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Honey beer with molasses and oats

Just cause it’s dark and German doesn’t mean it’s an alt. Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because we’re sweet enough damn it.

Grain Bill: Pils, Dark Munich, Chocolate Malt, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats
Hops: Northern Brewer, Hallertau Hersbrucker, Strisselspalt
Adjunct: Honey, Molasses
13.5 Plato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
33 cl bottle. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Nose shows papery malt and oat, notes of plastic, burnt baked goods, honey sugar and caramel chews. Light body, fluffy carbonation, sweet approach turning sour, dry and husky across the back. Decent hop bitterness in the finish but the malt seems stripped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11477) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2014
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, some milk chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, light earthy, molasses. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle... Clear copper pour with no lasting head. The aroma is a nice marriage of chocolate and caramel. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is a mild mixture of milk chocolate and graham. Not crazy-sweet. Some crusty bitterness in the finish. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2757) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Reddish brown with a small brown head and little lacing. Aroma is of molasses, honey, oat, caramel, light spiciness and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, molasses, honey, oat, caramel, light spiciness and herbal notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel from the oat. Earthy finish. Quite tasty. Good balance. This brewery is making some tasty beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Dark brown with ruby highlights around the edges. Thin white head. Aroma is sweet with sugary molasses and hints of oats.

Flavor is mostly molasses with a moderate amount of sugar from the honey plus molasses. I thought the oats would beef up the body, I was incorrect with that assumption. Body is thin. Hints for dark earthy malts. Weak nutty malt. Well, really not bad at all. Drinkable with out question But I guess my expectations were way to high based on the ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Off Color Scurry ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty malt, earthy, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, earthy - damp stain (maybe the honey), dakr malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140502]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Happy to find a bottle of this in Colorado. Reddish brown pour with not much head at all. Just a straightforward tradish ale I guess. Very malty, no hint of hops at all. Bready, grainy flavor. Easy drinkin. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1425) - - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with a thin khaki head. Aroma is honey and roasted malt. Taste is similar but you get a hint of the molasses in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than you'd anticipate when you hear honey and molasses. Moderate carb and slightly sticky. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2123) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.). Roast malt nose, with light chocolate and bread. Dark brown, no head. Roast malt, gentle dark fruits, milk chocolate, and more sweetness from honey. Light body and a bit oily. Nice and very mild. Develops a bit in mid palate, and then slips away in final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4924) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, huge head. Mild hoppy aroma. Starts malty, a bit smokey, modest dry, not too intense. Finish soft-malty. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Nice!

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