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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).


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. My third in this product line. Very similar impressions so far ... flat (both physically and flavor-wise), technically clean, but unimpressive. Lacks any of the traditional characteristics of style, rather a simple lackluster presentation. (#4270, 10/2/2011)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle from Costco. Deep bronze colored body with a light off white head. The nose has some rich bread dough and a little bit of almond. The taste has some slightly toasted bread crust and raw potato. There is also a slightly fruity cherry like finish. This is decent.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
treemechanic (4) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010 does not count
citrus, grass, amber, cloudy, frothy, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Costco: Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma of grass, lightly roasted malts, and some hops. Taste isn’t so bad. A little sweet with some hoppy bitterness. Does taste generic and I suppose it is made to be quite uninteresting. In any case, if this is a Vienna, would it not have been better to call it an Austrian lager.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2010
Bouteille @ OTH. Troisième d’une série qui ne laisse rien de mémorable. Arôme de malt grillé, grains, en bouche, savonneux et sec, malt et grillé avec ce qui parait sembler être du malt Munich et malt noir donnant ce petit goût grillé et métallique. Au fini on note une fine amertume.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a dark shade of gold with a slight haze to it. Includes a medium sized cap of white head. Grainy aroma of cereal and grassy hops. The taste is of muddled toasted malts and skunky hops. Highly carbonated, with an average mouthfeel. Smooth and easy to drink, but could have been better balanced.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
bottled. pours gold with medium foamy white head. smells of grass and malt and earth. flavors are similar. no strong finish to speak of. decent, but not good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color, small head. Aroma was grassy, hops, malts. Flavor was, uninspiring, but drinkable. Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Left at my apartment by someone from school. I drank it, and it’s surprisingly good, better than the scores here would indicate. A clean, drinkable amber lager. Noticeable bitterness, decent hop flavors. Crisp and easy to drink. Definitely a worthy beer for the ridiculously low price it’s available at.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (793) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Pours a deep gold w/ foamy white head. Clean malt aroma. Difficult to rate as I have a bit of a cold now, but I’ve had before and have enjoyed. From what I can detect, it has a yeasty caramel malt character and a prominent hop bite at the end. Need to rate this again in the future.


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