Altbayrisch Dunkel
Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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Munich Dunkel Lager
Ranked #60
Ranked #28,493
3.78 | pDev: 9.26%
Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. Bottle
Best By: 12.07.19

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a pretty nice translucent dark amber color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with a nice touch of toffee, bready. The taste is nice, malty, hoppy, with some toffee, bready. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty beer, a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Staggeringly massive and dense off-white head, fine beaded, with superb persistence. Delicate lacing, resembling ancient writing adorns the glass walls. The body is a crystal-clear reddish amber, with slight streams of slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: A complex aroma of dark bread, slathered with caramel and molasses, and topped with nuts is offered.

Taste: Opens with dark bread, and slightly burnt caramel. As the taste progresses, there is a slight nutty character. Alcohol is utterly absent in the taste. The flavor is very clean, with dark bread, caramel, nuts, and molasses, and no off flavors at all. No hops seem to be present. Finishes wit ha lingering note of slightly burnt caramel.

Mouth feel: Very soft and full, excellent.

Drinkability/notes: A truly wonderful example of the style, that I would be pleased to have again.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Beer number five (December 5th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

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Photo of Buck89
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prom the Advent box. Poured into a snifter. A clear chestnut brown color - fairly dark in the snifter. Nice thick and dense tan head. Bread, caramel, stone fruit on the nose. The taste followed fairly closely with a rich malty flavor. Dark bread, toffee, caramel. Minimal bitterness. Soft feel and medium-bodied. Very nice. Favorite from the box thus far.

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Photo of BenHoppy
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall wheat glass at 45 degrees:

L: caramelly plum amber with half inch of wicked forestry foam

A: marzen Oktoberfest caramelized malts

F: medium creamy malts that comes out very smooth, no lingering flavor. Fades quickly.

T: caramelly malts with slight alcohol tingle that quickly fades. Sweet and smooth yet not overly sweet. Flavor comes and goes but continuously want another sip. No gulping, sip and savor.

O: 2nd favorite so far from the calendar

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Photo of Harrison8
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a finger and a half of khaki foam on top. Head retention is fair, with a few dots of lacing left behind. Aroma is bread, biscuit, and earthy malts layered over herbal and floral hops and wheat. Flavor profile has a dose of chocolate before heading to biscuit, bread, and earth malts. Herbal and floral hops are still present, but light. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a nice, smooth, and slightly-creamy texture. Overall, a straight forward dunkel lager that provides a nice dose of flavor while remaining a quaffable beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information decipherable.
A: Pours a crystal clear, amber color with ruby highlights, a two finger, eggshell white head, strong retention, and copious Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, molasses, and bread rind with walnut notes.
T: Semisweet. Flavors follow the nose, but more toffee. Bitterness in balance with malt.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Near chewy.
O: Delicious and very enjoyable. Solidly made

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Photo of josephandbrown
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -1.3%
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 +12.7%
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 +0.8%
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 +15.9%
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 -12.7%
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
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 47 ratings