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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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).


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7125) - 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 (2096) - 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 (5077) - 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 (4528) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12 oz. crystal clear dark amber with a light thin tan head. lightly sour smoky wet leaf nose. creamy medium body, plenty of carb. molasses, wet leaves, and a bit of peppery bacon on the mid palate. longish caramel finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (5366) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a small disappearing fizzy white head. The aroma is bready malt with moderate sweetness along with a general fruitiness. The flavor is grainy malt, earthy, with a slight fruity character. Slightly metallic at times. The finish has some bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Very little is offensive with this, the lower score just indicates there is not much going on to cause me to want to drink this again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle from Costco - Cincy. Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium malty bitersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


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