Arc Welder Dunkel Rye | Metropolitan Brewing

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Arc Welder Dunkel RyeArc Welder Dunkel Rye

Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 05-30-2012

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 11
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle
$8.99 6-pack
Binny's - Willowbrook

Arc Welder is one handsome beverage. A crystal clear chestnut brown body sports some garnet highlights and really shines when backlit. Streams of carbonation shoot up through the dark body, as can be seen when backlit. The beige foam is silky and easily reaches over a finger in height before slowly falling to a respectable cap. Sticky, patchy lacing clings to the glass. Good start.

Ah, the nose is comforting. Both freshly cracked and damp grains both make an appearance to get things moving. Rich, still warm brown bread emerges in the middle, there's the comfort. The rye adds a nice spiciness and the backend brings with it a floral hop character that goes hand in hand with the spice. There is even a soft hazelnut quality and a splash of milk. Very good.

The flavor brings with it every delicious aspect of the nose. The rye spiciness hits upfront and remains a component through the finish. Again, both freshly cracked and damp grains are present and supremely clean. The brown bread is rich in the middle with the splash of milk and hazelnut coming along on the finish. One of the coolest aspects of the beer also shows up at the end, the floral hoppiness that is the perfect compliment to the spicy rye.

The body, weight wise, sits around moderate. The bubbles are dialed in so well that that moderate weight takes on a plush, velvety feel on the tongue that's pure luxury. The finish is fairly dry upfront and a few seconds later it's like The Sahara. That dryness leaves behind a spicy rye bite, which I believe the hops may have a hand in as well. This is straight up pleasurable to quaff.

Arc Welder is really great. It's superbly clean. Each flavor takes its place while the spicy rye and floral hops go back and forth. The body and drinkability are nearly unbeatable. This is keg worthy beer and probably my favorite beer from the fine folks at Metropolitan and that's one fine stable of German styled beer.

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Photo of chip26
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Binnys single shelf pick up....if only chicks were that poured a dark brown with off white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is grainy and over prime. The taste was ok even thou the bottle was over primed. There was a good combo of caramel malt with German dunkel grain . The Mouthfeel is medium in body with huge carbonation. Overall it's ok....i would like to try this from the tap.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ri0
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Mahogany with a 1 finger khaki head. Slow fading into a collar with some rings of lacing on my glass.

S - Roasted malts and bready, pumpernickel and dark rye. Some grains and earthy notes with a few spice aromas.

T - Very bready, as in a slice of pumpernickel on top of a slice of dark rye. The roasted malts keep it from becoming sweet, but there is grain flavor. Some earthy and wooded flavors that end with a bit of spice.

M - Smooth and creamy with a medium feel. Carbonation is soft.

O - A delicious Dunkel that you could drink anytime of the year.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Arc Welder Dunkel Rye from Metropolitan Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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