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Roslyn Beer (Dark Lager) - Roslyn Brewing

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Roslyn Beer (Dark Lager)Roslyn Beer (Dark Lager)

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roslyn Brewing visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2003)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

kscaldef, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

CWVegas, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rab53, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Handsome coppery amber color in the tall chalice. Clear with a nicer than average foam and plenty of spritz on the tongue. Very light body. A slight whiff of caramel.

Malty with some slight sweetness and not as dry as a Schwartzbier. A grainy taste with hints of scorched cereal. Some dark notes, woody, brambly, a charred bit of barley. Hops emerge from the background with some bitter pine and a modest bitter aftertaste.

Another decent entry in the Utah supermarket beer sweepstakes (4.0% max). Quite a pleasant big glassful for thirst quenching rather than savoring. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

mactrail, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a thin, but persistant tan head. Aroma of dark, lightly toasted malt, cocoa and a hint of chocolate. Flavor follows aroma with dark biscuit and toasted malt, cocoa, nuts, nicely balanced and full. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A very nice, rich dunkel lager, very robust for an ABV of 4.0! Full enough flavor to be approaching porter territory. Quite a flavor achievement for a session ale. I'll be trying Roslyn's other beer as soon as possible.

LiquidAmber, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Braz, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

adkieffer, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of MikeH210
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

MikeH210, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: On tap into a Mac & Jack's cone pint glass@ 192 Brewing (taproom), Kenmore WA

Appearance: Dark brown with nice tan lacing!

Smell: Mildly sweet in the nose with hints of charcoal, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

Taste: Silky smooth with a nice medium bodied mouth feel. After the luscious mouth feel come the flavour which is quite malty ... light acidic twang from the roasted malts, a little dark roasted coffee flavour and an underlying toasted biscuit taste are balanced with a perfect combo of hop and roasted malt bitterness. The lingering after taste is of faded burnt sugar, drying grain and a slightly warming alcohol. A wonderful yet delicate hop character helps to round this brew also.

Notes: Oh baby! There are good porters and then there are great porters ... this one goes down as a great one, no doubt!

scootpolute, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich dark brown hue with hints of amber. Head is a finger of frothy light-tan foam. Looks good to me.

Smell: lightly chocolatey malt aroma with some yeastiness and vegetal hops coming through as well. Not super clean, but the base character is quite nice.

Taste: lightly chocolatey character, just like in the aroma. Some of that yeasty, bready character remains. Hops are mild in intensity and noble in character, but bitterness is balanced. It's decent, but like the aroma I feel like it could be cleaned up a little.

Mouthfeel: light body with a moderate carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: between its characterful flavor and low ABV, this is a serious session beer. I liken it very much to an English dark mild ale.

flagmantho, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

beertunes, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Telestic, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of HugePlume
2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On Tap

A- Looks OK at first glance, very dark coffee brown color. 2nd glance reveals no head and no lacing.

S- there is absolutely no nose to this beer.

T- Not much in way of taste either. Tastes like a mouthful of roasted grain-water. Husk-like aftertaste.

M- Extremely watery. Chalky residue.

O- Avoid this, a macro would be a better choice were there nothing else available. Poorly executed.

HugePlume, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a dark brown with a good amount of brown bubbles

S: Nose is pretty non existent. I did manage to find a light trace of cocoa

T: Taste is a hint of ococa, perhaps coffee but nothing much on this one.

M: Body is way to thin, watery

D: I would say this beer is not one I would recommend and needs more body to be complete, tasty

barleywinefiend, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of Flightoficarus
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving type - On tap

A - Pours a deep, dark brown with a fairly quickly receding sepia colored head.

S - Smell is of chocolate, coffee, nuts, and hints of molasses.

T - Taste is of smooth, subtle chocolate, nut, and coffee flavors. Definitely has that Munich dunkel lager characteristic to it. Nice balancing hop/coffee notes towards the end.

M - Body is on the medium side, with modest carbonation. Very smooth going down.

D - Very much drinkable. Probably too much so! Does a dangerously good job of combining rich flavor and easy quaff-ability.

