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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Nice light caramel with a creamy foam. Light malt and hop aroma. Mild malt flavors with a hop finish. Very nice. Not overly dark, easy drinking. Very enjoyable. Shame it?s a limited release.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike5326 (1636) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear copper color, medium frothy white head. Medium yeast aroma. Medium body with a malt and bread flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a copper brown color with a dense tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit, some caramel sweetness, a bit nutty. The taste is fairly sweet and malty up front, caramel, fruit, nutty ending dry with the toasted malt to balance. Medium- in body with average carbonation. Decent, a bit sweet and thick for the style though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
I’d say this is more of a Vienna or Oktoberfest but whatever. It is not that great one way or the other. It looks nice, bright red brown with a long lasting head. It is kind of sweet and bubblegummy. It had a nice toffee malt character but the fermentation character is off. It finishes with caramel sweetness and some earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, cocoa, malt and grass. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3873) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
22oz bottle 6/28/14 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° in Mug-Pours a medium brown with a big loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste of the same with some more sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is not too shabby just not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Nice crisp deep copper and light brown coloured body with a definite ruby glow and a smallish one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, tons of nuts, earth and a lot of malt bitterness. Medium-bodied; Rich toasted malt notes with the toffee, caramelised sugars and earth right behind. All with a touch of cherry and pit fruit flavours noticeable and a very light metallic twang near the end. Aftertaste shows a well rounded character of mostly caramel and toasted malt notes with a small bitterness and a sweet finish. Overall, a nice dunkles with a robust character and a rich toasted malt finish - well balanced and nice for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York, New York (Bowery) on 25-April-2014 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-June-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
From HyVee Springfield. Very good dunkle, sweet and toffee and a little roasted but measured. Especially in the sweetness, not too chewy or watery. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bomber thanks to sparty26 deep brown with a light head. Fruity, caramel and sugar aromas. Smooth and sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Dark amber/brown color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt/bread, caramel, & subtle dark fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, cocoa, and some dark fruit notes; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Aroma is dark/grainy malts and light caramel/toffee. The flavor is dark malts, caramel/toffee, light citrus and a slightly dry/tart finish.

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