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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   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).


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (13860) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle from Costco. Orange gold color with a decent white head. Aromas of grain and fruit. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is a bit weird. There’s fruit and hop spice, and malt, but there’s something extra. Linoleum paste came to mind. Quality product, but hard to pin down the extra flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13259) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ferris (12152) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt and herbal hops. The finish is semi-sweet with a caramel and stale malt aftertaste. Slightly below average overall.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (9671) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Meh. A definite step above a macro but a step below what I usually drink. Crisp and bready, not much else going on. High carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (9285) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Bright bronze body, tight white head. Grainy aroma, very plain. Sweet grainy palate with a whiff of bittering hop presence at the back, but really dull. Not something that makes me think of Germany at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle from Kyoto Cosco. Deep gold to light amber. Fine, medium head. Malty nose, some caramel, a bit of diacetyl, light hop. Sweet and malty, but not overly so, grassy hops complement., with nice bitterness. Actually, it’s pretty decent. Full bodied. Balanced, great for the price.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (9033) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (8906) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
This reddish gold lager poured with a bubbly off-white head and a floral aroma. There is sufficient caramel malt to make this brew flavorful and the Hallertau hops are evident at the finish. However, there is an unusual spicy taste, probably from the yeast, that is not entirely favorable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (8768) - 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.


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