shigadeyo (2400) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
5/31/2009: Bürger Beer is back in town! Bürger Classic is like many other fizzy yellow beers, but it is a "hometown classic" and that makes all the difference. That having been said, this is really nothing more than a light, grainy, but refreshing beer. It reminds me of Busch beer or similar, but maybe slightly more fruity or something. It’s hard to say because there really isn’t that much to say to even attempt to differentiate between all of the "pale lagers" available out there. I think that I actually prefer Hudy Delight over Bürger Beer. It just seems to have a little more character and is less fizzy...
I remember drinking Bürger back during my college days when it was the cheapest available beer at many bars for only $1/can! They even used to give you one of those small 6 fl. oz. glasses to pour it into, sip, pour a little more, sip, and so on. Those were the days... Anyways, I’m glad to see that the new Hudepohl-Schenling Brewing Company has brought back both Bürger Classic and Bürger Light. Hopefully they will continue to resurrect all of the old Hudy brands as well as actually bring the brewing back to Cincinnati.
12 fl. oz. can from 12-pack purchased at Bigg’s Hypermarket in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #35 for this beer.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can(12/02)-A golden body with a nice white head and an aroma of nothing. Taste of any other pale lager but with a bit more hops and malt. A nice tasting lager.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve been cleaning out the storage room in my basement and built a set of shelves for my beer cellar and have been getting things organized. As a beer can collector, I have cases and cases of cans that I used to trade with. I decided it was time to cull the herd a bit and in going through the cases of cans, came across this full one of Burger. It lists the brewer as Hudepohl-Schoenling in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also see a logo that they are sponsoring some event in ’88. Holy crap, this stuff is 20 years old! Well, into the fridge it goes...
I was expecting the worst when I opened the can. To my surprise, it poured a mostly clear light gold with a sudsy white head that faded to an uneven white film within about a minute. No foul odors, that’s a good sign. Actually some very light hops and sweet malt. The flavor is actually not bad either - sweet malt with some very light hops and even a little sweet lemon. Really not a bad little beer.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 RCL and I had this beer after it had been sitting in a refrigerator for upwards of 3 years. I was expecting something skunky, but instead we were greeted with an outstanding pale lager. There was actually some substance and character to it accompanied with a smooth finish. Please begin making this beer again, it is wonderful.
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe this is the best pale lager I’ve ever had. It’s a crying shame they don’t make it anymore. Rich grains with just a hint of fruit. Very nice.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was one of the best Cincinnati area local lagers. My Mom’s favorite and mine as well. It was also, for a long time, rated the number one pale lager on this site. Crisp, clean and refreshing with a mildly hoppy finish. Sold out by the macros.
eckerljj (7) - oxford, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a great beer if you can find it. You need to talk to older cincinnati citizens. I found a guy who had a can in the back of his fridge. Great beer. they should really start making it again.
hair-old (171) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Americas best lawnmower beer has
been bought out by Christian Moerlein,
Bravo to these people for bringing
back Ohio history,but will they brew
Burger Classic?In my opinion it is the
BEST american standard lager!!!
contact this brewer and tell them
u want this beer back!!!
roccotool (25) - USA - OCT 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just a step up from regular commercial brews. Sets up on the palate and makes you take notice. The black malts and six-row make their mark and are defined well. Refreshing on that finish and makes you want more.
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicous lager. I wish this was the standard for lagers in America. Crips, clean refreshing palate with a mild hoppy taste and slight sour aftertaste. Very mild in flavor. The head quickly diminishes and you are left with a quality beer that is very cheap and refreshing. DRINK THIS BEER