Flensburger Dunkel

Flensburger Dunkel, Flensburger Brauerei
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Bottom-fermented, dark amber full beer with a pronounced roasted malt note, a complex body and a fine-dry character. Unique thanks to the well-balanced, characteristic caramel note that spreads its aroma bow across a spectrum from light toffee to mild roasted coffee nuances.
The balanced composition of the hop varieties used contains a high proportion of highly fine aroma hops. In addition, it provides a pleasant, but clearly noticeable, fine bitter note, which underscores the Nordic origin of our Flensburg dark.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
28
Served at: 
48º- 50ºF
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Flensburger Dunkel by Flensburger Brauerei was judged as a BJCP style category 8A, Munich Dunkel.

Crystal clear deep copper color on the pour with a thin beige head. The nose is richly malty and melanoidin-heavy, making it delightfully bready. No caramel character, just a hint of cocoa. There is a faint herbal hopping to round it out. Super fresh and clean, nearly perfect. At taste, light and spry on the palate. It is a touch on the sweet side, and a hint more bitterness up front would be great, but it's still super well attenuated and drinkable. Rich and bready while maintaining its lean character. As I continue to drink it, the bitterness grows slightly and brings it into balance. A minor quibble, but I wish it was fully balanced straight through. Overall, lean, light-bodied and crisp, with a good level of carbonation. This is nearly as good as anything I've had overseas, and it makes sense that it is a German brewer making this. Fantastic.