Flensburger Dunkel | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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83
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246 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:
246
Reviews:
131
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with fast-fading off-white froth that leaves lacey trails - the pale end of dunkel. Dark toast and red berry, very Munich malt nose.
Rusk biscuit, peanut skin, sour grain with plenty of Noble spice hops to end.
Carob finish and tightening linger. Light, crisp, some chew yet quite dry.

Pretty lean and light for the style - nothing in the way of fruit to ease up the toasted grain. But still pleasant - like most Flensburger beers, it makes up for in drinkability what it lacks in depth and adherence to style.

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Photo of Mellonius
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, this is such a good looking little bottle. Makes you want to try it right away.

Pours brownish, dark ruby with a thin off-white head. Looks beautiful.

Smells sweet malt with a hint of caramel. Very faint fruitiness on the nose.

The mouthfeel is that of a lager. Not very full-bodied. I guess it is what you would expect from the genre. Quite carbonated, with a lively feel.

Tastes sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee and some roasted flavors. Bitterness is not overpowering and adds good balance to the brew.

A very nice Munchen Lager. Sessionable. Very interesting when paired with yellow cheese. I would buy it again for sure.

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Photo of Baldpacker
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark ruby to amber color. Smell consists of sweet malt sugars.

Typical lager flavor with added light toast notes and some sugar. Tastes okay, but it isn't drop dead gorgeous mouth erotica, just good.

Mouthfeel isn't all that notable, it is really that average.

As far as the dunkel world goes this beer certainly is on the lager end, so no confusion there. It has that character that is almost always in lagers due to there yeast, and then it has some of the darker malt and sweeter side that the Dunkel truck delivers.

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Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Sudbuster
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JacketIPA
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very nice head that sticks and leaves a few squiggles of lace

Smell: Brown bread, marshmallow and a hint of caramel

Taste: Brown bread and caramel with just a top of bitterness to balance out the sweet flavors by mid-palate; clean finish, with a touch of lingering sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A decent dunkel, for sure, though it is on the lighter side for the style

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Photo of Mosley1212
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rarbring
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear deep amber brew with an off-white head with some lacing and some curtains.

The smell is all malt, sweet porridge, silage, some nuts and grass as well.

Tasting of sweet bread, porridge, malty, malty, malty.

Medium carbonation, small soft bubbles, rather soft dry finish.

A quite decent malt bomb.

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Photo of soju6
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber color with a small head that fades quickly.

S: Mild aroma of roasted malt and nuts with a bit of sweet caramel and fresh grain.

T: Mild taste of sweetness with caramel and bread. Somme bitterness and dry finish.

F: Medium body creamy and quite smooth.

O: Easy drinker, but could us a bit more character. Still a nice Dunkel.

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Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Swing top bottles are fantastic. The beer is brown with at thin head. The smell is clove alcohol and gingerbread. The taste is more savory than some dunkels with some prune chocolate. Seem like it has more alcohol than 4.8%. Perhaps a bit overpriced. Good, but Spaten is better and less expensive. Buy the hefe if you need the bottles.

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Photo of cervezango
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

coolest bottle Ive probably ever seen in person, pours gold then darkens to a nice brownish amber, off white head leaves some lace mostly the bottle is really cool and could probably be re used for a home brew or watever.

smell. chocolate rum raisin and expresso, a little doughy

taste. rosted coffe , also good bitterness

feel. has a lovely lingering after taste of hops

a bit light bodies for a dunkel but dosent make it worse

hits the spot! a serious good beer. satisfying.

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Photo of tapman
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty brown with a big red tint. 2 finger head that dissipates quickly, though it leaves a fine lacing. Filtered.

Light pumpernickel toast in the nose. Also a little fresh mint, not artificial mint, mind you.

Like eating a low-sugar german pastry. A little rye bread in finish, but then a load of sulphur following that. Clean yeast and a balanced hopiness.

Too watery for the flavor. A little more maltose would have done wonders for this brew. Also feels under carbonated.

Good beer. Feels a little flat. SOme more body and carbonation could have made this one a good sessioner, but it goes down TOO fast.

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Photo of stoepsel
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown body with an appropiate slightly crema-colored head.
Nose is smooth roasty licorice.
The taste is an interesting combination of the warm maltiness typical for the Dunkel-Style and the fresh hoppiness of northern German lagers which surprisingly results in a kind of british elegance in the end. Very well balanced and tasty.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber with off white head that recedes quickly. Nose is a little toasty but not much else. Palate was surprisingly light, with a rather thin body, some toasty malt flavors that have just a suggestion of roastiness, and a modicum of hop influence thrown in there. Finishes light and easy to drink, but not very appetizing with interesting flavors to crave on the next sip. Boring.

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Photo of bueschen
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle recently at a friends house.

Appearance: Poured into a 1/2 mass glass krug. Came out with a nice deep red with a bit of lighter (orangy?) tones. 2 finger head that quickly disappeared with minimal lacing.

Smell: Slightly sweet with a hint of grains. Overall a quite pleasant aroma.

Taste: Light taste with a decent sweetness. The taste seemed to match the smell as it wasn't too sweet and had a decent grain aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick with perhaps a bit too much carbonation.

Drinkability: Good beer... not great, I liked it fine but thought it might have needed a bit more of a roasted taste.

I would not go out of my way to find this but also wouldn't turn one down if offered again.

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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 MrHassellYaHurd
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass a clear brownish copper with a wispy white head that quickly settles into a thin lace on the surface of the beer. Very little visible carbonation.

Clean smells of roasted grainy sweetness. Very simple but pleasing.

The taste is reminiscent of toasted crackers. The malt is delicious and slightly sweet. Very faint hallertauer-like hop character. The beer is fairly light-bodied with a gainly mouthfeel. Drinkability is better than average.

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Photo of donniecuffs
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sister brought this back from a recent trip to Germany! Poured copper/chestnut with two fingers of white head and great lacing. Very carbonated. Crisp noble hops aroma and some biscuit; not much else. Initially very caramel/malty in the flavor, then a pronounced bitterness midpalate, dissolving to a big dry finish. The mouthfeel was very carbonated, and very thin. Sessionable, but much more bitter than I expected this to be.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

a very thin feeling dunkel with a toastiness and bake apple malt quality. the malt doesn't give it much body though. its a lean feel of a beer with a bitter end of smokiness. palate is not bad and has all the quintessential parts for its style but lack in feel. nice molasses nose. it has room for improvement. although the span of the flavor is quite wide for something this light in body i really respect that. it made it quite drinkable.

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz flip-top bottle into 19oz pilsner glass.

Appearance: Caramel color with a large off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves lots of lacing behind.

Smell: Sweet caramel and candy aromas with some hints of fruit.

Taste: Begins with a sweet caramel flavor, finishing with a sweet red grape flavor that has a hint of herbal hops

Mouthfeel: Medium, smooth body with balanced carbonation and a watery finish.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer- certainly worth a shot, but nothing too exciting here.

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Photo of Durge
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This shows a light copper color with a fair white cover that disappears to a ring quickly with marginal lacing. The aroma says malty licorice and root beer with some earthy pear sweetness. Quite interesting. The flavor offers more earthiness, malt and chocolate licorice with some leafy hop bitterness. There's a tart molasses idea, fine subtle carbonation that makes a reasonably drinkable brew. Full of malt flavors, an interesting light-medium bodied brew with a crisp feel. I like it fine and would revisit any time.

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Flensburger Dunkel from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
3.68 out of 5 based on 246 ratings.
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