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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The lager is the lightest, most refreshing of our beers. It's a classic Bavarian style lager with a delicious bready malt palate and an assertive noble hop finish. It just makes your mouth beg for more...
Called Winter Vintage when released during the winter.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (365) - Atlanta, - OCT 24, 2012
Pours a light and slightly hazy gold color with only a miniscule amount of head. The aroma is mostly mild and fruity yeast esters. The flavor, like the aroma, also has a minimalist approach where all of the flavors from the yeast, malt and hops blend with each other to form a slightly fruity and slightly malty lager that is both crisp and refreshing.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1126) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. It was bottled on 4/2/14 and cost $2.99 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Perfectly golden hue over a crystal clear body with plenty of carbonation visible. Pours to a small, bright white, frothy head which retains and laces very well.

Smell: Grassy hops, hay, a hint of lemon peel or citrus character.

Taste: We canít get fresh Czech and German pilsners over here, so having an American take on the style thatís fresh and available is a nice alternative, like Cisco Summer of Lager for example. This is a no frills/by-the-book pilsner and it works because it is exactly what itís supposed to be. A tasty beer of authentic all-malt base, some mineral character, and the hops arenít skimped on, either.

Up front thereís a light sweetness from the golden malts. Some notes of light bread, crackers, and honey. The hard water from the region appears to have been re-created quite well as thereís a slight mineral flavor throughout the palette (not to be confused with metallic or tangy). The Noble hops impart some earthy/herbal bitterness as well as a mild spicy flavor, especially through the middle. Additionally sweetness on the finish with a touch of caramel. Iím genuinely surprised and impressed by not only how good this beer is, but by how much I enjoyed it.

Drinkability: Pale lagers and pilsners have their place in the beer world, especially in the summer, and as a seasonal, Cisco Summer of Lager does exactly what itís supposed to do. The mouthfeel is thin, crisp, wet and refreshing with a clean aftertaste. Itís almost too easy to drink as I really like to savor the nuances here. At 5.5% ABV itís just a tad heavier than Iíd prefer, though it does seem quite efficient for its weight as thereís plenty of taste here. Extremely tempting to session.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (61) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Pours clear golden. This is a nice lager, but not my favorite type.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (205) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Can. Really nice summer lager, a great day drinker (hope they say the Sam about me one day...)

Pours clear amber with substantial white head. Bready malt comes through foremost on the nose while the subtle hop kick comes through on the back end. Smooth and relatively full-bodied. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
transparent gold, thin white head, wispy white head good lacing. Grainy nose, tons of toast, strong bitterness. Flavor is buttered crust, tons of toasty grass bitterness mid before lightly milky finish, thin and sticky with a bone dry finish, lightly papery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a tan color. Taste is crisp light and session able. Flavorful and fuityish for the summer

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (100) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Very light and refreshing. Perfect summertime lager. Nice smooth with little aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft pour @ Cisco. Clean, rich gold in glass. Limited head. No lacing. Lager nose with hints of floral hops. Some orange and crackers. Dry, medium body. Apricots offset the simple dough flavors on taste. Mild bitterness on finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
can. golden with one finger head. whatís this? a lager with actual flavor? i think this likely the best lager iíve ever had. medium body with solid crisp hops in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
essjay (9) - Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Poured from can. Good carbonation and impressive head. Excellent interpretation of a real lager with a broad malt backbone, slightly sweet and pleasant hop back bite. New go to staple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (675) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Clear pale gold pour with a two finger whispy white head that fades slowly to a ring. The nose is of honeyed doughy pale malt, floral noble hops and a hint of Pilsner malt sulfur. The aroma is rounded and enticing, hinting at the maturity if this fine brew. The flavour is simple and mild, though in no way insipid. Spicy hops balance the appropriately bready, lightly cracker-like malts. Very little sulfur in the flavour. The palate is crisp and dry, allowing the drinker to enjoy with minimal time between sips. The finish is medium long and spicy. Cisco is killing it lately


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