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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The summer of 2013 introduced the city of Cleveland to a unique and rare visitor. A Brown Pelican, usually found in Florida and other Gulf states, wandered north to vacation on Ohio’s Lake Erie coast. Swapping saltwater for fresh, feeding on shad instead of mullet, this welcome stranger made Lake Erie his home for several months and became an unlikely local celebrity. This dark lager honors our courageous friend who traveled off the beaten path to find his home.

Dark and toasty with rich, robust malt flavors, Wandering Pelican Black Lager is brewed with proprietary lager yeast and balanced with a blend of crisp, floral American hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Malt dominates nose with toasted aspects, chocolate and maybe a little burnt around the edges. Clear brown pour with thick, creamy foam. The taste brings out more of the chocolate and some smoother caramel sweetness. Some bitterness at the end, but very muted. Medium body, moderate fizz. Sampled at Pittsburgh Big Pour 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle shared during RBWG Tampa. Black pour with a small off-white head. Pretty roasty nose. Charred grain. Brown bread. A bit of licorice. Some sweet caramel. Similar flavor. Dry toasty malts. Dry ash. Creamy, supple. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever for this juan. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is rich malt, light chocolate, dark fruit notes. Taste comprises chocolate, dark malts, molasses, raisens, toffee, earthy vibes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tap at Sidedoor. Ruby brown-black body. Creamy beige head. Big coffee notes. Rich and sweet strong coffee brown-black ale. A little overbearing in its sugariness. A beat of a brown ale at the same time I suppose. Just a tad cloying. Chewy thick brown chocolate with a coffee edge. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville. Near black, thin creamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of leather, nuts, roasted malt, dark chocolate. The taste is dark fruits, roasted malt, leather, tobacco. Medium bodied, chewy texture, strong lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Has a equal amount of hops and black malts. Dark roasted with a perchance of light nuts and burnt flavor a nice black ipa for the casual ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Great Lakes edition .. On the stink bus .. Dark brown .. Mild foam, mouth, and slight toasty finish .. Mop, dirt, and some roast .. Probably decent when it was first released. .. . I like a good boiled potato!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle shared during RBWG 2015 - Tampa. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds burnt toffee, grains and cocoa. Pretty sweet and simple, with notes of milk chocolate, toffee, some earthy bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish with burnt toast, more toffee, and cereal. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14942) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of chocolate, toasted malt and light roast. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7022) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared on the beer bus, RBWG
Clear brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and floral. Flavors of toasted malts and bready

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