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RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (953) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle pours clear yellow with big head. Aroma is spicy floral hops, taste is light and crisp with a dry light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (783) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy, piney hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, pale malt and some cooked vegetables fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. OK brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayg1 (552) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2014
Aroma really is the best part of this brew. Slightly dank, and dusty this beer invites you in with its smell. Taste is interesting I would be surprised if this beer was brewed with corn yet I’ll be damned if there is not some major corn notes going on up front on the sip. Not terrible but I don’t understand the 6% ABV here. A bit high for the style and it adds nothing to the brew sadly the beer feels slightly boozy towards the end of the sip. Again, not true to style. It is alright but I won’t seek it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
giancarloh (52) - - APR 23, 2014
Good tasting pilsener soft on the bitter part nice taste and look definitely will drink and recommend again love lagunita brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BLADT (603) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
From bottle. Crown, pale yellow in glass. Limited head, especially for style. No keeping a matchstick upright in this brew. Nose is dough, McDonald’s cookies and straw. Taste is bright and dry. Lemon notes shine. Hints of dough. Mild harshness on finish. Well executed, but not sure if I’d return to this anytime soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (631) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, crisp. Thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with one finger head. Revved up pilsner with substantial hops. Well done take on a pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Bread, sweet, cracker, malty aromas. Malty, dough, grainy flavors. Nice, crisp, easy drinking, yet flavorful lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (2004) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a nice pale yellow body yielding a decent one finger white foamy head that appeared and lasted for thirty seconds before slowly dieing into the body. The smell had the hops in front with faint lemon in the background. The taste was exactly the same. On the palate, it sat at about a light, crisp and some typical slight (Czech Pilsener) harshness on the tongue (though I expected it, it wasn’t necessarily enticing). Overall, uh . . . just another Czech Pilsener if you ask me, probably won’t entertain this one again, better stuff by Lagunitas out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma starts out with something that vaguely resembled banana and spice, but develops into a lighter lemon-esque note with some solvent-like qualities, some biscuit tones, and a light floral or grassy aroma. Overall, the aromas are fairly suppressed. It pours a clear, straw-pale color with w fluffy white head that reduces to just a ring around the edge of the glass; leaving a very light lace. The taste is a medium level of sweet with a light - medium light bitterness that shows up at the finish. There’s a light, but fizzy carbonation to this thin, effervescent pilsner. It’s medium-light body is primarily biscuit-y with a grassy roughness to it. It’s also a bit reminiscent of a citrus muffin with some light baking spices. It finishes dry, and crisp with a mild, spicy hop bite. Very light citrus and grass aftertaste that fades quick.

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