RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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smooth, chocolate, caramel...garnet colored.

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3.3
GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, biscuit. Tastes of malt, caramel, floral notes, toast, biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.7
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at the tavern. Pours a reddish brown clear color with an off white head. Aroma is fruity like a lager but the taste is malty and chocolatey. Actually pretty good and easy drinking.

3.2
Travlr (24274) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toasted hazelnuts. Taste is milk chocolate, caramel, toast. Not bad.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13199) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Tap at Centreville. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, nutty, toast, cereal), light spicy hops, and clean lager notes. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, nutty, toast, cereal), average spicy hops, clean lager character, and notes of leaves. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry and crisp finish.

3.2
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Draft at Falls Church. Amber color, thin long-lasting head. Good lacing. Caramel malt, a touch of sweet hops, roasty notes with chocolate and oatmeal. Interesting beer. It tastes like an Amber but has the chocolate, oatmeal and roasty notes. It’s all light and thinish with none of it coming through strong. Pretty solid beer.

2.9
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap in Falls Church. Malty with big buckwheat honey aroma. Light flowery hops, neutral fruit. Coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Caramel malt, honey sweetness. Residual grain notes, cherry wood, and mild flowery hop note. Light bitter finish with residual sweetness. Sweet nutty after. Like a sweet nut brown ale.

3.4
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draft at merrifield. Pours a clear red brown with a thin white head. Light malt aroma with slight chocolate note. Light roast flavor with noted of chocolate. Good bitter hop finish. Bitterness is probably the most dominant flavor. Decent lager though not the best from sweetwater.

3.4
radagast83 (8002) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Draft at merrifiend location. Pours a reddish, "rusty" color with a off white head. Aroma has a nice hop character mixed in with the malts. Flavor is good, nice crisp flavor. Refreshing.

3.1
JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
I think this is a very decent dark lager. It’s nothing extraordinary but it has a very nice, crisp maltiness that is tasty, yet refreshing. I will probably buy more of it.

3.6
jefcon (1827) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
A deep reddish rust color, with a significant head and lacing. Cherry and hickory on the nose are quite pleasant. Lots of chocolate and caramel in the aroma and flavor. A good amount of carbonation gives weight to the beer. Bittering on the finish. A nice, long dunkel that geos far beyond the grain ingredients to give substance and style to the beer.


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