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Wolverine State Wolverine Dark Lager
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Are you afraid of the dark? Donít be. This is Michiganís smoothest dark beer, a dark beer even people who donít think they like dark beer will love. Wolverine Dark will win you over with a mild maltiness balanced by a crisp feel on your tongue and a smooth finish.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdvincen (4) - - DEC 15, 2012
Dark with a very clean appearance. Holds a subtle coffee flavor and goes down smoother than a cup of java.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10398) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sweetness, fruist, light caramel. Flaovur. Sweetness, fruits, spice. thin bodied. ends fruity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29662) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, caramel, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (10906) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
about 1yr old sample. clear amber, smooth offwhite head. aroma ismalty, slightly herbal. flavor is sourish, malty,somewhat herbal.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange colored with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and berries. Fruity flavor of berries with acidic notes. Sour finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is fruity, light grapefruity. Citric, fruity and grapefruity. Light sourish. Lingering fruity and dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2769) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of toast, biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light nuttiness, herbal, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt notes with some light hop presence; and good strength. Taste of toast, biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of roast/bready malt with light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier style. All around good complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
A $4 or $5 bottle had at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Appearance: Ruby. Head dissipates pretty quickly. Only a bit of lacing. Smell: Malt. Roasty character to deem this a "dark" lager. Nothing especially interesting, but it smells nice. Taste: Like the smell. A lot like it. A slight sort of coffee or chocolate flavor comes off as well, but itís in the background. Hey, I guess some roasting will do that to a beer, eh? Fairly high carbonation which is expected for the style. A pretty nice beer. Simple tasting sort of beer that you can drink without feeling compelled to think too much about what youíre tasting. Iím not the only one who does that... right...?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1712) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Typical grape like aroma from the lager yeast. Sweet taste with a malty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (770) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
A very dark color for lager. Not too much flavor with this one. Not bad though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1203) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Dark amber brew with pale off white head, very good head retention. Aroma of toast, hints of teaberry and grass. Taste is sweet roasted malt and toast at the start finishing with more toast, teaberry, too little bitter and too much sweet. Ponderous, too sweet, and not all that tasty.


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