Flensburger Dunkel | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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83
good
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 zeff80
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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 IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. swing-top bottle - Freshness date of 02/07/17 (The beer manager at store I bought it from said it just came in, so I assume they give it a year for freshness) - part of 4-pack:

Pours reddish light brown. A thin white lasting head leaves thin lacing.

The smell is of caramelized grain, medium-to-dark bread and a restrained spicy hop touch. Clean.

The taste is of toasted grain/bread with a touch of lemongrass in the crisp finish.

It'smooth with a lighter side of medium body.

Overall, an enjoyable, easy-drinking, classic example of a dunkel lager.

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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 therubicon
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.79/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Bottle. Sample pour at a small festival. Pours a clear brown color. Aroma is of a decent Dunkel. A little fruity and bready and yeasty. The flavor was off in my opinion. Tangy and almost sour. Not sure what was going on with this one. Would not go back to this one.

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Photo of Yalcin
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SCproUA
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Average dark beer in a classical German-style, nice intoxicating smell, beautiful color saturation, the taste is not surprised! A solid middle peasants!

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Photo of Oleg85
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akal_snyx
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dzu
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A great dunkel, and generally a great beer. As all dunkels, it has a slightly bitter, and rich and complex taste with hints of chocolate, that leaves a somewhat bitter-sweet after-taste, and a beautiful dark amber colour. The bottle itself is so nice, that I kept it.

Highly recommended for people who like dunkels, and a good introduction to dunkels for people who haven't tried 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 Younoid
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml, swing-top bottle, the physically shortest of the new offerings from this brewery now available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some layered streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, sweet nuts, brown sugar syrup, a bit of heady yeast, and spicy, earthy, and grassy noble hops. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel and wheat malt, a still prominent nuttiness, some middling dark orchard fruit, subtle yeast notes, and a decent leafy, weedy, and moderately floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its plain and ineffectual frothiness, the body just on the low side of yer typical middleweight, and smooth enough, I suppose, nothing really existing here to mess things up. It finishes still trending sweet, but pulling back a bit, and letting the various indistinct bittering agents step it up.

Another easy-going, yet hardly world-challenging brew from this extremely northern German outfit. Mostly too sweet in terms of its drawbacks, which is hardly a cardinal sin, but it does get a bit old and tired seeming by the end of only this wee serving size, nein?

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Photo of der_meister
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of d_kizzle
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
2.91/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-grassy,spicy,nutty,caramel,syrup
T:
-nutty,earthy,spicy,bready
F:
-medium to high carbonation (overcarbonated)
-light body
O:
Slightly above avergae Dunkel

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

Photo of NCMatt
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a made in Germany Dunkel Lager. I might have set my expectations for this beer too high. I poured from the bottle into the appropriate glasswear and noticed it was a little lighter than I was expecting. Not an issue though. The smell is weak, but the notes you'd expect are more or less present. Taste wise, it was seriously lacking. Just like the smell, the flavor was also mute. Mouthfeel was watery at best. Very drinkable though. I found myself downing the bottle in about half the time I would normally drink a glass of a similar style. If it was at a cheaper price point (my bottle set me back $3), this would make a killer party / session beer. Unfortunately, with price taken into consideration, I feel this beer relies heavily on the coolness of the bottle and not the merit of the liquid inside.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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