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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Brewed in the Bohemian Tradition, this deep golden lager exhibits a bold yet balanced hop profile due to the use of premium Czech Saaz hops. We us the finest Moravian two row barley to give Detroit Lager its signature crisp, yet surprisingly full body. Our deliberate fermentation process and rigorous quality control ensure the freshest, most authentic pilsner style lager possible. 4.6 – 4.8% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Draft sample at MBG Winterfest 2009. Poured a clear pale color with a moderate fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hop aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
on tap-pours a disappearing white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is sweet grain, secondary/faint earthy hops. Light side of medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a large sized head. Stale / toasted grains with some earthiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
It is okay. Surely in the Czech camp. Not too much diacetyl. Reminiscent of Czech lagers but not as good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Sample at GABF on 9-18-2010. Comes a light gold with a nich fluffy white head. Aroma of malt, hops and some citrus. Tastes somewhat sweet with some hop bitterness. Pretty good lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2007
draft sampler at the brewpub - Odd, I would have thought the lager was their most common beer, but it’s not entered here. Oh well, it was quite forgettable. It pours the expected yellow with thin white head, smells lightly malty, tastes lightly malty, is thin, and finishes clean. It beats a Bud, anyway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap DTW. Clear gold. Faint aroma of light pils malts. Flavor matches with balanced hop bitterness, very very faintly floral. Clean, but I wanted more hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle from The Beer Depot in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet and grainy with a light, crisp grassy hopping. Flavor is similar. Sweeter, grainy pale malts with a light, fruity grass. This does finish very dry with a light, grassy bitterness along with a touch of sweetness and earth before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a clean, easy drinking lager. Decent grassy dryness and a somewhat sweeter, grainy malt. This wasn’t a bad pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Tap: Golden body, light chill haze with a thin layer of white foam that transgresses to a measly skin quickly. Aroma is mild; notes of spicy Saaz hops, grass, & faintly sweet pilsner malt. Mild bread & honey. Taste is crisp & clean, though somewhat lacking. Notes of bread, pilsner malt, grass & spicy leaves from the Saaz, & the lightest tough of lemon zest in the finish. Some faint metallic notes here & there with a yeasty coating finish. Okay lager, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear golden with a 1/2 finger white head--tiny bubbles with pretty decent retention as far as pale lagers are concerned. Decent lacing for the style. Aroma of corn syrup, hay, and a hint of biscuits. Biscuity sweet malts dominate the flavor as well with some light noble hops. Mild bitterness in the semi-dry finish. Other than that, not a lot else going on. Light carbonation with a light creamy body. Definitely one of the better pale lagers I’ve had--I can’t pick out any flaws.

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