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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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As refreshingly crisp as a morning swim in a Great Lake, this brew is crafted with Pils and Munich malts. The pronounced hop character of this golden lager sparks thoughts of sandy beaches and rocky islands.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Sampled from bottle at Larry Bell’s Brickskeller event. Clear golden with a white head. I found the aroma to be subtle yet pleasant; light dough, bread and noble hops. Flavor has notes of light bread/grain, lemon and grassy hops. Moderate level of sweetness/bitterness. The body is medium/light and could’ve used more refreshing carbonation imo. Overall, a very drinkable tasty beer. Re-rate sampled from a cold bottle freshly opened by me. Very nice clear golden appearance with a billowy white head. Simple grainy, lemony, noble hop-y flavor, but very very very drinkable and tasty. Smooth refreshing mouthfeel. Really nice stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle, Larry Bell event at Brickskeller. Pours a clear, golden-yellow; white head with good retention. Light sugar and floral notes in the aroma. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: sugar, light citrus hops, hints of malt. Light, crisp finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Sampled from a bottle. Nose is doughy, sugary and buttery sweet, with sugar cookie dough and butter notes dominant. Crisp and fres saaz hops are done very well, and it tastes like a big buttered biscuit or buttered croisant. Lightly peppery, light to medium crisp bitterness, sharp I would say, then more oily and a bit syrupy in the finish. A decent beer to drink, but the butter notes can go.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2007
(bottle) Crystal clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some bread, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, floral, bread, light lemon. Watery light-medium body, some crispness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 7, 2007
On tap at El Bait Shop. Great Beer! Rich gold with a medium white head. Amazing lacing. Pours crisp and clear with medium carbonation. Has a honey and candy aroma. Has an awesome rich thick flavor. Berries, sweetness, and lots of flavor hop bursts of citrus fruit rinds. Perhaps cherries even? WOW! Brief lemon aroma and maltiness. Seems like it has heavy amounts of honey, but I know better. Speaks volumes about this brewer when this is the standard-bearer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5159) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle purchased at John’s in Iowa City. Labelled as Lager of the Lakes. A medium gold body is topped with a fluffy egg shell colored head. The aroma is boiled potatoes with some carrots and a little bit of grass. The taste has some light notes of spicy parsnips and potatoes. Nice and light. This is a decent light lager. The mouthfeel is soft and surprisingly full.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12oz beer, labeled lager of the lakes, a great looking label. pours clear straw color with small white head. nose is toasted cereal grains and sorta skunky. flavor is simple, crisp, biscuit, and refreshing. i’m no expert on this style but i actually think this is sorta tasty.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2007
12 oz bottled as Lager of the Lakes. Pours light gold. Sweet cereal grain maltiness on the nose. Has that euro-skunky pilsner flavor but not to the extreme. Decent for what it is... a session beer by Bells. Nothing fancy here.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
12 oz Lager of the Lakes. Very yellow color with a good loose foamy head. Natural/earthy tasting with the slight grass flavor with the malt and spice. A desent pilsener for once, instead of the Pale Lager those macros try to pawn off as as pilsener. Refreshing

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear yellow, white head. Aroma is corn, malt, grass. Flavor is sweet corn, lingering corn/wheat.


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