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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.…

Rating: 2.5

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Dundee’s staple beer priced right for less discrimating palates. Overriding honey-soured malts turn cloy above thinly veiled hop-fueled roasted barley murk of oily moderate-bodied lager. Dewy mocha malts and unspecific citrus notes retreat to astringent vegetal nature.…

Rating: 3.5

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Frothy-headed cola-hued medium-bodied lager with chalky cocoa dryness and syrupy mocha malting builds Scotch-hopped brown ale-like essence. Slight traces of burnt wood detected amongst relaxing creamy persistence. Retains mainstream appeal while avoiding soapy tinning miring many less assertive Eastern European brews.…

Rating: 3.5

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Deep brown-hued, medium-bodied German dark lager with cocoa-smoked coffee-burnt entry and thick tobacco imprint settles for extremely parched plum tranquility. Soft ashen malt finish fits moderate template, knocking back tertiary powdered chocolate dryness effectively.…

Rating: 2.5

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Bland light-bodied bronze-hazed Euro-styled lager lacks tangible distinction. Thick round-bubbled head and expectant Sleeman creaminess exist alongside mild sugar water palate as grassy-hopped astringency lingers to honey-roasted finish. Light white-breaded toasting nearly escapes notice.…

Rating: 4

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Tart and fruity like many exceptional Belgian brews, but oak-dried cherry-raspberry dominance overrides any typecast dry white wine-like essence. Sullen grape-vined grain-malted sweetness recedes to tamped-down hop docility.…

Rating: 4

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Proud Indian reddish sienna hue bestows lactose-aided lager with virtuous burnt caramel signature, malt whiskey contour, and sugary butterscotch-vanilla-chocolate sweetness. Lilting almond nougat center reaffirms Tootsie Roll illusion. Minor chestnut-pecan notes imbue thorough finish of dessert-like session beer.…

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