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RATINGS: 119   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).


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
I actually really like this brew. Pours deep brown with a thin lacey head. Aroma is nothing special but the taste is really rich and full of nice malts. I would definitely get this brew again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
poisoneddwarf (1624) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12 oz bottle into lager glass. Aroma of caramel, cheap grain (at first--it seems to disappear quickly). Pours golden with a medium dissipating head; leaves a nice collar of foam and sticky lacing. Taste is a little sour, sweet, and then bitter. And then sour again. I’m no vienna expert, but this tastes an awful lot like an amber ale--one of my least favorite styles. Too malty for me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle from the costco case box. Smell is like straw and grass, with a little bit of malt and bread smell. Taste sweet and pretty lively as well. No hops noticed really. Smooth, pretty easy to drink, but it makes better pizza dough than it does beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Thanks to John for the bottle! Poured crystal-clear reddish-amber with an easily-resuscitated off-white head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and nutty notes with a hint of honey.. sweet overall with light floral and fresh yeasty accents.. entirely pleasant. The flavor found sweet caramel, nutty notes, and honey again, with fresh yeast and light leafy bitterness around.. a kiss of honey on the crisp, calculated, refreshing finish. Light-bodied with tight carbonation that moved it well across the palate.. crisp and well-balanced. Nothing wrong with this one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2010
12oz bottle (Costco sample pack). Pours a clear bronzish amber color with a one finger head. Smell is very grainy sweet bread with hops. Mostly caramel and bread for the taste with a floral bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bought from Costo in a 24 bottle variety pack. Pours an clear amber color with a medium sized white head. To me, aroma was yeasty with a hint of malts. The flavors started with a slight caramel malt flavor, then a yeasty flavor with a malty finished. A faint hop taste as well can be detected in the finish. Overall, not a bad beer. Although not advertised, to me, this was more of a Vienna type lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Variety Case from Costco (contracted at Utica/not G.B.) Pours a clear light amber with a thinning white head.- Definitely not a pale lager- more of a vienna? Aroma is toasted malts, mostly clean grassy herbal german hops. Flavor is caramel malts, toast, grassy floral hallertauer hops, zesty moslty clean fresh malty finish. Decent beer- just wish G.B actually brewed our stuff out here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Very little aroma - looks okay, a little orangeish. Flavor is a bit malty up front, seems a tad funky or buttery. An okay finish that’s a little dry. A decent lager.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
12 oz bottle- pours a deep copper color- minimal head. Lacing disappears from sides of glass immediately. Aroma begins as malty and caramelly, but then turns into a yeasty and bread-like aroma later in the drink. Taste is sweet at first and then becomes more bitter. Palate is average and not complex, typical of a lager. Decent pale lager, not as bland and bitter as other more commercial options.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle from Costco on 12/16/2009. Clear amber body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet toasty malt aroma with a bit of diacetyl. Sweet toasty malt flavor with a bit of diacetyl and a faint hop background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.


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