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RATINGS: 1074   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.


jaid6's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaid6 (26) - Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2009
I love this beer. its got nice color a good head. strong tast. the after tast lingers a bit too long but it is one of my faves.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours gold with ok head and lacing. Lightly sweetened malt with elements of sugar and caramel. On tap at DC Beer Festival.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
Draft - pours a dark gold with thin white head . Toasted bread malt aromas . Mild herbal hop flavors with sweet malty finish . Very approachable . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
This tastes awesome after a long day, on an empty stomach, and driven fresh from Cleveland. Pours golden clear with an orange hue and huge creamy white head. Love the aroma, almost a funk sweetness from the German yeast, juicy and refreshing unexpectedly. Flavor has a nice German sweet clean flavor from the malts and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pint at Mellowmushroom Cary. Good aroma. Sweet. Doughy Bready. Clean golden orange color. Ok head spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Light body creamy smooth mouthfeel bitter sweet finish. Nice. Very nice with flavor and aroma. Lingering bite on finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma is hay, grass and grains. Taste is mostly malt sweetness with similar flavors to the aroma. Slightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Very sessionable beer. Great on a warm summer day. Excellent for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangenblu62 (20) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Nice golden color light foamy head. Aroma brings back memories of my fathers beer. No bitterness in taste or after taste. No nonsense beer. My go to in warmer weather.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lightrider (270) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle into a larger glass. Pour is a golden orange. Aroma is crisp with full malt. Taste is a rich thick rounded malt with a slightly bitter hint. Finish is a bold rich and crisp. This is a great Lager.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. i’m not of fan of the style, but this is a notable exception. very nicely done with mild malt and complementary hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft at Stouts. Ever so slightly hazy deep golden amber in color with a really nice white head. This is one of those beers that should be in the conversation when wondering what you would want on permanent draft when stuck on a desert island. Lots of hops - old school ones, not the citrus bombs. Properly bitter. Dry finish. Really well done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
Nice light golden color with a white head. It does strike a good balance between the malt and hops. It was better than I expected.


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