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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Glowing like the Iowa Capitol dome in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines, this golden lager is brewed with time-honored German brewing methods. Its slightly sweet, bready, malty flavor is balanced perfectly by traditional German noble hops with medium-low hop bitterness.

Like building the magnificent 23-karat gold leaf Iowa Capitol dome itself, this beer can’t be rushed. We create it with the finest domestic and imported German two-row barley malt and noble German hops as well as traditional lager yeast. This delicate beauty undergoes a lagering period of three to four weeks after initial fermentation to bring out the best this beer has to offer. The result is a beer which, much like Iowa, has something for everyone — satisfying to the experienced craft beer drinker, yet welcoming to those new to the world of craft beer.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EMunk (99) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
This does shine just as the description notes. A great tasting lager, that is worth the wait. A beer I would drink again. I enjoyed this beer at a beer tasting event, Brrfest, in Coralville, IA


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Nose is sort of messy. Some hot cereal grain and honeyed paper. The taste is the same. Quite grainy, mild sugar. Light body, average carbonation. Not ideal.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2014
on tap @ Confluence Brewing / Des Moines IA --- Slightly hazy light amber with a rim head, tiny specks of lace. Taste is malt that grows into the palate with toffee and caramel. The finish features carbonation and a mild bit of hops. Very straightforward, and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3745) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma is grainy malts, citrus, fruit and slight sweetness. The flavor is citrus, grainy malts, fruit/berries and a tart/mildly sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3300) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Comes a clear gold with a nice white head. Mild aroma of malt and grass. Taste is malt, grain, grass, and a bit of citrus. Nice Lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
GrowLOLer. Pour is yellow with lots of white head. Lots of grains, somewhat grassy aroma. Taste is similar with a bit of citrus. Refreshing but nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap @ Confluence. Pours a clear yellow appearance when a foamy white head. A bit grainy, straw, herbal aroma. Somewhat sweet, light lemon, grainy flavor. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Poured on draft at 515 Brewery in Des Moines. Clear and golden pour. Wheat grassy aroma. Taste is just average for the style. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Tap - small foamy head, clear medium gold color, sweet malty and fruity aroma and flavor, crisp finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Nice color, almost glows gold, light taste with a mild smell. Citrus finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
boozedude (1665) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours clear golden.. white head..could not find an aroma..tast is kinda crapoy imo..like an old high life.. was drinkable but wont fo again


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