Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Dunkel
Neumarkter Lammsbräu

Neumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) DunkelNeumarkter Lammsbräu (Organic) Dunkel
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Style:
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #24
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,744
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 14.95%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
145
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Neumarkter Lammsbräu
 
Germany
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  15
SCORE
86
Very Good
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OlaB from Norway

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark-brown color, with a small top off white head that disolves rapidly. Aroma is off slight roasted malts,caramel, nuts and some dried dark fruits. Flavour is off strong roasted malts, some hints off coffee and caramel with some sweetness upfront. Has a slight bitter finish with malts strong in the back. Good length in the aftetaste but a little watery in the flavour. Medium carbonated with a medium body. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. All in all is a good and enjoyable dunkel lager

Sep 09, 2017
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bark from Sweden

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The colour is dark brown, the liquid is clear. The three finger head is beige and compact: it sinks slowly down to a thick lid leaving no lacing on the glass.

The clean smell is nutty and roasted with some hay and crayon. Metal and minerals in the background.

The taste is clean and semi-sweet with growing roasted notes: Cashew nuts, caramel and grilled meat. It tastes a bit like a dry version of Coca-Cola. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing hay-like hops, clean bitterness and malty brown flavours of caramel and a hint of cocoa. The long aftertaste is rather sweet with chocolate and a slight metallic bitterness.

The carbonation is mild, more like an ale than a lager. The many bubbles are mid-sized, smooth and long-lived. The liquid is medium smooth.

I didn’t like the slight metallic taste. Not a bad Dunkel.

May 31, 2017
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hoegaardenhero from Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle w/march 17 bb date from local Getränkemarkt in weizen glass; very mild aroma--mostly a little bit of molasses and some light dry wheat husk; taste is very watery with mild raisin and mild alcohol and a tiny bit of toffee; feel is pretty balanced with a medium body and moderate carb with very little cloy/syrupiness; really a forgettable beer imo with very little aroma or taste but good appearance and above average feel

Dec 04, 2016
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A stunning in-house dark malt steals the show. Robust sour breast malt, dark wheat, slightly sweet. Amazing fresh and clean feel. Very classic Dunkle all around. Easy to drink and very refreshing even as a dark malt. Light and soft feel makes the 4.8% and easy.
Review taken from notes on 6/10/2015.

Jul 25, 2016
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KriekKrazzed from New Hampshire

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've only had 2 Dunkels before this little bottle came my way.
The first was an amazing black walnut dunkel, then a more commercial offering of a Dunkel that was awful. This one was much like the first. Nutty, a little weak coffee like but a nice over all balancing act of hops and maltiness.
Nice Lager taste under a dark flavor like that?,..... , I'm going back for another!

Jul 10, 2016
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Spikester from Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark brown with two fingers of off white head.
Smell is brown bread, plums, and some molasses.
Taste is similar to the smell but less so.
Mouthfeel is low carbonation very soft on the tongue. Finish is slightly sweet. Light body.
Overall a tasty sipper without much zing. I think it might be old. The code on the back label is: 11:14..C13.

Mar 27, 2016
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jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nutmeg and malt nose and flavor is hints of caramel, malt. Clean. $3.15 for a 330ml green bottle at Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

Mar 16, 2016
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tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is so much malt and nuttiness - lovely. Flavor is slightly thin, but does resemble the aroma, just lighter. If this was more full-bodied it would be much better. Still very tasty.

Jan 01, 2016
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keithmurray from Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - chestnut brown colored body with khaki head

Smell - caramel, toasted nuts, tea

Taste - toasted nuts, caramel, tea

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, lighter amount of carbonation, slight caramel/toasted flavor upfront, flavors do not linger for a very long time

Overall - I feel like the flavors of this one are a bit muted and the mouthfeel a bit lacking compared to other versions of the style. Still, overall, a decent beverage that's worth investigating if you are a fan of the style.

Price Point - $1.99/11.2 oz single

Sep 06, 2015
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Marraybay from District of Columbia

3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting beer: Nice glass presentation in terms of its amber color and head formation. Taste is interesting, but a perhaps a bit underwhelming. Not really getting the advertised sweetness full-on, which is a bit disappointing: (I.e. caramel, chocolate, toffee, etc). Very subdued. Something--mineral, medicinal perhaps--in the middle that I'm not sure I'm onboard with. However, as the beer warms, that component seems to fade away. In the end, it's a decent lager, but not a beer that could really carry the conversation alone. In some ways, it reminded me a little bit of a near-beer; Clausthaler? One final note - color was almost identical to the Yuengling lager that my wife was drinking.

