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RATINGS: 265   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1769) - 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 (2716) - 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 (1388) - 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 (1113) - 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 (773) - 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 (1715) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Thinking this was an altbier, but ah, yeah, somewhat close eh, but what’s a "kossbusser", lol, ha, don’t look at me despite my German background, I’m lost. This is based only on observations, and will revisit as I learn more about whatever the hell "kossbussers" are. So, yeah, poured into a stange, here’s the rest, (don’t even know if I did it right tonight), (maybe pissed that the Eagles lost to the d-bag cowfuckin’ girls). The appearance was a dark brown color ranging close to a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a quick minute. Lacing, uh...yeah, not there. The smell, wow, uh...there’s a whole lot going on - slight smokey to meatiness with a semi-thick sweet honey to somewhat thin molasses thing goin’ on. The taste was mainly sweet with a slight smokey to honey underneath rolling into a light dried molasses flavor. There’s no aftertaste and a slight quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Carbonation runs really light, and I don’t mind that as it leads to a sweet sticky sort of feel slyly clinging to my tongue. Overall, uh...well, I liked it for me, but like I said earlier, I have no clue what a "kossbusser" is supposed to be. I looked at it as an altbier and yeah, way better than a Long Trail Ale or an Alaskan Amber, so I almost don’t even think its fair to compare. Just drink it, if you see it and don’t compare to anything else on the American market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HourGlass13 (386) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Pours up a deep reddish brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is malt, oat, and light molasses. Taste is sweet with honey and light molasses. It gets a somewhat smoky earthy malt backbone, and a oat flavor. Very carbonated, almost to a fault. Its like a very fizzy seltzer water gone crazy. It’s ok, but not something I would get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
6ROW (460) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3 finger dense off white head , dark brown pour. Sweet and malty with not apparent hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2015
My first Kottbusser. Hooray! Dark red, huge foamy head. Smells like molasses, with a touch of honey. Very toasty, roasty flavors, with a lot molasses and toasty. Very rich, very dry.

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