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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #34 - Oak Aged Dunkel

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Our Oak Aged Dunkel is brewed using traditional German ingredients and aged on American Oak. The brew itself is highlighted by Munich malt, Tettnang hops, and German Ale yeast, resulting in a clean, earthy flavor. After primary fermentation is complete, we transfer the beer to a secondary aging vessel containing oak infusion spirals. These oak spirals contribute subtle,woody sweetness and vanilla notes. The wood complements the malt character and adds a layer of complexity to the delicate, herbal hops. The result is a pleasing, drinkable autumn beer. The best place to enjoy this beer is during the winter, next to a roaring fire, along with a bratwurst. This beer was brewed by Gabe Allen-Fahlander, Harpoon brewer BEER SPECIFICATIONS Style: Oak Aged Dunkel Original Gravity: 15.2 Alcohol by Volume: (ABV) 5.7% IBUS: 30 Color (EBC): 74


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Impressive over-the-rim, tight head. The head has a tinge of beige to it. While receding, it leaves streaky lace and a rich, fine-bubbled dome. The liquid is a ruby brown (where a bright light can shine through) and appears to be very clear. Dark and earthy aroma. Mild cream to the nose. No notable hop. Interesting confluence of flavors, I tasted (in this order) cream, vanilla, mild pepper from hop, chocolate malt with overdone (but not quite burnt) toast, and then some alcohol warmth after the swallow. The body is accurate for a dunkel with a decent level of carbonation. The aftertaste dies quickly but it is complex like the brew itself.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Butters on 03/24/2011. Clear dark amber body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet toasty and bready malt with some caramel. Sweet toasty and bready malt flavor with some caramel and very faint oak. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
German yeast shines. Nice crisp finish has some raisin and peaches taste. To the style but very standard

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bomber pours a very dark brown with a brownish head. Aromas of toasted malt woodsy aromas of oak some burnt sugar and hop resin. Flavor is sweet and woodsy with a medium body. Finishes sweet and woodsy

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Reston, VA. Pours a clear copper color with not much of a head. Aroma of raisin, date, caramel and vanilla. The taste is toffeeish malts, raisins, faint vanilla and fainter wood. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry, metallic and alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (729) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Dark brown with tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with notes of oak. Roasted Malt flavors with vanilla notes and some oak in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Poured a dark reddish brown with a medium head. I didnt get much in the aroma, but liked the flavor a lot. Malt, caramel, and vanilla, with a hint of alcohol in the finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2096) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a deep caramel brown color with a light tan two finger head. Aroma is a nice blend of oak, sweet maltiness and light caramel and vanilla. The taste is smooth caramel malts with a nice touch of toasted oakiness. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium with mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 8/20/11

Aroma: The nose is semi-sweet with some caramel, yeast, wood, and roasted malts
Appearance: Pours a cloudy brownish color, orange hue, a small beige head, and no lace
Flavor: Tastes light-medium sweet up-front, with a roasty/oaky flavor coming through later
Palate: The body is light-medium with a sticky mouthfeel, and a late tingle from the carbonation
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a pretty solid Dukel, not an amazing beer, but it has a solid flavor to it. The oak aging works pretty well, and doesnt overpower everything else. They did a pretty decent job here.


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