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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Honey beer with molasses and oats

Just cause its dark and German doesnt mean its an alt. Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because were sweet enough damn it.

Grain Bill: Pils, Dark Munich, Chocolate Malt, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats
Hops: Northern Brewer, Hallertau Hersbrucker, Strisselspalt
Adjunct: Honey, Molasses
13.5 Plato

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregdafdxguy (13) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 This is a beautifully restrained ale, which reminds me of New Glarus in its drinkability. In other words, I could easily drink a six pack of this in a couple of hours, and I think thats part of Off Colors intention; its an easily crushable brew. Smells sweet and malty, touch of honey. Clear dark brown with a red tinge, but not approaching black. I love how it tastes, sweet up front but not cloying. Pleasant dry finish. Elegant, you might say. Palate is slightly creamy behind the up-front tingly carbonation. The overall effect is greater than the sum of its parts. I love it. BONUS: This is now in 12oz bottles in six-packs. A $9.99 per six-pack beer made by great local brewers? I was getting worried Chicagos new craft beers only came in $10 bombers, Half Acre being the exception. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, Off Color.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2400) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Backlog entry: I had this one at the brewery. Its a solid beer, nothing too unusual or stand-out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3332) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, honey and some faint molasses. Flavor was slightly sweet with honey, molasses, caramel, bread, nuts, chocolate and had a touch of earthiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1665) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Really nice ale with lots of extras. Honey, brown sugars, vanilla, and toasted malt. Really easy to drink and the style has a great mouth feel. Bottle

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispaire (154) - - OCT 15, 2016
Little smoke and malts on the nose. Poured a deep dark cola brown from a bottle. Effervescent bite on the tongue. Exceptionally smooth brown-ish ale. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, molasses, and a lingering sweet finish. Medium body to boot.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. A nice solid, old ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (4030) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
On tap at CBC 2014. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Quite sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel malts with hints of toasted malts and dates. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shot (496) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours cola-like with a very thin head that dissipates completely. It looks like a flat Coke. Aromas are very subtle: honey, cocoa, and German yeast. Vinous flavors, honey, cocoa, cola, and subtle metallic notes. Mouthfeel is peppery and watery, yet it coats the tongue. This is reminiscent of a home-brew attempt at a dopplebock that didnt quite work out.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Nothing special, Belgian wheat beer wouldnt buy again, is complex With fun notes

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap at the Knick (4/11/16). Mild nutty aroma, with little in the way of hop aroma, mildly sweet. Dark brown clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Dry with nutty sweetness and cherry woody character. Not really an altbier (what it was labeled as).

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocJitsu (1871) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a large, bumpy, khaki head. Subdued aromas consisting of oxodized iron and faint toffee. Over carbonated. Metallic flavor. Toasted notes.


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