Flensburger Dunkel | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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83
good
245 Ratings
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Flensburger DunkelFlensburger Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Germany
flens.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
245
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.94/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of theozag
4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a crystaline nut brown with amber edges and an eggshell head. The head is very thick but not lasting; it quickly fades to a film over the brew. Smell is strong with bits of cappuchino, caramel, oat, and wheat. Blend it together in one bottle and you've got a concoction that you can detect from a good ten inches away from a freshly poured glass. Starts extra smooth and refreshingly crisp with a creme taste. Settles gently sour with lots of hop bitters. There is a sugary undertone to the full-bodied drink. Finishes sour and bitter, dry and strong. The aftertaste is just as edgy and lasting as the rest of the beer.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Half liter bottle brought back from Germany. It must be a special edition bottle because mine is has a screen printed picture of a cartoon woman in a robin hood outfit with the phrase "Frauen lieven einfache Dinge: Manner"

This pours an absolutely beautiful deep copper and burnt orange color with a gorgeous airy white head. Massive lacing and heaving carbonation make for a near perfect appearance. The is soft and floral with big cracker and toast notes. Subtle hoppiness adds depth to this malty lager. The taste is equally impressive with rich caramel and vienna malt characteristics. A nice hop finish cleans up the flavors and dries out nicely. Very slight toffee sweetness comes through in the aftertaste. The sharp carbonation thins out the body and makes this insanely drinkable. The mouth is left slightly gritty and metalic, but in the best way. A biscuit with caramel and hops in liquid form. I feel privileged to sample this fresh and find it to be one of the most enjoyable session brews I have tried. This is truly a style that is not cherished nearly enough in the US.

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Photo of BigLebrewski
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What can I say? I really like this brew. I mean, I really like this. It looks, smells, tastes and feels fan-friggin-tastic. It's brewed old-school style. The Germans know what they're doing. You're not dealing with Nihilists here, okay man? The Dude abides.

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Photo of Artemas
4.56/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just Love this beer

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of JArami
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 OZ brown glass bottle with ceramic stopper

So I think I have discovered my session beer here. It's a little pricier than the Bass and Beck's Dark and/or Warsteiner Dunkel I usually drink, but it's 100% worth it.

A: A beautiful beer, dark amber and clear, with a fluffy cream colored head that recedes patiently leaving spotty lacing.

S: Caramel and cream is what comes to mind. The hops don't come through here, but the malts and yeast are wonderful.

T: Malty, as the style dictates, lots of caramel, slight burnt notes. The balance is more biases toward the malt, but the hops are in there providing bitter dryness to balance out the sweetness.

M: Medium body, good carbonation, small bubbles that don't push the flavors out of the way.

D: Super drinkable. My new session beer. The Warsteiner lacked some flavor, and Beck's Dark, in my opinion, chose the wrong combination of hops. Bass is good, but is so malt oriented it will get boring after a while. This is wonderful. A little out of the way from the mainstream, but worth every penny.

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Photo of bark
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is brown-red; the high foam sinks quickly down to a thin off white lid, while leaving some lacing.

The strong smell is very malty with lots of earthy roasted notes and dark rye bread. . Some sweetness, some bitter notes.

The taste is also very malty. Lots of dry roasted notes of malt, some earthy minerals, butter, hints of yeast. The aftertaste is very buttery (diacetyl) with a fruity bitterness and mildly roasted flavours.

The carbonation is medium strong with lots and lots of small bubbles. The liquid is very creamy.

A highly drinkable beer with lots of character. I liked it!

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Photo of horshack7
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a dark mahogany with copper hues and an off white head about one finger thick that leaves behind nice lacing.

Aroma: Molasses is front and center with light notes of caramelized sugar. Dark fruits, raisins, faint prune, grape skin, toffee. Bready caramel malts blanket the outer layer.

Taste: Brown bread, a wave of molasses with a sticky toffee texture on the palate. Caramelized sugar, raisins, light banana notes, dark fruits. Bready caramel malts roam all through it with notes of toffee rounding it out.

Notes: Dunkel lagers are few and far between and what a find this one is. Amazing maltiness so dam tasty and will definitely pick this one up again. Prost.

