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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Another Polar Vortex is on its way, this time in a bottle. A cold weather friendly Dunkel Lager that has a medium light body and hints of chocolate and caramel. Traditional German hops lend themselves to a crisp finish. You can even steal this pattern for your next knitting project…life’s a stitch, knit it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3253) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a deep brownish amber color with a decent sized head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty, it’s got some light chocolate & some earthy almost green leafy notes, that are not unpleasant, but are sort of strange.

The flavor is enjoyable, it’s got a good expression of caramel & chocolate while keeping the sweetness within a manageable level. The hop character is that nice zippy noble hop signature that works well at playing second fiddle to the malt in a beer like this.

Refreshing and enjoyable, bout to crush this bomber like it ain’t a thang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (1950) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2014
Clear chestnut pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, spicy hops and bready yeast. Flavor is full of toffee up front, then some toffee, sweet chocolate, light sulfur, bready yeast and spicy and planty hops. Medium body with a slightly syrupy and oily feel and light to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt and hay aroma. Clear brown with moderate head. Mildly sweet chocolate toffee malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottled. Brown pour. Nice white head. Malty smell, tastes are Chewy sour dough biscuit, caramel malts and pretty standard finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Draught at Farmhouse in Evanston. Clear, dark brown color. Little head and good lacing. Saaz hop aroma mixes with some molasses. Taste is of burnt caramel, sweet malts and earthy hops. A tad on the cloying side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Deep tawny pour. Creamy off white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is similar to a lighter lager. Malt and slight roasted notes. Roasted taste with a bit much on the bitter. Some corn notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BLADT (623) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
From bomber. Cloudy amber. Small head. Some basic malts and caramel. Taste is dry, some wheat counter-pull, but mostly flat malts. Somewhat watery. Average and unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle: Clear chestnut pour with a large, frothy head. Cola, chocolate, caramel aroma. Caramel, baked bread, chocolate malt taste. Sweet, mild, herbal hops. Light body, nice flavour. Very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmohr (37) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 22 oz. bomber purchased from the Beer Cellar, Glen Ellyn, and poured into a shaker. The nose is odd, sweet and bready - like the copies from the elementary school ditto machine. Rather off-putting. Color is a pleasant golden brown with a large head. Taste is pretty good, smooth with a bit of malt, but the aroma drags the rating down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2798) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Taster at Standard Market. Dunkel brown beer with the cluster of leggy white fuzz on the surface. My sinuses are not letting me catch much nose today, so I can’t weigh in on that. The taste is dark and bready, not much of the extra spicy ester that sometimes comes with the style. A bit of the bite that seems to come from yeast still in the glass. Or it adds to a "savory" edge. Yet it’s dry without much hop in evidence, and it starts to go down the hatch pretty easily.

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