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style
RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a Dunkel we brewed and aged on oak for CBC in Chicago. Some kegs will stay in Minnesota too.

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3.3
cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Tap @ Grumpys NE. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat nutty, mild caramel, fairly dry, toasted malty aroma. A touchfruity, orange, a touch sweet malty, light chocolate, light caramel, a bit woody flavor. Ok.

3.4
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pretty good but a little thin. Had on draft at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Nice malt body with a medium brown color, slight head that disappears quickly. Above average for a Dunkel.

3.3
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Don’t see a lot of craft dunked out there. Glad that Surly brought this to the Firestone Walker fest this year. Pours a dark brown. Malt notes drift out of the glass. Nice bubbly nature to it. A bit dry but delightful.

3.2
thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
On tap at FWIBF. Aroma is of oak, malt and some sweet, damp, hay. Taste is dark chocolate in a slight manner and some hay, bread, malt and sweetness. Nothing really that special here.

3.2
ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 - on tap at AV Old Chicago. Brownish red pour with limited head. Aroma was malt and grain. Taste was consistent with aroma with some roast and maybe wood. Light to medium body with some carbonation.

3.8
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Not my favorite offering from Surly, but also really not my style of beer. I have ordered more than one of this beer though as it is only available seasonally and I will most likely get another next year. Has good flavor to it and overall drinkability is fair.

3.5
deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark grains with a bit of smokiness and a backing earthing oak note. Flavor again has dark grains with a hint of dark fruit and a good amount of oak barrel underlying.

3.7
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is light and roasty with chocolate and bready notes. Flavor is raosted malt, chocolate caramel, hints of coffee, dark fruits, and spices. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A very good and complex tasting brew overall.

3.4
Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2012
This beer is named after the german word meaning 'pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.' Ahh those wacky Germans! This beer is a fun change of pace from the hops war. Malty, a bit sweet, easy to drink. What more could you ask for sitting outside on a perfect Minnesota day? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at Busters. Pours clear red brown with a quick off white tight soapy head that fades. Aroma is malty a little burnt and a subtle sweetness like honey or roasted plum. Taste has subtle bitterness and roasted malt with a woody fruitiness. Palate is slick and sticky with a drying finish. Very easy drinking and enjoyable!


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