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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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2013
The dark malts come through with a toffee flavoring and aroma. The beer is slightly hazy with a thin off-white lacing. The carbonation is limited, with small, sharp bubbles. It’s an OK beer, but I’m not a big fan of this style, so perhaps there is some negative bias.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2013
light copper/gold pour with light white head - aroma of light caramel and slight citrus - flavor of light molasses

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1284) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2013
Slight sulphur floral light sweet malt aroma. Clear deep amber colour, poor head and hardly any lacing. Sweetish malt and floral flavour. Light malt and cider finish with a light tangy bitter herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1442) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2013
Soapy hop malt aroma. Murky amber colour with poor head and lacing. Chemical malt hop flavour. Flat palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ferris (4748) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle - Overall a dissapointing beer that is only barely better than the huge macro’s. Not really worth the work to describe in that I would avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Another one from the pack my friend gave me. Poured into a stemmed lager glass. Pours a dark rusty orange, clear, with a small white head on top. Scents of grass, lemon juice-soaked crackers, orange zest. There’s ample bubbles rising through this beer, and this gives this beer a nice crisp feel. Light with a touch of dryness on the back end. Easy drinking for sure. Mild bitterness from the hop presence, semi-sweet citrus add a nice balance. Easy finish with no lingering aftertaste. This beer is what it is - a simple easy drinking lager. I was in the mood for one and it delivered. I could see this pairing well with some burgers or grilled ’dogs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4317) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Generic label. Straw/cereal malt aroma - OK. Light cereal/straw sweetness with a prickly hopping, Medium, effervescent body. Fair garden party fodder at Marquis’ wedding reception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a light clear copper color with a cream colored two finger head. Smells of sweet malts and barley. Little hop aroma. Taste is malty with a smooth finish. Light body and slightly sweet. Nothing impressive about it. Lively carbonation but easy to drink. Overall it is a decent attempt and is not bad for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (102) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma. Immediatley i smell a strong banana odour followed by a bit of caramel. Appearance. Pours a nice copper colour. Taste. Get an immediate grapefruit hit, followed by some Banana, Bubble gum and wheat grass flavours. Overall. This is a really nice refreshing beer, one that is better then any lager i’ve tasted.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color, atoms of sweet cereal, slightly Bready, light malt. Tastes of light malt, sweet sweet cereal, light body, finishes with light bread flavors. This tastes like frosted breakfast cereal.

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