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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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January 1883, the Gloucester fishing schooner Grace L. Fears was fishing for halibut deep in the North Atlantic. A winter storm came up suddenly, stranding Howard Blackburn and another fisherman in their dory. Blackburn knew that his hands would freeze, so he held them in curved position that would allow him to slip his frozen hands back over the oars. Five days later, without food, water or sleep, Blackburn had rowed back to shore. His dorymate died en route. Blackburn was taken in by a family living on the coast of Newfoundland. They tended to his injuries as best they could. Despite their efforts, Blackburn lost all of his fingers. A year later, he sailed himself back to Gloucester, returning a hero, someone who had fought the sea for the highest stakes and won. He was unable to continue working as a fisherman because of his injuries, so Howard opened a cigar store and applied for a liquor license. The saloon became popular with townspeople and seafarers alike. Blackburn was a bona fide hero, a larger than life character who had great stories to tell. Inspired by Blackburn, we introduce Frosty Knuckle Ale, a tribute to men of the sea, barkeeps, and local characters who always have a great story to tell. Drink up and enjoy!
Frosty Knuckle Ale is a light to medium bodied, full flavored, German Ale made from German Yeast and Hops. Similar to a light Marzen, Frosty Knuckle Ale is a smooth beer with a dry finish that has you coming back for more. 5% ABV


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1129) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2011
In tap at battleship. Pours a clear dark golden color. Aroma is of hops up front with some grapefruit and grain. Very hop forward taste. A bit dry. Grapefruit, weed, and grass follow up in the taste. I have no idea how this is considered an Oktoberfest.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2011
The aromas are a bit off with this one. Can’t quite pin it down - astringent, almost. Flavor is on the light side. Slightly sweet but bittering on the backside. Somewhat lemony. More like a pale ale than any Marzen I’ve ever had.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atheist_Peace (884) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
ACBF (can’t remember if it was bottle or tap and it’s not in my damned notes). Deep golden colour with little head and almost no lace. Almost apple juice on the nose with a faint hop profile. Too juicy with no real bitterness at all.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Clear golden lager with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is quite toasted and corny – inoffensive, but not right either – CornNuts mainly. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Unlike the nose, the flavor is well-balanced and clean – even leans a touch toward the bitter side of balance. Served too warm, but the lupulin remains formidable enough to overpower the residual sugar. Crisp, lengthy, mildly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is earthy hops, barn-light/medium malt. Taste is earthy hops, barn-light/medium malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours clear amber with white head. Nose of hops, citrus and pine. Taste of earthy pine, malts and clove.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1062) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2009
not sure if i would have albeled this an oktoberfest/marzen, but a nice easy beer that proved to be good for a session. abv is not high enough to be a factor, and the taste was good enough to last through six bottles and not get sick of it. good malt/ hop balance, no real distinguishing flavors or tastes, some yeasty malt notes, not sweet like a true marzen, but out of 6 other beers i kept going back to this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Pours a amber orange with thick white head that left as quick as it came. Mild aroma of hops and malt (big surprise). Flavor matches, but nothing worth remembering. Refreshing and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Impressive egg shell white head. Leaves abundant, chunky lace. The color is light amber with a light haze. Mild smell of vanilla and light hops. Notes of Fresh cream as well. Very dry malt start. Within a second, it’s all hop bitterness from this point forward. Long lasting aftertaste. Almost lip puckering. Neutral body with an above average level of carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4167) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head quickly disappears to skim surface. No aroma. Crisp with light caramel. Abrupt finish.


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