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Buzzards Bay Lager

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
"Our Lager (Dortmund-style) is brewed with pale, Munich and Vienna malts and is moderately hopped with Hallertauer hops. The Dortmund style evolved in the steel-making town that bares the name and is a hearty lager with great heft in the mid-palate. The hops balance the malt but not overtly so. Canadian 2-Row Pale Malt Durst Munich and Vienna malt Magnum - Bittering hops Hallertauer - Flavor & aroma hops ABV: 4.8% IBUs: 35"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Hazy golden pour. Nose is surprisingly clear. A soft malt aroma with a kiss of light hops still coming through. A bit of age showing although the hopping is still there. Crisp and clean although certainly a little bit simple.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pale yellow pour. Crisp slightly hoppy malt taste. Beer is better than overproduced macros, but not all that great. Rated 3/25/04

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (5781) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Gold with fluffy white head and lace. Sour, papery, light malt and good bitter. Thin but with good carbonation. Not as good as the 2.7 would indicate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a thin off white head and yellow/gold color. aroma is sweet grain/medium malt, secondary fruity hops. taste is grain/medium malt, secondary fruity/herbal hops, musty, not clean. Finishes medicinal/cardboard. it’s a shame they stopped brewing but still put out beer near their closing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Clear golden, whitish cover. Aroma is corn, just about all of it. Taste is corny, crisp lager finish, grass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Courtesy jcwattsrugger - Thanks!Mildly cloudy orange, no head. lots of corn in the aroma, also kinda sour. Flavor pretty much follows suite, plus some biting into an aspirin bitterness. Not a whole lot to this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle at the 10th Richmond RateBeer Gathering courtesy of jcwattsrugger on 01/16/2010. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Big honey and toasty malt aroma. Sweet honey and light toasty malt flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Clear golden color. Aroma is of malts, a little bit of skunk, yeast, lactose, and some earthiness. Flavor is a little bit of a metallic flavor, hops, malts, and yeast. It has a little bit of malty metallic aftertaste. This might be skunked so that will alter the rating. RIP Buzzards Bay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pale yellow. Light malt, touch of honey on the aroma. Flavor matches, with hop bitterness onthe finish. Little else.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Butters (4043) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle from Maniac’s Richmond Tenth Gathering. Clear golden pour with wispy white head. Nose is like creamed fresh corn. Flavor is similar. Astringent. Pretty lacking. Extra point for cool brewery name.

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