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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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You have just picked up a Winner. Dark Horse Lager came from behind in a field of 2,832 to win a BRONZE MEDAL* at the Great American Beer Festival. This very well-balenced, deep copper brown lager has a great lightly hopped character with drinkability that leaves you wanting another.

*2007 American Dark Lager category

Formerly known as Dark Horse Lager.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3089) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Earthy wood malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a small off-white head. Sweet woody chocolate malt flavor. Light body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8480) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Light caramel chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut with moderate head. Chocolate malt and hay flavor. Solid, easy drinking beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12 oz bottle at an in-laws wedding. Pours a dark amber color with a creamy medium sized beige head. Nose has some caramel malt, some soapy notes and a light, but strange off note. Flavor is thin caramel, almost like caramel water, a light bready note, some grainy notes and light hops. Nothing too bad, just nothing very exciting either. At least I found a tick at a wedding.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (440) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pint draught from brewpub. Appearance is dark copper color with quickly dissipating, beige head. Aroma is fairly mild with bread, caramel, and malty sweetness the main notes. Taste is similar with bready and caramel flavors, sweet malts, and next to zero bitterness. Palate is medium-bodied, nice and soft texture, soft carbonation, and a short, sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12 oz bottle. Dark garnet; head dissipates quickly into utter nonexistence. Dark caramel and yeast aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, bready; almost no bitterness at all in the finish. Medium thickness; a bit sticky on the lips. Reminds me of a dunkel; this beer is not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
I had no idea there was a style here called American Dark Lager. 12oz bottle scooped up in Columbus. Cherry brown body, thin oily beige head. Sweet caramel chocolate aroma. This is a Dunkel all the way, or at least a Schwarzbier. Pretty decent, not mindblowing, sort of has a soapy bite to it for a lager. Overall pretty enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3663) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Deep amber color with a sticky thin beige head. Light sweet caramel nose. Sweet beer with some toasted grains, pit fruit and raisens. Dark brown sugar and a clean finish. Nothing wrong with this beer but not that interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2012
nice deep mahogany our with a large creamy tan head. The aroma is oily almost like a big Belgian. The flavor is deep like belgian. There are honey and clove hints through out. Pretty good. A nice winter beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redtechnj (242) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Aroma- Roasted malts, Slight chocolate and caramel Appearance- Clear brown, thin off white head, little lacing Flavor- Lightly bitter, nice roasted malt flavor, some chocolate and caramel flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a large white head. This brew has an aroma that is mostly a roast malt with some hints of chocolate. The taste is underwhelming as is the body and texture. This beer impersonates a dark full bodied beer with its looks, but it is as thin and as your typical lager and almost not much better when it comes to taste. I will continue looking to Elevator for beers but I will not be getting this again.


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