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RATINGS: 59   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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 oz can poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mild bread and muffin dough, with some lemon, coriander, and grass. It pours a lightly, hazy straw color with a white, fuzzy head that leaves a moderate amount of lace and has an ok retention. The taste is a medium sweet with a light bitter. The oily and slick beer has a light and creamy fuzz for carbonation and a light body. Flavors of stone fruit and minerals are first noted with follow up notes of baked bread. The finish is crisp with a citrus zest and light clove honey smoothness. The aftertaste is sweet lemon that mellows towards bread and clove honey with a mild astringentcy. The moderate length tails off and leaves a clean resin feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at Whiskey Cake. Medium brown pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, toasted grain, and a little spice. Taste is light toffee, sweet grain, and more grassy spice. Good finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (281) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Draft at JW Marriott SA. Clear, pale amber with a little off white head. Bready, smooth, easy drinking. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2690) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Clear light Amber, small foam ring. Regular aroma and Will taste good with my steak. (Houston 201501) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4099) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 ounce can. Pours a clear lighter gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grain, fruit, and honey. Taste is sweet malt, grain, fruit, and honey. Not to imply that it is too sweet. Well made lager. Nice session beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (542) - 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 (427) - 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 (657) - 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 (1590) - 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 (338) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Not my typical choice, but very refreshing none the less. Nice balance of hops and malts.


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