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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This authentic Continental-style beer is brewed with 2-row malts and noble hops, then cold fermented and lagered for six glorious weeks. Experience the full, balanced malt flavor. 13° Plato and 22 IBU’s.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours orange-amber into the glass, with an initial 2-finger head that tames to a nice cap, leaving chunky lace. A sweet malty nose ensues, with some herbal bready notes. Decent herb, bread and citrus flavors, with a nice earthen hop back. The finish, slightly metallic, doesn’t prolong, but lasts well for the style. This is well-integrated, and although not "over-the-top", it is satisfying. Would make for a good sessionista. An oily, smooth mouthfeel with medium carbo levels goes down well. All-in-all, this is quite good for such a broad category.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5225) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold. Small white head. Nose is sweet malts, grassy/straw notes, light bread and honey. taste is hoppy but controlled. Some spicy notes and some earthiness. There’s some fruit notes with soft caramel, and bready malts as well. The aftertaste exudes a bit more fruit (melon and pear). Body is medium with strong carbonation. The end comes when the malts, bread, soft honey and spicy hops regress to stronger fruit notes and grass.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2008
(12oz bottle, best by 8/08) Minimal white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/spicy, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grassy, some bread. Fairly clean light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle: Bronze pour with a moderate head. The aroma is almost fruity, but not quite. It drinks with a nice snappy tanginess, lightly malty underneath, with a sharp hop finish. This is actually a very good medium-amber lager, with a good full flavor and character. (#3437, 4/27/2008)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Lemon zest aroma. Clear golden color, little head. Tastes of slight phenolic lemon grass. Solid offering from a new brewer. There is potential for improvement. Disclaimer: No, I couldn’t do any better, but my experience is only in cider.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopslammed (1) - USA - APR 11, 2008 does not count
This is the closest thing (in my mind) to a good Munich Helles I’ve had since...I was in Munich.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours clear golden in color with thin white head which does not last long. Aroma of grain, sweet and malty. Taste malty and light bitter finsih.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear, deep gold with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation. Grassy, light grain nose, mildly sweet. Decent flavor, grassy and mild malt, a bit of grain. Mild floral bite in the finish. Pretty solid for what it is. Finish is a bit weak, but a pleasant beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - FEB 20, 2008
a straight forward lager with sturdy malt profile and well balancing hops flavor and aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
12oz bottle labeled Best Before 03 2008. Poured a deeper golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grassiness and some grains. Subtle tastes of grass and some malty sweetness. Not offensive.


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