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RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


drewcifer85710's rating

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
My absolute favorite lager, hands down. Also my first choice (lately) of session or default beer. Exceptionally well-balanced, great moderate hoppiness and light body. Huge flavor considering what it is. Exceptionally drinkable.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (12) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Golden pour, sweetly-sharp malty aroma. Perfect balance of warm, creamy malt, delicate hop, and tasteful spark of spice. A true go-to beer, especially for us in the area. Extraordinalrily drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mainuh_man (243) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
16 Oz tap. Golden with a white head. Aromas of citrus and some nut. Flavor is mild sweet with a funky orange flavor and nutty malt. Finishes with some herby hops. Overall, a bit strange for the style. Some off-putting flavors, but drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 45 degrees F. A: Pours a crystal clear pale orange, leaning towards gold but definitely more on the orange side of that line, with a fair amount of bubbles visible. The head is fairly thing, and rather short-lived before dying to a ring of white and eventually, nothing at all. S: Bread, is the main takeaway from the aroma. Whole grain bread, with extra whole grains and some cracked grains along for the ride. There’s some very faint toffee essence in there, and a little dry mustiness, like a long-sealed library being cracked open for the first time in decades. T: The scent did not lie - whole grain bread flavor is present, and in spades. This has significant bread and grain malt character, for most of the tasting process. There’s a leathery soil note, however, that cuts through any possible sweetness, and is especially strong on the finish, leaving a bitter, clay-earth aftertaste. There are some other, very faint notes present, grassy and fruity, but the bitter soil conceals them enough that I am unable to pick them out. M: Light and slick in the mouth, and rather sharply carbonated. O: Not my favorite lager, to be honest, but this is also not my favorite lager style. The earthen noble hops are present enough to obscure some of the other flavors for me, and the malt tones are less biscuit, more bread and grain, to me. I usually avoid this one, and the occasional revisit reinforces to me why I do.

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 (107) - 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 (1482) - 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 (4994) - 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 (309) - .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 (415) - 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.


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