Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have wanted to try this beer for so long but it’s just not the kind of thing you seek out. You need to wait for the Bürger to come to you. The can for this stuff is absolutely fantastic. It is red and blue and appears to have come from some decade in between the forties and the nineties that has never occurred. It has the classic styling of, say, a PBR can but w/ all these weird tacky accents all over the place like they’ve just been piling more and more stuff on there w/o every taking anything off. In any case, it is a decent beer but maybe a little below average even for what it is. It’s yellow, headless and kind of ugly. It is a bit sweeter than what is typical for the style but some additional hoppy bitterness saves it from tasting like malt liquor. Carbonation is just enough to keep it from feeling sluggish but doesn’t add any crispness. I guess I would say this is something of a disappointment flavor-wise but I am happy to say it doesn’t taste exactly like everything else which is half of what you want out of trying a classic regional beer like Bürger.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours pale yellow with a nice pillowy white head. Smells of the typical grass, corn and grainy malt. However, the taste suggests that there might be a touch of some off the wall hops. There is some of the grassy hop flavor, with hints of some piney, bitter hops in the background. Not too typical for an American pale and definately drink some more of this.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Global Beer Expo. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow/gold. Nose is grainy, corn, distant hops, mild sweetness. On taste, much the same with a sweet corny note dominating. Pretty okay.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. can shared by shigadeyo. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma and flavor is grainy malts with light citrus. I do find both this and the Light to be better options than most BMC stuff, but they are still pale lagers. The Burger Light is slightly cleaner.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pale gold with a white head. Aroma is bready pale malts and metal. Flavor is bready, biscuity malts. Not bad for 6 bucks six pack, lol.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
I heard this is a step above PBR so I was pretty excited to try it... $2.99 for a six-pack!!! That is cheap as balls. So I poured this from the can, into a glass (drinking the first one in style, even though I don’t think I’ll be able to ignore the convenience of drinking a beer out of a can in the future.) It fizzed. I can’t remember the last time I had a beer that fizzed this audibly. Very yellow, clear, with a fizzy white head... it looks like any other pale lager really. Aroma is very faint malts and even fainter hops, but not at all offensive or boozy - it really smells like a almost decent pils. Taste is light as well, palate is of course way too bubbly. Overall, it really is better than expected. And for the price, damn, this is unbeatable.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can - pours pale gold with thin white head; stale malt with mild lemons; thin and kind of blah; raw grain and stale malt
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the most prestigious Pale Lagers out thereaccording to RB (and the cheapest to boot). Got a six pack of cans for 3.25. Golden body with tall white head that held descently well and left some lace. Smells of pale malt and a hint of herbal hops. Flavor is very clean: pale malt with some herbal hops too. Medium body with medium low carbonation. Glad it isn’t overly carbonated like most PLs. Overall: very sessionable and smooth and inoffensive. This is pretty much the same rating as my rating for Burger Light, this one is juts a slight bit better. Both very clean and smooth.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from a friend. Some good malts and a helluva lot better to drink than keystone or natti or anything else that piss poor. Plus it’s fun to say.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light sweet aroma. Light golden with a thin whispy head. Some grass. Barley malt and grass. Don’t get much adjuncts, its nice and clean.A little lemon in finish. If this was my local pale lager I would drink the hell out of it.