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Nightfall Lager - Pecatonica Beer Company

Nightfall LagerNightfall Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%


Brewed by:
Pecatonica Beer Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 08-12-2013)
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Reviews by mothman:
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.94/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy tan head. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Flavor is very nice. A lot of chocolate and nutty flavors. Caramel and a hint of vanilla. Decent hop profile shows here. Very clean.

Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer that I'd easily drink more of.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 00:45:40 | More by mothman
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not too bad, really. Decent aroma, body, & appearance. Flavor reminds me a bit of a soft drink and carbonation is a tad aggressive. Finish is like flavor, yet not too bad. You could do a lot worse. This might be the best beer out of this brewery. I could see having another of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:41:11 | More by drpimento
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. I've never heard of the brewery before, but distributor samples are one of the perks of working in this industry. Dark brownish-copper with a finger of frothy off-white head. Decent retention and moderate lacing.

Very malty aroma. Bready, molasses, and nutty. Slight earthy hops in the background.

The flavor is dominated by molasses and brown sugar. It's not quite cloyingly sweet, but almost. Alcohol is surprisingly noticeable for a 5.9% ABV beer. Sweetness is slightly less of a kick after the first couple of swallows; notes of nut and dark fruit begin to come out as well. There is somewhat of a bitter roasted flavor which actually balances this out a bit.

Medium-bodied with fairly high carbonation for the style. Fairly creamy but also a bit of a sticky, syrupy finish.

Overall this is a decent beer with potential but not without flaws. The carbonation is a bit over-the-top and the sweetness could be toned down. A bit better balancing would definitely make this one a winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:00:05 | More by Phocion
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-23-2014 18:43:54 | More by Hendrick24
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-17-2014 01:28:50 | More by richkrull
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

02-15-2014 19:08:09 | More by tourdot
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Duff27

Illinois

2/5  rDev -41.3%

01-09-2014 03:07:05 | More by Duff27
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Darkness chalice

A: Pours a very dark but clear ruby-tinted brown color. There is a foamy, light tan head that settles to a thin cap over the course of about two minutes.

S: Caramel, bread and oats. Behind the opening sweetness are some earthy hops with lend a touch of herbal and grass aroma.

T: Bready malty is the dominant theme. The attack is starts off (relatively) dry. Flavors of brown sugar, raisin and caramel become apparent in the mid-palate. In the finish, sweetness is tempered by some resinous, grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: Ok. I wish the hop presence was a little more notable. There is only just enough to keep it from being cloyingly sweet. The malt character is similar to a bock.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 23:29:25 | More by WankelEngine
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ViragS

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

01-01-2014 05:33:36 | More by ViragS
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

12-26-2013 19:29:43 | More by NorthSideSean
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new beer from a new brewery to me, contract brewed by Minhas in Monroe, Wisconsin, according to the label. Classified here as a Euro dark lager, not a style I am too familiar with. Going in unbiased.

Poured into a Houlihan's pint glass.

A - Pours a dark ruby chestnut colored body with lots of spritzy carbonation streaming topside. Three big fingers of creamy fluffy khaki head. Looks very nice.

S - Smell isn't so bad. Some dusty must, chocolate malt, amber malt, brown sugar, & caramel.

T - Taste is strongly of burnt brown sugar, caramel, and molasses. Very sweet. Hint of chocolate / amber malt on the finish, but the sweetness is overpowering.

M - Feel is smooth, with some semi-sweet stickiness lingering behind. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Slightly bloating.

Overall, too sweet for me to consider this an easy drinker, but still a solid flavorful beer. Glad to have tried it, but one will be enough for me.

Pecatonica Nightfall Lager ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:22:58 | More by mfnmbvp
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ccozzi

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12%

11-20-2013 02:05:21 | More by ccozzi
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-27-2013 03:51:11 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10%

10-07-2013 21:55:01 | More by Kunstman
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1844original

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

09-20-2013 19:32:22 | More by 1844original
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-16-2013 16:43:42 | More by MarshMan71
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npendres

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-13-2013 23:04:31 | More by npendres
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

09-12-2013 21:17:17 | More by beernads
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-18-2013 20:39:45 | More by beerhawk41
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

08-14-2013 05:10:20 | More by larryarms847
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emerge077

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the Monroe Beverage Mart in Monroe, WI where the beer is currently contract brewed at Minhas by Pecatonica Beer Company. One of the owners has a hop farm and uses their farm grown hops in this beer. They are working on opening a taproom in Warren, IL.

Really nice dark tawny brown color, with a head of tan foam that laces nicely, and a surface skim that remains unbroken. The color is so dark it's hard to see any light passing through, but there's some reddish highlights when backlit.

Aroma is fairly sweet, mainly molasses with a little bit of malty nuttiness.

Sweet sassy molassy! Taste is also heavy on the sweet molasses. Light toasted malt in the periphery, with a very vague hint of bitterness in the finish. Lingering molasses taste. Body is medium, the sweetness is a bit inhibiting for having more than one.

Not real sure what to make of this one, try it if you love molasses I guess. Will be interested to see what they do with the taproom down the road.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 01:58:14 | More by emerge077
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Yet another random new Wisconsin brewery coming into the area. This offering is a dark lager brewed with Cascade, Centennial, and Hallertauer hops. Alright (spoken in a fake Australian accent). It pours a dark garnet-brown topped by a finger or so of ashen foam. The nose comprises walnuts, mild coffee, dark greens, and a kiss of toasted rye bread. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a distinct vein of strong, dark molasses that clashes with the milder notes surrounding it. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, a decent dark lager, but that weird molasses-y bit hinders things flavor-wise, and the overly-high carbonation and a watery body don't help matters either. Beyond those issues, though, it's pretty good...

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 23:11:52 | More by TMoney2591
Nightfall Lager from Pecatonica Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.