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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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11531) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (8682) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a small white head that fades. Aromas are grassy, grainy, floral with mild sulfur. Flavors are sweet, grainy and oxidized with mild DMS. Lively bubbles and thin. I think this bottle might have some age on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7184) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (7032) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (6895) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. malt and light grass aroma with light mineral notes. Malt and light grass flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. malt, light eatrh, and light caramel lingers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (6785) - 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.

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