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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!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2790) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , 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 (3276) - 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 (4694) - 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 (1823) - 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 (1277) - 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 (1976) - 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 (3804) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2167) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Nice of them to catch on to the newest addition to our weather lingo. But I am not a fan of polar vortices and that ambivalence extends to this beer. There is a little malty fruitiness here and just a hint of sweetness but it gets overwhelmed by the metallic, dry hops--very Germanic. A bit limp in the palate. Not to my liking. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1923) - 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

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