Large frothy head sits atop a hazy amber body. The color is verging on the dirty brown as it sits in my Southampton Publick House glass. Good lacing.
Mild cloves and alcoholic bananas in the nose as one would expect, plus a rather unepected rubber smell!!
Mouthfeel is rather thin. I think this is a trait in the style that continues to surprise me. When I look a these Dunkels they always promise a much deeper body than I get – even though that appears to be par for the course, I am still surprised.
Good malts but also some really quite bitter notes too. Unusual.
Not my favorite style, but a good solid example. Scores here are trying to reflect the style raher than my personal tepid feel for these beers.