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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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, nuts, dried leaves, slight oak, and slight Earth. Poured brown/copper/deep amber in color with a large, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, nuts, light oak, dried leaves, grains, barley, and Earth. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, nut, malt, and dried leaf finish is dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an tan head and decent retention. Sweet and malty up front, light oak and vanilla notes. Earth and roasted malt tones dry the brew out slightly. A mild oak tone with a mild body. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours brown with a beige head. Toasty sweet malty aroma with a woody oaky hint and some light earthy notes. The flavor has some lightly sweet and lightly roasted malts, a light oaky note, some chocolate, and a bit of an earhty note. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bomber. Ruddy brown and pretty clear with a nice off-white head. Nose is a little tannic, with some grape-like tones, some wood, and a little caramel malt. Flavor brings medium-sweet malt, mild hop character and just a little bit of oakiness. Not quite the malt character I’d expected from a dunkel, but it’s still pleasant. The oak character is very minimal, though - it’d be pretty easy to miss. Not bad, anywho.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Tap @ Barcade. Brown/ruby and clear. Nice oaky wood aroma with some malt and dark fruit. Taste is malty with some smoke and toasted malt. Pretty solid, smooth and easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2010
From a bottle with an expiration date of 03/15/11. It pours an attractive dark amber and copper and a long lasting head. The aroma smells like sweet roasted grain, barley malts, and just a bit of oak. The body is silky and medium. The taste is slightly tart and bitter but altogether smooth. You can just catch a hint of the oak barrel.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours lovely ruby with miimal head. Nose is oaky red winey fruit, woody ass. Tastes of earthy peaty malt, halfway rancid cashews, not sweet, soddy, woody (Guthrie), but with off flavors that render the beer sub-par. Decent palate density, not too complex. This one would be OK as a nut brown, but as an oak-aged dunkle it falls flat on its ass.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with cream colored smooth head. Aroma has nice notes of dark roasted grain, chocolate with faint oak. Flavor is very much the same with a dark chocolat bitter at the end. ...Mouth feel is medium body, pretty smooth, with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a very easily enjoyed brew, not bad at all! Wouldn’t mind having another one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2034) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Dark amber-brown, clear, with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark malts and some oak. Taste is slightly sweet and a little oaky. Really a pretty good beer, especially for one that comes from a generally mediocre style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 5, 2010
22oz Bottle. Classic german lager, minerals, fresh bread, and some caramels and toast. Nice. Flavors are decent, but seem a touch light on the darker brown edges. Soft. Some wandering alcohol, nibbles of nutty flavor, and some seemingly strong and relatively terse bitterness in the finish. The oak sneaks out from under the bed in the finish and gives a slight dry and floral touch, but I think tasted blind, few would say oak. Balanced, rounded, but not really a session and not really outstanding.


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