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RATINGS: 175   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2599) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft from Growl. Brown pour, tan head. Aroma of grain, oats, honey. Tastes are malty, molasses, bread, vanilla, caramel, nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5770) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, bread, honey, caramel and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1250) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12oz bottle shared. pours a medium to dark brown. off white head. minor oily lacing quickly disappears. nose is of ash, chocolate, molasses, and sweet malts... the flavor is primarily molasses, sweet malts and very little hops if any...smooth mild flavor and medium light body...overall decent..not sure I would go after this one again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse, opened 6/3/14. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin offwhite head. Poor head retention. Aroma of toffee, honey, mild spice. The taste is honey, brown sugar, toffee, mild spice, nuts and citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight lingering spice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1729) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle zhaded with hKes dr. ?. Never had this ztyle,, but the bottle looked interesting... dark pour...xeep brown.. cant point out the aroma.. taste is smooth.. easy drinking.. weird..but I like it

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Salmoniform (532) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with fizzy brown head that dissipated immediately. Aroma is molasses, burnt sugar, floral, honey, cocoa, peppercorn, cola. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a slight bitter following and a clean finish. Overall this is an interesting brew but not really my thing. It’s kind of like a weird fermented cola.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel/toffee, & some dark fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel/molasses, some chocolate, and dark fruit notes; Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Blackberry body with just a ring of head and a small foam center. Lovely, salty roastiness punctuates the aroma. Thinnish body, but enjoyable sooty backbone flaunting black patent and chocolate malts. Akin to an old brown porter style brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a dark brown, slight tan head. Aroma slight honey, slight dark chocolate. Body medium, slight sweetness to finish. OK, but not blowing my mind.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Poured a cola brown color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, honey, burnt molasses, spice, and a hint of smokiness. Different, wasn't a huge fan!


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