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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.


3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
A very good lager, however - it left a bit of a bitter tang. I added a lemon and it was awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap at brewpub. Medium to light gold, decent head, clear. Aroma is of hay and slightly floral hops, pleasant. Flavor was essentially a match, with a nice balancing pale malt sweetness. Nicely done, very clean taste. These guys know what they are doing here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5601) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle from The Virginia Touch. Grassy aroma, clear light amber pour with a slight head. Clean pale malt leads the flavor profile, with light noble hops, some grass, and just a whiff of lager-yeast sulfur. Quite substantial body from the malt, and a clean finish with moderate residual sweetness. This is very much a lager, not a pilsner.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2009
Just what a premium lager should be. Nice and fresh. Clean on the palate. Light bodied. Very drinkable. Exactly what you want in a lager. Slight malt in there as well. Laces the glass nicely for a lager as well. Get it!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2860) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft pour. Pale gold with a white head. Good retention and lacing. Bready, grainy, and a little grassy. Slightly sweet but finishes of with a mild bitterness. Light body. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3230) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a fairly thick eggshell head. Crisp, malty aroma has an overtone of pear cider. Refreshing malty aroma is quite bold for a lager, crisp and fruity. Give it to someone who’s hooked on the mega-brewed slop! Firm, fizzy texture rounds out a first-class lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baler (7) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2007 does not count
Tasted before pouring at Wine Gourmet. This brewery opened up October 24, 2007 so this is just making its way into store and alehouses. Golden in color. Light biscuit and clean noble hops in aroma. Flavor is balanced floral hop with biscuit and slight caramel notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely balanced lager with notable sweetness giving it more body than most pale lagers. I’m glad to have one of the better micro-lagers coming out of Virginia.


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