Held-Bräu Dunkles Bauernbier

dark beer in mug with big head
Held-Bräu Dunkles Braunbier

Brewery: Held-Brau
Style: Dunkles
deep chestnut
Head: dense, tan

malty, hint of chocolate, licorice
full-bodied, low carbonation
a big malty flavor, some chocolate and licorice
Finish: long, dry, bittersweet

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression: Another case of high expectations not being quite met but that’s more my fault in this case than perhaps the beer’s.  Expecting a more typical dry fruity brew, this is more a true Dunkles more common in Munich. In this case, it was a very nice example of the style, with a rich malty flavor nicely mixed with a bit of chocolate. The finish was surprisingly dry and made one want to linger to drink more. I’ve been back a few times and have really enjoyed the beer sans expectations. It goes very well with food and eating at Held-Bräu is always on the agenda when I go.

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