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Christian Moerlein Select Lager

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A classic Munich-helles style lager with the emphasis on complex malt flavors and low hop character - in accordance with the style. Brewed with 2-row pale and Caramel 60 malts and Saaz and Hallertau hops. This was the first American beer to certifiably pass the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516.
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Pours a clear gold, small head and minimal carbonation. Aroma is mostly malty, slightly sweet, and that carried over into the flavor as well. Thanks to gerdy555 for this one!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a light amber color with a small white head. Descent tasting Helles sytel brew from Cincy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Decent but not great. It had a cloudy yellow/amber coloring and a slightly sweet aroma and flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Very light amber color with a small white head. Malt aroma with a just a little fruit. Flavor of malt(bread) and a little fruit. Has a little hops in the finish. Thanks Dogbrick.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 19, 2003
Orange, slightly cloudy body with a bubbly white head that doesn’t last more than 5 seconds. Appears to be very watery. Some faint bubbling. Smells of mild malt and fruity hops, both very subdued. Mouth-feel is thin and watery, which is a big surprise once you find out how strong a flavor this beer packs. Taste starts off with peach, concord grapes and a little apple, then quickly moves to a bitter, stone metallic hop flavor. Beer finishes like a dry white wine, with a peppery/carbonated throat burn. An interesting, strong flavored domestic that was just “ok” going down. Of note: A cat pee odor comes about as the beer warms. I probably will not buy this again. Sampled from a 12 oz. Bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, VA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2003
This beer is a lightly murky amber color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is lightly malty and fruity. Medium-bodied and very smooth with malt and hops in equal quantities. The finish is very clean and a little sweet. Better than I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Golden colour with a medium-thick dense white head. Aroma of limes, hops and malt with some subtlety of metal. Strong malty flavour with a bit of hops and some noticeable metal tastes. A good aftertaste filled with strong malt characteristics instead of just a subtle afterstase. The hops are pretty evident as well when the beer finishes. Overall a pretty good dortmunder style beer, and definately one to try again, especially because the price is so low! I bought my twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 A malty, very good (for a domestic) Midwestern Helles that was my "premium" beer of choice in the ’eighties! - Although the beer at that time was brewed by Hudepohl in Cincinnati.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Color is a dark gold with a bit of brown. Very slight haze. Big robust head with nice lace that stuck around for quite a while. Aroma is a very slight fruit with a hint of citrus. I did not get a big nose from this one. Taste is quite good. I really enjoy a good lager and this is a fine example of one. Nice malt sweetness up front with a nicely balanced hoppiness. This is a brew that you could have two or three of very easily. A very nice moderatly priced lager. I recomend this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
A very ggod lager with true classic flavours. Noble hop aromas and flavours blend beautifully with the malts used. One to look for.


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