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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A traditional German style with a wonderful malt flavor and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Tap sample at Omaha, Neb. location. Pours brown, off white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Roasted malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pour mahogany with a light tan head. The aroma has faint toasted malt. Medium smooth body with light carbonation. The flavor has light nutty malt and is very watery ~ common trait for all of their beers. Fair

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (1509) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Blah! Reddish pour, malty aroma, & pretty watery mouthfeel. Not very good by any means - it is kind of drinkable tho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet and mildly bready malts, some toast and toffee, and just a hint of earthy hoppy bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
The second beer almost crossed over into satisfying territory. Of the more regular drafts I would probably go for it because at least it provides something beyond a handful of hops, malts, and half hearted flavors. If you were forced to visit a Granite City location with friends consider this your best option (or go for water instead).

Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent mahogany core glimmers with ivory head holding down the warm aromas. Roasted malts, iced tea, cheap red anise, and generic gas station coffee fuel a blend of aromas that capture the interest for a brief period before they become dull.

Flavor / Palate - Roasted walnuts, nuts, and iced tea rinse the palate clean like a glass full of water. Burnt cookie dough rounds out a finish that hardly inspires the desire to order a full pint. Of the regulars this one provides the best experience but that’s not saying much for a place that feels more about the image than the product.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Now known as The Bennie (Benedict?). It has a nutty flavor, a lot like a Brown Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie likes it smooth mild easy drinking she gives a 3.2. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Copper pour with a small ring of head. Faint aroma of cherries, nuts, caramel, and toast. Tastes watery and boring. Very light caramel and cherry. Thin body. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
9/10/2014. On tab in Troy MI. Labeled as The Bennie. Dark amber with a tan head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel and dark fruit. Fruity flavors, honey, malt and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geeklimit (284) - USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a dark cola with light carbonation and head. Strong malt aroma. Caramel flavor with light coffee and dark chocolate notes. Relatively clean mouthfeel with light caramel and chocolate aftertaste.

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