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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7949) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3554) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Deep amber color with a foamy khaki colored head that left lots of sticky lace. Nice warm toasted malt nose with some earthy hop notes. Sweet beer with brown sugar, caramel, and some cinnamon toast. Light hop in the finish. Nice beer for an incredibly long winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4082) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Mahogany pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is fruit and nut, light chocolate and toasted malt. Flavour is nice medium balanced sweetness, toasted malt, cocoa, some nuttiness. Good herbal grassy hop keep is it refreshing. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2227) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
bomber shared by jeff. a really well done dark lager. id drink this stuff all the time if it was local and priced at session beer prices. pleasantly surprised, nice lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4848) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6955) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Clear brown color. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Dark fruity aroma, some chocolate, toasty malts, lightly spicy. Good amount of earthy hops... Lightly piney hop. Satisfying amount of bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Good, easy drinking (hoppier) dunkel. Good one to pair with my dinner (left over wraps and sandwiches, grilled).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (263) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - 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.


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