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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This beer is based on the very first comercially brewed beer in the state of Indiana. ABV: 5.7% IBU: 22.7 The name of the brewer was George Bentel. His house is still standing in New Harmony. The Harmonist brewer and cooper, George Bentel, was born November 3, 1781 in Iptingen, the same village in the Swabian kingdom of Württemberg where George Rapp was born. Bentel lived at the northeast corner of Brewery and Grainery streets, where his house remains today, as upright as when Indiana’s first brewer marched out to make his beer almost two centuries ago.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample at Twenty Tap. Dark brown color with a medium beige head that recedes quickly to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, grain and slight hops. Light to medium body with flavors of grainy malt, chocolate and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short toasted malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Can courtesy of shrubber85, thank you sir! My first live rate in months, this helps relieve the withdrawl symptoms. Clear dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of nitty burnt caramel on toast. Taste is bittersweet brownies. Light body. Decent.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3664) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Can: Pours clear, deep red-copper with a tall, thick, light tan head. Caramel malt, chocolate, cherry aroma. Taste is slightly metallic, chocolate malt, caramel. Sweet, light bodied. Nice flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
16 oz can to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a transparent hazelnut with fluffy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells of malt, grain, and mild lager yeast. Tastes like it smells, only sweeter, with notes of caramel and a touch of hops and toastiness. Nice and smooth on the palate. Not bad, and tastes richer than it smells.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Can. I actually can’t get a lot of smell to it; I get some faint toasting to the nose, but not much else. Taste is slightly sweet with the same toasting in there, but ends up being a relatively boring drink. Not much to this beer, in my opinion. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
16 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a dark brownish/red color with about an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel and toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and a bit of of coffee. The taste is similar (but stronger) compared to the aroma, and there’s also a bit of smokiness and saltiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. $2.70 a single.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
tap at Dash In - Pours hazy amber-orange with a lingering off-white head. It smells of mild malt with some caramel. It’s sweet, light bodied, kind of watery, and better as it warms. There’s caramel and more yeast character than one usually finds in a lager. It has a bubbly mouthfeel and overall is an okay brew.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of sour apple, butter, metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation. Ugh. Completely sour/infected. Watery, fizzy, metallic, vanishing head, etc...an abomination and utter drain pour.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
16oz can. Dark, hazy brown / red color. Good foamy khaki head. A LOT of chunky sediment floating about. Head fades to totally nothing, leaves no lace. Smoothish moderate pronounced carbonation. Dry finish. Light toasty malt aroma. Bread, some light pepper, seasoning, caramel malts. Light bitter taste, with some metallic. Little chocolate malt. A bit odd, but not bad. Interesting, but leaves me wanting something more out of it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Can. Poured dark brown with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.


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