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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This is a pre-prohibition style lager with a heavy corn element.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On tap at the spice table. It's a lager, ok? But it's a good one, and it goes completely perfectly with the food at this spice-centric restaurant. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipaapi (7) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
I finally got to try this local lager and it was exactly what I thought it would be - a lager. I’m in no rush for another, but my dad loved his. I’m a big fan of Craftsman’s other beers, this one just isn’t getting me excited.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Tasted on tap at Beer Revolution on 2/17/2012. This Pale Lager pours a hazy yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium bodied white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, grainy, sweet, orange and honey. A touch of corn, but in a good way. A medium bodied pale lager. The malts are cereal and grainy, some orange and orange peel. The hops are floral and citrusy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. I know this beer has a lot of corn in it, but all you can taste of the corn is the sweetness. Light and refreshing. Touch of orange at the finish. Very easy drinking beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some residual sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (873) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 On tap at Monk’s Kettle for a Craftsman dinner. What a great pre-prohibition lager! Full flavored. Light yellow and clear with nice white head. Crisp aroma and flavor with some corn as well. Tasty!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2011
Draught at BoHo. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma light to moderate malty (caramel), moderate+ hoppy (citrusy, piney). Flavor light sweet, moderate to heavy bitter, long duration. Light to medium body flat. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Tap at The Tripel in Playa Del Rey. Pours light yellow. Nice fluffy white carbonation. Wow, a really full mouthfeel for a lager. Goes down like velvet. Good crisp taste. A really good lager.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden amber color with a finger worth of white head that has pretty good retention. S: There’s a pretty nice bready malt character to the nose along with the distinctive aroma of lager yeast. Not a ton of hop aroma, but a nice bit of floral and grassy hop character. T: A solid bread and malt flavor to start this one off. There’s a touch of toasted character to it as well as some very subtle hints of corn. The hops are a bit more pronounced on the palate and give the beer a pleasing bitterness and balance. M: The body is medium, pretty solid for this sort of lager, with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This was one of the better Craftsman beers I’ve had. Quite a solid beer and very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2709) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Sampled at the brewery...thanks Patrick! 18 karat golden color with a 1/3 inch ivory foam that left a descent amount of lacing. Nice, slightly herbal and bready nose/flavor with some grassy elements. Also showed moderate fruitiness. Didn’t get the heavy corn influence you would guess from the description. Somewhat sweet for the style but really enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
This is actually a very decent pale lager. Draft at Stone 14th anniversary. Grain, bready malt, lightly herbal and sweet, with bits of hops. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 1, 2010
pours a dark yellow color. very easy to drink. corn flavor wasn’t overpowering. really fills you up. nice amount of carbonation on it too. solid if not exciting summer time brew


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