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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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The dark beer with the blond soul. It is a winter beer with mild malt flavor and aroma, moderate in body, and medium hop presence. A tasteful beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felsenpils (122) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
16oz. can purchased in Menomonie, WI. Pours very dark brown with a nice, long lasting off-white head. The aroma is very clean, the beer is quite clear. The taste is exactly what it should be: malty dark with a slight hint of coffee from the black patent malt. This tastes very much like a true German Schwarzbier and does not have that prune / licorice flavor found in so many dark American craft beers. My only criticism is the alcohol content which here says 6.6% and on their webstie says 6.0%. In either case, it is much too high and makes this a black Bockbier. Compare this to Köstritzer Schwarzbier at 4.8% alcohol by volume. Cut back a bit on the overall malt bill and you would have a real winner.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (8100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pour out of 16 oz can, hazy brownish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of slight cocoa, roast, caramel, wet grain, hints of slight grass and herbal notes, touch of yeasty dough. Taste was caramel, toffee, cardboard, wet grain, some slight spice, hints of grass, finishing watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnokaBrewer (72) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
I bought a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans. Dark brown/black in color. Little aroma. Sweet taste with a touch of grain flavor. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Sampled at ABR. Slightly hazy deep amber pour. Smaller head. Malty caramel. Simple and kinda boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Thanks to iNBe. Dark brown with a roasted flavor and a slippery palate. Good. Serving: Can

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Can:   Somewhat of a pale brown, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Soft toffee and bready nose, slightly grainy, some sweet nuttiness.   Similar tongue, smooth, quite nice.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean, nutty, and bready.   Nice little beer.   Thanks Bob!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at the wisconsin valley fair. Dark amber color. Sweet aroma. Taste Is sharp bite with some sweetness. Pretty decent

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Part of a sampler at the brewery. Pours a deep amber color. Not as dark as I expected. Rocky brown head is inviting. Sweet malt aroma mixes with some dust as well. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, mild hops and slight metallic hints. Reminds me of Shiner Bock somehow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4080) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
16 oz. can thanks to Skyview. Caramel color brew/ leaning on brown color served in a lager glass. Huge white bubbles that laced most of the way down until it completely dies about 3/4 the way down. Nose is caramel, toasted grain and hints of coffee grounds. Flavor is pretty much spot on the aroma. Mouthfeel is appropriate for a dark lager. Texture is lightly sticky with a active effervescent carbonation. Really enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a medium head. Slight grainy aroma. Mostly a raw, grainy flavor with a very light roasted malt backing.


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