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RATINGS: 1136   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.


MattShizzle's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (553) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark golden to copper color - pretty clear. Clean aroma with some malt. Good - nice balance of malt and hops. Tastes like a German beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (308) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear golden, two finger off white head. Decent lacing and retention. Aroma is bready with citrus notes. Taste is nicely balanced, sweet with just the right bitterness for the style. Light bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet. Tasting notes of grass, herbs, biscuit, caramel and light roast. This beer surprised me! I’ve passed it over dozens of times. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (376) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2015
BBD 3/16/15. Pours a clear light medium amber (copper gold). Normal head volume, outstanding lacing and retention. Light nose of biscuit and herbal hops. Light medium body with a smooth texture that imparts moments of oiliness and creaminess. Perfect carbonation with a rich prickly effervescence from the middle on. The world class flavor profile is intense, complex and balanced. It begins with a blend of herbal and citric hop flavor over biscuit. As hop flavor recedes in the middle, a mild noble hop bitterness takes the forefront over a balancing biscuit sweetness. The finish is a bit crisp, and a tad dry, with a lingering noble hop flavor over a subtle receding bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Subliminal64 (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Tried this beer for the first time at Jacob’s Field in Cleveland. It was a local Craft Beer, so I had to try it. For being a Lager, it sure had a lot of hops. Although other flavours tried to keep it in check, the hops were just too potent for my liking. Quality brew no doubt, but probably wont try again. MB

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1589) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC (best by June 2, 2015). Dark orange pour with a quick off-white head. Aroma of grassy hops and sweet caramel malt. The taste is generously hopped with grassy, floral, and citrus notes that nearly overtake the sweetness from the malt. The end result is noticeably a lager but the hops make this more to my liking. This is one of the best American made helles style beers I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (610) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 15, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Clear amber color with a white head. Wheat and grain with hints of citrus on the nose. Well-balanced with a sweet touch on the palate. Nice malty flavors of toffee and caramel present. Crisp and refreshing with a moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (288) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2015
A gift from Maxbier, poured into a small cup. Had a hard time placing this one, never had this style before. Appearance was some froth, and a color of golden honey. Aroma was malty and hoppy. Taste was interesting, and a nice hop bitterness that lasted a while. Palate was crisp to say the least. Overall, this was an interesting beer to do a blind taste test on, and it definitely grew on me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (650) - Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2015
Clear yellow pour from a bottle, big white head. Aroma: big bright citrus sweetness with faint hint of pineapple. Very light body at first (finishes maltier), plenty of flavor; light lemon citrus, characteristic malt flavor of Southern German and Bohemia. Finish is spicy/herbal and grassy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours golden with low-medium white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, grain, malt. Taste is of grain, malt, sugar, lager action. Palate: Light to medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Not oustanding but fair.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (978) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
on tap in Myrtle Beach SC - Taste is malt, slight hop. German tasting. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3672) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) @ Hotel Room Tasting. From Russ, thanks!

Appearance: Clear bright golden with a small white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Quite herbal with grains, floral notes and hints of citrus.

Taste: Herbal, cereals, light citrusy notes, bready malts and honeyed sweetness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A tad oily. Clean. Herbal finish.

Overall: Clean and quenching Dortmunder with a very nice herbal presence and crisp cereals features. Good!



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