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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark ruby red colored Bavarian Lager with richly roasted malt aroma and a hint of smokiness.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Sweet medium roasted malt that seemed to be a bit like a bock. Medium bodied, slightly oily texture. Smooth mellow with bunch of soft malt. Short finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
Meaty, lactic, licorice aroma. Clear, dark brown with thin off-white ring of head. Lactic, meaty flavour. Smooth but thick mouthfeel. Lifeless and still. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bičre 2004. Medium, beige head with and opaque body. Nose of sour milk. Sour, tart and roasted malt flavours.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Bottle. Very very dark ruby body with a moderate tan head. Creamy aroma, flavour has some malt and a dry roastiness and a fairly dry finish. Mondial 3T (Radek).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3090) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 28, 2004
a medium bodied dark lager with whiffs of chocolate. Not too great and a bit thin, but not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
This is a very fine beer...and you should try it. On opening,sharp but malty(oxymoron I know)...pours a nice glowing chestnut gold black.Guinness style coloured head but without the density. On taste:Sharp and hoppy yet with a nice blend of crystal and black malt,a real full flavour,mildly nutty and earthy in a dirty sort of way.Not Burnt like most examples. The finish is sharp like a expensive cheddar and dry. the body is outstanding for a lager.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
Hermann's has a nice flavour to it, a little watery but the best beer I've had from Vancouver Island Brewery.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Dark brown-black with a short tan-coloured head. Deliciously strong smell of toasted grain, chocolate, and bitter hops. Taste starts as delicious caramel, roasted malt, and hops, but quickly transitions into a long, unpleasant tinny finish. Not very well balanced, but would be fantastic without the metallic end on finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2003
Aroma hard to detect Dark red-brown, lowish head. Slight malt taste which lingers a bit, generally too bland however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2003
Quite a nice beer. Dark body with a good tan head. Very nice malts in the nose and flavour. Nice tasty finish.


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