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Against the Grain Kein Lacheln Mein Nachbar

Against the Grain Kein Lacheln Mein Nachbar
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A German-style hybrid Zwick’l bier. Unfiltered, complex, hoppy lager brewed with German Pilsner malts, and hopped with three kinds of German hops. For an American twist, a large dose of Centennial hops are added and then it is wood aged in medium toasted American oak. Bright, refreshing, hazy straw colored, with a nice hop bite and a lightly tart finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft. hazy golden color, thin white head with spider web lacing. Aroma of orange peel, haystacks. Taste is earthy, tart citrus. very tasty and easy to drink. Love seeing this style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Draught at Arcadium. Hoppy, but in a weird way. Grainy. Taste of something toasty or maybe smoke. Maybe oak. Odd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Draught at Closed for Business. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of dry malt with some spicy undertones. Tastes bitter with some peppery hints on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Draught at Tip Tap Room, 4/13/14
Copper-amber bodied beer has a high clarity and a small white head with moderate retention.
Toasted oak provides some strong acidity which is combined with the sweet pilsner malts to produce a sourdough-like note that is lightly sweet, moderately tart and quite unique. I had no idea this thing was oak-aged but it makes sense now. Was thinking they used a ton of acidulated malt to achieve the tartness, but I guess it’s all barrel-derived. Very interesting, with a strong maltiness but still well-attenuated and certainly crisp on the finish. Hops add some fruitiness, very light bitterness and just a hint of citrus. Medium bodied, firm carbonation and refreshing. Finishes with a buttered, toasted sourdough and honey mix that is just phenomenally unique and intriguing. Everyone was turned off at first and then was like, oh shit, that’s good I want more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1059) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pretty good although I’m not sure it adheres too closely with the Zwickel style. This reminded me of a hoppy pale ale. Aroma was of pale malt and bittering hops. Golden color with a good white head. Clean crisp and effervescent palate. Bittering and piney-citrus hops are up front with a lager yeast and a light malt flavor to complement. Easy with food.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
[Tap] Cloudy, mustard colored pour with a dense white head on top. Nose is mostly of oak, with grainy and light smoke notes as well. Taste is of crisp hops, oak, grainy biscuits and grass. Inviting and full bodied palate. Moderate to high carbonation level. A very interesting (and tasty) beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Darker gold, big foamy white head, thick lacing / Light, crisp nose of grain, weed, citrus, soap / Medium body, creamy but crisp, hoppy with excellent fruit balance and lightly bitter finish / Elegant flavors of grain, biscuit, toasted & smokey oak, lemon, wildflower, soap / A great, stylish, dry summer quaffer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2014
On draught at Apex. Deep clear golden color. Aroma is grass, hay, and biscuit malt. Taste is grassy hops, corn biscuit, and a bitter metallic note...in a good way. Clean, crisp, and with a pleasant bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (433) - - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Edmunds Oast in Chs. Pretty darn good for a lager. It’s like they were able to fix what I don’t like about the style and make a pretty interesting beer. Pours an hazy gold color with a hint of orange and a generous white, frothy head. Helps that is was served in a snifter. Has the crispness of a lager with the added balance of some hops and a hint of the toasted oak. Piney, grassy, grapefruit- with a great lager finish. Dad, who is a die hard Yuengling guy, announced that he may have to switch loyalties. Success!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7897) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft. It goes far beyond the ibu limits of the style which in thsi case is nice because it tempers the oak and toast noted.


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