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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).


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmschefke (566) - 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?


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate frothy white head on it. Nose has quite a bit of varied grains in there, and little else to it. Taste is actually a bit toasty, with a bit of a bite to it. Nothing special, though not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Unmalted barley, corn aroma. Hazy amber, big head. Honey flavor, tart lemon overtones. Mild husk bitterness in the finish. Not a great deal of hop presence and mild to be sure, but not without flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenkiGonzo (199) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2014
Clear gold almost no head. Spicy aroma with bready notes. Flavour isn’t very exciting, but ok bread malt flavours, not much hops.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle, Aroma is nice spicy hops and light crisp malt, taste is a bit disappointing, a bland finish, decent though

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz bottle in Seattle. Darker woody orange. Light sweet yeast aroma, bready malts. Pretty clean in flavor, nothing horrible here. Not as crisp or clean as the real thing though. But a nice enough lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (7585) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Deep gold colour, thin head. Sweet corn and pepper aroma. Sweet flavour, grainy, with a sweet finish. Would be better if less sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. White small foamy head over light amber body, toast like aroma, a bit flat hoppy taste, mild carbonation, abrupt finish. Very generic tasting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
I bought this at the Costco in Knoxville, for like $19 for a mixed case. So, if nothing else, the price was right. Actually, this wasn’t bad. Crisp, dry, nicely thin bodied. Perhaps a little hoppier than I would have thought for a Vienna, but I liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Gold in color with a cm of white head. Slightly munichy caramel aroma and taste. Straight down the middle, not bad.


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