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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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This strong, dark lager was originally brewed as a liquid bread to sustain Bavarian monks while fasting. Its complex malt character comes from brewing with many varieties of dark roasted caramel malt and long periods of cold storage.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1759) - South Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle with new label displaying 8.0% ABV, served in a snifter. Pours dark, ruby brown color, with a small off-white head. that never completely covers the body and is soon gone. Aroma is sweet, with hints of black bread, brown sugar, and dried plums. Sweet up front, but balancing bitterness kicks in at the finish. Medium body and near medium carbonation. Overall: very good example of style.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
silverseven78 (1) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
One of the worst beers I have ever tried. I took a tour of the brewery and the tourguide talked more about Soda then beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (597) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2013
This 8%’er pours a deep red brown with a healthy head and good aroma. I was pleased that the caramel aroma and flavor is subtle. This is more bread than caramel which I prefer. The alcohol definitely gives it some weight. Good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (768) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
this pours a medium brown color with not too much of a head. The aroma is very malty. The flavor is very well balanced with a delicious toasted, malt flavor and a bit of carbonation to give it some volume. Overall very nicely made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1199) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Dark, ruby brown color, with a small, vanishing, off-white head. The aroma is rye, black bread, caramel, juniper, and light hop bitterness. Very sweet up front, with a good bitterness in the finish. Medium body, spicy, and chalky. Overall, this is a pretty good beer, but I’d expect more from a doppelbock.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
8/2/13. 12oz bottle at Bleu Pub. Deep amber brown pour with basically no head whatsoever. Deep caramel, some bread, and a bit of toast on the aroma. Lightly sweet toasted caramel flavor, some nuttiness, a hint at dark fruits. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Tap. Brown pour with tan head. Smells of sweet malts. Tastes sweet with very slight bitter finish. Great beer for walking around milwaukee's germanfest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1195) - Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Clear ruby brown; thin ring of off-white head. Aroma is really nice sweetish roasted malt, caramel, touch of dark fruit. Flavor follows aroma; great malt profile. Medium body, not alot going on on the palate. Tasty and very drinkable. I’d have another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2013
dark fruit, sweet malty aroma. similar taste. lots of dark fruit, some malt. Light finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a brown color with a cmall off white head. Aromas of malt, dark fruit, biscuit. Medium bodied, smooth, very good beer.


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