ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Salty Pig, 3/4/17.
Clear, milk chocolate with lighter amber tints and a small, beige head of low to moderate retention.
Grainy, caramel-laden malts also imbue light chocolate and slight red fruits in the nose as a bare, grassy, noble hop character adds a touch of levity. Mineral, yeast and bread sit on the end rather plainly, but do impart a freshness.
Soft, well-attenuated and leaning on the caramel malt for a light sticky sweetness as it mixes with the base malt. Lightly grainy and bready at times with low but moderately-engaging carbonation. Pretty standard, well-executed, traditional dunkel, on the lighter side. Won’t find any (American) hops here....
Chalumeaux (1436) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle thanks Chris DeMont amber brown with a tan head. Aromas of bread caramel nuts and toffee. Taste is sweet caramel brown bread toasty nut.
JStax (6018) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear amber with a white head of foam. The aroma has roasty nuts, toffee, some burnt caramel. Sweet and toasty taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from CBC. I was unable to see until I poured this and held the bottle to the light, that the "best by" date is just past... 09/21/16. Black lettering on a brown bottle with a brown beer inside, well, I guess it’s better than no date. Pours medium dark reddish brown with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown bread, earthy spice. Flavor is brown bread, earthy spice, Mild tannic bitterness in the finish.
tapefuzz (375) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt. Taste is the same but lacks the usual dunker sweetness. Overly yeasty. Very short finish. Light-medium body. Too carbonated.
jsmerig (1563) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear reddish mahogany. Taste is dark with a smokey peppery bite up front which blends nicely with a hint of maltiness.
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MaBeer1972 (1980) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a very beautiful clear mohogany brown. A seriously good looking brew! Light tan head settles to a thin lace. Light roasty aromas and flavors. Quite smooth and drinkable. Clean malty finish.
Mep3222 (1451) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramelized malty aroma and flavor. Has an enjoyable malty sweetness, but still being easy drinking and not sweet. Lager funk is not really there. Nice dark malty beer. Really quite enjoyable and well done for a normal beer style. I like it.
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mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice example of style, drinkable, smooth. perhaps slightly high in sweetness and dark malt flavor. very sessionable
AirForceHops (6968) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Prost, North Hampton, NH. Deep ruby or brown type color, thin tan head. Aroma is rich with Munich malt showing, chocolate hints, burnt sugar, dried fall leaves. Earthy
The flavor has a bready character with the same earthy malts that are found in the aroma. Sweetness balance by some spicy hop bitterness. The body is decent for a lager yet leans on the lighter side. Overall for the style it is pretty correct.