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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (667) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A mild aroma of honey, malt and molasses. Dark brown color no head. Amazing taste of coffee, malt, molasses and honey. Dry feel with a slightly smokey finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Light honey aroma. Light body with a honey malt flavor and a sweet medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (498) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola. Raisin and molasses aroma. The taste adds plum, dark malts, a hint of chocolate, and oak. The mouthfeel is extremely thin. I expected a heavier body. Pretty good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8032) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11535) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9161) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2781) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3182) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.3
   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.


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