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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sterling is a one hop (Sterling), one malt (pilsner) golden pale ale with a twist. This beer is fermented cool at near lager temps. 6.1% ABV, 51 IBU.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Growler sample. Originally tasted in October 2013, but opened a second growler on NYE. Yellow in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of crusty French bread and both herbal and grassy hops. Quite grassy in the mouth, balanced by notes of bready pilsner malt and wildflower honey. A touch of minerality on the back end. A bit more broad on the palate than a lager, but the flavors and aroma are similar to Victory Prima Pils. Good stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Sampled on draught at the Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth, MN. Pours a clear golden pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a white ring with very little lacing. Aroma of light flowery hops, light bready malt with a touch of honey. Taste is light bodied, some carbonatation with a good balance of flowery hops and white bead malt. Finish is slightlly dry, some mild bitterness with a light bread aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Pours a clear golden color, with a thin white head. Not a whole lot of lacing. Light hoppy aroma is delicious. This ale is mild and smooth in the malt department, but very tasty. The hops, while not overwhelming by any means, are the prominent flavor - nicely bitter and somewhat spicy. As the name suggests, the beer is a showcase for the Sterling hops. Medium body, medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2006
On-tap at the Brewpub: Clear straw gold with a small white capping of smooth foam. Tons of lacing sheet the glass with a blanket of frosting. Aroma is slightly dulled with Sterling hop floweryness mixing with a dry flour breading. Crisp and light to the nose, but welcoming and clean. Taste is firm and lasting. Wow, a pleasant surprise to the buds as some great flavors ensue and coat the palate with fresh snappy bread tones and a nice lightly placed crispness. The hops are quite unique in the finish with slight tugging of floral sweetness and feathery powdered, whole grain fluff. Yum! Like drinking Cheerios...kinda, I guess. Feel is within a medium range in body. Crisp, inviting, and tasty as hell. Semi creamy and wheat bread-like the whole way through with nice additions in light sweet floralness and pwodery grain. Gone in a flash! This stuff is down right yummy. Note: Not sure of the style, as no one knew what it was suppose to be. No server knew or the barkeep. The only thing they did know that is was not a Pilsner nor a pale ale of any kind. But it seems like a Pils crossed with a Cream ale?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Golden ale with a white fine head. Smells of sweet malt and fresh hops, very clean and enticing. Niced balanced bitterness with a good, slightly buttery(which I like) malt backbone and a delicious Sterling hop finish. A great APA I could only hope to replicate with my homegrown Sterling hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3144) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Slight haze to an even golden popur, with a crystal white head atop. Sharp fruit aroma. Wheat flavor, with light dry hop finish. Notes of grass, onions, and grain. Leaves a light sugary hops residue behind on the tounge. A fairly smooth and not overtly watery beverage. Retasted 11/09, realizing it’s a pilsener. This is fantastic for the style! very supple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Very pale yellow-gold with a bit of head, followed by a lemon/limey fresh citrusy-tart nose...sweet, vaguely honeyish body, a bit sticky, prominent malt...subtle late woody bitterness and a touch of sourness which blends wonderfully into the full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Growler, compliments of robertsreality. Pale yellow color with a thin head. Kind of a sweet and citrusy aroma. Dusty and bitter taste. Smidge of malt. Not bad, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Yellow Straw Coloring. Foamy White Head. Hop and Grainy Aroma. Begins Almost Like a Dry White Wine Would...Then the Hops and Grains, Wheat Hit You... Creamy Going Down. Very Smooth and Balanced Well. Enjoyable Pale!


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