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RATINGS: 1171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This smooth lager strikes a delicate balance between malt and hops in the aroma, palate, finish and body. It has more body and less hops than a Pilsner, and less malt and more hops than a Munich style lager. 30 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2003
About as good as this style gets. Nice golden color. Rich malt for the style, caramel and toffee present, quite flavorful. Moderately hoppy and perfectly smooth. A nice surpise.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1911) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Light yellow liquid. Nice head. Good strong flavor. Good carbonation. Nice full flavor with hints of sweetness. A good beer, just not all that special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1357) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2003
This is an outstanding lager. One that puts faith back into the lagers. Great bright clear gold with a nice head. Flavor is sweet and finishes with a little hop to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Nice clear color and fresh aroma. Like a thick pilsner taste, with a touch of honey. Very very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
This was one great beer. As has been said, this is extremely well balanced--a beautiful combination of malt and hops. The palate is smooth and the flavor is great. A wonderful beer that could be consumed quite regularly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Extremely well balanced and tasty - especially for a lager. Nice malty flavor with a decent balance of hops. A nice fruity sour apple finish. It would be a nice intorductory beer for thos who only drink macros.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
junior (3) - Skara, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2003 does not count
Indeed a good beer. A little too bitter for my taste, and it feels also somewhat similiar to Budweiser. Its not golden in its colour as I expected, it is more like amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2003
This is a wonderful tasting and looking beer. It is so smooth and enjoyable. Perfect blend of flavors and bitterness. So far I have to say this is my favorite of the Great Lakes beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdog33 (2) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2003 does not count
This is a very very good beer. It's Malty with a twinge of citrus. This is my favorite of the Great lakes brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Malty aroma with some citrus in the background. Perfect golden color. Foamy but diminishing white head. Tangy front. Spicy hops give way to a slowly rising malt presence. Clean , dry finish. A crisp bite from the carbonation at lower temperatures mellows as the beer warms. Start to finish one of the finest lagers in the world. A must for both fans of this style and for those who have written off pale lager styles.

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