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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our interpretation of a Franconian ‘cellar beer’ includes a portion of chocolate rye malt that gives the beer special complexity and flavor. This unfiltered, brown ale was lagered for over a month to develop its smooth, rich flavor.

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3.1
BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On tap at breakside Portland. Pours out a amber topped with a small head. Nose is toasted rye malts wood and some sweetness. Taste is more of the toasted rye malts some wet wood and a little chocolate sweetness.

3.2
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle, shared on the RBSG bus. Didn’t expect this to be dark! Berry fruit and light caramel. A bit simple.

3.1
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
On tap @ Breakside. Hazed amber color with a khaki head. Some caramel, toast, and fruity esters. I guess it’s decently hoppy as well...kind of woody and grassy. The flavor is a little on the bitter side, despite the substantial malt profile and sweetness. But overall it’s kind of a mess and not terribly refined. Not their best effort.

3
Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Draft - Twig and some odd skunk. Dark clear Amber with a decent beige head. Twig and some toffee in the finish.

3.5
mcberko (18998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at Breakside Milwaukee, pours a hazy dark amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts and some herbal notes. Flavour is clean, with toasted chestnuts and crisp biscuity malt. Doesn’t strike me as a keller bier due to the dark colour and taste, but it’s pretty nice or what it is. Decent.

3.5
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is strong rye and toasted grain. Medium mouth, toasted malt, grain, rye, light sweetness, very good.

3.5
maekchu (4058) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
Tap at Breakside Restaurant & Pub Brewery during Zwickelmania 2015. Toasty malty nose, light chocolate, coffee. Thin moderately light brown. Mild choco, spicy hop jumps out in mid, the rye is there, mild finish, some light hop tracks. Thin-medium body

3.5
Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Reddish burgundy, Nice dense head. Chocolatey, toasty rye-ish aroma. Taste smooth and rich, with a good hint of coffee and chocolate. Crisp, woody finish. Gets a little sweet as it warms.

3
Theydon_Bois (20641) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at Breakside, PDX, 25/05/13. Clear copper with a thin light beige head that dissipates to a film. Nose is malt forward, caramel, grain, light vegetal notes, earthy. Taste comprises toffee, gentle fruit flavours, sugars, bread dough. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, touch of bitterness in the finish. Drinkable but equally forgettable!

3.5
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On draught at Breakside’s 3rd Anniversary Party. Deep dark brown. Dark rye malt aroma. Intense malt flavor, little hop presence. Finishes with a dark maltiness.


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