Landbier Dunkel
Schilling Beer Co.

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Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
European Dark Lager
Ranked #3
Ranked #5,560
4.14 | pDev: 6.04%
Oct 29, 2022
Feb 06, 2020
Landbier DunkelLandbier Dunkel
Notes: A dark lager of Franconian origin utilizing local malts and a Bavarian yeast strain first piloted in N. America by Schilling. Characterized by chocolate notes and walnut-like richness. The finish is medium-bodied and velvety, with balanced bittering.
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Rated: 4.25 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2022
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It comes across to me as a dry version of a rich brown ale. Only the lightest hint of any roastiness. Very tasty.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
L: Clear, cola colored body with a frothy tan head

S: Chocolate, roasted coffee

T: Dark bread, roasted coffee. Malt forward with light hops. Complex for any beer but astounding for 4.2%.

F: Light and smooth. Dry finish.

O: Really excellent beer. One of those that I wish were widely distributed.
Apr 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
An incredibly aromatic and balanced beer. Rich, toasty melanoidin flavors are met with a pronounced nuttiness and modest roasted coffee, dark chocolate and herbal hop flavors. Crisp and dry, but with the perfect kiss of sweetness on the back end to keep all of the wonderful flavors lingering beyond the end of the sip. Insanely quaffable. One of my all time favorites. Schilling are the best lager brewers I have ever enjoyed beer from and this is one of their best offerings
Mar 20, 2022
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
01.25.22 stamped on bottom of can. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Dark brown with good clarity and 1-finger light beige head with average retention and spotty lacing.

S: Intensely malty aroma of baked bread crust with lighter cocoa and coffee undertones and light herbal noble hops. Very clean.

T: Flavor is also intensely malty with a melanoiden-rich Munich maltiness with more toast, coffee, and chocolate on the aftertaste. Bitterness is low-medium and there is not a lot for hop character, but there’s not really supposed to be. Very clean with no esters and no hints of alcohol.

M: Slightly tacky feel with low-medium body and lowish carbonation which helps reduce the biting nature this intense maltiness can leave.

O: A very enjoyable classic dunkel brown lager with all the right traditional notes coming through. Great job Schilling.
Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From pint can marked illegibly; part of code is 1495

Pours into my shaker pint glass a clear dark caramel brown with a rich creamy khaki colored head. Good retention and eaves fluffy lace.

Scent is bread crust, caramel and a light hop note. Toffee. A hint of roast coffee. Cola.

Taste is caramel, nuts, toffee, roasted notes and a hint of cola. Bread crust. A subtle smoky note. Leans toward malts but just enough of a spicy hop note to balance.

Mouth is on the lighter side of medium with a fine moderate carbonation.

Another great Schilling lager.
Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can.

Pours a deep mahogany color with tinges of copper. Has a gorgeous, fluffy khaki colored head. Leaves a halo of lacing along the top of the glass.

Aromas of toasted grains, sweet bread, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel and roasted coffee. Smokey and nutty with a hint of dark fruit. Nicely complex aroma.

The flavor is very nutty and full of roasted malts. There's a little smokiness with some dark fruits, hops and coffee. Finishes with some caramel and cocoa sweetness.

The feel is medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. Surprisingly creamy and very drinkable.

Overall, definitely a great dark lager. Full of complex flavors and aromas whilst being easy to drink.
Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Full nose with roasted/cracked malt. Taste was full with deep roasted malt and nice hop bitter balanced. Poured with a good creamy head that dissipated to a thin veil. Great tasting dunkel.
Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Dec 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by pkalix from California

Oct 29, 2021
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cans from the brewery. Poured into tulip at home. Very nice fall beer.
Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 3.97 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by TCgenny from New York

4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark red with 2 finger lace, smells hint of sweet malty. Taste is burned toast , roastiness, with a malt finish, feels rich. Excellent experience
Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by crobinso from Colorado

Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
16 oz can dated 040521

Pours a dark red maroon amber color with a creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells dark, toasty, with hints of charred bread, chocolate, coffee roast, mild spice, and earthy hops. Tastes slightly roasted and dark, toasty, with mild hints of dried fruit and earthy hop notes. Feels crisp, smooth, medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice dark lager.
Sep 17, 2021
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Damn this is one flavorful Dunkel been a while since I had such crisp smokey malt and the coffee/sweetness is enough to keep me drinking. Lager yeast is shown as well I don't think even a moderate beer drinker would turn this away quite a tasty rustic brew!
Sep 10, 2021
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Lagerfest in Cyberspace 2021
Sep 07, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by kuhndog from New York

Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This one is very smoky and big on coffee. Tasty and enjoyable.
Pours deep red/brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is heavy smoke and roasted coffee. Taste follows with more smoky flavor than coffee. Feel is good, spot on for a lager and good smoothness. Overall, tasty and enjoyable.
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can, it pours a clear reddish amber brown color with a nice off-white to light tan head that slowly reduces. The nose gets a nice roasted malt scent with notes of caramel. The mouth gets a roasted malt flavor that predominates.
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium brown color with a one finger head of brown tinted foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of roasted malts and coffee along with smells of caramel and molasses. Along with these smells comes a touch of nuttiness and a bit of must and hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a big roasty and toasty bready malt flavor mixed with some brown sugar and toffee sweetness. While there is not much coffee upfront, as the taste advances the coffee flavor becomes quite a bit more pronounced in the flavor. At the same time the sweetness fades a bit as flavors of an earthy hop and a bit of hay and must come to the tongue. With a bit of nut, one is left with a nice roasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light to medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the tastes and the style, the feel is good and makes for a nice medium for al the roasty and toasty flavors to be sensed, all while keeping it a very easy drinking brew.
Overall – A nice roasty but light brew.
Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by o29 from Texas

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a dark red color with a great head. It smells woody, fruity, nutty and roasted. Taste follows the nose and is smooth, delicious and a hint of bitterness and a dry finish. A very nice brew. Thanks to Ryan Murphy.
Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by BPence99 from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another great Lager Fest 2021 "doonkel." This dark lager pours fairly dark - almost black. The nutty flavors and aromas are very pleasant and go well with the velvety, chocolate notes. It is very smooth with a medium body that finishes with nice balance of bitterness to complement the upfront sweetness. Super rich and creamy malt profile for a 4%er. Cheers to the brew crew at Schilling in Littleton, New Hampshire.
Aug 23, 2021
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a dark chestnut brown color. Opaque due seemingly to the dark color of the beer. A three finger sudsy tan head forms on the beer and lingers for a moment before dissipating leaving a thin layer of velvety foam coating the top of the beer. The aroma on this is incredible - its pungent with rich notes of dark crusty bread, cocoa, walnuts, nutty earthy malts, and molasses, but its not sweet and even on the nose it comes across as a dry beer.

The flavor follows the nose with rich nutty and walnut notes, dark crusty bread and light cocoa notes The back end produces a lovely earthy, slightly spicy, hop note with a moderate amount of bitterness. Minimal sweetness. There is such a rich depth to the flavors with each sip providing a different perspective of the profile. Feel is moderately bodied, smooth, creamy and quite dry throughout. Lightly carbonated.

An absolutely delicious beer, and one that just perfectly hits what I love from a dark lager. This is one of those beers that I will not soon forget. Ive always been impressed with Schilling's beers, but this one is at a different level. A must try if you get the chance.
Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by NEBeerGoddess from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours the color of iced tea if iced tea had a substantial (three fingers) light tan head. Gorgeous beer. The nose has a bit of toffee, cereal grains, and a significant coffee component. I’m not ashamed to say I’m drooling.

The toffee is forward on the taste, more as a sweetness, and that cereal grain works well with the toffee, but it’s the coffee flavor that makes this beer for me, providing a richness that, quite frankly, I don’t understand how it’s possible to find in a 4.2% ABV beer.

This is my first beer from Schilling. It won’t be my last.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by heymikew from California

Aug 22, 2021
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