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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You have just picked up a Winner. Dark Horse Lager came from behind in a field of 2,832 to win a BRONZE MEDAL* at the Great American Beer Festival. This very well-balenced, deep copper brown lager has a great lightly hopped character with drinkability that leaves you wanting another.

*2007 American Dark Lager category

Formerly known as Dark Horse Lager.

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3.3
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Dark brown with some light coming through the color. Has an off-white head, decent retention. Smells of roasted malts, yeast and hints of chocolate. Taste is similar with some nice hop balance. Good sting on the tongue from the carbonation. Lighter bodied than I expected, but extremely drinkable.

3.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a large foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty and woody. The flavor was dry, roasty and woody with notes of cola and faint vague fruit. The finish was long, dry, roasty and with lingering wood and cola. Medium body. Ok.

3.7
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Dark brown pour. Meaty aroma, beef jerky, smoked malt, pencil shavings in the nose. Flavor has some light smoke, jerky notes, porcini mushroom. Unique beer!

3.7
theisti (4113) - Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2011
Shaker pint draft at the brewpub in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is a clear brown golden with a smallish off white head. Aroma is a touch of char roast malt, along with a hint of nutty malt. Nice fresh nose. Taste is nutty, slight roast and a mild toasted sweet maltiness. Really crisp, clean and flavorful. Palate is medium to light bodied with the soft char roast lingering nicely in the after taste. Quite smooth. Really drinkable tasty beer. Nice one.

3.5
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap into a pint glass...Pours a pretty ugly watered down coca-cola with a light white head, ok retention and lacing...The aroma is light, almost dead, I can pull a little roasted malt and toffee...The taste is light but refreshing, light roast, caramel, and tofee. Super easy to drink. This is good dark lager, try it.

3.6
Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Hazy brown color almost no head. Aroma of toasted malts. Taste is light sweetness, and lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation. Pretty good.

3.1
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Elevator Brewing Co, Columbus OH, March 2010. Not particularly dark - amber / copper colour. Thin off-white head. Caramel character in the aroma and flavour, but also some chewy drier malt. Pleasant enough, if a little short of impact.

2.3
thedm (6143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2010
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark copper brown colored body. The mild aroma was nutty and brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of softly acidic nutty and brown malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.

3.3
wxman (1813) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2010
On draft at Schmidt’s in Columbus, OH. Pours a caramel color with a light tan head. Mild malt aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt along with some caramel and maple syrup. Quite good.

3.9
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of white head that faded to a good lace. The body of the brew was an interesting reddish brown color. The aromas were a little roasted and bready yeast, it was very light and subtle. Basically what I look for in a lager when it comes to smell. The flavor was roasted and sweet at the same time. It was crisp and light in the mouth with good carbonation. It was a easy brew to drink and was looking for more when I finished it


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