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Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager | Berghoff Brewery

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Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark LagerSir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berghoff Brewery
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the old days, most dark beers had a reputation for being heavy, even sweet. Not this one. By reinterpreting some historic German traditions, including the ancient “altbier” style of Düsseldorf and adding a decidedly 21st century American twist to it, we’ve created a dark beer with a dry, refreshing character and a ton of personality. We start with a mix or pilsner and pale ale malts for a complex, dry maltiness, then layer on specialty malts that add toasty, cookie and a little dark toffee character. All of this is balanced by a hop mix that adds to Sir Dunkle’s crisp complexity. Lagering rounds off any rough edges, leaving a satisfyingly dark-beer flavor with a clean drinkability.

Added by Jason on 07-23-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
55
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
32.94%
 
 
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2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 1.69/12 oz bottle at Lager Mill
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of sweet malt
Head large (6 cm), light tan, creamy with large rocks, rapidly diminishing to broken layer ranging from 2 mm to 12 mm.
Lacing poor – small irregular islands with small bubbles
Body deep red-brown, clear
Flavor begins with bitterness of burnt malt, quickly fades to a light sweetness with a burnt malt overtone. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, slight oiliness, soft carbonation

The burnt bitterness definitely detracts from this otherwise mediocre dunkel. The appearance and aroma of this beer are the most attractive features of this beer.

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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

Labeling says lager, but brewery info mentions Altbier ... does it really matter, as this beer is lagered? Expected a clean brew here, interesting with some tasty elements that have potential; however, sweetness and husk-graininess muddle the palate a bit. Hoping this one is re-tooled to fulfill the potential it has.

STYLE: Altbier
ABV: 5.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Cola brown color, thick head, great retention

SMELL: Toasted dark bread, caramel, clean, faint herbal hop, mild instant coffee, very aromatic

TASTE: Heavy toasted grain, dried grass, chicory, ample hop bitterness, caramel sweetness, husky bite, fading maltiness, mineral, nutty, dry finish

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Nice smooth flavor, with a mixture of fruit and wheat taste. Very easy to drink, reminds me a lot of Smithwicks. Dark brown color with a foamy head after pour from the bottle. Sweet and wheat smell welcomes a refreshing flavor that creates a nice unchallenged drink.

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Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager from Berghoff Brewery
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.
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