Overall - A nice, tasty American interpretation of a Munich Dunkel lager. Definitely worth trying if you see it!

Flightoficarus, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of kasper
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, nearly opague chestnut brown with a loose light mocha colored head that leaves some wet spotted lacing as it recedes to a ring of bubbles.

S: Aromas of chocolate malt, coffee, and a bit of tangy sweetness.

T: Dark malts carry throughout, some nice sweet coffee flavors, but the finish is less than spectacular, falling somewhat flat, tangy and dry. Tad of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation.

D: A fairly drinkable dark lager but the taste is a bit of a let down from the nose, which smells promising.

kasper, May 10, 2009
Photo of Bookseeb
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a dark brown with little head and not much lace. Smell of roasted malts light molassas and caramel. Taste has a roasted smokiness with just enough balance with the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A little to roasty in the malts for my taste, but overall not to bad.

Bookseeb, May 06, 2009
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one comes thanks from my brother.

A- Dark cherry read with a very thin creamy head.

S- The smell of smoky roasted malts. Caramel and fruits.

T- Didn't see the coffee coming, but its there. The malts are toasty roasty. The coffee in the aftertaste is slightly bitter but in a good way.

M- Good mouthfeel, slightly oily and thick, yet it works.

D- Very easy to drink, almost too easy.

Wetpaperbag, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served by the bomber at the cafe across from the brewery, this is decent dunkel with all the right malty notes to make it extremely food friendly. Pours a Mahogany colour with a thick head,the nose is malty and smells of toffee. The finish is solid with a roasty smooth mouthfeel. These guys make few styles but it seems they have a good grasp on what makes a good beer. Hope they expand and make their beers more widely distributed.

canucklehead, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of czechsaaz
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice Chocolate and roast aroma. No hops and very clean fermentation (lager) so good.

Deep brown but clear when held up to the light. Started with a big head when set in front of me but faded quickly to a very thin layer but it leaves good lacing.

Flavor is a lot of roast malt with a hint of chocolate. Hop bitterness is moderate but apparent. Aftertaste is a little base malt and more roast. Nice clean lager fermentation.

A little thin but with good lively carbonation level.

Pretty nice within its' style but not a real winner for me.

czechsaaz, Sep 04, 2008
Photo of BrewnZ
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a nice pint at the brewery's taproom. A very drinkable Munich dukles and much truer to style than many Northwest craft lagers. I like what these guys are doing and with some new stainless in the back it looks like they might be growing.

A: Light mahogany, very clear with nice tightly beaded head that lingers.

S: Medium-low malt aroma, that is rich and not roasty, but a little lacking. No hop aroma, clean lager notes.

T: Nice clean malt comes through as flavorful and slightly chocolatey not roasted (as per style). Low-no hop flavor with low-medium bitterness to balance the malt nicely. Finishes clean leaving you wanting another sip. Could be a bit bigger, but that may reduce drinkability.

M: Medium-light bodied, with good creamy texture that comes from long cold conditioning. The one improvement I would like to see is a bit more body.

D: A highly drinkable beer. The flavor is not so forceful as to be overwhelming, but not so minimal as to be boring. Yea, I could drink a lot of this! Well done.

BrewnZ, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of dnichols
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was served a pint from the tap at the Brick in Roslyn, Washington on a Sunday night after attending a Seattle Seahawk victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

A: It poured a dark dark brown with orange tint body and a modest one finger head that supported a very thin lacing.

S: There was a distinct aroma of sweet roasted malts, ripe dark fruits, and floral hops.

T: The flavor of the toasted malts was muted but noticable. there was a semi-bitter back side but overall the hops provided a zip that balanced the malts and made for a nice refreshing lager.

M: It was light bodied (almost thin and watery) with a barely there sweet front and a clean and refreshing finish.

D: It was refreshing and easy to drink. The low ABV, light body and balance make it a good session brew. It would benefit from a stronger malt profile but overall it is a decent beer for a long night playing pool in a small town bar.

dnichols, Dec 10, 2007
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Roslyn Beer (Dark Lager) from Roslyn Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.