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Brewed by Karlsberg Brauerei
Style: Pale Lager
Homburg, Germany

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
As expected - skunky aroma - this is a German Lager in a green bottle after all - but it dissipates and mellows. Decent white pillowy head with little lacing which disapears quickly. Saaz Hops very apparent and strong flavored. This has a bit of a bite to it - overall, not bad - typical Euro Lager.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Light golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Toasty malt, floral hops and hint of urine aroma. Starts with a floral sweetness which continues throughout the qauff. Finishes with a corn sugar and malt sweetness. Not my type of lager. Neither crisp not clean.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine white bubbles and a carbonated transparent straw wheat yellow body. It had a hoppy and a medium strength lager flavor of malt and hops. It was slightly bitter initially and with a lingering hop finished.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4223) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2006
The aroma is weak but does have some discernable malt and hops. Incidentally, it smells like a German or Dutch Macro lager. The appearance is odd in that it is apparently unfiltered. It is pale gold with a smaller head but I am not so sure I like an unfiltered pale lager; the sediment seems to detract from the appearance. The flavor is bland with lightly toasted malt and herbal hops. The palate is thin. Other than for the particles this is an unremarkable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2003
Light, malty, graham crackery aroma. Appearance dings for green bottle, lame label. Medium gold beer with persistant pithy head. Seedish, with biscuity malts -- tastes like a cross between sunflower seeds and shortbread. Loses fizz entirely too quickly, watery, with a medium, bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hotstuff (4101) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
A beer that poured a medium sized white head with no lacing. The carbonation was quite lively in this beer. The body was clear with a pale yellow hue. The aroma was pretty typical of a Lager. It was somewhat of a smooth drink from start to finish in my opinion with a light and watery palate. This beer did not have much character to it.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2004
I was really surprised to see that the initial ratings of this beer were so much more positive than mine. Apparently this beer is aiming to sucker in the drinkers who are look for Becks or maybe other green bottle German beers. Pours rich yellow with a big white head, large carbonation forming on the sides of my glass with small carbonation in the middle body. The aroma is grassy, mildly malty, not skunky. The flavor is more of the same, a combination of a cookie and a handful of grass, but still it wasn't a very nice flavor in my opinion--nowhere as clean as you would expect a good German lager. The worst part was the palate, which from the start was very flat, despite the obvious carbonation. Really, just lifeless, and it let down the beer as a whole.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Call this one the bad child of the bunch. Very dissapointingly bland for a German Lager. Nothing to shout about, but still better than anything mass produced in America, as well as anything named "Buffalo Butt."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2954) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2006
I really enjoyed this beer, I tohught it was a perfect summer drinking beer. It not spectacular on any one level, its got a perfect balance to make it grea tto drink

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2003
"Becker's. It's German for Beer." Wait a minute, perhaps I'm remembering the ad campaign for Beck's instead. Anyway, this Becker's Lager is really yeasty in a pleasant way. It's got considerable malt and is slightly sweet. Has some of the weirdness of a Soviet-era Zhiguly lager. Very enjoyable!


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