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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Atlas Fest Bier is our seasonal offering of a traditional German-style Spezial Helles, brewed only for Fall. Ours will be released just in time for the 2011 H St. Festival. Fermented at 58-60°F for 2 weeks and then lagered for 5 weeks - progressively reducing the temperature by 2°F each day until we reach our terminal temperaure of 36°F. Atlas Fest Bier is brewed with American Brewers 2 row Pale malt, Munich malt and Aromatic malt. It was hopped with American grown German Perle to achieve a light, highly drinkable 17 IBU. There are also bready, biscuty and sweet malt notes in the aroma. This one will be draft-only, and available mid-September. To make it extra-spezial, we only brewed one batch of this... and it may not last longer than one week!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2011
The Pug, DC tap ($6): Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and malt. Taste is kind of sweet and citrusy. Plenty of malt. Not the most interesting beer in the world, but it is ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a light caramel color with a thin head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings loads of grain and a bit of bread. Faint tannin character there as well. The flavor has loads of grain and moderate tannin. Light-medium body and a slight hop bitterness. Not my favorite from DC Brau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. The pour is a clear, light orange with pretty weak head. Very little formation. Nose is sweet orange and German malty like a Vienna or Helles. Taste is sweet, grainy, clearly German in profile with some bitter orange and potpourri to balance. Quite nice with a sessionable but rich palate. Very clean. Good amounts of toffee and caramel. Would like to try again. On track to be DC Brau’s best beer- just needs that proper carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a hazy orange color, small white head. Aroma was sweet, malty. Flavor was way too sweet - it was a bit like brown sugar/syrup. Was drinkable, but not nearly as enjoyable as I had hoped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Slightly hazy orange yellow pour. I was not a fan of this. I found it incredibly soapy though no one else in the group had the same impression. Malty aroma with a bit of chocolate. Citrus, lemon nand pepper notes. A little bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Candy and bready nose with lots of honey and flowers. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with herbal hops, cotton candy and lots of honey. Very solid. Closer to a Helles than Heller Bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Draft. Clear amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, bread, some caramel, cereal, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, bread/cereal, light spicy, caramel, peach. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy orange color, scant off white head. Aroma of orange peel and light spice. Taste is very malty, lightly spiced, with a moderately bitter finish. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Growler. Pours lightly hazy orange/amber with a large, frothy white head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is toasted grain, cereal, and meal malt with light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is lightly toasted malt, meal and cereal with light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

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