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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Wow, they worked really hard on this label, huh? Seems like they could have at least gone the Trader Joe’s route and made up their own brand. Nope, this one’s proud to be generic. I didn’t pour it out of the bottle, so who knows what it looks like? Odd that the other ratings range from "clear gold" to "orange" to "deep amber," so again... huh. Tastes just fine, with a little more flavor than your average decent lager. A bit more grain and malt. Good enough for a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Why not. Amberish with a nice off white head. Aroma is lightly malty, yeast, bread, toasty. Taste is fairly malty, some toastiness to it, yeast, faint hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
12 oz bottle from Costco, Bakersfield. Nose of grassy hops, light bubblegum, and caramel. Clear orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, with a smattering of caramel and white pepperiness. Nice Vienna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours clear copper with weak white head. The aroma is lager-y , sugary, a bit earthy and with sweet apples and prunes in the background. The taste goes from mildly estery to sweet lager-y, sugary, fruity to faintly spicy. It ends a touch on the dry side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Beer gets brewed. Massive quantities of shitty beer gets brewed. Craft beer begins getting brewed. Craft beer becomes popluar. Costco brews beer. Woah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeHoss (1) - Omaha, USA - MAY 1, 2010 does not count
I think this is my favorite of the Kirkland Signature Craft beer. It has a light and smooth flavor but a pleasant hoppy finish. And I don’t usually enjoy a lot of hops but I do in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2010
Pours light amber with a mostly receding wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet malt, caramel, bread dough, toffee and herbs. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2010
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of Apr 05, 2010. This bottle was brewed in Utica, NY. The pour is an amber-orange color with a quick burst of off-white head that drizzles downward in a matter of moments. The aroma seems fairly thin and unimpressive. I get a bit of malts and a little hops but nothing really stands out. The mouthfeel is creamy and about medium texture. The taste has a malty cleanliness about it and is a bit more enjoyable than the aroma. Not too bad but nothing I would go out of my way to buy again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
Solid brew that comes at an excellent price. It beats the pants off many straight from Germany light lagers and comes in a variety pack, how can you beat that?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
From 12oz., water down looking amber,everything is kinda meh .I would probably only suggest for a budget buy

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