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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A perfect draft for celebrating a new year. This malty German lager is brewed with Pale, Munich, and Caravienne malts to create a complex chocolatey character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1426) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, and a sweet dark fruit. Flavor is cracker, caramel, and grape/prune. Has a medium body. Not bad, if a touch medicinal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7727) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma and taste of caramel, light fruit, malt and warming alcohol. The body was medium and the carbonation low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2/3/16 Chicago (12 oz draft pour into snifter glass at Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub).Very dark rosy brown, thick pour, foam and carbonation. Chocolate, caramel and toffee aroma. Taste similar to aroma, with roasted coffee the predominate feature. Thin creamy texture and body, easy going down. Glad I picked this one to start the evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2016
On tap at Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn. Reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, roasted grain, light fruity esters, chocolate, toffee and a hint of cinnamon spice. Similar flavor, pretty tasty overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (743) - - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled on draught in a snifter glass at the Goose Island Brew Pub on Clybourne. Very dark reddish brown colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Very full, fruity taste, with coffee flavours along with a very slightly tart baked apple and toffee tastes. This beer has a very good malt flavour and plenty of fruity hop notes. A really lovely, complex beer to be savoured slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1377) - - JUL 13, 2013
Tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville. Not much aroma, some chocolate with a hint of maple. Pours deep red in color with very little head. Sweet mixture of chocolate and dark fruit with a full bodied smooth finish with a touch of maple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 May 11, 2013 - tap at GI 25th anniversary party. Brownish red pour with big head. Aroma and taste were sweet malty. Had again at Clybourn on 12.29.14 - bumped up overall by 1 to get a 3.4 rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft in a sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear, deep copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma is faint. Notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, and booze- but all are stronger in the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malty, uneven mouthfeel and low carbonation. Didn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
Draught at Goose Island Clybourn, Chiciago. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malts, berries, ok sweetness, cocoa, light bitterness, fruity, coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Actually a pretty decent take on the style, wasn’t expecting that. Probably their best spring seasonal.

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