SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear golden with a fluffy, bright white head. Smells bready and a bit spicy. Taste is crisp and has a nice bitterness. Light-to-medium bodied with a slick texture and average mouth-carbonation, Karbach Sympathy for the Lager finishes crisp with a hint of lingering bitterness.
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Flying Saucer, Sugar Land.
Pours a glassy amber sap with a nice white head. Nose is honeyand buttered grass clippings. Flavor is toasty strawberry, light honey malt, and a sweet rose finish. Slick mouthfeel. Great beer.
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Austin PHPS. Beautiful dark gold to light amber. Med head that leaves lacing. Med Vienna Munich malt aroma with low spicy noble hop aroma. Munich malt flavor with balanced noble hop bitterness and taste. Med dry finish. Very nice.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Saucer, Houston .. Pours a deep gold .. . great foam, sticky lacing .. . light to medium crispness .. clean mouth, and refreshing too . .. i can dig it .. . .
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Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grassy nose with slight cleaner tinge. Pours a beautiful clear yellow. Taste has a toasty cereal note and nice hop bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel is rich. Great burger / pizza beer.
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had at the chilli fest in galveston last weekend. this was a great lager. smooth and fulfilling
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear gold from a can, little lacing. Aroma is a sort of bready something or other. Flavor is similar, a little spicy and sort of a medicinal bitterness going on too, in a good way. Good beer.
ronaldtheriot (1796) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Karbach Sympathy for the Lager has a thick, creamy head, a clear, golden appearance, with lots of suspended little brown specks, and a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is of slightly citrus hops and some sweetness, and the taste is of hop oil, sugary white bread, and an overriding bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Karbach Sympathy for the Lager finishes dry, bitter, and fairly drinkable. This is a good beer. RJT