Krug-Bräu Dunkles Lagerbier | Konrad Krug Brauerei

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Krug-Bräu Dunkles LagerbierKrug-Bräu Dunkles Lagerbier
Very Good
Krug-Bräu Dunkles LagerbierKrug-Bräu Dunkles Lagerbier

Brewed by:
Konrad Krug Brauerei

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15
Photo of boddhitree
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

[I've had this beer before, but only at this one particular Italian restaurant in Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt: La Traviata. The pasta is hand made fresh daily, and the pizza's are baked in wood-burning ovens. And, for as long as I've been in FfM, since 2008, they serve this beer on tap. I eat here only about twice a year, but not because I don't like the beer/food; rather, I rarely have time to eat anything at a sit-down place. I usually grab a Döner or a pizza at a couple of stand-up places to save time between my lessons, if I have any.]

I've never seen this beer anywhere else, so I thought I'd review it, though I've heard they have it on tap at Fichte Kränzi in Sachsenhausen, a Apfelweinlokal (or Äppelwoi - Äpfelwein - Äppelwein - Appelwein - Eppelwei) or Applewine restaurant, but I didn't see it when I was there because I go there only for the Apfelwein. Their website lists all the pubs/restaurants where it can be found in Germany.

Krug Bräu seems to be from a Kaff in a tiny town between Bamberg and Bayreuth: Waischenfeld, Ortsteil (village) Breitlesau in Franken. The Brewery-Inn also doubles as a dance hall that focuses on live rock bands.

Their website calls it a Dunkeles Lagerbier. 5% ABV, "a special lager beer, brewed with a particular/special mashing technique and different special malts. The recipe for success: the beer is brewed to a taste that not too sweet nor too bitter and tastes great to all guests from the North Sea to the south."

Color: dark amber, orange tints, signs of Melanoiden or Münchner malt.
Aroma: malty, sweet, typical German malty aroma for a Fränkisches beer.
Taste: malty sweet, slightly sour on the front of the tongue; bitter on the sides, slightly sweet - a definable Münchner malt addition, maybe some black malt, but overall, a huge typical Pilsen malt flavor, slightly dry finish of Pils yeast. I expected a little more sweetness after getting the aroma. Bitterness of hops comes through clear on 2nd 0.5L glass. It's not very different from the Fürst Wallerstein's Landsknecht-Bier.

A mix of Pils with a little sweet component of a Bayerisches Märzen. However, if you taste only from the front, you get too much sourness, so to enjoy this beer, put the glass on top of the front of tongue and wash it over the middle and back for the sweetness to register at all. That's also when you'll notice the hops. But why do I need to do this simply to enjoy this beer?

 2,437 characters

Photo of jonb5
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark amber colour, medium non tanned head, cloudy. Espresso aroma, slightly grassy. Tasted espresso, bourbon and malt. Medium body, smooth, medium carbonation. Not what I expected, from the label I thought I was buying a Helles lager. First sip was more like a Schwarzbier, it also had some Stout like characteristics, pleasant surprise.

 342 characters

Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is dark brown; the finger thick chocolate head sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is dry. Cocoa and yeasty cellar-notes. Some herbal hops. Light and smooth, reminding me of my visit to Franken earlier this autumn.

The taste is at first light and fresh. Then, some notes of lettuce emerge together with some earthy-yeasty flavours in the background. Light German hoppy notes, some bitterness and light body.

The carbonation is medium strong, lots of small bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

A highly enjoyable lager with lots of character.

 560 characters

Photo of BayerischBier
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

had in bottle, on tap, and directly from the brewer's tank ;-)

dark brown beer with malty taste and an additional aroma where you need a third sip to figure out what it is: might be some nutty or toffee... However, it makes you want to drink more of a solid 'Franconian Classic'.
Krug is well known in the upper bavarian region.

Mouthfeel is well balanced but medium body with a semi-dry finish.

drinkability is great. As for many franconian beers you need to have at least one before you can judge the beer!... And it's a beer you want to find in the US as a special experiences (6yrs and still searching)

 609 characters

Photo of botham
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

half liter on tap poured into a tall mug at fichte kränzi in sachsenhausen, frankfurt am main, germany. the listing on the menu called this brew 'Original Krug Breitenlesauer Landbier Dunkel'. pours caramel brown with amber highlights and a single finger of off white head that lests the duration of consumption (about 20 minutes).

aroma is of caramel malts, with notes of munich malts and a bit of toffee, with a nutty base. good mix of aromas here, providing a solid profile.

taste is of caramel malts as well, with a lightly earthy base and a note of toffee, mixed with the same nutty base from the aroma.

mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a semi-dry finish and lingering nutty flavors.

drinkability is good. this is a somewhat subtle brew that is complex enough to warrent a second or third round. great proportioning and a solid profile. prost!

 853 characters

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at Fichte Kränzi in Sachsenhausen (Frankfurt am Main), Germany. Listed as "Original Krug Breitenlesauer Landbier".

This Landbier dunkel lager poured a clear, deep red-brown color with creamy, light brown foam that persisted and clung to the glass a bit. The smell was nicely malty with a hint of tanginess, a touch of caramel, and a faint hint of yeast. The taste was richly malty with a bit of caramel and perhaps a touch of Munich malt, especially in the finish, but with only a kiss of sweetness. Mild to medium hoppiness. This beer had a kellerbier feel to it in the taste, though it appeared to be filtered. The mouthfeel was smooth yet crisp and dry with medium body and good carbonation. The hops and malt flavors lingered nicely in the aftertaste. This was a very nice beer, and I was glad to find this beer from the Bamberg region in Frankfurt.

 872 characters

Krug-Bräu Dunkles Lagerbier from Konrad Krug Brauerei
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 15 ratings