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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A top-fermented, dark ale brewed in the true German style. Made with Pale 2-row, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate and Black barley malts, this is a full-bodied ale that offers great depth. The word ‘delicious’ doesn’t do this beer justice.
Now available as a Winter seasonal in November and December.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Color is a dark mocha brown. Thin light tan head the fizzles down quickly. Smell is of dry roasted malts and slight hints of chocolate. Taste is very similiar, very malty. Hints of dark chocolate also. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Goes down nice. This is an easy to drink beer for it being dark. Also, it only has 5.1% so you can enjoy a few of these. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-23-2008 05:09:37

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6209) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild nose of chocolate malt and maybe some dark fruit. Medium bodied, rich chocolate malt flavor, and a little carbonation poking through. Could drink a bunch of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Love this beer.... A fantastic mix of Alt and almost porter like depth. One of my personal favs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Guerde, THANKS! Served in proper glassware- poured a near black when held to a light source, non transparent, low carbonation, white ring for a head around the glass, sits very still in the glass. Aroma of a toasted malt, mixed notes of carmel and hops. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is very present and delightful- simply delicious, middle holds up well, a bit of vanilla, earth, and faint sweetness on the finish. Delighting surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black-red color. Thin, oily head. Rich and malty, a tad more roasty than the real thing perhaps. While I’d be reluctant to call it world-class, this is a great session beer. Lots of caramel and chocolate malt tones on top of a smooth easy medium body. Some background balancing hops are blanketed in the syrupy malt. A little sticky, but a great beer for an Alt fan like myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Poured from bottle into a Summit pint glass - seems inappropriate to drink Schell’s from a Summit glass, oh well. Reddish-brown with persistent thin head; very little lacing. Noble hops, metallic, dark fruits, smells good but a little faint. Somewhat similar to smell. Reminds me of a roasty brown ale crossed with a Vienna Lager, but with a higher level of hops. Metallic bitterness, especially in the aftertaste, and the bitterness becomes more apparent after continued sipping. This is the most interesting part of the beer. Smooth and clean like a lager, but creamier like many ales. Very little familiarity with Altbiers, but this makes sense as it is essentially a lagered ale. Medium bodied with a decent level of carbonation - almost spritzy. Ultimately, I am left with creamy but spritzy - very unique, a little strange, but mostly good. Easy drinking but flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark, caramel-colored body under a creamy sand-colored head. Light metallic notes and a hint of dark fruit to an otherwise full and sweet caramel malt aroma. Caramel prominent in the flavor with mild chocolate. Pleasantly sweet with a touch of roasted bitterness in the finish. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Single 12 oz. bottle from Corkscrew, Urbana, IL, May 2007

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a very thin white head. Aroma is a sweet caramel with some nutty Munic malt and ligh chocolate come through in the aroma but as a whole it is pretty light. Flavor has a very pronounced caramel flavor with a very light nutty and chocolate ending middle with a slight burnt ending. A bit on the super sweet and slightly burnt side for an Altbeir but not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear cola brown with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma was very sweet with caramel and chocolate leading.. almost a little cherry there, too.. iced tea and cola emerged as it warmed.. very approachable. The flavor was sweet again with chocolate, black patent, and molasses leading.. some earthy and vanilla accents.. bitterness was light, and it was a tad spicy on the back-end. Light-medium bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. scratchy and grainy at times.. OK flow. This was sweet and very easy to drink, but it wasn’t too enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1073) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 4, 2009
A cross between a pale lager and schwarzbier. It has that hay and sulphur taste, but also some sweet caramel. Finish is not very appealing. Rather smooth really. Has a strange extract homebrew taste too it.

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