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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% IBU’S: 30 Color (EBC): 74


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11054) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bomber from ericandersnavy. Session 34. Pours dark ruddy copper with a foamy 3 finger light tan head. Aroma is something like woody/oaky dark fruit. Med body. Flavor is not-so-dark fruit with oak astringency. IBU 30 is not expected to be bitter, but the oak is pushing it - sort of like wind chill factor. So this is a moderately sweet, moderately malty tasting, beer that ends up in a mouth all curled up. Some noble hop character just adds to the effect. If you like a bitter, or imitation of bitter?, beer this should be good for you.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bomber: Pours a clear brown/orange with a large off-white head, nose has caramel and cherries with some light grains. Medium bodied with playful carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter with a malty ending.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
A bang-on creation by Harpoon, who often do these underappreciated styles. Nice social sssionable drinkability. Yeasty aroma, not its best point but OK. Good brown coloured body, lacey. A little sourness, that builds up and probably the sourness is enhanced by the wood. The aftertaste leaves a residual woodyness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle, shared with LiteWait. Used a snifter. Dark brown in color however when light penetrates it, there is a lot of red hues. Small white head produces a ring of lacing that stays to the end. Aroma is of light or dull floral. Taste up front is Malt, toward the center is hoppy and in the finish is a light oak essence. It is decent. Not one I would buy again, but if it was available or given to me, I would drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Dark brown in color however when light penetrates it, there is a lot of red hues. Small white head produces a ring of lacing that stays to the end. Aroma is of light or dull floral. Taste up front is Malt, toward the center is hoppy and in the finish is a light oak essence. It is decent. Not one I would buy again, but if it was available or given to me, I would drink it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a clear copper to chestnut brown color with a small, smooth, beige tinted head. Settling quickly to a thin surface ring, the foam leaves delicate chiffon lace rings and drippy spots on the glass. The nose is a bit subdued, yet well balanced and structured. Malts are based in dry chocolate, biscuit, and toasted bread, touching on medium-toast oak and even crispy, baked, caramelized rice cakes. Earthen hops are appropriately mild, so as to not overpower the already dry malt profile. Flavors follow suit, very toasty overall, showing notes of cocoa, bread, and mild nuts. A subtle grassiness imparts some bittering character, while toasty oak offers a woody vanilla character. On the palate, the body seems a little shy of what it could be. Moderate carbonation ushers in considerable dryness towards the finish. Overall, it’s a nice, easy going brew, but it’s certainly not anything exciting or new.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1545) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a bland looking muddy amber color with a one finger off white head. Aroma had some faint caramel as well as mild smoke. Moderate in body and smooth texture. As to flavor. My first impression was quite negative as the beer starts out metallic and bitter. Off putting to say the least. As my glass warmed, a bit of caramel and oak was coaxed from the brew. Ok, but I probably won’t purchase another.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a big retaining foamy light tan head with red/copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/cocoa, wood, vegetal, some earthy/spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/cocoa/licorice, wood, 2nd spice hops. Soft carbonation. If aroma didn’t have some detraction, it would have started out on a much better foot which impacted overall too.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a good looking clear mahogany brown with an average to large sized foamy light beige head. Aroma is just weak and there is no indication that this was aged on oak, what is there is some notes of chocolate malts, toast, sweet wort and a slight hint of vegtables. Body is just way to foamy and creamy with average carbonation over a thin to medium mouthfeel. Flavor is even weaker then the aroma with some notes of nuts, taost, chocolate malts, grass clipings. Blah, where the hell is the oak??

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Pours a stained bar wood brown .. . it must be, because he loves guns .. . medium head, good foam for used mop water .. . nuts, weak motel coffee and old mushy barrel flavours .. . muddled mouthfeel and the bitterness is totally off .. . a waste of craft beer space .. . i can’t shoot - i still love you..


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