Fässla Zwergla | Brauerei Fässla

Fässla ZwerglaFässla Zwergla
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Brauerei Fässla

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 10-13-2002

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-pours a clear amber-copper with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-raisins,plums,spicy,brown sugar with a clean finish
-low to medium carbonation visible (typical to Franconia)
-light to medium body
-no alcohol detectable
Just a great,incredibly drinkable Lager

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bitter taste on top of a pleasant malt background. Dark amber clear brew. Rather flat in the glass but with some decent carbonation on the tongue.

The roasted malt and caramel flavors are good but the hops have a back-of-the-throat tannic taste like pomegranate seeks that overpowers the mild malt. From the bottle purchased in Bamberg, Ger. [review from May 2010 tasting notes]

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Photo of safaricook
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really nice drinkability, with a tasty malt combination. Had this as last beer of the day and though it is rather light and delicate in style it stood up to it and gave me refreshing nightcap

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Photo of jcance
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dunkel is not my favorite brewing style, but it's hard not to love a strong, moderately potent, and extremely drinkable beer with no offensive flavors, good scent, and plain old fashioned, welcoming and well rounded taste. I don't like this one quite as much as Faessla's Pils, which I personally think is great, but I have continued and will continue to buy it. Honestly, I'm surprised Faessla's beeres are rated so low. They are well-made, consistently high quality, and very inexpensive at that. Will keep supporting this brewery until I find some crazy reason not to! :D

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very easy to drink Bamberg Dark Lager. Malty and flavorful. Enjoyable but this beer can be a dangerous beer to the unwary. Note that it is 6.0 % by volume vice 5.2%.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Malt_Man
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

500ml bottle with best before date 25/11/14, drunk on 29/11/14. Served cool into straight pilsner mug.

A) Deep copper colour, clear, very little carbonation, thin white head.

S) Rubbery light malt; disappointing for a dunkel, but I suppose it is over the drink by date.

T ) Quite sweet at first, followed by slightly metallic roasty malt. Sweetness is there all the time.

M) Medium mouthfeel and the lightish carbonation works well.

O) Not the best dunkel I have had but I have to acknowledge it is past the best by date.

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Photo of bamberger603
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of NorbertB1974
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of clarknova
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of herrburgess
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kurgan3
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-litre bottle: best before 23 Oct 2012, poured on 15 Nov 2012 @ home into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall handled tumbler type tankard (so slightly out of date).

Darker than I remember the draught version: this was a deep Mahogany browny red colour with a full cream coloured head. Looked good it the glass I'd choosen.

The nose was fruity, slightly hoppy and grainy with hints of malty molasses.

Taste wise it favoured malts, with fruity notes to the fore, bittering towards the end of each sip.

You don't see beers from this brewery very often in the UK, so when I saw this I had to buy it and re-live the last visit I had to Bamberg, some 6 years ago.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

50cl serving in seidel at Faessla, Bamberg

A - Copper body with excellent clarity. 2 finger head produces average lace and retention
S - Notes of toffee and vanilla. Some fresh bread there too.
T - Toasted malts with a little vanilla. Disappates to a thin weak finish.
M - Medium body and carbonation
D - Smelt promising but didnt deliver in flavour. Forgettable.

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Photo of alalvarez75
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of skypup
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two bottles purchased from Kaufmanns in Bamberg.

.5L bottle served in Fassla beer glass.

A- Deep brown with hints of amber. One finger head with little retention. Little lacing.

S- Toasted sweet malt and hops.

T- Caramalized malts with a distinctive bitter aftertaste. Noticible honey and spice.

M- Medium bodied and mild carbonation.

D- Slightly better on the tap, much lighter carbonated but still a good beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.74/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a .5L Fassla bierkrug at Fassla. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of no cream, bad thickness, and below average retention. Unique dark brown colour is semitransparent, which is extraordinarily rare in my experience. I don't know how they managed to make dark brown semitransparent, but it works.

Sm: Slight nutty hops and caramel. Scent is very light in strength.

T: The hoppy body is complemented by caramel and slight nuts. It's simple, with some difficult to distinguish amber hops present. Balanced well but built poorly.

Mf: Smooth, buttery, and wet. Doesn't quite match the flavours of the body.

Dr: Standard Bamberg pricing. It's easy to drink, but the quality is far from fantastic.

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Photo of Domingo
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While the Fässla pils didn't do it for me, I found this to be more up my alley.
Worth noting that this seems to be a bottle-only product. Even at the brewery they're pouring it from the bottles in the back. Keep in mind that those bottles might've been filled the same day, so in this case, freshness is no issue.
Deep, dark brown - nearly black. Tons of foam and lacing.
Seems like this is walking the line between a dunkel and a schwarz.
The flavor profile also seems to reflect that. Semisweet chocolate malts, a bit of roasty coffee character, and a slightly dry finish coming from both the hops and the dark malt used.
Goes down like water - mine was gone in no time.
Not the most experimental thing I've ever had, but a nice tasty brew that goes down the path that I tend to enjoy.
I think this is a good all-weather beer since while I was there it went from hot and sunny to cold and rainy in minutes. This seemed well suited to both conditions.

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Photo of atis
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear dark brown with small tan head that fades fast. Aroma is sweetish grain, faint hops and notes of rubber.

Taste is toasty malt, notes of fruit with spicy bitter semi-dry finish and smoky aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth light-medium with below average carbonation and mellow alcohol warming towards the end of the glass.

I liked it. Very drinkable and flavourful beer for a calm evening.

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Photo of DerBayer
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm what can I say another classic example of a fraenkisch dunkel. Pours kind of a dark ruby smells of malted grains some caramel, chocolate and roast nuts also exist very little hops.

Mouthfeel is good with medium carbonation and medium body but not great and drinkability is very high.

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Beer rating: 53.1% out of 100 with 32 ratings
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