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Village Nut Brown Ale
Village Nut Brown Ale

Oak Creek Brewery and Grill
English Brown Ale / 6.00% ABV

3.8/5  rDev +7% | Score: 3.55
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Purelake
Purelake

Hudson Valley Brewery
American IPA

4.17/5  rDev -1.4% | Score: 4.23
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow like lemonade. Foamy, short white head that Fades fast.

Smells tart, lemony, Grape, Wine and funk.

Taste lately tart followed by Sweet Orange, grapefruit, like grape and Berry. Finishes dry with a grape and light bread linger. Medium body and creamy lower carbonation.

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Foggy Geezer
Foggy Geezer

WarPigs Brewpub
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.17/5  rDev +1.2% | Score: 4.12
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden yellow, thin white lacing. Nose is strong on resin and citrus. Flavor brings the fruit forward. Bitter and dry finish. A well designed hop forward IPA. Yum.

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Harveys Best
Harveys Best

Harvey & Son Ltd.
English Bitter / 4.00% ABV

5/5  rDev +27.6% | Score: 3.92
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Summer Song
Summer Song

Untold Brewing
American Blonde Ale / 4.70% ABV

4.5/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Painbrow Brüt
Painbrow Brüt

3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Brut IPA / 6.00% ABV

4.17/5  rDev 0% | Score: 4.17
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden yellow body, white head, lots of lacing. Nose is grape must, a touch of resin, flavor is similar with a toasty bread malt middle and a bitter bite in the close. A nice tasty IPA.

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Paranormal Hoptivity
Paranormal Hoptivity

Platform Beer Co.
American IPA / 6.70% ABV

3.68/5  rDev -3.2% | Score: 3.8
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Hop Shocker
The Hop Shocker

Melvin Brewing / Thai Me Up
American Imperial IPA / 8.10% ABV

4.1/5  rDev -1.2% | Score: 4.15
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear golden beer with lots of effervescence and a coupla fingers of white head on top... Brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops, and canned 9/13/18... Mildly sweet, mild-moderately bitter, it has plenty of juicy fruit and earthy pine impressions, with herbal, berry, citrus, and tropical notes all making an appearance... Soft and smooth, it has a nice medium-light body-feel, and a pleasant finish... It hits a lot of marks for an IIPA, but isn't game-changing...

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McChouffe
McChouffe

Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 8.00% ABV

3.88/5  rDev -2.3% | Score: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sunny Si
Sunny Si

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
American IPA / 6.60% ABV

3.67/5  rDev +1.9% | Score: 3.6
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal
Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal

Anchorage Brewing Company
Belgian Saison / 7.00% ABV

3.88/5  rDev -6.7% | Score: 4.16
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Booming Rollers
Booming Rollers

Modern Times Beer
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.42/5  rDev +6.5% | Score: 4.15
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pint-sized can - Canned on 04/19/18:

Pours cloudy (somewhat murky) golden with a thin white head that descends to a thin, wispy large island. Dots of lacing stick.

The smell is of huge, robust citrus - fresh squeezed grapefruit with orange and lemon. It blends with tropical fruit (especially mango).

The taste of bitter grapefruit hits the palate first. Citrus (bitter grapefruit, tart lemon, juicy sweet orange) combines with tropical fruit/mango (hint of pineapple?) to give it a strong fruity character. A kiss of biscuity malt gives it balance to add sweetness to the hop bitterness. Just the right amount of support the hops need to keep the complex fruit tastes forward. The alcohol is well-covered. It has a long, fruity finish.

It is juicy and smooth despite a bit of a bite. A bit of a light spritz on the palate. A pleasant fruity aftertaste lingers.

An exceptionally good, fruity hop-forward West Coast IPA! A "hop-head" delight!

(I will be looking out for a fresher one of these in the spring when it is re-released as this was about six months old - seemed very fresh to me though. I will return to make comments if I find any noticeable differences with a fresher can - or on-tap).

Highly recommended.

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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter
Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Horny Goat Brewing Co.
American Porter / 6.50% ABV

3.99/5  rDev +6.7% | Score: 3.74
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Horny Goat Brewing Co. "Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "1288 0657"

Notes via stream of consciousness: Black-brown in color beneath a finger-thick head of tan foam. The body is mainly opaque but a glimmer of mahogany brown comes through at the base of the glass when held to the light. The aroma is rich with both peanut butter and chocolate, although I think the peanuts dominate. I'm not sure that it is, but it seems completely authentic. The flavor follows, not quite as rich and sweet as the nose suggests, but with both peanut butter and chocolate. It definitely a dark chocolate flavor, not milk chocolate, and there's some bitterness to it, it finishes dry with a bit of bitterness lingering. I'm still thinking I'd personally reserve this as a dessert beer, but it's not that sweet and if you really like peanut butter and chocolate you might like this as an everyday pint. Of course that's really all there is to it, PB and chocolate, there's nothing more to it than that, nor should there be. One trick pony? Yes, but it's a good trick. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. The head held up well and I still have an almost solid surface covering, and there's some decent lacing left behind.
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Naparbier / Brew & Roll Obsequium
Naparbier / Brew & Roll Obsequium

Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 10.00% ABV

4.41/5  rDev +13.4% | Score: 3.89
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is dark coppery with a medium to high that's very crystalline. Head is beige to brown and has very good retention.
S: Aroma is giant on raspberries and belgian yeast. It's one of most interesting aromas I've had on a BSDA. Never thought how this fruit could improve a style's aroma.
T: Taste starts off very easily with a minor cereal sweetness that's then turned to a fruity, raspberry fruitness in all its glory. In the end, there's a continuum of sweetness with no bitterness incoming from raspberry nor from any minor hops. It's very very drinkable.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is spotless. Alcohol is unnoticed. Sweetness is medium to high. Bitterness is close to zero.
O: One of the best BSDAs I've had that has been obviously adulterated. Raspberry FTW.

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Kerel New England Session IPA
Kerel New England Session IPA

VBDCK Brewery
New England IPA / 2.50% ABV

3.54/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.54
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Juice Bigalow Hop Gigolo
Juice Bigalow Hop Gigolo

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
New England IPA / 6.00% ABV

3.77/5  rDev -7.1% | Score: 4.06
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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White Rajah
White Rajah

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

3.84/5  rDev -10.7% | Score: 4.3
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout
The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
English Sweet / Milk Stout / 5.75% ABV

4.04/5  rDev +1.8% | Score: 3.97
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Heady Topper
Heady Topper

The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
New England IPA / 8.00% ABV

5/5  rDev +6.2% | Score: 4.71
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Oktofest
Oktofest

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
German Märzen / Oktoberfest / 6.00% ABV

3.25/5  rDev -11.9% | Score: 3.69
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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All For One Session IPA
All For One Session IPA

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
American IPA / 4.75% ABV

3.65/5  rDev -6.9% | Score: 3.92
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Gripah Grapefruit IPA
Gripah Grapefruit IPA

Cisco Brewers Inc.
American IPA / 4.30% ABV

4.7/5  rDev +20.5% | Score: 3.9
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Super Session #7
Super Session #7

Lawson's Finest Liquids
American IPA / 4.80% ABV

4.25/5  rDev +3.4% | Score: 4.11
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Madaquet Double IPA
Madaquet Double IPA

Cisco Brewers Inc.
American Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4/5  rDev +6.1% | Score: 3.77
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Astra Premium Bier
Astra Premium Bier

Hanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG
German Pilsner / 4.90% ABV

3.5/5  rDev -1.4% | Score: 3.55
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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BRLO Porter
BRLO Porter

BRLO
English Porter / 7.00% ABV

3.6/5  rDev -0.6% | Score: 3.62
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hot Toddy-Ish
Hot Toddy-Ish

Evil Twin Brewing
British Barleywine / 10.00% ABV

3.17/5  rDev -9.7% | Score: 3.51
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Act One
Act One

Shakesbeer
American IPA / 5.50% ABV

4.24/5  rDev +7.1% | Score: 3.96
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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§ucaba
§ucaba

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
British Barleywine / 12.50% ABV

4.32/5  rDev -4.4% | Score: 4.52
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Lake Surprise
Lake Surprise

Twin Elephant Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.45/5  rDev +6.7% | Score: 4.17
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Centennial IPA
Centennial IPA

Founders Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.20% ABV

4.12/5  rDev -0.2% | Score: 4.13
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Dark, amber orange color. Slightly cloudy. Nice off-white head faded quickly to a coating and left very nice lacing.

S---Lightly piney. Mostly tropical fruit with a showing of molasses maltiness.

T---Very well balanced between hops & malts. It finds the fine line so many IPAs miss. Taste is just like the smell. Tropical fruit, mild pine and molasses.

F---A little sticky, but not too much. Thick & meaty for an IPA, I suppose the maltiness provides that.

O---Damn fine beer. I'll keep an eye out for this one again.

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Life & Death
Life & Death

Vocation Brewery
American IPA / 6.50% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +19.6% | Score: 3.97
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom

BrewDog
American IPA / 6.50% ABV

4.31/5  rDev +20.7% | Score: 3.57
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Version 1 was better but this is still marvellous.