Jul 14, 2015
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Brenden from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In the glass and settled, this beer is a thick (not viscous) brown with plum highlights and lots of bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. The head is a tan one, starting almost a finger high and receding quickly to a thick layer with heavy edges that makes for solid lacing.
The wheat forms a dry base under dark fruits, fig and prune specifically, and a hint of banana notes with a mineral tone to it under plenty of caramel.
Something like clove is stronger in the flavor, breads heavy in the malts with caramel secondary. The mineral note still runs strong, but in a complementary way, while toast and dark fruits make up a good part of the bulk of the flavor. Herbal and floral hops notes hit the middle and lead right into the finish, where a bit of banana peel as well as a zesty lemon flavor come in.
It's pretty light in the body but leading medium, still deep and well textured. The crispness isn't too biting but remains firm the whole way through, while its cleanness is notable. It's smooth, too, and the light dryness balances the feel.

Aug 01, 2014
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Renzan0 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle at Mellow Mushroom, in Fayetteville, NC.
This beer poured a cloudy brown. Low head retention.
Slight maltiness, crisp, can taste the caramel but it's not very sweet. Low carbonation.
4.8% ABV, yet alcohol is more noticeable here, than with other <5% beers. $0.62/oz
Good Dunkel.

Jul 30, 2014
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey pilsner glass. Uh oh, green bottle.

A real nice hued deep chestnut and mahogany brown body color. Light tan head a bit foamy but with a nice growing pinhead sized bubbles in the formation. Settles to a creamy tan puck. Not much rising carbonation. Pretty solid.

Wow this smells like a doppelbock. Big clove notes, and cinnamon brown hot spices. Nutmeg and clove are all over this thing. A clean hop aroma of matching spice as well. NO SKUNKING luckily, we have dodged the skunk monster.

Very clean palate. Light crisp and with a nice caramel malt backbone, hints at light anise and licorice quality, with minimal toffee sweetness. Clean hop popping finish, and grain light airy quality. Good mix of light crispness and malt density as well for easy drinking.

A real solid dunkel lager, luckily feel even better dodging the green bottle of death (it appeared brown should have looked at the bottle cap neck closely I would have known better.

May 29, 2014
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Brown in color with orange hues. Rocky off-white head retains very well. Foamy clumps of lacing adhere to the glass.

S: Grainy and husky. Bready, toffee, crust. Hint of brown cocoa powder. Caramel. Grassy hops. Subtle grape leaf. Clean.

T: Toast, caramel, cola, brown cocoa powder, brown bread. Husky grain. Hay. Grassy hops. Sweet. Clean. Whisper of alcohol. Caramel, cocoa, and husk on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Full and creamy on the palate. Some syrupy residual sugars. Low carbonation amplifies the syrupy feel. Husky grain brings a mild astringency.

O: Just as in the pilsner, the husky grain gets to me. It would be a more enjoyable beer if not for that. Could use a little more carbonation too.

Oct 26, 2013
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured clear amber brown with a weak head.
Aroma had more sweet caramel malt than medium roasted malt, but this is reversed in tasting. The lightly sweet flavor suggests dark bread baked with some brown sugar.
Medium body with spot on carbonation.
O: very good exemplar of style.

Aug 29, 2013
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oberon from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pokal a chesnut brown with a nice tight looking off white head that hung around for quite awhile.Aromas of mineral,toast,and cookie douogh,not very sweet wich is good.Tastes of German malts with that hint of iron with more cookie dough and breadiness in the finish.A tad thinner than what I like but it's a damn fine weekend outdoor grilling quaffer with nice flavors.

Aug 11, 2013
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toddicus13 from Connecticut

4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into hefeweizen glass.

A- 23-30, a beautiful dark orange-brown. Quickly dissipating, one-finger beige head with a nice, thin retention & webby lacing.

S- Sweet, plump, honey-wheat bread aroma. I wanna toast it and put turkey & mustard on it!

T- Toasty, medium-bodied malt, & slick. A perfect touch of subtle sweetness followed by a drier, subtle hoppy finish.

M & O- Moderate carb bite. Very well balanced. I'm happy this was my first Dunkel!

Aug 09, 2013
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear ruby-brown color with less than 1/4 inch of light tan head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was pretty good, lightly sweet malts and a nice earthy grain base. The flavor was also pretty typical, the grains were slightly overpowered by the sweetness of the malts. There was just the lightest hop presence.

The body was medium, for the style, not as heavy as some, was clean, and had, considering the sweetness, a relatively dry finish. Drinkability was good, the beer was gone fairly quickly, and I'd have another. Overall, a decent example of the style, not special or notable, but if you're in the mood, you could do worse.

