The beer pours very dark brown, with dark ruby. There is an inch of tan head that fizzes down. The aroma is a light tones of dark roasted malt and char. The taste is dark roasted malt, toasty, nutty, almost a toasted coconut note. The finish is a touch sweet, but mostly dry, with light bitterness. The beer drinks very easy and light. In fact, it's body is a touch light for its flavors. I think their Bavarian-style dunkel is a much better dark lager than this.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Leinenkugel's Brewing Company is from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. They began brewing in 1867. Leinenkugel's has been owned by Miller for some time now. This is their 5.5% ABV dunkel, or German "dark" beer, a seasonal release.
The beer pours a very dark brown, dark ruby, nearing black. There is a short-lived head of light tan. The aroma is dark roasted malts, with light char, nearing light coffee or mocha. The taste follows the aromas, very dark roasted malts, char, with a bit of a tang on the end. The finish is quite dry with light bitterness. The beer drinks easy, but with full flavors.