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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Deep golden in color, this low ABV lager balances Pilsner and Munich malt with an aromatic American hop aroma. This beer starts hoppy but finishes unexpectedly malty with very low bitterness. Impressively flavorful and drinkable for the lightest beer we brew. We dub this beer a "Session Lager," as we once again brew a lager in a beer style of its own.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Poured clear golden from a bottle, with medium white head. Has a good hop kick at the start and malts take over. Amazing they can get this taste from a lager. Easy drinking beer medium body


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2472) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Dusty, grassy, faint hops, sweetish aroma. Weak aroma. Sweetish, faint grassy taste. Soft carbonation. Light body. Simple beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
The Ruck, Troy tap: Pours pale gold with a white head. Aroma is light malt, bits of grass. and some light American fruity hops. Taste is very light, but has a very nice malt backbone. Really easy to drink. Nothing off. A very well put together session lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a thick and fine-bubbled eggshell head. Aroma is mainly fruity, pear with some apple and a bit of banana, and a malty undertone. Flavor is fruity and a little malty, not bold but pleasing, with a bit of hops in the finish. Texture is rather fizzy and has about average thickness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (794) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle with thanks to BoostIPA. Pours clear straw with small white head. Aroma: fruity, a fair bit of caramel. Toast, faint apple juice and just a hint of sulfur. Taste: deeply toasted caramel malts, short lightly bitter finish. Light body, ample carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Big offwhite head. Clear coppery body with strong carbonation. Raisiny malt aroma with watery honey notes. Dryish mealy watery grainy taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, dusty mouthfeel. Dry dusty watery grain aftertaste with strawy fruity notes. Weird how they can brew something so watery at 4.5% with such flavourful malt. Anyway, I felt this didn’t work. There are no off tastes, but the water really spoils it for me. (0.5l bottle, from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2091) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy pale golden coloured with a light floral and citrus flavour followed by slight pine on the creamy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (425) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Solidność. W aromacie słodowo, bardzo czysto, lekkie nutki chmieli niemieckich. W smaku bardzo słodowe, treściwe, goryczka wyraźna, nic nie przeszkadza, jest pijalne i smakowite. Ideał stylu premium lager? Bardzo możliwe. Chciałbym to w każdym sklepie po 3 - 4 zł.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Hazy gold. Sturdy white head. Very fresh aroma, exactly what one should look for in a lager: balanced malts and hops in all their purity, no yeasty distraction save for the typical soft sulphur undertones. Even though its 20 IBUs are modest, this feels fairly bitter in a clean and lively way. The mouthfeel is crisp enough, but suffers slightly from the pointy, tongue-poking bubbliness, perhaps a bit over the top to really showcase the maltiness which is otherwise throughly enjoyably and not straight pale malts, there are bockish traits in there and a small, but fresh wheat character. Eminently drinkable, whih is its whole purpose, but also well-constructed, the malts not being completely straightforward yet working hands in hands with the lemony and flowery hops. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12oz or something sized bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso, thanks to Travlr via Bartender Greg. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was nice light pine, citrus (lemon, orange) notes. Crisp. Flavor was pretty nice caramel notes, pine, citrus - pretty darn enjoyable and unexpected. A "session lager" indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and tiny floral with biscuits, butterscotch, moist grass, persimmon, moss, St. John’s wort and straw. Taste is bitter, malty and tiny floral with dark bread, caramel, moist grass, persimmon, lemon zest, biscuits, moss and hints of butterscotch. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly dry and light bodied. Finish is bitter, malty and tiny floral with dark bread, caramel, moist grass, lemon zest, moss and straw. Solid stuff...


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