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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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?


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4662) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Doug
Clear golden with a medium sized beige head, light lacing. Aroma of caramel and fruity. Taste is caramel, grain, fruity and spices
Nice

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (908) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: Poured from a bottle it is an effervescent amber beer with a slight head the aroma is not distinguishable except to say it smells like beer and has no real distinct flavor either

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Costco. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A light grainy nose. Honey, grass, pils malt. Sweet and clean. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3190) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Flavors of light caramel malt. Smooth slightly sweet finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - 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 (3768) - 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 (240) - 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 (951) - 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 (2192) - 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 (7973) - 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.


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