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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A mild dark lager with a distinct character, and closely resembles the lager handcrafted by the German brewmeisters at the original Roslyn Brewery one hundred years ago. We use our own recipe of Roslyn water, fresh from the Cascade Mountains, four types of malted barley and three hop varieties to produce this smooth lager.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Dog & Pony in Renton, WA, on October 19, 2007. White foamy dissipated head with a brown body. Nose of vanilla, roasted malt. Very sour and somewhat milky. Something wrong here?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Poured a brown gritty body with a decent medium-sized top of off-white color. Thin mouth feel coincides with a mild grainy sweet malted nose. Finished smooth. Great sessionable dark lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle - 22oz. Flat. No carbonation. No head. That being said; the malt is rich and smooth. Light sweetness with a cereal grain essense. A little nutty and earthy. Wish I got one that had a little CO2 left on the bottle. Liked the bottle art!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is lightly smokey, light chocolate, some roastiness. Nice body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2007
22. Pours deep grainy brown, opaque, with a thick, sudsy tan head and some impressive sheets of lace for the style. Nutty, cola-like nose. Soft clean body, light fizzy carb, nuts and caramel and cola notes coming through straightaway. Lovely stuff. I’ve always so enjoyed this beer--especially on draft--but even in the bottle it doesn’t disappoint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WA
Deep dark brown color with a nice head. This was smooth and flavorful and had some great spices to the flavor also. Loved the deep rich malts used. This was a wonderful beer to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pinkzambia (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2006
22 oz. Bottle: Dark amber color with a minimal light brown head. Sweet malty aroma of alcohol, roasted nuts with sugar on them and a woody thing going on. Wood and smoke and a deep musty taste along with an earthy notes as well. Thin body with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad. Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing this Washington specialty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle Pours a very dense, dark brown. Rather thin coarse dark tan head that quickly recedes but maintains a thin cramy ring. Spotty lacing. Woody, smokey aroma. Lots of chocolaty light roasted notes as well. Flavor is heavy on the toasted malts, cocolate and grassy bitter componant. Slightly bitter astringent trailer. A lager with some backbone. Interesting, but one is enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Dark mahogany with a filmy head and spotty lacing. Roast and some chocolate in the nose. A touch bitter. The flavor is mostly same as the nose with the exception being notes of coffee. Light bodied and dry finishing roasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.29 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Hmm, after drinking several imported German dunkels, Roslyn Beer is a huge dropoff in terms of malty flavor and pure enjoyment. If you like your dark beers clean, crisp, lightly malty, and somewhat hoppy, then this is a good beer for you. Personaly, I don’t, so this beer stumbles right out of the gate, causing me to immediately wrinkle my nose. Dark, lightly roasty malts are certainly present, but this beer clearly lack any punch. The beer is minimally sweet and somewhat hoppy and bitter. There is also a bit of sourness in the background, and maybe that’s what’s turning me off more than anything. Well, that and the fact that the body is on the watery side, somewhere in the light-medium range. The palate is dry, crisp, clean and well carbonated. Light roast and modest sourness present a mediocre aroma. Dark brown color is pushing into mahogany range. Unfortunately, despite the normal carbonation release when opening the bottle, the beer was barely able to muster a filmy layer during the pour, quickly subsiding to a very tiny ring and of course leaving no lacing on the glass. Basically just a hoppy, lightly roasty lager, so this beer totally fails to grab me.


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