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RATINGS: 1861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Pours a dark amber-red with a decent head. Has good lacing. Nose is good and multi-faceted. Aroma notes of caramel, nuts and malt. Taste has a unique maltiness, with hints of hop bitterness (more than one variety). The body is a little thin for my taste, but is certainly in line with other Samuel Adams’ offerings. Finish is nice with some malt flavor and some mild hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yy0pp (623) - - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color with beige head. Aroma - Caramel, chocolate, black tea. Flavor - Roasted malt and choc.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ochniczek (80) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
355ml bottle. dark ruby/brown colour, clear. nice beige head. very fine lacing aroma of caramel and roasted malts. low bitterness, sweet coffee aftertaste. fine carbonation. overall very good in style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorkogrlo (177) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Very dark red color. Medium-big head which lasts. Aromas of toast, dates, caramel and chocolate. Really nice. In flavor dates, vanilla, chocolate. Full body. Sweet. Chocolate aftertaste. Wow. This is example of how lager beers actually can be flavorfull, and not so boring. Really good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
dark brown, roasted, fairly aromatic and slightly thin and dry, this is a nice example of the style. Doesn’t do anything great, but does everything well. recommended as part of a sampler."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JimmyBoy74 (288) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. En av min första öl som inte var bleka lager men det ända speciella med denna är färgen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (350) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-red with huge beige head. Roasted malt aroma, coffee, notes of cherry. Sweetish flavor, roasted malt, cherry, some hops notes. Lively carbonation. Light body. Sweet coffee aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (706) - ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Soft roast aroma, some coffee, dark chocolate and mellow grassy hops. Sweetish dark malts, cocoa, low bitterness, capuccino and faint ash. Medium bodied, not very dry, lacks some bitterness but OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown to black with brown-greyish head, good lacing. Taste of dark roasted malts, coffee. Taste has a little sweetness, a little bitterness from the roasted malts to balance, but is rather cloying still. Smooth palate, light bodied despite the dark color, watery, rather flat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3075) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yirg (21) - - AUG 10, 2014
355cc bottle poured into glass. Very dark red color, with light brown head that doesn’t stay for long. Medium body, high carbonation (a bit too high for my liking). Aroma of malt and citrus. Low bitterness. Nice beer.


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