Queen City Dunkel
Queen City Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #122
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #37,922
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 10.14%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
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Queen City Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  8
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: Our Dunkel ("dark"), crafted in the traditional Bavarian manner, is a deep mahogany hued lager. Soft and elegant, with a rich, nutty palate and a malty, rounded finish, this beer is medium bodied, with a firm, creamy, long-lasting head. Made from a blend of five high-quality German malts and delicate noble hops, Queen City Dunkel is distinctive yet eminently drinkable. (ABV 5.2% IBU 30) - Munich Dunkel
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains large yeast, caramelized malts, some chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of chocolate and caramel that are quickly followed by a strong breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Oct 15, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a semi-burnt chestnut brown color with a nice transparency about it. A milky to off white colored foamy one finger head quickly dissipated leaving a small cap in the center of the beer. Light lacing clings yet slides into the beer as it went down. The smell starts off with some roasty nuttiness along with some bready malts. Light toast slides in for the balance. The taste had a dry sweetness about it. I’d say it gets a bit rough in the aftertaste taking the nuts and bready malts a bit further. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, surprisingly enough, I don’t mind a little more "weight" than what I’m used to seeing for the style. Still, a nice sessionability about it yields a smooth carbonation and proving it can be quite smooth. Overall, I’d say Queen City did what they’re supposed to with this one. I’d have again preferably with some food.

Jul 14, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Queen City Brewery "Dunkel"
on tap at the brewery on 7 June 2016

Notes: Clear, deep chestnut brown body beneath a light khaki head that holds fairly well and leaves spotty & splashy lace as it goes. The aroma expresses grainy, darkly-caramelish malt with a hint of floral and spicy/herbal hops in the background. The flavor follows, as expected, with a bit of soft toastiness and subtle nuttiness. Dunkel is one of those style where the flavors can come alive, or it can remain more like a dark pilsner, but this one is more flavorful and lively. Nutty and toasty with a stiff bitterness in the dry finish. Medium-light in body with a standard carbonation. A solid rendition straight through.

Sep 30, 2016
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bluehende from Delaware

3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad dunkel. My problem with it was the color. Seemed a little too light for a dunkel and I thought it was a bit too sweet. I did like the taste and smell.

Oct 10, 2015
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber/light brown. Clear. Small beige head that leaves half blanket/half spots.

Dark caramel malty aroma.

Caramel then a touch of chocolate (semisweet). Stronger hop in the swallow than expected. Good balance. Highly carbonated but with a fuller body too.

May 25, 2015
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

VT Brewfest

A-Poured brown but not extremely dark.

S-Creamy, dark lager yeast and malt combo. Smells a bit nutty.

T-Soft but pleasant. Some nuts. Slight roast. Lager yeast. Finishes sweet but smooth.

M-Body is deceptively light. Creamy. Softer carbonation.

O-I am of the opinion that you don't see enough Dunkels out there so I'll always welcome a try.

Jul 29, 2014
Queen City Dunkel from Queen City Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 32 ratings