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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (439) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle picked up in Chicago by my lovely wife. Dark reddish brown with minimal beige head. Roasty and nutty aroma. Sweet up front with a nutty finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (842) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 27, 2016
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (991) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Dark with red highlights. Aroma is roasty, has some toast and some mellow citrus. The flavor is lighter than the aroma leads on, with some nice caramel and honey notes, slight spice and citrus, molasses, bit of oats and medium roast coffee. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thechasm442 (509) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Pour is a clear ruby brown with a finger of beige head and ok lacing. Aroma is oats, honey, molasses, and sweet cream. Flavor is honey, oats, and malts. Mouthfeel is thin and feels like there is something missing overall. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - NOV 14, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Dark brown color with off white head. Malty aroma, light roasted, caramel, bread, light chocolate, fruity, honey. Sweet and biter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours with a huge amount of carbonation. The aroma is ashy and very subtle. The flavor is similar, not much going on. Excessively dry finish. I am certain that there is an infection in this bottle. Bland. Footbalmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhamp9 (1456) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Dark mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is nutty, toast, molasses, and cereal. Taste is cola, nuts, amd cereal. Fizzy carbonation. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with red highlights. Large foamy burlap colored head slow disappears to leave a small bubbly cap. Sweet roasted malt nose. Notes of birch beer and faint molasses. Tangy sweet dark malts with more dark sugars fairly light. . Slightly spicy, like mace or cardamom. Finish has some residual dryness from the honey. Despite the oats, the body remains light. Interesting and tasty. Damn good "Kottbusser".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (794) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Dark transparent brown color with small light brown head. Aroma is very nice, berries and grapes, with cocoa malts and sweetness. Flavor is very roasty, slight cocoa, with nut brown ale flavors and chocolate. Complex and balanced. Really interesting beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
freekyp (1776) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours reddish brown with a huge foamy head. In fact, the head is most of the glass. I sense an issue here. Smells of molasses, light smokiness, and earthy malts. Usually a combination I am very partial to. In this case, however, the beer itself is somewhat thin, and way overcarbonated. Think molasses soda with double the carbonation of normal soda. The flavor is not at unpleasant, but the bubbles are, and likely not planned. I’d like to try a fresher bottle.

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