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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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Hugo is named for my wifes grandfather, Hugo Effenberger, who moved to Tillamook County from Germany in 1883. Hugo displays strong malt character, with earth, anise and chocolate notes, and a slightly sweet finish. This lager can complement any number of dishes, from salads to cheese to chicken. Released at Thanksgiving. (1.021 BG, 6.25%, 33 IBU, 20 SRM) Available only at Market of Choice

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14613) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours light brown with a slight tan heat. Aroma is complex. I can find anise and chocolate. And light caramel. Med body. Flavor is the aroma with some smoke. Pleasant drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13751) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2009
(PPSG09, 22oz bottle, thanks goldtwins) Small off-white head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spice, bread, raisin. Medium body, some stickiness, undercarbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9687) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours reddish brown with a modest tan head and an earthy chocolate aroma. There is a hearty dark malt flavor with a smoky anise finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeters Spring Gathering. Deep brown beer. Aroma is very clean. Light sweet malt, toasted grain, a touch of plum. Light bitterness initially, but then finishes with a lingering toffee/caramel sweetness. A touch of light wheatiness. Well-made bock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
brown body with a rich tan head.
toasted grains, burnt cracker edges.
toffee / caramel / cola.
medium-sweet, toasty, snappy, crisp.
frothy and creamy carbonation.
soft and delicate malt texture.
lightly ashy and minerallic.
very similar to what I remember of the Dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light nuttiness. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied. Caramel and light dark fruit lingers with light roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8748) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to BVC. Pours a brown color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel, smoke and earthy nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, mushrooms, sweet and rich. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep bronze hued body with a large and retentive off-white head. Good lace. Aromas of dark fruit, fig and chocolate from a distance. Closer inspection reveals buckwheat honey, melanoidins, toasty, chocolate, earthy, bready, biscuity, saltine crackers. Multigrain loaf. Clean yeast wise. Moderately bitter. Bready, biscuity, chocolate, earthy, mild roast edge, anise. Medium melanoidins. Earthy, a bit nutty (nut shells). Light fruit (fig/date). A bit too much bitterness/roast. Clean otherwise. Medium to medium high carbonation, medium bodied with a dry finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
22. Thanks bob! Pours a crystal clear dark brown. Big sudsy tan head. Lovely brown bread and dried leaves on the nose. Watery body with pleasantly understated carb. Toast, brown bread, and caramel on the mid palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7597) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear auburn, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor follows, lots of malts, earthy indeed, some chocolate, a fair amount of acidity. Light sweet and light bitterness, although the far finish gathers some bitter notes. Medium light body, medium carbonation, finish is harsh; acidic and bitter.


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