Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel (2018 re-review to BJCP specs)

Best before date: 1/22/19

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 8A Munich Dunkel

AROMA: Moderate browned malt with slight sweetness. Noticeable bread crust, with slight chocolate as well. Some skunky presence likely due to light color of bottle. No distinctive hops. Clean lager fermentation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Clear brown hue (27-34 SRM). Large white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Fairly strong brown malt base. Bready with slight coffee through the middle and milk chocolate on the finish and into the aftertaste. Moderately-low bitterness from the roasted malt along with subtle spicy hop flavor and gentle dry bitterness. Lightstrike is not perceptible in the taste. Clean lager fermentation. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; moderate carbonation. Smooth and quaffable with lightly dry aftertaste. Plenty of palette for 4.8% ABV. Can work as a dessert brew. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An underrated example of an underrated style. Delectable and smooth. Everyone should try this. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50

NOTE: See my 2011 original review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2011/09/warsteiner-premium-dunkel-chadz-beer.html

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