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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, yellow session. 02/05/2014. Clear caramel / red coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is earthy, rye bread, mineral. Flavour is german yeast, cereal nutty malts, slight mineral water profile. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Mahogany brown. Nose is caramel malts, honey, and light molasses. Taste follows, bready malt, nice honey and a touch of molasses to add a bit of depth. Drinks like a good brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Brown beer with a short lived off white head. Big sweet nose of molasses and cola. This is a sweet beer with roasted grains, dried fruit and molasses flavors. Some tea and a bit of a hop burn in the finish. Interesting drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (784) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour. Chocolate, raisin, chocolate ice cream. Smooth medium body. Easy to drink

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2328) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby reddish cola with a small light beige head. Aroma of nuts, faint chocolate malt, oats, wheat with hints of honey and molasses. Taste of mild chocolate malt, honey, oats with hints of molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (762) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Small tan head with a dark black body. Lots of bubbles. Aroma of oats. Flavors of licorice, raisins and even a little smokiness in the finish. Soft palate. Nice job!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarf (14) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sweet aroma, with definite honey notes. Light tan head, that quickly dissipates. Combines a dry, satisfying, roasted malt altbier with refreshingly sweet background notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish tan coloured head, only a thin layer on top, with the body showing some lighter brown colours and even copper when held on an angle. Aroma of honey, oats, earth, molasses, prunes, raisins and a lot of caramel - nice and fragrant. Medium-bodied; Assertive honey and floral flavour at first with not much body at all and a funky metallic and earthy bite in the middle. Aftertaste is even more mild with only a moderate amount of sweetness coupled with some toasted grain and not much else - fairly simple in tasting. Overall, a decent beer, at most and passable at worst. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased two days ago at Whole Foods (Bowery) in New York, New York for US$2.99 sampled in my hotel room here on the LES of New York on 19-July-2014.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Soft copper brown pour with two fingers of tan head. Nose is meh, papery and similar to Irish Stouts. Weak. Flavor shows some fruit and charred grain. Bleh.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Brown with red lights, foamy beige head. Smoke and molasses aroma. Sweet molasses, honey flavor...very creamy and rich.. Spicy/earthy/chocolate... An absolute delight...loved this. Digging the label art, too. This is one not to miss.


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