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RATINGS: 1116   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Best by June 30, 2013. Appearance - golden amber with rich, white, two-finger head that dissipates to a lacy cap. Aroma - sweet malt and fresh baked bread with a hint of earthy hops. Taste - floral, earthy hop bitterness perfectly balances the sweet, bready malt backbone. Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation and body, crisp dry finish. Overall - a well crafted lager, nicely balanced and highly enjoyable.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Good lager. Very smooth and is well balanced. Complex body and nice aroma and palate.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
Bottle; smooth and crisp, clean finish. Just really good simple beer. not usually a big fan of lagers, but this one is done right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (62) - Minneapolis, - NOV 9, 2014
A pretty decent refreshing lager with 5.8% abv. Great Lakes seems to have pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1457) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Appearance: Orange golden, some off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, slight fruit, hops.
Taste: Good malt, biscuits, some hops. Good balance.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.29
Info: 28/10-2014, 232/300

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Keg @ some beer garden in DC. So my waiter actually actively tried to stop me from ordering this. He thought an overpriced liter of Paulaner would be a better move. To you, sir, I say mind your own damn business. Anyway, deep gold with hardly any trace of a head. Nice toasty malt and burnt buttery croissant on the nose. Some apricot and a bit of pepper. The flavor has a nice toasty malt focus. Just a bit of caramel and light straw dryness on the finish. Easy drinking. Nice active carb on the palate. Overall, quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (305) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Gold, balanced and delicious, it smells like that big bowl of cookie dough mom whipped up then slapped your hands to prevent you from eating before she baked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (379) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2014
It pours a dark gold color with a healthy head. There are malt aromas of bread and hay with a bit of dough. It has the taste of cereal, and malts complimented by a bit of yeast.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillaFly (9) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
This is what lager should taste like. Pours a nice light golden color. Not too much carbonation but enough. Light malt profile and enough hops to balance out. Now my favorite lager. Is this what lager tasted like 150 years ago?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6025) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"way better than i was expecting...had 2 with a meal while passing through Canton, Ohio last year. Quite refreshing, and even has a nice body for a lighter beer!"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (832) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Golden pour with white head. Smells of malt and slight hops. Tastes of the same. Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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