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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Another Polar Vortex is on its way, this time in a bottle. A cold weather friendly Dunkel Lager that has a medium light body and hints of chocolate and caramel. Traditional German hops lend themselves to a crisp finish. You can even steal this pattern for your next knitting project…life’s a stitch, knit it!

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3.4
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, cocoa, malt and grass. Lighter medium body.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14472) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.3
crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft. An extremely serviceable american styled dunkel. Light dark fruitiness, grain, and cacao.

3.7
shrubber85 (11397) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt and hay aroma. Clear brown with moderate head. Mildly sweet chocolate toffee malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Very nice.

3.5
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Clear brown color. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Dark fruity aroma, some chocolate, toasty malts, lightly spicy. Good amount of earthy hops... Lightly piney hop. Satisfying amount of bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Good, easy drinking (hoppier) dunkel. Good one to pair with my dinner (left over wraps and sandwiches, grilled).

3.5
wlajwl (6806) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Aroma is dark/grainy malts and light caramel/toffee. The flavor is dark malts, caramel/toffee, light citrus and a slightly dry/tart finish.

3.6
Patrickctenchi (6586) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle: Clear chestnut pour with a large, frothy head. Cola, chocolate, caramel aroma. Caramel, baked bread, chocolate malt taste. Sweet, mild, herbal hops. Light body, nice flavour. Very good.

3.6
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Nice crisp deep copper and light brown coloured body with a definite ruby glow and a smallish one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, tons of nuts, earth and a lot of malt bitterness. Medium-bodied; Rich toasted malt notes with the toffee, caramelised sugars and earth right behind. All with a touch of cherry and pit fruit flavours noticeable and a very light metallic twang near the end. Aftertaste shows a well rounded character of mostly caramel and toasted malt notes with a small bitterness and a sweet finish. Overall, a nice dunkles with a robust character and a rich toasted malt finish - well balanced and nice for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York, New York (Bowery) on 25-April-2014 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-June-2014.

3.6
jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Deep amber color with a foamy khaki colored head that left lots of sticky lace. Nice warm toasted malt nose with some earthy hop notes. Sweet beer with brown sugar, caramel, and some cinnamon toast. Light hop in the finish. Nice beer for an incredibly long winter.

3.4
tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at the Roundhouse, and dispensed to a shaker showing a clear and fairly bright, brown tone, with a creamy tan, gradually diminishing layer of head foam, that left some wavy strands & spots on the glass. The aroma was toasty malt, some light grain, and hints of caramel & cocoa. Medium bodied, with good carbonation to project the flavor notes, the taste was similar to the nose, adding moderate hop bitterness that was lightly earthy, and possessing some lingering quality, with a nice blend of malts that modestly, but successfully highlighted the Munich character. Finished somewhat dry & crisp, and paired well with the pub food.


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