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RATINGS: 118   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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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?


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
luttonm (2069) - 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 (7243) - 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 (1784) - 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 (603) - 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 (4903) - 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 (1754) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koppertone (43) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours with a mild/moderate sized head. Has a VERY mild aroma. Just a touch of grain and corn. Looks a touch darker than a typical lager. A bit of hops and a soft aftertaste. This is an exceptionally light grainy beer with a bit of hoppiness. This is the second from the Kirkland four pack that I’ve tried and it’s about what I expected. Not much for complexity here, I mean it’s certainly no micro-brew, but pretty good for the price bracket that it’s in and I’ll probably buy the 4 pack again.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (374) - Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Not much going on here. Slightly bitter taste. Crystal clear appearance. Flavor was muddled.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (6156) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle; poured a copper gold. Aroma of caramel, bread and grass. Flavor was crisp and bitter/earthy for the style. Not all that complex as expected, but ok.


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