple but effective aroma

Surprisingly this has more of a bitter bite than I expected, but nothing out of control. A doughy start with floral notes is balanced out by citrus hops. On the finish, this trends sweeter but balanced, with notes of toffee and brown sugar

This has a medium body and mild carbonation, leading me to actually believe the abv was greater than it actually is. It is still incredibly crisp and refreshing and finishes just short of completely dry

This is exactly what I want in a lager. It is very well balanced and super refreshing. Enjoying this mid heat wave on the east coast, feeling extremely comfortable with my decision to call out of work. Cheers BA!
Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is an excellent. I was a bit surprised, actually. Poured out of an 11.2 oz flip top bottle.
Pours a deep mahogany color with some tracing down the glass with a small tight head. Scents of caramel, plum, and bitter-sweet chocolate on the nose. Similar taste with a caramel sweetness and a nice balancing of hallertau hops. Light to medium body. A bit tangy with a little too much sweetness on the back. Maybe could use a little more hopping is its only drawback but a nice quaffable session beer.
Feb 11, 2020
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
11.2oz bottle with best by date of 05/07/20 poured into a mug shows a crystal clear reddish leaning brown with active rising bubbles. A 1/8in head of off-white tiny bubbles falls to a whispy cap leaving random spotted lacing.

Bready malt aroma dominates with a flowery hint and the flavors match. A slight suggestion of smoke cuts the sweetness.

Medium mouthfeel is clean and wet.

Overall an easy drinking elixir.
Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I bought the beer because it came in a tiny flip top bottle. Sad, I know, but hey why else buy a small flip top bottle. I thought I had a pokal glass, but alas it is missing. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a pokal/kinda glass, small at the bottom and large at the top. The pour of the beer produced a one finger light tan head with fair retention. The head has left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 14 a dark brown with garnet hues. The clarity of the beer is clear to brilliant.

The aromas in the beer are bread, toffee, caramel, earthy, dark roasted malts, a subtle hint of Maillard, smoke, and herbal.

The flavors in the beer are bread, toffee, caramel, earthy, biscuit, dark roasted malts, Maillard, smoke, floral, herbal, nuttiness, and a touch of chocolate.

The mouthfeel of the beer are soft and a touch of dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer is a bit older and it does show. However, the beer has great characteristics making it a solid dunkel. I could drink several dunkels and not get tired, I like they are not as robust as a bock. A good beer, would like to try this beer fresh and see what the differences are.
Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Dec 18, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a one finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready and biscuit malt, brown bread, hints of nuts and caramel. Flavor starts with biscuit malt, nuts, brown bread then develops some grassy hops and finishes a bit thin and astringently hoppy. Medium bodied with light creaminess. The base flavor is classic dunkel lager, but the hop balance and dissipation of the flavors is not that inviting. I'm wondering if age could be a factor here, but there is not dating on the bottle. Might try this one again if I found it on draft or a known fresh bottle.
Dec 11, 2019
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml flip top bottle. Dated 04.05.20 which must be a best by date

Pours medium brown colored, white head that fades. Clear. Mild bready malt aroma. Taste is similar, grainy, mildly sweet. Could be a bit more complex. Thin to medium bodied.
Nov 24, 2019
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