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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - 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 (10703) - 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 (8711) - 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 (2268) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Dark brown with some light coming through the color. Has an off-white head, decent retention. Smells of roasted malts, yeast and hints of chocolate. Taste is similar with some nice hop balance. Good sting on the tongue from the carbonation. Lighter bodied than I expected, but extremely drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty and woody. The flavor was dry, roasty and woody with notes of cola and faint vague fruit. The finish was long, dry, roasty and with lingering wood and cola. Medium body. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Dark brown pour. Meaty aroma, beef jerky, smoked malt, pencil shavings in the nose. Flavor has some light smoke, jerky notes, porcini mushroom. Unique beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2011
Shaker pint draft at the brewpub in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is a clear brown golden with a smallish off white head. Aroma is a touch of char roast malt, along with a hint of nutty malt. Nice fresh nose. Taste is nutty, slight roast and a mild toasted sweet maltiness. Really crisp, clean and flavorful. Palate is medium to light bodied with the soft char roast lingering nicely in the after taste. Quite smooth. Really drinkable tasty beer. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap into a pint glass...Pours a pretty ugly watered down coca-cola with a light white head, ok retention and lacing...The aroma is light, almost dead, I can pull a little roasted malt and toffee...The taste is light but refreshing, light roast, caramel, and tofee. Super easy to drink. This is good dark lager, try it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Hazy brown color almost no head. Aroma of toasted malts. Taste is light sweetness, and lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation. Pretty good.


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