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Arc Welder Dunkel Rye - Metropolitan Brewing

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Arc Welder Dunkel Rye
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 4
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The House Pub in St. Charles, IL.

Served in a pint glass, it was a dark brownish black, or blackish brown, depending on the light. Towards the end of the glass some light bled through, and the beer was a transparent dark brown. Lasting head of khaki tan foam that left behind plenty of spotty lacing in the glass.

Aroma was grainy and had a light spice, multigrain bread impression, not especially sweet.

Flavor was similar, some dry husky grain and nuttiness, alongside a full malty body, and some woody notes. Clean and dry finish with a lingering aftertaste of complex malts. Not overly sweet like many euro Dunkels. A good candidate to bottle as a fall seasonal (hint hint), it's definitely sessionable.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Beer Bistro North.

A Munich dunkel brewed with rye? Hit me! It pours a dark russet-garnet topped by a finger of tan froth. The nose comprises toasted rye bread, very light cocoa, light roasted malts, and a touch of vanilla bean. The taste brings in more of the same, with some more rye and some toasted sourdough added to the proceedings. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice little dunkel, nothing mind-expanding, but something I'd be glad to have again.

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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hands down, one of the most flavorful lagers.

As we often see on this forum, "not familiar with this style", and the Dunkel Rye is not a style seen or tasted before. Personal experience has been with dunkel weisse, and that is just half of the Arc Welder. Arc Welder, is this a metaphor to combine of two styles, maybe?

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle from Metropolitan 6 pack, this brown unremarkable appearance, light head and thin retention offers a unique flavor. The front resembles an accessible dunkel weiss, yet less sweet, more malt, and resembling pumpernicle bread. The back is balanced with a backbone of rye and spice, not heavy nor overpowering; purely balanced, exceptionally flavorful.

Consider pairing with food; Arc Welder with a pastrami sandwich from Manny's, a thurenger from Hot Doug's, or a sausage pie from Lou Malnatis, weld these flavors together!

Arc Welder is a page turner

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
L - mahogany with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly
S - chocolate, spice, rye, earth, yeast
T - nice meld of flavors: spicy rye, chocolate, caramel, nutty grain, faint roasted barley, earthy spicy hops
F - creamy light-to-medium body, finishes dry with the spicy rye lingering
O - I really dig this one. I'll have to get more if I see it again. Excellent flavor profile; the rye adds some depth to the familiar dunkel flavors. Really good!

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Arc Welder Dunkel Rye from Metropolitan Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.