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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 floz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light overripe fruity. Bitter and toffee malty flavoured. Toffee malty and caramelish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a yelllowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, vinous, cocoa, and cookie dough. Flavor of toasted malt and licorice with some sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Doesn’t really remind me of true altbier but likea malty amber. It isn’t bad but not on style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Thanks to Drnk_Mcdermott for this one. Pours burnt sienna with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, caramel, cabernet, hops, and slight puke (which makes sense, because puke and dark chocolate both contain butyric acid, and this one had a big dark chocolate taste...I thought it was a schwarzbier before I logged on). Tastes malty, with black licorice, caramel, nuts, some hops, and raw cocoa flavor. Medium palate, with a smooth finish. As it warmed, I got a cherry touch from it. Nice style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark grains with a hint of roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. Flavor has lots of bread with a hint of chocolate and toffee underlying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

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