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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4076) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Aroma is dried leaves and tea with elderberry accents. Clear rust, medium yellow head. Strong tea flavor, astringent. Elderberry is ever present. Mouthfeel is fizzy. This isn’t one of my favorite styles, but this one had personality. There are other detractors but at least this somewhat distinctive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a clear brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, molases, raisin and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, molasses and fruittiness with a crisp lingering molasses finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s. Hazy, reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Toffee, a touch of fruity, chocolate aroma. Pretty light bodied, chocolate, light fruity, caramel flavor. Bleh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Dark reddish/mahogany, beige head, somewhat dense, fades, returns with a swirl. Spotty lacing. Really dig aroma. Doughy dark bread, big malty decoction remnants, much like caramelized sugar/brittle. Light burnt/roasted character. Flavor on par, bready, melanoidins, caramel brittle. Really clean. Soft billowy mouthfeel. Very easy drink. Well done. Looks like I am in the minority on this one, but pretty solid IMO.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
500 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of grain, toasted grain, nuts, dark fruits. The taste is sweet and grainy malts, raisins and a metallic hop finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. About average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7887) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
"Schweinsbräu Dunkel". Brewed by Riedenburger Brauhaus. 500ml bottle. 08.09.2012. It pours a deep reddish brown with a fizzy off-white head that leaves no lacing. The smell is nice. Some floral noble hops mix with a nice bready maltiness with some caramel and dark fruit. The flavor is good. A bit sweet for a dunkel. It has a lot of sugar, caramel, and cocoa. There is a nice breadiness, a slight tang, mineral water character, and some fruit. The hops linger in the background with a hint of floral flavor and a slight little pinch of bitterness. The only thing I would say is that it is a bit thin so it has good drinkability but not really mouthfeel. It would be good in the summer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5066) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle poured into a dimple mug. A big root beer like head takes some patience and a few pours before the bottle was emptied. I smell bready malt and soggy grain. No carbonation in the mouth and the feel is watery. Cocoa flavor is not big but is prominent. Applesauce and wet grass. Fruit is almost hidden. This is kind of ho hum.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PatioCO (6) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011 does not count
Malty with hops layered throughout. Not to much, but certainly present. Perfumed, nutty and a little bit of berry fruit poking out.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emquam (3) - - DEC 7, 2011 does not count
This beer is dark brown in colour with reddish highlights. Nose is slightly earthy. Taste is immediately honeyed and malty, perfumy with a hit of almond and cherry. Malt dominates as you would expect though some bitter hops do peep though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5336) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle - labeled Schweinsbrau Dunkel with an ABV of 5%. Cola colored brown with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is caramel, grains, sweet malt, and toasted dark bread. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, grains, and toasted bread. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains and caramel along with some nuttiness, toasted bread and sweet malt.


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