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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (536) - Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Malty aroma. Crystal clear golden pour. Crisp clean malty flavor. Flavor crisp with some residual sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (328) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Golden brew with a pretty decent head that holds on for a good while. Aroma is typical lager, grainy. Taste is a tad sweet and there is a slight hop taste but other than that this is a typical lager. Decent but there are better ones and some of them are much cheaper to get.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (524) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Appearance: very clear golden color with maybe slight amber hues, pours with a nice darker beige head, decent density too Aroma: very lightly toasted grain, has that characteristic lager aroma but not really like an industrial lager, maybe even citrus Taste: lightly toasted grain, almost like wheat, hints of sweetness, minimal hops Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel, leaves mouth dry, minimal aftertaste Overall: I’m not a lager fan but this is pretty good, tastes more like a wheat beer, still lacks any complexity but does not taste like industrial lager at all, easy drinking session beer

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1368) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackfrost9p (297) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Not my typical choice, but very refreshing none the less. Nice balance of hops and malts.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTStiles (779) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (689) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2528) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10106) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4174) - 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.


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