Landbier Dunkel
Schilling Beer Co.

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Lager - European Dark
Ranked #5
Ranked #7,041
4.1 | pDev: 5.85%
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
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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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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
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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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
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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BFCarr from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -1%
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
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
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
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
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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BPence99 from California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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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FBarber from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +11%
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
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
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
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UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees F.

L: Poured a clear yet dark cherrywood color, and formed a tan head that faded relatively quickly.

S: Dark bread forms the base, surrounded by wet black walnut husk, pecan hull, and leather.

T: Spot on like the nose implied. A base of dark bread, above which walnut abounds in both the actual nut and the hull forms. Pecan is similarly present in nut and hull form. In the background, notes of old book-binding leather and dark topsoil drift by.

F: On the medium end of light, smooth, and easy to drink.

O: A lovely example of a dunkel, indeed.

Aug 22, 2021
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puck1225 from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Beautiful dark amber color with very nice head and curtain lacing. Nutty smell and taste. Chestnuts and hazelnuts. Bit of sweet toffee up fron but a pleasant dry finish. Nice malty beer with smooth feel.

Aug 22, 2021
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

DATE: August 21, 2021... OCCASION: beer number five in the lineup... GLASSWARE: standard 22oz. pilsner.... pours a chestnut brown body with reasonable effervescence.... beautifully thick, light tan foam that holds its own--the best looker of the night... a distinct nuttiness arrests the nose, with toffee, caramel, coffee, and biscuit making this an enjoyable experience.... this was worth waiting for--a strong presence that lasts well past the sip, with a slightly viscous draw... red grape-like dryness rests on the tongue, with its finish rounded to some tobacco.... a sweet, strong (for its ABV) experience, one I would definitely seek out again...

Aug 22, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful looking .... Frothy head which laces nicely .... Very full bodied especially given the low ABV ...the chocolate and nut flavors are nicely done ... Thumbs up!

Aug 22, 2021
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sjrider from California

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can pour- clear mahogany with thick light khaki head leaving moderate lacing. Nose is sweet earthiness. Taste has roasty malt, bitter chocolate , whiffs of smoke and herbal earthiness. Finish lingers and leans toward dry. Reminds me of late
nights in Germany 20 years ago!

Aug 22, 2021
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very lovely color. Dark amber with a very large tan head. Airy, uneven, fairly quick dissipation leaves decent lacing.

Wood smoke, walnut and carbon dioxide in the nose. Lightly sweet.

Light smoke, extra dark pretzel and big walnut again in the taste. A semi-sweet note hits first in the finish, before giving way to a strongly walnuty, bitter, semi-dry aftertaste.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation.

Well crafted, but the walnut in this is a little intense for my taste. It almost has that bitter peanut skin quality.

Aug 22, 2021
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teromous from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottom of the can: "070821 00264 1385"

Appearance: The body is a reddish-orange color that is very beautiful. It has good clarity. The head is medium-large and rocky with a lumps and craters of tan foam. Great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Baker's chocolate comes through with some hazelnut. There is a note of fudge brownie in there. It smells very intoxicating and draws the nose in, wanting even more aroma. It is very appealing.

Taste: Chocolate comes through up front with a slightly dusty old room character. It has notes of tobacco leaf, hazelnut, and acorn.

Mouthfeel: This beer teeters on the edge of medium and full-bodied with a closer lean towards full. It has great carbonation. Bitterness is mellow and comes across mostly like a soft black tea.

Overall: It's a great beer that has a lot of dessert-like notes with layers of chocolate and nuts, which is fantastic because according to the label on the can it doesn't have anything extra added. It's highly enjoyable and I wish I had more. I highly recommend it.

Aug 22, 2021
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colts9016 from Idaho

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review 1578
Landbier Dunkel
Schilling Beer Company
Date: 08 July 2021
I used a Nonic glass, and the serving temp is 44 degrees. The pour created a two-fingered creamy light tan head. The head retention is excellent, leaving some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer charts SRM 15 dark amber with mahogany hues. The clarity of the beer is somewhat opaque.