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Photo of MaxBrews
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I may be in the minority here; I'm going to give this beer a high review. Comments in last paragraph. I was not expecting much out of this beer and was pleasantly surprised.

I was not able to get a great presentation out of this beer. Perhaps I did not pour with enough vigor but was not able to get much of a head or a great lacing out of this beer. It did have a very nice dark brown/ruby red color.

The aroma of this beer is very malty. Think pumpernickel bread. I also got maple syrup, cherry and leather.

This beer was surprisingly complex. For a lager it wasn't extremely attenuated, i.e. dry. It had a very sweet mouth feel but also somewhat dry in the finish. A very malty beer. Very bready, very sweet, a bit of maple syrup, cola, and dark cherry. A very clean yet complex beer that plays with the complexities of malt. Not quite what you would think initially of a lager. My only gripe is as the beer warmed some alcohol was present in the flavor at 4.8% I feel that this could have been hidden.

No ones really rated this beer that high. I happen to think this a great beer and rating and for the style it is excellent. It's not extreme, but it's surprisingly complex, subtle, sweet and goes great with hearty cuisine. It's definitely sessionable and a great representation of style.

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Photo of KellieCake
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrb1001
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer was purchased at Cyclone Liquors, in Ames, Iowa. For a really cheap beer, it is really good, and worth drinking.

The beer was dark in color and had a really good taste to it. I am not a huge fan of dunkel's, but this one was really good. I drank this beer very cold and I recommend drinking it cold.

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Photo of malibujohnny
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a more reddish color to me than brown,I was expecting it to be a little darker.Smells of nice light roasted malts and a hint of sweetness.The head in the picture is not even close to what i got in the pour,none the less,this is a fantastic dunkel.When you smell and taste this beer you know it's German.Something about the smell gives them away.I think it's the particular yeast strain.Not too heavy on the palette,the right carbonation lets the sweet malts shine through.This beer is sooo smooth in the mouth and going down.No rotten aftertaste of any kind.Anyone who loves dark lagers...do not deprive yourself of this masterpiece!!!

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Photo of crossovert
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 ounce flip top brown bottle best before 01.13.11.

The top blows with a nice POP and it pours a nice dark brown with reddish hues and a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. They have the look nailed.

The smell is subtle but clean and proper. It is predominately just generic barley but with a hint of roastiness and a little bit of mineral water.

The taste is for sure a winner, it is nowhere near the top of the sweetness threshold for this style, it has a surprising hop bite. The malts are nice with a hint of caramel and an ever so slight roastiness. It is smooth and refreshing, my favorite beer style of summer.

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Photo of marksto
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a 12 oz flip top bottle - this one is good enough I wish it came in a 6 pack of regular bottles instead of the gimmicky flip top.

Pours copper colored with a thick long lasting head. Light hop and light toasty malt in the nose. The flavor is very nice - dry malt, with a slight hint of dry cocoa in the finish. A very quenching, dry, malty flavor profile.

Reminds me very much of an alt bier. From its location on the map it looks like Flensburg shares the Hanseatic heritage of Dusseldorf - and that heritage shows in this beer. Highly recommend, particuarly if you are an alt afficianado.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12-oz bottle, poured into a stein glass. Pours dark mahogany color, clear, with an initial tan head perhaps an inch tall, very frothy. Toasted bread aroma, plenty malty. Initial flavor is nutty malt & toasted bread crust, sweet and delicious but never heavy or cloying. Hop presence is low on bitterness, flavor not detectable. Malt follow-through lasts to the end. Light but creamy body.

A very good dunkel from the far north of Germany. It's too bad this style is so under-represented among German imports.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of beeragent
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pilsner glass. The beer pours a deep amber, forming a creamy tan 1 inch head, leaving medium lacing on the glass. The aroma is strong sweet malt, giving it a caramel/nutty smell. The taste is just as good. Sweet malts creating a delicious light nutty flavor. Medium mouthfeel and smooth finish. Low abv. and exceptional full flavor make for a very drinkable brew. Overall, I was very impressed. This is the best dunkel lager I have had to date. Highly recommended!

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Photo of TyrionBeernister
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
3.68 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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