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Sweet flowery-scented Bavarian receives medicinal honey-coated coughdrop sweetness complementing cherry soda creaminess. Though well rounded and well-hopped, mellow barley-roasted finish subsides too quickly.…

Rating: 4

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Old Bavarian dark lager features beautiful mocha waft, delicious smoked chocolate bitterness, and integral dry roasted nuttiness. Dank yeast souring perks up withered rye-wheat spine, gentle water flow, and earthen smidgen, though better carbolic propulsion would suffice.…

Rating: 2.5

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Vague Munich-styled dark lager lacks character as musty berry aroma, barley-roasted molasses sweetness, and dirty water flow deadened by faint Merlot finish. Dried fruit nuances neutralized early on.…

Rating: 2.5

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Honeyed caramel malts and chewy tobacco lurk beneath brutally cloy corn sugar astringency, wearing thin by cheap dirty-watered finish.…

Rating: 3.5

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Dim maple aroma matches brown sugar-influenced malt sweetness of this slow brewed bayou lager. Gentle hops melt mocha margin for subtle throat dryness. Richer than predictable grain-based competition and therefore more robust. Pliant chocolate finish lingers to mellow aftertaste.…

Rating: 3.5

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Musty mocha malt sweetness, sugared fig piquancy, and mild citrus undertones provide dramatic setting. Astringent alcohol coarseness makes presence felt. Strangely, golden hue lighter than full-bodied creaminess and dense sour mash would indicate.…

Rating: 2.5

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Smoked chocolate barleymalt lag, sagging spiced-hop bittering, and lax dry nuttiness offer shoddy Copper Ale-ish respite. Cheap burgundy-Scotch midst, oily mouthfeel, and flighty prune finish decrease value further.…

Rating: 3

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Fine auburn lager with up-front barley roast, caramelized yeast apex, and chocolate liqueur creaminess complementing syrupy sugared flow. Better carbonation and fuller finish would increase value. Brewery defunct: 2006.…

Rating: 3

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Despite ‘black’ designation, pale golden lager retains heady malt liquor salience. Smoked whiskey prelude fades to sticky cream corn sweetness with biscuit-y wheat waver. Possible liqueur wisp turns soapy by astringent finish, where 7% alcohol drear sullies glutinous gluten goo.…

Rating: 3

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In unique pudgy bottle, mahogany-hued Vienna lager-styled Mexican never overpowers, remaining politely creamy and sweet. Soft-hopped grains and distant chocolate abjure fervent alcohol-soaped mocha-spiced finish. Unlike most dark beers, it lacks (but never misses) mocha richness and instead relies on mineral water crispness and slightest agave hint.…

Rating: 3

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Acrid plum-wined butterscotch-malted dark lager. Raspy hop dryness counters hard-candied sweetness punctuating medicinal finish.…

Rating: 2.5

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Amiable dark lager with cascading white head loses wood-toned peculiarity to unconvincing dry-hopped raspberry pureed souring and acrid red grape esters.…

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