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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An authentic German style lager brewed with pilsner, dark-roasted Munich, and dark caramel malts. The result is a deep, golden-colored beer with smooth body. The best ingredients create the best beer. We use a bottom-fermenting yeast strain from the Weihenstephan yeast bank from Freising, Germany, and aroma hops from the renowned Hallertau region in Southern Germany. ABV 5.5% Bitterness 22 IBU. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Aroma is a little skunky grassy with some sweetness and grainy/bready malts. Pours a darker golden color with a thin head. The flavor is lightly sweet and grassy with an unobtrusive crisp finish. Boring, but not the worst thing I have ever had either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bought at the Kirkland Costco. Clear light copper, small spongy white head. Lightly sweetened grape-nut aroma. Lightly sweet, simple, sweet finish. Very smooth, lacks the yeast character I find offensive in other pale lagers. I enjoyed this beer, though it may not be in line with the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Hmm, seems like a cross between a Maibock and a lite lager. I loved it, unlike most raters and beer snobs. We just love to crack on mass retailers and macro brews. It had a delicious malt aroma and flavor, not overpoweringly bitter or sweet, just balanced. I could drink this ALL DAY and be quite drunk and happy. Certainly better than most other "Pale Lagers." But that’s my opinion, what’s yours?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Pepper grass nose with some slight nectarine biscuits. Deep amber/gold color, thick frothy head. Slight citrus jam cracker sweetness, restrained bitterness for balance. Good carbonation, medium body, crisp, but lengthy spicy hop finish. Easy to drink, some nice features, and finish really stands out. A simple beer with some sophistication.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Gold pour with white head. Nose is grainy with some sugary sweetness. Flavor is wheat/wet grain with corn syrup with an off finish flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
I have only had this once and that may not be enough to truly judge it but it was not a bad beer by any means. Llight body, average carbonation, overall pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2009
pale lager?...bb 6/18/09 pours crystal clear darker than golden color with a short lived barely off white head. faint smell of grain, lager yeast, fruitiness and noble type hops. not a bunch happening in the flavor department. it is pretty much like the aroma with a clean finish. medium bodied, refreshing, smooth and easy drinking though i’m glad i didn’t pay for it! 5/3/5/3/12/2.8

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
An ok brew. Prefer its malty taste to that of the bigger US brewery lagers. Very weak smell, decent but semi-cloudy appearance. The flavor, at least while cold, is pretty darned good but I feel it could use a bit more carbonation. As with the other Kirkland ales, its a very good deal for the price.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Aroma of wet grains and beer. Gold body with decent head. Wet malted grains and mild to medium bittering. Maybe too much of the wet grain malt little sluge factor there and filling brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
12oz Bottle – Costco – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Malt aroma was decent nothing too much.
Appearance: Golden in color, Hazy with a thin head.
Flavor: Wheat malt flavor then it was light after that.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Decent Mouthfeel.
Overall: Nothing over the top just something to wet the whistle.


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