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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Pale golden with a crisp dry finish.  This traditional Czech lager will quench your thirst and invigorate your senses.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
On tap at Heartland in Union Square with Haeberle, Lauck and Goffman. I really enjoyed the Heartland Empire State Premium. I think it is one of the best beers made by Heartland and would order again. Hazy yellow color with a light but intriguing aroma. The bitter hops are nicely balanced with sweet malts leading to a nice clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2844) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Fat @ Heartland, Empire State Bldg. Klar guldfärgad med ett stort och långvarigt vitt skum. Dofter av malt och gräs. Smakinslag av malt, honung, frukt och gräs. Härlig fräschör i munnen. Något torr avslutning, rund munkänsla. Mycket bra (för att vara en lager)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Not really a pils but a tasty lager so who cares. It’s clear with a white head. It’s got a nice floral malt character to it. It’s mild and pleasant, a little sweet and syrupy but not overbearing. Drinking this stuff all day would get a bit heavy but a glass is really pretty nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
On tap at Heartland, Empire State, NYC. A clear, golden beer with a dense, white head. The aroma is lightly malty, with some fruityness and grass. There’s a decent bitterness in the mouth, it’s dry and medium bodied with a nice carbonation. Pale malts in the back, with grass and a generic fruityness in the flavor. Medium length finish. Superbly boring, but quite well brewed. 150624

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
A pale golden coloured beer with a weak white head. A strong malty aroma, honeyed and breakfast cereal and just a hint of spice. Dry mouthfeel. The taste is dry and malty, biscuity and cereal with a background honeyed sweetness. The finish is dry and malty. Draught @ Heartland Brewery, 8th St. New York.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
Süß bitterer Antrunk, steigende Getreidigkeit. Die leichte Trockenheit passt, konstant bitter und etwas grasig. Gut. 9/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
actually thought it was quite good, especially for the style. a pale czech lager, crisp, very well balanced...one i’d actually consider buying in the bottle."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3887) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color. Bar pour yielded no head. There was a fair amount of carbonation seen rising. The smell didn’t have much other than some light sweet corn. The taste was mainly sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Overall, mainly a decent pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This beer is pretty pathetic. Light, pale, flavorless. It has it’s place as a refresher on a hot New York afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On draught at the brewpub on 8th Ave by the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Arrived to the table a clear gold color with a thin white head that lasted beyond the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma grain with a faint hint of grassy hops. The flavor is bready malt with again just a slight hint of grassy hops. Smooth on the palate with very mild bitterness at the finish. No problems.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap. Found this to be pretty watery. A light scent of hay. It tastes very much the same and goes down like water. Kind of novelty with its name and all, but nothing else special here.

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