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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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


4.5
   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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Let it be known that Heater Allen is making great beer. Not IPAs, not Imperial Stouts, not sours -- so what? Frickin lagers baby, done right. The bock is full flavored, smooth, and full of caharacter. Great bock. Who else even makes a real bock beer anymore?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
brown body with a rich tan head.
toasted grains, burnt cracker edges.
toffee / caramel / cola.
medium-sweet, toasty, snappy, crisp.
frothy and creamy carbonation.
soft and delicate malt texture.
lightly ashy and minerallic.
very similar to what I remember of the Dunkel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a clean clear darker brown with ample khaki tinted head that settles from the original pour. Toasty darker malts with some wheat bread sweetness. Bits of toffee and cola. Nutty toasty malt, cola like sweetness, but finishes without lingering on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (254) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
Crusty bread, touch of roastyness, moderate malty sweetness, moderate fruity alcohol presence. Great malt complexity, just a touch too hot for the low abv.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6062) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Apparently no longer only at Market of Choice! 22 oz purchased from "Lifesource" in Salem OR. $4.99 Pours a chestnut brown beer with ruby hints the head us large and frothy..like sea froth after a storm! Its light tan in colour. Earthy.Leafy aromas ..some hay and bread also..hint of grassy hop. Taste is very smooth, dark chocolate,licorice,brown demerara sugar,spice ( anise?) slight grassy hop complex and nice. Plate is fine and medium..good carbonation. Another great lager from this Oregon master!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a deep brown, just a bit reddish. Medium-sized beige head. Liquid is quite transparent. Head seems to stick around for a bit, doesn’t leave a lot of bubbles on the glass. Lots of bready malt in the aroma. It’s a big rich grain flavor that stays away from sweeter notes. Toasty. Some caramel but in a not terribly sugary way. Cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa, earth, mushroom. Some spice, maybe a little grass. Mild fruit. Pretty good dose of nutty malt character. The taste is relatively dry for a bock, at least in my experience with the style. Pretty much follows the aroma. Bready malt with toasty, nutty flavors. More of that woody cinnamon stick flavor. Finishes fairly dry caramel note. Just a faint touch of coffee. Mouthfeel is light but full and a bit creamy from somewhat gentle carbonation. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On tap at Baileys taproom. Red body with a very thin cream colored head. Chewy malt body, lots of caramel and toasty bready malt flavors. Soft cherry fruitiness toward the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Nose is chocolatey, roasty, with light caramel and earthy hops as well. Pours dark brown, great head and lace, nice reddish undertones. Roasted malts, a touch of coffee, chocolate, light sweetness to balance, earthy bitterness in the finish. Clean finish, nice dryness, medium bodied well made lager. Nice.


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