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Graf Stolberg Dunkel | Brauerei Westheim GmbH

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3.58/5
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42 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Westheim GmbH
Germany
brauerei-westheim.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Specially kilned dark roasted malt gives the Count Stolberg dark a powerful spice and fine malt flavor.

Added by kbub6f on 04-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,018
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
42
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Photo of Jcarriglio
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, dark bread. Taste is kind of mild, malts, a bit of breadiness, some earthy notes. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall isn't bad, but kind of disappointing for a German beer.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a two inch, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting, foamy head. Pretty good lacing.

S: An underwhelming aroma of roasted malt and a bready quality as well.

T: Tasted of a big amount of roasted malt, brown bread, and a touch of chocolate that seems to quickly go away. A fairly one-dimensional, undynamic flavor that's dominated by the malt. It doesn't give much a chance to the other ingredients.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer has some decent characteristics, it doesn't succeed in the flavor department.

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Photo of rxmk
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MattMorin
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some moderate to heavy amounts of amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet dark malts, slightly reminiscent of brown bread.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly bready dark malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Hints of spicy hops in the finish that lend a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Pretty easy to drink but it just seems slightly too weak in the taste/smell. Alcohol is well hidden, making it sessionable but not really interesting enough for me to want more than one of.

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Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of joe1510
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml
$2.49
Binny's - Willowbrook

The body first appears black but on closer inspection is in fact chestnut brown. Carbonation streams are visible bursting up the side of the stein and reloading the head. The foam is beige with a strong ability to stick around becoming silky and leaving spotty lace around the mug. Good looking beer.

As soon as my nose reaches the glass it's met by nutty brown bread. There's actually quite a bit of fruit present for a dunkel. Vague dark berries are soft and there's a touch of cream sweetness. The light roast is soft and smooth. There's a hint of metallics swimming around in the back. Inviting.

The brown bread is a little spicy on the palate and I like it. Light roast brings a little sweetness off the bat. Herbal hoppiness hits in the middle and pushes through the finish where it's met by soft florals adding bitterness. The fruitiness is nowhere to be found and I'm OK with that. Solid all around beer.

The body is on the lighter side of moderate while the carbonation is active enough to add a velvety touch. The finish dries up quickly and you're left with lingering bitterness after each drink. I catch myself drinking this beer awfully fast.

Graf Stolberg is an all around solid dunkel lager. Easy drinking, bready, flavorful, and lightly hoppy are the things I usually look for in such a beer. This beer won't blow your mind but there's no doubt I will be picking it up again in the future.

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Photo of kristenrae8
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brutalist
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RoyFokker
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jdhilt
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a two finger off-white head that slowly fades leaving some lace. Deep clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Roasted malt nose and flavor is roasted malt, burnt chocolate. Dry metallic finish. Gift from Maine - 500ml bottle.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with some clarity when held up to light and sight or random bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, roasted, and chocolate malts followed by grassy hops.

Taste: Chewy bready notes, sweetness, chocolate, a little roastiness, and grassy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and a little watery.

Overall: Never seen this bottle before in Boston, so I grabbed it. Enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is nearly black in appearance—when held up to a bright light it is clear but very dark red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing in the center of the glass and a thin collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of dark malts and cola are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that it is a little stronger and also has some hints of burnt malts and sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems like it could use stronger aromas and more in the way of carbonation.

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Graf Stolberg Dunkel from Brauerei Westheim GmbH
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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