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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.94%
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Creamy Dark is aged slowly for a deep, dark color; velvety flavor; and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Watery. Subtle roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate. Tasted following a Sprecher Black Bavarian, which may have contributed to the wateryness and initial lack of flavor. At $9 a twelver, I’ll buy this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Thin and doesn’t deliver a lot of flavor. Looks good though. I’m a fan of the Leinie’s line, with this probably being my least favorite of the bunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Kind of watery with a very nice roasted malt flavor. Looks excellent, as I couldn’t see through it at all. The flavor is a little light, but I tend to expect that from Leininkugel’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Faint, roasted malt aroma. Light tan, frothy head with decent retention. Roasted malt flavor; alcohol is unobtrusive to unnoticeable. ABV must be on the low side. Very drinkable beer, although could be a little more flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
Had this on tap with dinner this evening. Not very full bodied, but I think looking at it (VERY dark) you expect porter or stout body - no, it’s lager, all right. A bit sweet, of course, but nicely balanced by a steady undertone of bitterness (nice job, brewmaster!) Not al all complex, though - a good, basic dark beer, nothing more. The Leinenkugel family resembalnce is there (a compliment). Worth a try, and very good with food.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
The ratings seem a touch high for this one - to me it’s too confused and muddy to be a truly pleasant dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Not much going on in the nose and a bit weak in the final analysis - the flavours are great but it’s like they are being held back, never really allowed to get going to complicate the smooth texture. What are those flavours? Well a good deal of sweetish malt that tosses between caramel and chocolate, with some toasted, smokier edges.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2002
I enjoyed this crisp, slightly bitter beer on tap. i’d like to try it again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2002
drag to discover that this is a phillip morris corporate blood sucker product. like finding out your gentle uncle ned steps on bunnies. but hey, it’s still beer, aye? and beer is good. this one is bottle brown with a glint of orange. i’m tasting this beside a warsteiner dunkel--not an enthralling taste test perhaps, but okay for a monday night’s constrained mini- bacchanalia . leiny has a better head and a smoother palate, caramel and sweet. a little cardboard in the aroma versus the warsteiner’s walnut and alcohol notes, but very close. (just don’t tell me warsteiner is owned by union carbide!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 18, 2002
Good if you want a dark and creamy beer. Very basic though, look around for something a tad better. ReRate 4/18/2001 better than the 3 pts i gave it before-this is leine’s best beer by far and the great thing about this stuff is that its easy to get and its CHEEP as hell!!!!!! if you want to start drinking craft beers, pick up some leine’s Creamy dark, Red, BigButt or honey weiss

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