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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is a Dunkel we brewed and aged on oak for CBC in Chicago. Some kegs will stay in Minnesota too.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WymanJ (49) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tap in a pint glass at Surly Brewery. This beer seemed bland at first because I tried it right after sampling Surly’s Moe’s Bender. Schadenfreude is much more subtle, and after my palate cleared from the Moe’s Bender, I found this to be a smooth and delicious beer. This one should be sampled first before stronger flavored beers to enjoy it the most.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
on tap at the Surly tour pours brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is toast, caramel and wood. Flavor is rich and malty with sweet caramel and bitter nuts and toast. Really nicely done and highly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at DLD ’11. A simple, nice dark lager with a medium carbonated body, which made for decent drinking. Cola-like in appearance, with a darker, brown cream head. In the aroma, some roasty, dark malts, caramel, grass, and grain malt. Light bodied, though quite drinkable with a decent bitterness. A complimentary flavor profile to the aroma, with a fair amount of roasted malts mixed the lager grassiness. Not too bad here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Guest tap at Dark Lord Day 2011. Pours a cloudy brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is rich caramel with some bread, dark fruits, a light cocoa, and a touch of earth. Flavor is similar. Nice caramel up front with a light, earthy cocoa and some bready malts. Pleasant, clean lager-like fruits before this finishes with a light bitterness. A touch of roast in there before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light, smooth body and moderate, soft carbonation. Overall, a tasty lager. Nothing crazy, but well balanced and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 It’s a very drinkable dark beer, pretty light on the mouth but has a nice lasting roasty flavor. Can’t get enough of this beer this year, its a target at all the summer festivals.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Tap. Cola brown in color with a small off white head. Light bread aroma, slight roast coffee. Just too light. Taste is caramel, slight chocolate, and sweet cream. Slightly dry with a creamy and fairly light body.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2011
Enjoyed as a guest draft at Dark Lord Day at 3 Floyd’s in Munster, IN. Appearance a coffee brown with a rich tan head. Aroma honestly like smoked malts and meat, like beef jerky. Taste is fantastic, really creamy but crisp at the same time, a bit of roasted and smoked malts, a bit of German lager yeast as well. One of the most complex lagers I’ve had. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2011
Draft at Stub & Herbs. Poured into a pint glass a dark brown color with a ever so slight head. What head there is collars around the rim of the glass a light tan color. I would have liked more head but it seems the bartender wanted to fill it to the brim! The aroma is actually quite mild with notes of light roast coffee. Medium mouthfeel. I would guess this uses maris otter barley given the appearance and aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Starts off with a very slight dark fruit flavor, a touch nuttiness, and the aforementioned light roast notes. Sweetness sticks around the whole time. Mild bitterness. Some caramel flavors as well as it warms up a touch. VERY easy drinking. Like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I has this on tap at Local option into a tulip. The beer is dark brown with lots of amber highlights, fairly clear. Not much head or retention to comment on. The aroma is light, bready with roasted malts. The taste is ok nothing special, a light smoke finish that is nice. Easy to drink but not much feel, kinda boring so probably wouldn’t want more than one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2010
From Notes. On tap at stubs. Pours redish brown, not a lot of head to speak of. Aroma and flavor are of sweet, bready malts. Not much else here to speak of. Very quaffable , but not something I would often reach for


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