Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #34 - Oak Aged Dunkel



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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Our Oak Aged Dunkel is brewed using traditional German ingredients and aged on American Oak. The brew itself is highlighted by Munich malt, Tettnang hops, and German Ale yeast, resulting in a clean, earthy flavor. After primary fermentation is complete, we transfer the beer to a secondary aging vessel containing oak infusion spirals. These oak spirals contribute subtle,woody sweetness and vanilla notes. The wood complements the malt character and adds a layer of complexity to the delicate, herbal hops. The result is a pleasing, drinkable autumn beer. The best place to enjoy this beer is during the winter, next to a roaring fire, along with a bratwurst. This beer was brewed by Gabe Allen-Fahlander, Harpoon brewer BEER SPECIFICATIONS Style: Oak Aged Dunkel Original Gravity: 15.2 Alcohol by Volume: (ABV) 5.7% IBU’S: 30 Color (EBC): 74

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanfordBrewer (1536) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Lucent brown, thin white head, creamy medium body, high carbonation.

Aroma: roasty munich malt, minerality, sweet vanilla, wood, earthy hops.

Taste: munich malt, minerality, vegetal hops, notes of oak as vanilla pudding and dry wood.

I’m not really a fan of munich malts, nor therefore dunkels. The oak character, however, is very good. Strange pairing though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3078) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Dark brown with a tan head. Earth, light pine, wood, toasted malts, and caramel in the aroma. Flavor is similar- starts with a medium roasted malt, and moves to the pine, leaves with a bit of light molasses. It’s a decent brew just a little shallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1910) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
tap at barcade - lagery dry & grainy. Tasty. Tingly carbonation. Crackery malts, sweet caramel with a touch of toffee, grassy and pine hop flavors and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a creamy beigish head. Nose is light nuts and vanilla. Palate is smooth and silky with a light sting in the swallow. Heavy nuts with light caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Tap at Redlight. Pours a deep red brown with a thick off white head. Vanilla and roasted grain aroma. Taste is roasted grain, vanilla and toffee. Good session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (2083) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a weak one-finger tan head. Lacks any lacing. Dark toasty and caramel aromas waft from the glass. Very earthy. Some light coffee with cream and toffee creeps in. Starts lightly metallic with deep earthiness and a slight coffee sweetness. Hop bitterness rises at the end of the swallow. Very clean finish and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle from the 1974 Montreal Canadiens. Thanks Habs!
Pours a lackluster mahogany with cola-like body, both in density and liveliness. Aroma is light roasted nut and a hint of caramel. Light cigarette ash in there as well. Flavor almost note-for-note matches the aroma but instead of cigarette ash it features wet cardboard box. Watery and flimsy on the tongue. Major disappointment. No oak or woodiness to speak of in this one. More like a watered-down dunkel than anything barrel aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10945) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft… Deep, dark copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose offers medium roast grains, toasted pistachios and walnuts. Medium to full-bodied with playful carbonation. The well-balanced flavor leans mildly bitter, but mostly bland and uninspiring. Finishes lightly bitter, tongue-numbing and Mojave dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Prtty solid brew. Didnt blow me away and didnt move me to rate it badly either. Intereating concept w the100 barell thing. More novelty points knowing ir drinking a rare brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with little to no head. Smells of roasted malts. Taste is a bit burnt with some malty tastes in there. Not a bad dunkel

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