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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Funknmilla (725) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Rating from March 2014....Amber on the pour with a skimming of a tan head....honey honey honey!....oh dear that smells sweet.....the palate is a burst of malt mixed with honey and tainted with molasses(faint) at first .....really tasty--a linger of honey on the finish, which is very clean--not a heavy beer for the amount of scent and taste....a little caramel and a sour fruit (faint) finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (321) - Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
A black to deep mahogany body sports cherry red highlights and honey amber trim beneath a crackling, fading, one inch, frothy-tight head creating a thick, tight ring

Lightly earthy, floral, clove, and mineral accents spice the aroma and flavors with honey and light dough creating a mid-tone which blends into an array of controlled bitter-sweet components covering nutty caramel, molasses, and medium roast coffee on a bubbly light plus body offering a spritzy dryness with lightly earthy, lightly sweet residuals of the previously mentioned characteristics, nice session

12oz bottle served at 45º into Ivrig White Wine glass


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at Music Box Theater. Pours deep transparent copper. Flavor is sweet, malty and complex with strong honey and caramel notes. Fairly clean, almost watery finish, but not in a bad way. Really good interesting beer, but not so interesting that it isn’t approachable. The most approachable off color brew I’ve tasted.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark brown, beige head cover, no lace. Aroma of malt and oats. Bubbles line the inside of the glass, making this appear like a coke. Taste is heavy malt that has a chewy oat overtone. Strong carbonation flashes through on the swallow, leading to a short lightly hopped finish. It’s okay, but certainly not one to remember.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2014
on tap discreta schiuma media persistenza nocciola maltati tosto quasi spezia poco luppolata un po ruvida

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours ruby brown with no head. Aroma of molasses, honey, oat, and dark fruit. Sweet malt flavor with molasses, honey dominant with some oat and fruit. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at Monk’s Pub last year, from notes. Deep amber to brown color, with a thin layer of foam. Smell holds no surprises, seems to suggest more of a light blonde ale. The tastes more complex as I go. Some honey and spiciness starts to show further down. Also a touch of smoked malt. Crisp lager finish behind a growing honey presence.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1149) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cola brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste very malty upfront with lots of sweetness. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (994) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Black pour, small offwhite head. Aroma of honey, chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is chocolate, oats... Not very exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1076) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is grape juice, chocolate, prunes, sweet. Taste is medium bodied, dry finish, a bit flat. Overall, good.


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