DankeChain | West Sixth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.54/5
53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
westsixth.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barczar on 10-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,638
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
53
pDev:
15.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of jkblr
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned 9/1/17 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5% ABV (per W6 website). The beer pours bright orange amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin film that caps the beer wholly. The aroma is faint caramel and yeast. The taste is bready caramel with a firm spicy hop slightly bitter finish. The website lists Hallertauer hops and Munich, caramel & melanoidin malts and their presence in the beer is obvious. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good for an American Craft Brewer trying to emulate a traditional Marzen. The lagering is not perfect and the depth of flavor isn't there, but it's still pretty good. They may have used a little extra hops to cover some off flavors from a short lagering time. Not nearly as distracting as some I've had this year. I would have liked to pick this up 6 weeks ago fresh.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.32/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep rich orange color with a frothy off white head that stays for quite a while, abundant carbonation as well. Smell is rich and aromatic with that Oktoberfest scent I've come to expect. Initial taste is creamy and flavorful, ever so slightly boozy, not hoppy at all. Finishes slightly dry. The Feel is silky smooth. Overall, The more I drink this brew the more I wish I had more, it is very easy drinking but still flavorful and smooth.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwkash
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Madasyn
2.06/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Yeldarb92
1.37/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Brewfocker80
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigRed10
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopBomb515
4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper orange, small off white head that fades to nothing, and some spotty lacing. Aromas are strong honey soaked sweet bread and hints of caramel. Notes of honey dipped bread, grass, perfect toast, light caramel, fig and cherry. Medium body, clean, little dry on the finish, and begs to be drank. I'd rate this a really solid Oktoberfest. Flavors are great and it has some strong aromas which I appreciate from the style.

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Photo of jeffyboy65
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Majestic
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbrian24
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Witchdoctor1
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours from the can a semi-cloudy amber, with heavy head of off-white suds. Nice loopy lace.

Aroma: Crisp malts — toffee, toasty caramel apple, bonfire leaves. Pretty damned swell.

Taste: First, the body here is quite light, but the taste itself is quite palatable. I get toasty grains and a hint of honey sweetness, followed by a pleasant nip of fruitiness at the finish. All told, the flavor vanishes quickly, though. So, although this is a solid and enjoyable Oktoberfest, it’s definitely not up there with the real German thing, though.

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Photo of KerryCummins1977
4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of norinco
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, canned 08/06/15. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is OK, but there isn't much lacing at all. The brew smells like bready malt, caramel, and some apple fruitiness. I think the taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also some nuttiness and a bit of herbal hops noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It's not bad and I think it's worth trying once, but at the same time I'm glad I just bought a single of this and not a six pack.

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Photo of dataylor21
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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DankeChain from West Sixth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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