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Parallel Parking
Parallel Parking

More Brewing Co.
American Imperial IPA / 8.40% ABV

4/5  rDev -0.5% | Score: 4.02
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bolo Coconut Brown
Bolo Coconut Brown

Burial Beer Co.
American Brown Ale / 5.60% ABV

4/5  rDev +1.5% | Score: 3.94
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

More Brewing Co.
German Märzen / Oktoberfest / 6.00% ABV

4/5  rDev +12.7% | Score: 3.55
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Frooted Sour: Blueberry, Pineapple, Citra
Frooted Sour: Blueberry, Pineapple, Citra

More Brewing Co.
American Wild Ale / 4.00% ABV

4.25/5  rDev -2.1% | Score: 4.34
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel-Aged Henna - Karma
Barrel-Aged Henna - Karma

More Brewing Co.
American Imperial Stout / 14.30% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +1.5% | Score: 4.68
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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BA Karma
BA Karma

More Brewing Co.
American Imperial Stout / 13.80% ABV

4.75/5  rDev +1.5% | Score: 4.68
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Tribute
Tribute

Beaver Island Brewing Co.
American IPA / 4.70% ABV

4/5  rDev +5.5% | Score: 3.79
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: hazy light amber under a 1" white cap with fair retention

S: over ripe fruit, tropical fruit, melon, biscuit and a hint of caramel in the aroma

T: Fruit, melon, topical fruit and some biscuit and bread crumb lead the flavors balanced by a moderate bitterness

F: body and carbonation are moderate

O: has about as much flavor as you can pack in 4.7% abv.

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1464 Kellerbier
1464 Kellerbier

Privatbrauerei Frankenwälder Bürgerbräu Naila A. Wohn OHG
German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier / 4.90% ABV

2.93/5  rDev -9.8% | Score: 3.25
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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Lobotomy Bock
Lobotomy Bock

Indian Wells Brewing Company
German Doppelbock / 10.50% ABV

4.36/5  rDev +42% | Score: 3.07
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When it comes to overall flavor and complexity this beer is not the craziest thing ever.
There are more flavorful beers with more of a kick and more nuance for sure.
This beer is one of my favorite beers because it is the most smooth and drinkable darkest lager i have ever had in my life.
It is typically between 10 to 12 percent ABV depending on the batch and every time you drink it there is an unparalleled smooth maltyness i crave.

Its Appearance is pure black almost
The smell is very subtle a light smokey caramel smell nothing strong
The taste is malty and smooth with the very typical bock taste but a little more subdued then like Celebrator or other more robust doppelbocks.
Mouth feel is very smooth not really as thick and sticky as you would except such a malty dark beer to be. also has little to no snappy alcoholic mouth feel like some higher ABV beers can have. Some people don't seem to care for that i think its the sign of a well made beer if it doesn't taste like someone poured vodka in it.

Overall this is my favorite beer "easy drinking" of all time not for its outrageous complexity but for its easy drinking malty deliciousness and unique flavor.

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Redwood 2015
Redwood 2015

The Wild Beer Co.
American Wild Ale / 5.80% ABV

4.21/5  rDev +5.8% | Score: 3.98
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought around Christmas 2015, drank October, 2018. Properly cellared.

Look - dark mahogany opaque. Easy pour lead to beige half inch head which receded to a thin layer throughout, leaving some thin artful lacing.

Smell - sour and piercing.

Taste - similar to an Oud Bruin, but somewhat less intense. Sour and tart. I'm getting more red wine barrel and fruit in the taste than anything else.

Feel - more on the lighter side.

Overall - enjoyed this one, but not overly so compared to other sours. Would like to try one with more of a bourbon or whiskey barrel presence from another year to compare. Still a good solid offering that I greatly enjoyed, cheers!

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Nesher Malt
Nesher Malt

Tempo Beer Industries LTD
Russian Kvass

2.77/5  rDev -12.6% | Score: 3.17
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Go, Ozzie, Go!
Go, Ozzie, Go!

New Riga's Brewery
American IPA / 6.00% ABV

3.52/5  rDev 0% | Score: 3.52
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16% Plato.

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Atmospheric Disruption
Atmospheric Disruption

Heist Brewery
New England IPA / 7.50% ABV

4.22/5  rDev -0.7% | Score: 4.25
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut
Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut

New Holland Brewing Company
American Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV

4.26/5  rDev +2.2% | Score: 4.17
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold

Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
German Helles / 5.50% ABV

3.13/5  rDev -15.6% | Score: 3.71
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Or Xata
Or Xata

The Bruery
American Blonde Ale / 7.20% ABV

3.82/5  rDev -3.8% | Score: 3.97
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/20/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze but still has nice clarity to it; small white head that fades leaving decent retention and little lacing. The aromas have lots of ginger along with some cinnamon. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. More ginger leading the way along with some more cinnamon. The vanilla comes through. The lactose is noticeable to give it a sweetness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's sharp, slick and smooth.

This is an interesting brew. There's moments where I'm really digging it, and moments where I'm not super crazy about it. I ultimately like it more than I don't. I love beers with cinnamon, but this is one I can't drink a ton of in one sitting. It's still a nice brew though and they deliver exactly what they advertise. I know I sound like I might not like it, but I do, it's not bad at all. It's well executed.

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Münchner Alkoholfrei - Naturtrübes Helles
Münchner Alkoholfrei - Naturtrübes Helles

Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Low Alcohol Beer / 0.50% ABV

1.48/5  rDev 0% | Score: 1.45
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5