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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed for the 2008 Sagebrush Classic, this beer is a classic unto itself. Made with 100% German pils malt, a blend of German and Czech hops, and brewed in our state-of-the-art German brew house, this beer might have you re-think where you should go on your next vacation. IBU's: 37


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
2010-06-27. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. Odd flavour with a weird herbal/floral character, floral hops, moderate bitterness. Touch of feet/cheese in the aroma with floral hints of grass. Average palate. Huh, something odd going on here. Not for me. On tap at Deschutes, Portland

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
[2994-20100627] Tap. Sourdough bread aroma with a funky leaf and hint of vomit aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Subtle sourdough infused yeast flavour with extra notes like sage or an odd wood. Light body. Odd.
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3289) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
5 ounce sample on tap at the Pub in Portland, OR. Aroma has some spicy hoppiness with a great deal of biscuity malt aromas, too. Light metallic undertones are also there. Transparent golden body with a scant white head. Starts with a nice spicy, grassy Noble hop goodness. Has a mild astringency in the middle. Finishes with some biscuit and light metallic hop notes. Not bad at all. Wish they bottled/canned this!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2008
G.A.B.F. 2008: Pale golden with great clarity and a dense white head. The aroma is solid Pilsner malt/biscuity and crackery with mild zesty lemon. Crisp and light body. The flavor has a great balance of crackery malts, bread crust and hints of soft lemon peel. The finish is grassy and mildly bitter. Nice and dry, very drinkable. A solid session Pilsner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
On tap at the Portland Deschutes pub. Pours gold, very clear, with a small fizzy white head. Grassy hops in the nose, with a nice spiciness to them, bready body, very clean and crisp pils. Maybe not as floral as some of the really nice ones, but an easy drinking and well balanced pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2499) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2008
tap sampler from deschutes bar in portland. hazy gold pour. spice and earthy hops in the aroma. grainy. balanced and drinkable. limited notes for this. would need to try again. K-7

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Draught. Poured clear gold with thin white head, Moderate lacing. Delicate grassy aroma. Full flavour with biscuity and rusky notes among the malt. Crisp clean hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Saaz hop aroma, yellow, somewhat pale. Crisp, sharp, snappy hop finish. Clean with a bold rounded pale malt flavor, no off character barges in.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
On tap at Deschute in Portland, OR--Poured a pale golden straw body with a small white head. Sparkling spicy nutty creamy nose with a greatly balanced piquant mouthfeel. Great balance in malts and hops and carbonation levels. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Tasted from a fancy brown glass 2L growler into a schooner glass. Thanks jcw0220! It poured a cloudy copper color with cream, long-lasting off-white foam and lace. Very strong earthy, spicy, grassy aroma, flowery and resiny hops, cool use of sage. Flavor was a deliciously dirty, bready, crusty, marshmallowy pils malt sweetness balanced by tangy hops and earthy sage again. Light-medium body, tart and refreshing. Unusual but well-balanced. A great beer.


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