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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Allow me to be the first – quite a privilege since I just attended the “official” first tour of the brewery here in Houston. Don’t let the use of the word “pale” in the description fool you. Karbach’s fresh-from-the-tap lager version pours clean and dark golden, with a modest head. Served cold, it delivered a crisp taste without the dry bitterness of some classic lagers. This one has a great mouth feel, it’s not thin, putting it at the heavier end of the Vienna style: there are tastes (to me) not only of caramel but a hint of lemon, too. Of the three current beers from this new brewery, Sympathy turns out to be my favorite. For now.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3299) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Aroma is a bit leathery. Taste is a bit sweet. Though its full, I do.t see what the fussbis about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3103) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Spec’s, Houston sixer: Pours darker on the golden scale with a white head. Aroma is hints of citrus, grass, and bread. Taste is slightly bitter. Nice and crisp. Easy to drink. Very little sweetness. Genuinely well-crafted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
Can. It’s a clear, golden beer topped by a small, white head. The aroma has notes of cured sausages, some caramel hints, and a piney hoppyness. It’s lightly salty on the palate, with pine cones, some caramel and a decent bitterness. Medium to full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Some bitterness in the end too. Overall, a quite pleasant one, easy drinkable too. 131004

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - 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 (3692) - 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 (9889) - 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 (208) - - 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 (6691) - 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 (158) - 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 (6023) - 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!



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