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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2004
A nice gold colour. There is a slight sweetness, and also a flavor that reminds me of fresh bread. But it's not heavy. It goes down fairly easily. This beer is available in most restaurants in the Cleveland area, and it goes extremely well with food. There is a hop presence, but not too bitter. I recommend this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Lightly hazy gold with a tinge of amber. Aroma lightly hoppy with herbs, grass, clean malt. Perfectly balanced flavor, well made with clean malt and tingly hop flavors, and light finish. Superb.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2004 A nice smooth beer going down, and is probably the most popular from the Great Lakes Brewing Company. This beer goes down quick, which may or may not be a problem (depending on how drunk you want to get), and gets filling after a few. It's semi-sweet flavor isn't too sweet that you'll tire of it... and it's usually the first or second choice when I am in a bar.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
Appearance is a shining clear yellow with a small white head that turns into a film and medium carbonation. Aroma is herbal, like I imagine is a typical Maine hay field by the end of the spring when it's still humid enough and not completely burnt by the summer sun. Restrained mild german hops in the aroma. Taste is all made of subtlety, never too sweet nor too bitter, perfect balance in that sense. I don't find much to be said really, excellent balance, medium body shows a perfect carbonation to my liking, quite creamy lager, pretty crisp dry herbal hops finish. Cheers Ciderguy!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 A honeyed narrator slowly shadowed by the oncoming spicy hops and biscuity malt chorus...A quiet caramel storyline comes and goes always accompanied by moderate hop melodies...The fresh cereal feel makes this a delightfully palpable lager...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Smells like hay, flowers, and week-old gym socks left to ripen. Tastes much the same. German noble hops figure prominently, but do not add much bitterness. Basically, the malt profile does not impress, but a very passable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1798) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Gold with a tan head. Very clear. I found the aroma to be incredibly light (citrisy). Piney, flowery flavor with very nice carbonation balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2003
(bottled). Pale gold, brilliant clarity. Soft, grainy nose with zippy continental hop aroma. Medium-bodied, nice pale malt leadoff good bitterness to balance. Clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3465) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Dark golden out of the bottle with a sweet malt nose and a nice white head. Faint lemon citrus in the finish. Nice hop bitterness and well balanced. Very crisp, clean beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Clear orange. Smells like a bail of hay, along with some honey and dark fruit. Very crisp overall, with an oily finish. Very tasty, full of tobacco, honey, hay and malts.


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