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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A perfect draft for celebrating a new year. This malty German lager is brewed with Pale, Munich, and Caravienne malts to create a complex chocolatey character.

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3.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
Draught at Goose Island Clybourn, Chiciago. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malts, berries, ok sweetness, cocoa, light bitterness, fruity, coffee notes.

3.6
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Actually a pretty decent take on the style, wasn’t expecting that. Probably their best spring seasonal.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Draught at Wriggleyville. Pours dark brown with an average creamy off-white head, somewhat lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel), average hops (perfume), average yeast (sweat) with notes of cola. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness; salty.

3.9
hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Draft… DLD’08… Sits mostly black in my glass (clear, crimson/orange when held up to bright light) with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty aroma with notes of dark fruit and berries. Ester of medium sherry with low acidity. Full-bodied and creamy with dancing carbonation. Good chocolate malt and fruity sweetness with light acidity and decent mineral bitterness. Bittersweet, mineral finish.

3
phaleslu (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Draft in a sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear, deep copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma is faint. Notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, and booze- but all are stronger in the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malty, uneven mouthfeel and low carbonation. Didn’t really work for me.

3.2
gyllenbock (9711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma and taste of caramel, light fruit, malt and warming alcohol. The body was medium and the carbonation low.

3.3
JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose has a bit of soft sweet caramel and a touch of soft raisiny character. Sweet but not cloying. A nice light chocolate flavour and a fairly prominent hoppy spiciness as well. Warming and sweet.

3.2
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Sample at Clybourn. Reddish amber pour with a medium beige head. Nose of caramel, strawberry and a bit of butteriness. Strong caramel flavor with not much else coming through before a finish that is creamy, yet surprisingly dry.

3.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft @ Wrigleyville. Poured a deep burgundy with little appreciable head. Caramel, toffee, and tubs of deep, dark fruit sugars in the nose. Very sweet flavor with red grapes, plums, a decent caramel base, and a progressively stronger alcohol bite at the edges as this warmed. Astringency levels rose as the brew warmed. Fruity sugars were held in check by a nice floral bitterness. Solid doppel.. but just too sweet for me to drink another.

3.4
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Draft. Dark pour with some white head. Decent lager, some dark fruit, chocolate notes decent brew, warming to too extreme but noticeable.


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