Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #34 - Oak Aged Dunkel

Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmav
Boston, Massachusetts USA


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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% IBUS: 30 Color (EBC): 74

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Light amber, small off-white head. Light grainy aroma. Sorta sweet flavor. Grainy. Medium bite, slightly harsh bite. Medium dark fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2235) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours reddish brown with no head. Aroma is woody and roasty. Taste is woody. Just not what a dunkle normally tastes like. very light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
bottle, red amber color with nice tan foam, aroma is malty cocoa, dry cocoa and pecan shell flavor bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at the Dutch with some chili for lunch snack. Oak is just a touch near the finish on this nice dark beer. With its moderate body the malt was still a bit grainy and some caramelishness came thru. A stable brew that is solid in its own right but does not stand out of the crowd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3149) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Draught from Waterfront-Manhattan. Poured quite dark for a dunkel with substantial head, lots of strong oaky and vanilla notes. Quite unusual for a dunkel but in a good way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours copper with fizzy tan head. Aroma is unflattering. Smells like Bud Light that has been left in the sun. Its bitter with earthy notes. Not like any dunkel Ive ever had. My suggestion is to pass on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bomber. Pours clear, dark orange and red, with a medium light tan head. Aromas of caramel malt, apple, and very slight spice. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, slight breadiness, light vanilla, and berry. The finish has mild toasted oak and slightly bitter grass. Low to medium carbonation, medium body, and smooth. Decent, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2010
(22 oz. bottle (best by 03/15/11) from Bootleggers) Pours clear, chestnut-amber brown. Four fingers of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Mouthfeel light-medium heft, fairly smooth. Flavor of chocolate and some caramel, slight hints of wood (possibly) but really not much sign of oak. Just kind of an average dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear orange brown with a medium sized beige to tan head. Light wood notes, caramel and malt. Sweet caramel and malt flavors, lightly boozy, toast and wood. Thin and metallic at times, boozy with some toast and a light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1956) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Rather dissapointing! - no oak detected at all. seems like an average bottle of Munich Dark. Malty and drinkable, but nothing special.

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