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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.

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   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
No aroma. Golden. No head that last. Sweet nice mouthfeel. Malt with a woody flavor on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Not my typical choice, but very refreshing none the less. Nice balance of hops and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
pours very clear with a hint of rosey sheen. grape must aroma with some dry wall. honey, white grape and mineral taste. finish is muted. Not a bad lager but nothing mind blowing either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (644) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Clear gold pour, decent head. Nose is malt. Bittersweet. Middle is hard fruit and bready grain. Finish shows mild hop tang. Nice lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours out a decent golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet cereal grains, honey, light caramel, and very mild bitterness. Taste is clean, lots of cereal grains, sweet bready malts, light grassy hops, lingering sweetness. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Can poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, straw and light caramel. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, straw and light caramel with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
12oz can via trade. Poured a pretty good looking clear medium density bright gold with a creamy bright white head. Aroma grains, wet bread, corn and veggies. Medium bodied with scratchy carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of dry bread, corn husk, some old shells. Okay for a bland style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3654) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3386) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13558) - 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

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