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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
smooth, chocolate, caramel...garnet colored.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Clear copper with a dense light tan head and decent glass lace. The aroma is lighlty chocolate, quite bready almost toasty. The flavor is nutty toasty bread, light caramle and chocolate. Medium sweet with light bitterness throughout. Medium body, very quaffable. This one is quite nice, especially for this oft abused style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1417) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
A deep reddish rust color, with a significant head and lacing. Cherry and hickory on the nose are quite pleasant. Lots of chocolate and caramel in the aroma and flavor. A good amount of carbonation gives weight to the beer. Bittering on the finish. A nice, long dunkel that geos far beyond the grain ingredients to give substance and style to the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Reddish auburn with a very thin white head. Nose is thin, some malts, lightly cola-sweet. Maltiness in this one is incredibly toasty and bready, there’s some dunkel-esque caramel, but it’s mostly like drinking toast. Some sudden hops at the end, finishes very dry. Not really what I was expecting as a dunkel, but still rather enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Draft at merrifiend location. Pours a reddish, "rusty" color with a off white head. Aroma has a nice hop character mixed in with the malts. Flavor is good, nice crisp flavor. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draft at merrifield. Pours a clear red brown with a thin white head. Light malt aroma with slight chocolate note. Light roast flavor with noted of chocolate. Good bitter hop finish. Bitterness is probably the most dominant flavor. Decent lager though not the best from sweetwater.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1056) - Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Dark amber with nice creamy foam and clear body. Malty aroma has just a touch of hop. Body is full flavored with rich caramel. A little too sweet, but easily drinkable. Leaves just a hint of malt on the palate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2011
Tap at Centreville. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, nutty, toast, cereal), light spicy hops, and clean lager notes. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, nutty, toast, cereal), average spicy hops, clean lager character, and notes of leaves. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry and crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at Falls Church. Amber color, thin long-lasting head. Good lacing. Caramel malt, a touch of sweet hops, roasty notes with chocolate and oatmeal. Interesting beer. It tastes like an Amber but has the chocolate, oatmeal and roasty notes. It’s all light and thinish with none of it coming through strong. Pretty solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toasted hazelnuts. Taste is milk chocolate, caramel, toast. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
I think this is a very decent dark lager. It’s nothing extraordinary but it has a very nice, crisp maltiness that is tasty, yet refreshing. I will probably buy more of it.


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