This is a classic, quintessential dunkel. It pours a stunning amber-caramel color, with a thick, off-white head that shows good retention and leaves soft lacing behind. Initial scents of banana bread dough, baking spice and roasted malt emanate from the glass and continue through to the full-bodied palate. The mouthfeel is creamy and dense, silky in texture, with attractive flavors of toasted bread, yeasty spice, clove, caramel, brown sugar and just a touch of citrus peel. Despite the richness of the palate, the finish is clean and refreshing, supported by fine yet ample carbonation and just a hint of bitterness on the back. Merchant du Vin.
93 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jun 2016)
Cloudy amber color. Rich, attractive aromas of fresh banana cake, white toffee, and flan with a glycerous, bright, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length salty nuts, caramel, and fruity bubblegum finish. A delicious dunkel.
92 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Jul 2015)