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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Elevator Brewing Co, Columbus OH, March 2010. Not particularly dark - amber / copper colour. Thin off-white head. Caramel character in the aroma and flavour, but also some chewy drier malt. Pleasant enough, if a little short of impact.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (5497) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2010
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark copper brown colored body. The mild aroma was nutty and brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of softly acidic nutty and brown malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2010
On draft at Schmidt’s in Columbus, OH. Pours a caramel color with a light tan head. Mild malt aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt along with some caramel and maple syrup. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of white head that faded to a good lace. The body of the brew was an interesting reddish brown color. The aromas were a little roasted and bready yeast, it was very light and subtle. Basically what I look for in a lager when it comes to smell. The flavor was roasted and sweet at the same time. It was crisp and light in the mouth with good carbonation. It was a easy brew to drink and was looking for more when I finished it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Dark Horse
Date: January 26, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light tartness, faint bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off-white head. Nutty malts and a fresh hoppiness present in the aroma. Flavor is mostly hops with a slight nuttiness. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6646) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Clear copper color/ fleeting head. Nutty, dry brown malt aromas. medium body. Smooth, nutty, semi dry brown malt flavors. Mildly bitter finish. not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2009 22 oz bottle -- Pours copper-brown with a white head. Heavy roast character. Light but not watery, crisp with a toasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bonus beer sampled at the Weyerbacher tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 8/28/09. As many times as I’ve been to the Elevator restaurant, this is my first time trying this brew. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark malt and lager yeast. Lager yeast flavor with some caramel and a slightly bitter finish. Sort of watery and not as good as I’d heard. Now I don’t feel so bad about all my visits to the restaurant when I passed this one up for the doppelbock.

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