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RATINGS: 1041   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (980) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Draft at Eureka! Clear gold pour, white head. Aroma of grass, toast, sulfur and just a bit fruity. Lightly sweet, short dry finish that’s minimally bitter. Overall: a so-so pilsener, would personally like it more back at 5.3%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (131) - - MAY 19, 2014
I’m really loving this one right here. I’m not much of a pilsner guy but I love pretty much everything lagunitas does so I saw this in Publix and got the last few singles they had. After pouring into the glass I just looked at the beer and was blown away at how nice it looked. White pillowy head, beautiful golden color. Went right into the aroma. Sweet biscuity malt. Loads of this. It was so awesome. Taste was spot on. Sweet malts just blast you in the face. It’s just an awesome beer. I’m really glad I tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (648) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Nice beer. Hazy yellow pour. Nice crisp flavor with with grassy, hay, and saaz hops flavors. An underrated beer. Perfect for a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dliberto (170) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Drank from bottle. Nose is hay, corn, bread, and dough. Taste is sweet, crisp, with a faint taste of citrus, and cereal. Small hop presence, medium bodied with medium carbonation. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2675) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2014
At Brewery. Good aroma. Dough, grass, sweet. Clean pale gold color. Good initial head faded to a soft cover. Spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Lite body thin mouthfeel dry kind of sweet finish. Good. Nice to stay with. His all the necessary points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ColovianTrader (290) - - MAY 17, 2014
Nice little pils. Grassy, work citrus, grain and faint sweet corn. Nice, crisp and herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mastelefish (87) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Enjoyed by the pool, a paler yellow with a white head. Mostly bready notes at the nose. Light in bitterness in taste. Mouth is of medium carbonation leading to a rather abrupt and dry finish. Not too exciting, but is refreshing at the same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2166) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft at B&O. Pours very clear pale gold with a thick bubbly frothy white head. Tastes like musky grains, light sweetness, light corn, cereal. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Musky, doughy aroma with very light citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (976) - 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 (796) - , 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.

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