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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A top-fermented, dark ale brewed in the true German style. Made with Pale 2-row, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate and Black barley malts, this is a full-bodied ale that offers great depth. The word ‘delicious’ doesn’t do this beer justice.
Now available as a Winter seasonal in November and December.

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3.1
yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 floz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light overripe fruity. Bitter and toffee malty flavoured. Toffee malty and caramelish finish.

3.3
Ungstrup (38423) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a yelllowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.2
joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Hoppy finish.

3.5
Ratman197 (15372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

3.2
crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Doesn’t really remind me of true altbier but likea malty amber. It isn’t bad but not on style.

3.8
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, vinous, cocoa, and cookie dough. Flavor of toasted malt and licorice with some sourness in the finish.

3.5
deyholla (12307) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark grains with a hint of roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. Flavor has lots of bread with a hint of chocolate and toffee underlying.

3.8
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt and astringent hay aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate tan head. Mildly sweet chocolate caramel malt and mildly bitter astringent hay flavor. Body a bit light. Smooth - nicely drinkable.

3.3
BVery (11364) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild nose of chocolate malt and maybe some dark fruit. Medium bodied, rich chocolate malt flavor, and a little carbonation poking through. Could drink a bunch of these.

3.6
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Thanks to Drnk_Mcdermott for this one. Pours burnt sienna with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, caramel, cabernet, hops, and slight puke (which makes sense, because puke and dark chocolate both contain butyric acid, and this one had a big dark chocolate taste...I thought it was a schwarzbier before I logged on). Tastes malty, with black licorice, caramel, nuts, some hops, and raw cocoa flavor. Medium palate, with a smooth finish. As it warmed, I got a cherry touch from it. Nice style.


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