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Brewed by Gröninger Privat-Brauerei
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Hamburg, Germany

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2004
An amber beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is hoppy with notes of caramel. The flavor is sour with notes of caramel and lots of aroma hops leading to a lightly bitter end. The body is thin.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
Brownish amber coloured. Malty aroma with strange fruity notes. Quite sweet and malty flavour. Boring and slightly thin. I don’t find much hops in this one.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
Rather dark colour for a pilsener. Orange --> brown. Malty nose with notes of straw. Weak and watery slightly metallic start. Not much flavour. Watery end. Some dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draft in Hamburg, Germany with Yogi and Pivo. Tan head, fair lacing, mostly transparent and uncarbonated with an orange hue. Malty, sweet and toffee? aroma. Lightly bitter, light hops, malty and toffee flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 11, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 75. This draft brew from the brewpub in Hamburg Germany poured a small sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a dark brown colored semi-transparent hazy uncarbonated body and a good lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was very smooth and malty. The flavor contained notes of sweet malts toffee and mild caramel. This beer is the wrong color for the style of Pilsner and was down graded accordingly, but very good and extremely tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2004
Fully clear pale-amber; spritzily carbonated to good, dense cream-coloured head. Very malty nose, both pale & ambrée malts, sweet but fresh herbal smell also. Aroma of freshly separated double cream. Short bitterish onset, subsequently softening when the sweet malts appear, cookie-like. Retronasal and the tonguesides tell it however: here’s some serious hopping done. Flavour is again very herbal. Well bodied for a bottom-fermenting beer of only 5.1%. Slightly slick, long bitterish hop-aromatic aftertaste. I agree with Vienna because of the colour and the malts. But the hopping is entirely in the Northern German Pilsener style. I’m wondering at some of the comments that this wouldn’t be hoppy enough! Not for a Westcoast IPA, no... AND I like this - thanks Yogi & Pivo!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2129) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Mmmm a medium brown with substantial sticky, off-white foam. More aromatic hop components than flavor -- and mostly herbs around apiole. Some astringency in the feel. Thanks pivo and yogi!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2003
Bottled. Thanks Yogi_Beera!! Amber colour. Aroma of "Fünf Kräuter" (herbal, medicinal). Sweet, medium bodied and mild with low bitterness. About as far from a pils as you can make a lager. Odd, but quite pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2002
Pils? Not quite, but a decent beer anyway. Slightly sulfury nose lost a few point with me. Generally a fresh smelling and tasting beer. Deep cloudy amber color. Gritty finish. Overall tasty but not really balanced. Unbelievable atmosphere in the Braukeller. You know you are in Europe/Germany as soon as you walk into the 250 year-old establishment. It’s the kind of experience Disney couldn’t make with a million dollars.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2002
Oakes, how can that happen, I add it and you rate it right away? Are you in Hamburg? :-) Quite cool location, nice cellar with the typical bavarian food. Orange, trub. Very yeasty not like an Pils. Very flat carbonation. I was disappointed!


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