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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Exhibiting a deep, chestnut color and malty aroma All Malt Dark Lager is a very inviting beer. Mildly malty, with little lingering sweetness to note, Dark Lager is surprisingly refreshing. This is beer as it was meant to be, firm and satisfying. Seasonal specialty available January - April on draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
Dark gold lager with average bubbly head. Aroma of full sweet malt. On fruitier side. Slightly alcoholic, some light roast and sweeter malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
RBSG 2005. Amber brown body, smallish white head. (3+) Sweet malt and caramel aroma is quite nice. Flavour is similar to the aroma, with malt and caramel and mild toasty notes. While pleasant, it is less robust than hoped for from the aroma. Average palate. Quaffable and servicable, but lacking complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Sampled at the RBSG ‘05 bottle tasting courtesy of Dickinsonbeer: Pours a dark copper amber with a lightly-lacing light tan head. Aroma is nicely malty and bready wit good German lager characteristics. Body has a pleasant, mild sweetness with good hop balance and drinkability. An enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4840) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Sample from bottle at RBSG Montreal. Darkish, thick amber body, light retained head...loads of caramel, light vanilla, smelly grasses in the nose...light doughy body, fairly full at first fading to somewhat watery and thin at the finish, lightly smoky...ehh, bit of a disappointment from Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2005
super caramely malt extract aroma, dark auburn appearance, burnt caramel dominates but the mouthfeel remains silky before a slight hop burst near the finish. Would make a top notch session beer in the fall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
considering this is an all malt dark lager, i was rather surprised that it was neither dark (more of a deep amber), and it smelled more or floral hops than anything, although there is some caramel malts coming through in the nose as well. the flavor was sweet, lots of caramels, but also alot of flowery hop flavor. still, a very nice, easy to drink lager, with alot more flavor than the helles lager, nice body, a little spicy in the tail, overall enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber, I expected it to be a bit darker in hue. Small and fading head as well and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of toffee and caramelized malts, overripened pear and apricot, floral hops, and earthy esters. The taste is also surprising with it fruity notes on top of the malt base. The finish is a bit chalky and spicy with some bitters. The feel is smooth and refreshing enough but does get a bit boring after half the bottle. Okay brew with enough qualities to make it quaffable worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
bottle from Rich. dark amber, reddish-brown in color with virtually no head. mild caramel sweetness with hints of banana and some clove. very mild hops. a very nice dunkel!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Out of the bottle, pours a deep amber with a quick frothy head that sinks with ease. Not a heavy nose to it at all, malty though. Nice even balance to it could easily be a daily drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Thamks to rich, this bottle poured a dark clear chestnut, with foamy white head leaving good lacing. Nice malty roasted nose. Nice malt flavor here, just enogh hop in the back ground to balance this. Smooth and easy to drink.

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