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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - 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!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3033) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ContemplateBeer (1495) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Aroma of chocolate and light caramel. Appearance is dark brown with tan head; not much carbonation. Flavor matches the nose, with light toasted malts becoming more apparent. Palate is creamy and smooth. A pretty mundane dunkel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4459) - 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?

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2005
Tap at Fest:Brown, beige head. Nothing much here the antiseptic taste is all that is noticeable

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at Fremont Oktoberfest Seattle, WA. Pours dark brown with shades of black...no head, white lacing, and evidence of little carbonation. Slightly roasted aroma and light fruity esthers. Close your eyes and it might as well be BMC beer in this cup. No roasted nor toasted flavors present. Slightly medicinal finish and astringent mouthfeel. Rough finish to say the least.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2010
22 oz. bottle Translucent brown with a wispy head. Slight nuttiness, but mainly I’m smelling dark fruit -- figs, for me. Not much of an aroma, in fact, this beer isn’t pungent whatsoever. The head faded away rather quickly. The flavor is a bit dull. The beer has some nuttiness, and sweetness coming from the malts, but not much. This beer is quite boring, and texture isn’t great either. I should have possibly imbibed this at a much cooler temperature.


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