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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep golden color leads one to an extremely flavorful, yet very drinkable beer of great character. Treat this malt monster with respect! Available March and April.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (5944) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle: Labeled as 7.8% Pours murky orange with a minimal off-white head. Slightly fruity aroma, caramel. Flavour is tangy caramel malt, slightly overripe fruit... Not too bad, but rather flat-bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Lemon, iced tea malt, and light alcohol aroma. Cloudy light amber with a small off-white head. Sweet fruity lemon, grainy/black tea malt flavor with a little alcohol bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Cardboard and lemon malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Corn syrup, paper and barley malt flavor. Okay but apparently an old bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (964) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a pale amber color with a thin and fast diminishing head. Some scents of sweet caramel malts, grainy wheat and a little lemon citrus. Packs a bold taste for a lighter colored beer. A very complex mix of malts and grains that leave a very dry taste in your mouth. Interesting to say the least.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden straw color with not much aroma. Flavor is sweet with a nice mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle at friend’s party. Pours an orange color with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some lager yeast, and a bit of booze. Flavor follows the nose with sweet malt, lager yeast, booze, and caramel. Medium in body and nice overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. 2011 vintage. Pours a clear, very very dark gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma is quite sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee. Taste is heavily sweet and very light bitter. Caramel and toffee with just a hint of herbal hops. Medium bodied with a thick, sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Surprisingly, time has been very good to this beer. I’ll have to go back and see if there are any more of these 2011s left.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5674) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Aroma is pale malts and mild fruit undertones. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, caramel and mildly tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sweet fruits, vanilla, honey, caramel, toffee, touch of yeast, hints of sweet candi sugar as well. Taste is a mix of biscuit, bread, yeast, touch of candi sugar, honey, vanilla, some sweet fruits, finishing fairly sweet, slight boozy. Decent but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Got lucky and had several 6ers of this one. It is without question much better when the weather is cold, than now when its hot. But I have enjoyed this beer very much. Lite tan blond appearance. Malty nose with some hints of alcohol. Great palate. The balance between the malt and hops are perfect. Malty flavors, not cloying in anyway. Nice clean finish. This brewery makes good German beers.


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