RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared by me in hotel. RBSG. St. Louis. Pours amber with white head. Nose/taste of white sugar, light fruit. Malt. Lighter medium body.

Ferris (15385) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
Draft - Touch of dark malts and toffee. Jet cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Dark grainy notes with some vegetal notes.

Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expextations were met with a good dry hopped dark beer.

Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Dublin/Columbus. Pours a clear reddish brown with a large frothy tan head. Above average head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of dark malts, faint roasted malts and chocolate, and a bit of plastic. Faint herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, nutty notes and a bitter hop finish. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

Dogbrick (13019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2007
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a medium and fluffy beige head that has decent retention. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts and malt, with hints of hops. Medium, smooth body with a nice roasted character. Notes of malt, chocolate and nuts along with a decent amount of hops. The finish is dry and roasty with a lingering mild hoppiness. Pretty good all around.

jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
on tap-pours a tan head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, spice. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate/roasty, spice hops that cuts the malt from mid to back palate.

shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Light caramel chocolate malt aroma. Chestnut with moderate head. Chocolate malt and hay flavor. Solid, easy drinking beer.

daknole (11049) - 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!

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Dark Horse
Date: January 26, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: clear brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light tartness, faint bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12 oz bottle at an in-laws wedding. Pours a dark amber color with a creamy medium sized beige head. Nose has some caramel malt, some soapy notes and a light, but strange off note. Flavor is thin caramel, almost like caramel water, a light bready note, some grainy notes and light hops. Nothing too bad, just nothing very exciting either. At least I found a tick at a wedding.

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