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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Handcrafted from two special varieties of hops and a blend of rich imported malts to make this the darkest lager possible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up toasty iced tea, chocolate, and nutty notes with definite accents of butterscotch and oxidation.. old, but decent. The flavor had sweet nutty notes, tea, and caramel with vanilla laced throughout.. bitterness was no longer a factor.. sweet finish. Light-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. OK feel, and a decent drink all-around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2009
An interesting take on a dark lager. I found it to actually be drinkable. Pretty smooth flavor, but not much in the aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Tried on tap at a local hangout. This beer stays close to the Bavarian style as it boasts quite a hoppy punch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lb4lb (thanks!). Poured a medum and clear amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of some breadiness, some caramel, and some roast. Some earthiness too. Tastes of caramel, lighter roastiness, and toasted nuts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a deep golden color with moderate white head and no lacing. Smell is very light and almost undectable. Tastes of strong malt character is balanced nicely by a firm hop background. Leaves a nice mouth feel. An easy drinking beer. Very refreshing when drinking in summertime.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber color. Has a small head that fades quickly. Easy on the palate. Malt smell and hardly no taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1450) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2008
perhaps like an old girlfriend that was not bad but was not good either. She occasionally forgot to bath and now you would just as well leave her to fade from your memory. yeh .... kinda like that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2008
Find this one in a beer store in denver col, amber color, malt aroma, dry on finish, easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Not a bad effort. Clear, dark brown body topped by a small beige head that leaves some scattered lace. Muted aroma has some dark toasted bread and spicy hops. Taste adds a note of faint chocolate to the dark bread and spicy hop. Unremarkable, but probably the best offering of the Spoetzl line.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours clear, amber color. White head. Toasted malt aroma. Lager yeast. Smells like it’s a balanced beer. Flavor is kinda sharp. Rich toasted malt. Big bitter finish. Not what you’d expect from an American Dark Lager. Overall, it is drinkable. Not mindblowing.

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