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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


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (900) - 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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4546) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours deep mahogany into a stem glass. Off-white head with good retention slowly recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel and oak aromas. Sweet, dry caramel and marshmallow upfront turning earthy and oaky in the medium length finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle 500 ml ?
Aroma sweet honey, mineral hop aroma, soft malts, some bready feel as well. 7+
Appearance amber red with hint of garnet. Creamy beige top. Goof looking.4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Slight hint of oak chips. Easy going clean brew. Light creamy texture. Very satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a dark mahogany, somewhat clear. Tastes of caramel sweetness, some plum...very good. Very creamy mouthfeel, kinda reminiscent of chocolate pudding or something like that. I liked it....a style that you don’t see enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2462) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a deep garnet with a thinnish off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of vanilla and a hint of oak dark fruits and a slight bit of caramelized sugars. Taste is dark fruits dark and burnt sugars mixed with hints of oak. Lightly carbonated with a medium body and slick mouthfeel. Reminds me a bit of the Munich Dark that Harpoon used to sell but with deeper flavors. This is a nice subtle dark lager really, I could see myself enjoying these often if this was packaged in 12 ounce six packs.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours dark brown color like dark maple syrup. Some alcohol aromas mixed with a touch of woodsy cedar and dried fruit. Immediate dry fruit flavor profile that finishes with a lingering toasted malt aftertaste. Dry finish as well. Overall, I have to say I dig it. I’ll be purchasing more...

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.


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