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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional German dark, rye beer with a huge fruity nose from Bavarian ale yeast. Hints of unsweetened chocolate and caramel from the specialty malts mix with a touch of spiciness from the rye
Awards: 2008 GABF Gold Medal Winner – Rye Beer category
OG: 1.067 Color: 18

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3.5
60minuteman (1764) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at WC. Light brown pour, light nose of malt, oat, nut, chocolate and caramel. Clean and simple. Light fruit in the finish. Good stuff.

3
iggynelix (136) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap flight, IH Phoenixville. Looks like a darker lager and tastes similar with great rye under note.

3.2
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Draft at Phoenixville brewpub. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma is light caramel, some floral notes, a touch of breadiness. The taste is lightly spicy from the rye and then sweet and fruity. Good.

3.7
hopdog (12869) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap at the Phoenixville location. Poured a deeper amber color with an off white head. Bready, rye, some lighter spiciness, and caramel. Very drinkable.

3.2
obxdude10 (2358) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Very average rye-style beer. It poured a light brown color with a subtle head that left some nice lacing around the glass. The nose featured plenty of rye notes, along with some toasted bread and light hops. The features pretty much mimicked the aroma, with the same qualities contained in both. I also noted some dark fruits, light chocolate and a hint of caramel in the body.

2.8
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Sampler at Phoenixville. Pours light brown with tan head. Lager-like with some brown sugar, cloves. Pretty bland, actually. Low bitterness, some sweetness.

3.4
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Draft at Lancaster. Dark tan color, but not brown, clear, carbonated, no head. I am not a big fruit beer fan, but this was well done and not overly sweet. Nice spice to balance.

2.9
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2011
slightly cloudy brown with no head and little apparent carbonation. Aroma is slight cloves. Body is light, and flavor is slightly light compared to the dunkleweizen they had, which featured similar flavors and yeast. Rye spice is very restrained, instead you have a smooth clean session beer that has very light malt sweetness, grain, hop, and yeast flavors (which I’d say are most distinctive with slight clove contribution). It’s all right, but I"m not getting it again, I"d rather the Dunkleweizen.

3.2
Goodgrief (2053) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2011
On tap, Iron Hill Lancaster. Lighter than expected color, light brown color, some head. Caramel malt base, a bit weird, with a sweet grainy rye finish. Kind of bland.

3
QuezXLV (423) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Look very cloudy body. Very smooth on the palate. This one is ok, some hops but not very impressive.


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