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Rating: 3.5

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Very settling with slight grain bitterness and relaxing hop bite. Sweet mocha malts and fading coffee finish offer subtle pleasantries American lagers often lack.…

Rating: 2

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Jersey microbrew made with German hops and malts too bland and processed to compete with serious Bavarian competition; lacking full-bodied depth and complexity. Initial unassuming aroma hides dirty grain core as fizzy carbonation overwhelms dark chocolate residue. Brewery defunct: 2002.…

Rating: 3.5

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Silken caramel-wafted bubbly-fizzed dark lager layers honeyed wheat sweetness above yellow fruiting of copper-hued tan-headed moderate-bodied German. Perfumed hops, satiny fruits, and clove spicing reach soft crystal malt finish, providing uncommon lilt.…

Rating: 3

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Spotty prune-fig confluence picks up considerate dark caramel- toffee-butterscotch continuance as slightly syrupy nature recedes to blank mocha grained finish.…

Rating: 3.5

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Simply combines toasted oats, roasted barley, and sweet wheat in subtly hopped mild manner consistent with brewers’ finer Honey Almond Lager. Unassumingly rewarding.…

Rating: 3.5

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Unique in every way, one-of-a-kind Cordial little-neck bottled Mexican porter, surprisingly brewed at tequila distillery, retains deep mahogany body, musty dried fruitiness, and earthy semblance. At finish, dark chocolate bittering infiltrates black licorice snip and barren fig-date lick for peerless peculiarity.…

Rating: 3

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Slinky mahogany-hued frothy-headed Czech lacks richness, abates sour coffee signature, and gets mired in phenol frailty. Yet roasted nut restraint, dark chocolate nuance, and strewn cocoa notes appear when warmed.…

Rating: 3.5

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Efficient water-softened lager tethers roasted barley-oats persistence to mild nutty follow-up above wheat breaded spine. Respectable easy drinking medium body with well-rounded conventional flavoring. Brewery defunct: 1999.…

Rating: 2.5

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The first Lithuanian beer imbibed (circa ’07) has 4.8% alcohol strength, muted barley waft, soapy grain malts, and hearty brown ale-like mocha nuttiness. Soft citric hop zest provides additional depth to creamy honey-roasted finish.…

Rating: 3

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Indecisive deep maroon-bodied soft beige-headed dark lager (caught betwixt less resilient rauchbier and styptic Schwarzbier) drapes beechwood-smoked malts across suspect chocolate-anise bitterness, losing glazed ham and cured meat illusions as sharp-tongued phenol hop char increases. Ashy earthen astringency, wavered cocoa-fig sourness, and roasted nut harshness deplete marble rye hints.…

Rating: 2.5

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Peculiar seim-flat maroon-hued moderate body remindful of sweet milk stout brings syrupy maple smokiness to dry cigar leaf pleasantry, rain-drenched charred redwood spell, and dry pulp tinge. Thin watery finish depletes brown sugar caress and tar-like backdrop. Don’t be fooled by its beautiful chocolate aromatics. Creamy caramel-chocolate center gets overbearingly cloy, ruining relaxing mood. Also sold as Cuzco Dark Peruvian Lager.…

Rating: 4

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Broad-ranging reddish amber Bavarian posts dry roasted frontage, fruited malt midst, and deep port resilience. Tangy cherry-berry-currant reinforces orange peel bitterness as blackened whiskey seeps distant burnt wood tone.…

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