Altbayrisch Dunkel | Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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Altbayrisch DunkelAltbayrisch Dunkel

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Private Landbrauerei Schönram

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 30
Photo of josephandbrown
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Dunkel lager poured a dark, ruby-tinted brown color, around a 20 on the SRM scale. The BJCP mentions the style as having a copper brown color with a red tint; this seems fair to me. It poured with some noticeable head, but it quickly dissipated. Almost no head remained, and there is very little lacing. It is not particularly clear, but I suspect that has more to do with the color.

Up front is an immediate sweetness, almost cloying on the first sip. It is quickly balanced with some light bitterness, but I do not get any specific hop flavor. The malt has a lot going on, including chocolate and toffee notes. There is a breadiness as well, but it's almost in the way Altbayrisch coats the mouth. The carbonation is medium to medium low.

Overall, I quite enjoyed Altbayrisch. It's weather appropriate, as there is snow outside my window. It is well-balanced leaning towards sweet, with a fair amount of nuance in the malt. I'd recommend knocking one back on a cold winter night.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 14.03.15 at 42 degrees into nonic
$ 4.69/16.9 oz bottle ($0.277/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Aroma of toasted malt
Head large (5.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to four mm ring and partial frothy layer
Lacing – fair – few shreds of curtains, tiny to small bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor of malt, starts slightly sweet and ends slightly bitter; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – just into medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Torst in Brooklyn, NY.

This one pours a rich dark-ish brown, with a quarter inch head, and a small level of lacing.

This smells pretty nice, a bit nutty, with some caramel, and baked bread, and molasses.

This is one of the better dunkels I've ever had, awesome stuff here. All of the flavors I mentioned that were in the aroma, are in the taste as well, and they all just come together in a really unified, balanced way that shows a real technical precision in brewing.

This is medium bodied, syrupy in just the right way, but with a crisp finish. There's a pretty normal level of carbonation, I guess.

This was an excellent dunkel- a nice deep cut on Torst's taplist on that day.

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Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

-pours a clear copper with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus cabbage and slight roast
-medium body,medium carbonation
-Very nice Dunkel

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Schönramer Altbayrisch Dunkel has an extremely thick, cream-colored, crackling head, a clear, copper color, and very heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy, brown bread, and the flavor is the same, with appropriate, balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, and this one finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of seedyone
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. First impression was a hint of fruitiness that I can't place. Good substantial coppery color, slim head, medium body but almost no aroma. Flavor is a nice toasty...almost smoky...& balanced betwixt the bitter & sweet. A good example of the restraints I like in most German brews. At a 5% I find the most expressive phrase here is 'well managed restraint'. Not passive, but when it does 'get you'...& it does so masterfully. I guess it comes with it's well aged pedigree. Cheers to the years.

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Altbayrisch Dunkel from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
3.87 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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