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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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Hugo is named for my wife’s grandfather, Hugo Effenberger, who moved to Tillamook County from Germany in 1883. Hugo displays strong malt character, with earth, anise and chocolate notes, and a slightly sweet finish. This lager can complement any number of dishes, from salads to cheese to chicken. Released at Thanksgiving. (1.021 BG, 6.25%, 33 IBU, 20 SRM) Available only at Market of Choice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. Pours dark brown with amber hues and a short frothy tan top. Malty, sweet aroma. Nutty with caramel and a bit of play-doh. Medium-light sweet flavor. Malt forward. Medium+ body, thick-creamy texture, average carbonation, and a slightly sweet, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2581) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours clear reddish-brown with thin tan head. Big dark bread malt notes, chocolatey with a light milkiness. Taste has the same dark breadiness, with a light nutty character and a touch of milkiness. Has a bit of dry astringency and a powdery cocoa finish. A bit light in body, with ample carbonation that fluffs it up quite a bit. Pretty good stuff, but not the best I’ve had from Heater Allen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Mahogany with a light foam. Aroma is more sour than malt. Thin warm brown grain flavour. Like a light wort. Not interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Clear russet cola pour with thin tan head. Toasty brown bread, tea, mellow dark fruit, and dried leaves in the somewhat muted nose. Flavor is lightly sweet and adds a bit of coffee and chocolate to go along with a mild earthy bitterness. Body is medium light with decent, soft carb. Little twinges of alcohol show up here and there, which turns me off. Pretty solid beer, just somehow not terribly exciting for me. I’ll give it another go sometime in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber from Hayduke. This looks like a cola including bubbles that stick to the side of the glass. It is mostly clear and has gazillions of bubbles floating up. A sweet fruity nose that also has yeast and cocoa. It is nice and I wish it were a little bigger. Interesting that bitter hops are the first thing tasted, or is that anise? Maybe both. Cocoa notes are nice and add softness. The fruit is tasted but is not as big as in the aroma. Midglass this got a bit boozy but that faded. The chocolate grew at the finish. After turkey and gravy from a post Thanksgiving dinner this worked nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, a little rusty, moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Pale dark pitted fruit and dark breadiness on the nose.   Smooth breadiness up front, a little dark pitted fruit and caramel.   Pretty good overall, and clean.   Body and mouthfeel are both moderate.   This was a bit bigger than your average Bock, almost like a light Dunkle Doppelbock or something.   Very smooth, clean, and well balanced.   Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish red with a slightly off white head that dissipates rapidly. Very light on the nose with slight hints of caramel and toasted wheat bread. The taste is predominantly chocolate covered raisins with hints of espresso and roast. Finishes clean with a nice dark chocolate linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to BVC. Pours a brown color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel, smoke and earthy nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, mushrooms, sweet and rich. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
22. Thanks bob! Pours a crystal clear dark brown. Big sudsy tan head. Lovely brown bread and dried leaves on the nose. Watery body with pleasantly understated carb. Toast, brown bread, and caramel on the mid palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2010
In 22oz bottle. Great Bock style beer, right up there with their German counterparts, but probably even smoother as I can get this beer fresher than the German stuff. Becoming my favorite brewery!

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