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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Brewed with a blend of pale malts and generous amounts of German noble hops, Sympathy for the Lager captures the best of both worlds: the clean, refreshing character of a Lager and the huge taste that craft beer drinkers deserve.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3732) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12 oz bottle. Gold with an average white head. Aroma is of honey, herbal hops, and grain. Taste is of grain, honey, sweet malt, woody hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Can. The look is clear, whitish head, and golden in color. The smell is grainy, cereal, cardboard, paper, floral, and malt. The taste is sweet, floral, malt, grain, and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10522) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop. Flavour is hop, fruit, malt. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (294) - - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 On draft. Rich yellow color, foamy head, lines of lace. Flavor of lemon peel with hop bittering to finish. Texas makes a lot of good lagers (such as Big Bend’s Tejas), and this one stands up to any of them.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Spicy aroma with light grassiness and noble hops. Malt and light spice flavor. Medium bodied. Spice and mineral lingers with malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (190) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
Basic brew. Nothing special. Malty notes. Dry wash down. Won’t let you down but won’t shake your world either. A very, very safe brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Can:   Dusty orange, a little hazy, moderate to large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft caramel malt nose, a little biscuit, a little mealy.   A hoppy example on the tongue, malty, mealy, bready, a little mealy, but also a touch hoppy.   Good, but needs to be sweeter to make it deviate from the hop arena.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Could use a bit more of a malty body, in addition to the sweetness.   For an Amber Lager/Vienna its a bit over-hopped.   Good, but more malt and more biscuity/caramel sweetness and you would certainly have it.   Always comparing these to Great lakes Eliot Ness, but sadly very few compare.   Thanks Bill!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Can, courtesy of yngwie. Pours clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some herbal notes,bread and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bread, some herbal notes and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1113) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Can. Pours a deep, deep amber with a high, rocky, cream head. Nose is very bright with elements of orange, yeast, hops, and cheese. Plenty of hops bitterness and floral notes on the tongue to balance out the deep, rich malt; substantial without being overly heavy, this is both sessionable and leaves you knowing you drank something. Commendable cojones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Location: 12 oz can at Prego, 8/27/13, Rating #3150

Aroma: The nose is clean and malty, some bread/toast, a little caramel, and some hops
Appearance: It pours a deep golden-amber color, some nice, frothy head, and decent lacework
Flavor: The flavor is clean and malty, not too sweet, well balanced, with a good lager flavor
Palate: It has a clean, crisp mouthfeel, a light-medium body, smooth and very easy drinking
Overall Impression: This is a really well-made sessionable lager. I was impressed by this one. In general, I’ve been impressed by Karbach. Sometimes I think if a brewery can make a good Lager that shows more than making a really good Imperial Stout. This is a heck of a Lager.


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