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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (875) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is floral hops and bread. Flavor is subtle resin, some bread, and floral hops. Has a very odd, chalky body. Not too great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (2334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of pineapple, Rich Tea and grain. Flavour of sweet malt, soggy cereal and restrained citrus notes. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Bland and forgettable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (198) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Love the nose - solid malt, a touch of honey, citrus and grain. The taste picks up on the nose, featuring light citrus hops, cereal, bready malt, a touch of tropical fruit and honey. The above average effervescence punches up the refreshing taste and the finish is well balanced and appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2015
On tap. Served a light golden color with a fair head. Aroma of citrus, bit of malt sweetness and fresh grass. Taste of Mild malt sweetness, citrus and grain. Good bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp clean and refreshing. Really hit the spot. There is nothing wrong with a good Czech Pils once in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Very pale golden coloured with a sweet malty and herbal grassy flavour, malty notes with toffee and a fruity herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (537) - - JUL 31, 2015
Light gold, clear. Floral nose. Medium body, full flavored, low heat, long palate with flavorful finish. Bitter, dry. Hoppy,resiny, honeyed malt background, Delicately delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
starewich (168) - - JUL 19, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Dull, clear hay color. Moderate head, maybe more than most pilses but not out of control. Sharp but pleasant resiny hops. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours clear yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is grass, pale malt and a hint of sulfur. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (141) - - JUL 13, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pilsner glass. It pours golden with a thick white head and lacing. The aroma is grain. The taste is a nice balance of malt, hops, and some fruity sweetness. The palate is crisp and dry. It’s not my favorite style. This is a nice interpretation of it though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Tasty crisp and clean summer beer. Golden yellow and smooth with a lovely hop spiciness at the very end. Lovely stuff.

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