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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sfontain (790) - 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 (4268) - 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 (3387) - 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 (200) - 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 (216) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11070) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
on tap-pours a tan head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, spice. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate/roasty, spice hops that cuts the malt from mid to back palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Dublin/Columbus. Pours a clear reddish brown with a large frothy tan head. Above average head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of dark malts, faint roasted malts and chocolate, and a bit of plastic. Faint herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, nutty notes and a bitter hop finish. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12oz bottle. Nice, clear brown color, minimal head, some lace. Good, toasty, nutty aroma. Light, bitter hops evident. Just a bit of chocolatey sweet coffee stout taste. Crisp carbonation, a good crest in the flavor. Nice, malty aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1607) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours medium brown with ruby/amber hightlights and small beige head. Body is a little thin, small lacing, and watery texture. Taste is roasted malt and hops in the finish. Just average.


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