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Barley Johns Extra Special Lager
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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This pre-prohibition style lager has been enjoying our new dedicated lagering tank. Brewed using Czech Saaz hops and our special Lager yeast blend, this high gravity winter pilsner was made to offset the traditional Winter Warmers while still delivering the same end result - the Extra Special.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
This is pretty pleasant by lager standards and was a pleasant surprise. Go find some!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
Gold/Apricot Color with White Head. Sweet Light Grain Aroma. Sweet Malt, Some Light Grains, Light Balancing Hops. Medium Mouthfeel. Towards the End of the Batch, Some Light Fruity Esters Came Through. Overall a Wonderfully Smooth and Sweet Lager...Very Drinkable for 7.5%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Light banana ester froth aroma. Wispy. Pours heavily clouded, pale gold and with a rich banana-tinted foam. Flavor continues with a heavily estery flavor, bold in banana and wheat oils. Totally off-style. Tasty, but in right field. Toothy grain sugars bring up the background and fight with a body of yeast character. Not crisp, nor particularly balanced with good hop presence. For a Lager, it’s a pretty good Belgian Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2007
pours an off copper color w/ a foamy white head and some lacing. Odd hop aroma lots of raw sugars kind of a sour note hitns of bread and clove. Avg Pal. Flavor is pretty sweet and has a lightly warm swallow w/ a little bit of a grassy musty hop finish hints of lemon zest. Fair beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
From the $16 growler, served in a footed Pilsner Urquel glass at cellar temp. Pours a lightly hazed amber copper, topped by an inch of fluffy white foam. Okay head retention, good lacing. Malt and an odd hint of subtle smoke in the aroma. Crisp and clean flavor - plenty of malt: somewhere between a Vienna and a German Pils in character - blending sweet and dry components. An assertive noble hop rounds out the flavor. The finish has dry malt, but more hops, and a touch of lemon. So smooth, refreshing, fresh, inviting, and drinkable. The alcohol remains hidden until the (hiccup) fourth glass.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Light dusty gold. Grassy, some noble hops, but the sweetness doesn’t portend good things. Flavor is just too sweet, not nearly enough hops to balance out the sugars here. Finishes a bit astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Draft @ BP. I don’t like lagers, but this was more complex than most. A nice offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1546) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Murky apricot orange in color, appearing as an unfiltered wheat. Friendly clove, grass and sourdough aromas give way to a very lively citrus flavor. Some pear and white grape alonside the oranges. This was a very flavorful lager, crisp and perfectly refreshing, and a wonderful finisher to my evening. I tried it just for kicks but now that first glass certainly won’t be my last.


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