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RATINGS: 185   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2097) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4857) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"listed as a mild on rb, but according to our site, that’s generally <4%. This is 5.3, and brown, therefore a brown ale, right? Cool, unique combo of ingredients that delicately play off one another and dance around on the palate...mainly the chocolate malt, honey, and molasses. No wow factor, but quite tasty."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4847) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Nose is heavily oaten with strong roast and medium-strong chocolate, some good stout-like character. Pours a deep dark brown with a noisy tan head. Taste is similar to above, a chocolaty porter/stout with firm roast, touch airy, smooth with light mineral and fruity character in the back, very crisp and refreshing with minimal but balancing hops toward the back. Strongly carbonated fullish body. Bros need to hyphenate their damn brewery name.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2165) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Very dark amber, clear, thin ivory foam, dissipating quickly. Creamy, acidic feel, spritzy, light medium body. Faint aromas of coffee, cereal, herbal, floral. Finishing wet, lightly astringent and faintly bitter. Very pretty label.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark clear brown color. Aroma of shoefly pie, milk chocolate. Taste starts sweet, then dry cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at Kaiser Tiger. Pours a deep brown-amber - well, specifically more of an amber at the bottom, in the narrower part of the glass, transitioning into a darker brown at the top, where it’s thicker. Small off-white head but a lot of bubbles stick to the inside of the glass. Notes of honey, molasses, oats, chocolate, caramel, toast, earth, wheat, and mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, coating mouthfeel. Really interesting. Never had a Kottbusser before, and I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2402) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a two finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Deep brown opaque color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Not much of a nose maybe some honey and flavor is mild malts and hints of honey. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoisirius (1634) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz. Bits of cocoa powder, honey, and brown sugar on the nose. Similar flavors with hints of dirt and Earth. A bit weak and watery all around, but I can see what they were going for.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, medium khaki colored head. Aroma of coffee and light molasses. Flavor has a hint of chocolate, some molasses notes, finishes with a solid coffee finish. Thick enough mouthfeel.


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