I detect a hint of toffee, a touch of caramel, dark roasted malts, a subtle hint of smoke, and earthiness.

The flavors are toffee, a touch of caramel, a hint of chocolate, a note of coffee, a touch of smoke, and earthiness.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy and coating.

The body of the beer is medium, low carbonation, and medium finish.

I wish I had more of these beers. The perfect Dunkel.

Aug 22, 2021
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very traditional look, light amber-brown, fluffy head, plenty of nose with definite hops over a nice roasted malt background. Taste is rustic, more substantial and flavorful than the Helles or Pils, but still solidly a lager. Very well done.

Aug 22, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reddish dark copper brown with two fingers of beige foam with periodic but thick lacing on the glass. Huge aromas of crusty rustic bread with partnering dark cocoa, german yeast, caramel malt and toast. Taste is much the same, only add some gentle earth, roasted nuts and most crusty bread, incredible depth of flavor. Body is toasty and malty with yeast elevation by the finish, has a sweeter end too. Amazing!

Aug 18, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 4/5. Pours an auburn brown color with mild lacing and carbonation. Smell of bread, slight nuttiness, mildly smoky. Taste presents the same characteristics with the addition of dark fruit and caramel. Light to medium bodied, slightly dry finish, very little alcohol. Not bad.

Jun 24, 2021
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morimech from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can with no date.
Pours a light reddish/brown with just over a finger of head. Aroma of caramel, rustic dark bread, and roasted nuts. Flavor is a bit oily and nutty with caramel like sweetness. Mild bitterness. Light body and suitably carbonated. Easy to drink.

Jun 17, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber body, clear; outstanding head, thick, sticky, and frothy. Incredible smells; dark roasted grains and roasted nuts; wood-like char. The taste follows along the lines of the smell; mild chocolate notes with mild hop bitterness; sublimely rich sweetness. Medium body; smooth; moderate residual sugar presence.

Schilling did a fine job creating a tasty and luxurious dark lager. The appearance and aroma are exceptional while the taste and mouthfeel are well-rounded and quite satisfying.

Served at 51° F; canning data: 040521.

Jun 10, 2021
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a golden brown color, with a fluffy tight head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like roasted malt, herbal hops, bready spice, caramel, and nuttiness.

This is exceptional stuff. Schilling absolutely has a lock on European styles, and this is one of the best American-made dunkels that I've ever had. It's got a fantastic toasted malt character, with light roast, some bready spice, a touch of dark fruit, some nutty malt, and a nice spicy and herbal hop character. Everything comes together essentially perfectly.

This is medium bodied, crisp but simultaneously creamy, with a fantastic drinkability.

This might be the best beer that I've ever had from Schilling. It's just about perfect.

May 20, 2021
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

canned on date 4/05/2021. Drinking at cellar temp and poured into my .5L dimple mug. Beer is courtesy of my brother in PA, thanks @Bpsully!

The beer pours a clear mahogany color with some deep garnet highlights on the edges of the glass. A frothy and fluffy khaki colored head foams up about 3.5 cm and almost overtops my mug. this foam fades fairly quickly to a scattered edge layer and some wispy islands on the surface.
The aroma of this beer is roasted malt and some bready toast notes with faint hit of bakers chocolate. Also a bit of an herbal tea hop note, but this is buried under the malt.
The first sip reveals a light bodied brew with crisp texture and fine tingly carbonation. the physical traits on this beer drink very easy and my mug is half empty before I finish this review. Flavor is some toasted grains again almost like a wheat toast flavor, hints of chocolate and then again some herbal tea and floral hop notes. the toasted flavor lingers and my palate dries out after each sip.
This is a clean crispy lager with some good flavor without being overwhelming in any direction. Definitely crushable and enjoyable. I would buy these on the regular if available in Connecticut...

May 17, 2021
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark amber appearance. Has about medium carbonation with maybe just below average body.
Aroma is malt, a little roasted malt, doughy dark bread just a bit of chocolate.
Taste malt,some roasted malt, mix of milk and dark chocolate.
Overall its a really interesting well done beer that I would look for again

May 16, 2021
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