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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep bronze hued body with a large and retentive off-white head. Good lace. Aromas of dark fruit, fig and chocolate from a distance. Closer inspection reveals buckwheat honey, melanoidins, toasty, chocolate, earthy, bready, biscuity, saltine crackers. Multigrain loaf. Clean yeast wise. Moderately bitter. Bready, biscuity, chocolate, earthy, mild roast edge, anise. Medium melanoidins. Earthy, a bit nutty (nut shells). Light fruit (fig/date). A bit too much bitterness/roast. Clean otherwise. Medium to medium high carbonation, medium bodied with a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (148) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light nuttiness. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied. Caramel and light dark fruit lingers with light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber from beer mongers. Pours ruby. Lager aroma, caramel, toffee, earth and hints of chocolate. Taste is somewhat sweet, crisp clean short slightly bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Well-crafted, as I’ve come to expect from heater allen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear but dark brownish orange color with a lasting khaki head. The aroma is decidedly malty with lots of toast and bread crust. Hints of earthy hops. The flavor is dry and malty with more toasted bread, lightly nutty around the edges with touches of molasses, cocoa and pretty strong earthy bitterness in the finish. Rich, smooth body. A really well made lager, but lacks the wow factor of the Schwartz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2577) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear auburn, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor follows, lots of malts, earthy indeed, some chocolate, a fair amount of acidity. Light sweet and light bitterness, although the far finish gathers some bitter notes. Medium light body, medium carbonation, finish is harsh; acidic and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (722) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
A very good bock. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick white head. Smells of maltiness and a bit of caramel. Very smooth and creamy taste, with lots of caramel, some toffee, and a bit of peanut butter in the finish. Had on tap at Trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1804) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1141) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7799) - 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.

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