Frederick Miller's Classic Chocolate Lager | Miller Brewing Co.

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Frederick Miller's Classic Chocolate LagerFrederick Miller's Classic Chocolate Lager
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Frederick Miller's Classic Chocolate LagerFrederick Miller's Classic Chocolate Lager

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold Medal winner entered as "Temptation Bock" at the 2005 GABF in the Herb and Spice Beer category.

Added by TastyTaste on 09-18-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma presents a chocolate of cocoa powder and softly of syrup. Somewhat sweet but a bit bitter too. I think it blends kinda' nicely. Seems like wheat background in there somewhere.
Pours brown and clear and shows garnet highlights in the light. Head is tan and creamy. It settles to a thin cap and shows lacing as emptied.
Smooth chocoately flavor that matches the aroma quit a bit. A mild dryness takes hold in the middle but isfairly short lived at the finish. Malt character shows subtlely in the middle and shows a quick sweetness up front, but both lend it a beer quality. Bitterness is very, very mild.
Feels is quite soft for a lager and is enhanced by extremely fine carbonation, although there are quite a bit of them bubbles and it creates too much of a filling quality. I'm assuming the wheat adds to the softness as well. Nonetheless, it has a nice feel that matches it's lager character.
In all honesty, this seems like a dessert lager. Lighter and softer than a ale, which might make it nice after a bigger meal, with or without a dessert. I can certainly understand how the chocolate can be too much for many who imbide (as by the end of the glass it gets to be enough), but used wisely, this could be a well placed beer in a planned out meal.
It's kinda' wild, in that I decided to have some vanilla ice cream as I drank this beer and the dessert brought out the bitterness of the beer (and it took on more coffee notes). What I noticed is that the beer is rich, but not necessarily sweet. The two went together quite well. Maybe I'll try a float with this beer next time.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed dark maroon body, nice looking white head. I can't believe this thing is made with only chocolate malts, the smell is exactly that of hershey's syrup, very sugary. The taste is very sweet at first, with chocolate start to finish. Slightly bitter finish, but the chocolate taste is absurd and overdone. Still, I have had worse, and it is a good try. Turn the chocolate down a bit, Miller.

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Photo of ADR
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Transparent dark brown color with orange highlights. Middling tan head of little lasting-power. Weak laces, some short horizontal stripes. Flowery chocolate aroma, seems to have a candy bar sense. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is not excessive and actually subdued and well-done. Powerfully chocolate flavor, not a lot else to contradict the effect. A little too saccharine overall, elements of vanilla, sweetened milk, even some maple sugar give the brew an almost Tootsie Roll taste. Finishes slightly diminished in body. Not a bad idea, better than Michelob Celebrate (at least the original vanilla version), but its a little too much with too much of a sugary sweetness.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.43/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a deep amber brown with a clear body and a creamy light chocolate tan head that last a good while.

S- This beer has a strong smell of hot cocoa with the background of lightly roasted chocolate nibs with a slight sweetness of milk chocolate. I think it is my imagination but I detect a hint of marshallow in the finish aswell. No matter how much I sniff I don't smell any malt.

T- This beer has a strong taste of cold hot cocoa with a slight tang of sweetness in the finish. As this beer warms the taste is more like a chocolate nougat.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel

D- This beer is very chocolaty but there are no qualites that taste like beer. I would put this in the malternative category but it is a nice malternative.

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Photo of aforbes10
1.33/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Miller was serving this at the Great Lakes Brew Fest this year and i made the mistake of making eye contact with the dude serving it. He made me come try it because i think i looked like a miller drinker. poured hazlenut syrup brown with a similarly colored small head. smelled like cold hot chocolate and tasted the same. No beer presence detectable, just old, cold watery hot chocolate. who are they thrying to appeal to with this crap? little sugar craving children? suicidal dogs? needless to say i do not recommend this one.

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