Tell Tale Lager | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Sycodrummer on 12-17-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of jeffsuth
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of ms11781
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Transparent amber body with an off white head.

S- Caramel malts and a light hop presence.

T- Smooth, malty body with a good hop presence for a lager.

M- Smooth, clean, not quite crisp with light carbonation, but good body.

O- Decent lager, not bad.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-I will attribute the pretty look to the cask conditioning. Creamy, smooth head that retains throughout the glass. Actually pretty dark. Colored dark brown with red highlights.

S-Not your typical Lager. Lager yeast and sweet malts. Nice little grassy hops too. A bit of a tangy note as well (not attributed to the hops, almost sour).

T-That 'hard to describe' tangy flavor really makes this beer memorable. Almost slightly sour. Light grassy hoppiness welds into the biscuity malt and lager yeast. Flavor is tame but pretty nice and memorable.

M-Oh, the cask really added to the overall experience of the beer. At first I was tentative of a Lager via cask. Usually the carbonation is one of the Lager's focal points, but this worked quite well. Creamy, light and smooth. Devoid of much carbonation and that was actually a plus.

O/D-Probably my favorite Beer Works beer I tried because of the cask conditioning. It made a pretty mediocre beer a bit more tasty. Also the strange yet tasty sour tang of this beer was a plus.

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Photo of jlindros
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap at the brew pub.

Very small fizzy head, crystal clear auburn orange color.

Nose bit of darker wheat aromas, light lager fruit, light sweeter malts,fairly light.

Taste is also light, crisp lager flavor, light fruit from the lager, crisp, touch of hops, earthy gritty malt and very light wheat, touch of brown malts. Finish crisp and clean but light, light brown malts and bit more bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, a bit too light and barely dunkel, but drinkable.

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Photo of morebeergood
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Being brewed again at the Fenway location. Served in their standard glasses. Light black color, not quite brown. Lots of carbonation. Nothing really noticed in the nose. Light, malty flavor with a hint of pepper. Very thin and watery beer. I figured as much since it's a lager, but I was hoping the dunkel aspect might build it up a bit. Not really. Easy beer to drink, low in abv and smooth, but lacking a lot of characteristics that would have made this one a winner.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewery on Canal Street during my recent trip to Boston. Typed from notes.

Color of aged, tarnished wood. Slightly transparent. Scuzzy head. Just a touch of layered lace. Aroma was saltwater taffy-like malts.

Malty sweet flavor with some great candy tones. Nice chewy bread/biscuits as well. Hops are minor but balance the flavor nicely. Yet again, the typical Beer Works wateriness. Rather light though.

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Photo of Sycodrummer
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented from the tap in a 16oz. williebecher the beer was dark mohoganny brown with one-finger of near pure white head. Still with no carbonation. Some lacing throughout the sample.

Nose was very interesting. Actually, it smelled of nothing. I was told this was the first pour from a new keg, maybe that had something to do with it. Once I "broke" the head some aromas came through: caramel and malty undertones with some fresh bready character.

Taste was malty upfront with some chewy biscutty flavors and a semi-sweet malt character coming through. Some sweetness persist throughout the sample and a dry finish.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

An enjoyable and drinkable dark lager. Clean enough to allow easy drinking but with a nice subtle robust malt bill to fit the style well.

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Tell Tale Lager from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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