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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6432) - 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.

3.2
   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
Canned, dark golden color with frothy foam. aroma is good husky grains, flavor of dried grain, corn husk, malty smooth body

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at Onion Creek in Houston. The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma is extremely malty with quite a bit of toffee malt, as well as some light caramel notes. There is not much, if any, hop or alcohol character in the aroma. The flavor is also very malty. There is a ton of toffee and caramel malt, as well as the resulting sweetness. There is also a little bit of earth character from the hops, but this is still all about the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear copper with a small frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a faint caramel malt. Thin mouthfeel with a bitter malt and light crisp finish. A decent vienna from Karbach.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Trade from rougeau1 - thanks!Brownish gold, or perhaps golden brown is a better description. Toasty, bready aroma, with some vague spicy notes. Toasty, peppery flavor. Not bad, actually

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Clear golden with a foamy white laceful head. Aroma of husky grains, buttered toasted biscuit, and a sort of american grassiness. Flavor was just as charming with a biscuity pale grain deliciousness and a stern and full bodied toast and floral/grassy hop note with very low bitterness. Not spicy like a pils, nor overly malty like a helles. Just the right sipper. Maybe the best regular lager ever.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Nice amber pour with a cream head. Nose is malts, caramel, sweet, faint hops, and crisp. Very smooth on the palate, bitter malts, caramel, florals, and dough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4649) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4629) - 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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