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RATINGS: 122   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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (95) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma. Immediatley i smell a strong banana odour followed by a bit of caramel. Appearance. Pours a nice copper colour. Taste. Get an immediate grapefruit hit, followed by some Banana, Bubble gum and wheat grass flavours. Overall. This is a really nice refreshing beer, one that is better then any lager i’ve tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Hmm, seems like a cross between a Maibock and a lite lager. I loved it, unlike most raters and beer snobs. We just love to crack on mass retailers and macro brews. It had a delicious malt aroma and flavor, not overpoweringly bitter or sweet, just balanced. I could drink this ALL DAY and be quite drunk and happy. Certainly better than most other "Pale Lagers." But that’s my opinion, what’s yours?

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
An ok brew. Prefer its malty taste to that of the bigger US brewery lagers. Very weak smell, decent but semi-cloudy appearance. The flavor, at least while cold, is pretty darned good but I feel it could use a bit more carbonation. As with the other Kirkland ales, its a very good deal for the price.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Caramel malt aroma with the herbal smell of hallertau. Pours a clear light amber color with a clear apple juice hue and minimal white head. Smooth buttery hop taste of barley grain malt. Light bodied, buttery and resinous feel, with lively smooth carbonation. Definite session beer the butter hop taste is not that strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours a rather typical clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma is malty with a good hint of fruit and even a touch of hops. Flavor is typically malty but has some fruity and malty touches, drawing it above average. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, making a nice tingle. Costco’s offerings are definitely worth of at least a try!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Another one from the pack my friend gave me. Poured into a stemmed lager glass. Pours a dark rusty orange, clear, with a small white head on top. Scents of grass, lemon juice-soaked crackers, orange zest. There’s ample bubbles rising through this beer, and this gives this beer a nice crisp feel. Light with a touch of dryness on the back end. Easy drinking for sure. Mild bitterness from the hop presence, semi-sweet citrus add a nice balance. Easy finish with no lingering aftertaste. This beer is what it is - a simple easy drinking lager. I was in the mood for one and it delivered. I could see this pairing well with some burgers or grilled ’dogs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2009 Bottle - Pours a clear bright orange with a large off white hea...huge bubbles...aroma is typical lager skunk, grass, with a malty sweetness...flavour is yeasty, nicely bitter and crisp grains...not a huge lager fan, but I thought this was well put together and my fav of the Costco 4...

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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - 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.


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