Jul 29, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and easy to drink.

Dec 02, 2012
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AtrumAnimus from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with a thick, shaving cream like head that sits on top for a very long time. 2.5 inch head settles half way in about 3 minutes, a light tan tint to the head and very rich consistent lacing down the glass during the slow settle. The color is that of a very strong southern iced tea. Very tannic in color with red hues when held to the light.

The nose is very rich as well with bready yeast being the dominant note along with vanilla and caramel, more specifically like caramelized sugar. The hops are very subtle and hardly notable to the nose.

The first impression of this beer is very classic and clean German artisan brewing. The beer is dry with great malt flavors and very subtle hops. This is not a beer for hop heads since you will not like it. However, if you are a fan of European brews and traditional German beers then this is a fantastic example of that tradition. I really like this one. I can feel the warmth of the alcohol in my stomach implying the higher ABV but it is completely masked by the flavors. This could be a dangerous beer because it is so good and drinkable you could become extremely hammered rather quickly. The mouth feel is light and smooth with lively carbonation that falls away to a slight bitter hopping that is superbly well balanced.

The flavors are rich. I let it warm a bit to really let the flavors come out. Initially sweet malt with very subtle Smokey undertones, hints of black pepper, bread, caramel, bitter herbs, and fresh mountain spring water are all there in a wonderfully balanced beer.

Overall this is an extremely good beer and I really would love to drink some more at any time.

Sep 02, 2012
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Thads324 from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruby brown with tons of light tan head. Sticky lacing everywhere. Head doesn't dissipate much at all.
Aroma is a bit skunky. Dark fruits, freshly baked bread. Overall sweet, but not much else.
Starts a bit watery, then has a very nice easy going flavor. Lots of sweet dried cherry flavor blended with bread. Little hop bitterness briefly breaks up the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Very easy to drink.

Overall a pretty good brew, but I think it wasn't as fresh as I'd liked it to be, hence the skunk smell. Great flavor and drinkability though.

Jul 09, 2012
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brownish-red color with a thin head into my glass. Not too dark but I still think it's too light for a dunkel.

Nuts, dates and malt that borders too much on cloying. It's also light-struck to a degree thanks to the green glass.

Caramel, nut and only a dash of raisin/date upfront. Not bad. Chewy. Clean.

Lingering nuttiness dominates the back of the throat. Finishes very clean.

It wasn't what I thought at first but regardless, I like this organic example of the style!

May 02, 2012
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 fl. oz. US bottle marked 11:04...B26. Sampled on April 19, 2012. It pours a deep, dark amber brown with a huge, foamy beige head that slowly diminishes. The aroma on this beer is outrageously sweet and malty and has this German nutty characteristic. The body is right around medium. I was hoping for something bolder. The taste is vibrant with malty sweetness and a mellow bitterness to balance things out. It reminds me a bit of Newcastle Brown Ale with a slightly more bitter note. It is a likable beer and one that I could drink often.

Apr 20, 2012
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tobelerone from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A reddish amber, nearly cherry-colored beer with a huge cap of foamy off-white head that settles down slowly. Clear enough to read the paper through. Nice creamy lacing.

Aroma of toasty, bready malt, grassy hops, and a light caramel sweetness. Bitterness is apparent in the nose but is actually quite tame in the tasting. Certainly very malt-forward; it's a simple, tasty, easy-drinking beer that's quite sessionable at 4.8% ABV. Grassy European hop profile, low bitterness, again, moderate to low sweetness with hints of caramel. The organic dark malt dominates both the flavor and the aroma.

Light-bodied but not watery; medium-low carbonation; just a touch of creaminess, extremely drinkable. There's something distinctly different about the malt in this beer that's giving me fits as I try to describe it. Nevertheless, I would recommend this one readily as a sessionable, non-bloating lighter beer that has the added attraction (to some) of being organically produced.

Dec 14, 2011
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber brown color with a nice two finger tan head that falls slowly with nice decent lace.

Aroma is nice light toasted malts, light cooked caramel and some light toffee. Light fruit notes with some earthy hops. Smells wonderful.

Taste is malty toasted bread caramel notes smooth and clean very favorable. Finish is more malt light fruitiness nice herbal/earthy hops that add some bitterness. Wonderful that a light abv brew can have so much flavor.

Mouthfeel is light perfect carbonation light pep but smooth at the same time.

Overall it is excellent very well done very session-able, would be wonderful to have a keg of this for everyday drinking. ant to thank merlin48 for this one, he said it was good and he wasn't lying.

Aug 20, 2011
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 145 ratings