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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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%.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was white and stuck around for a while. Aroma was of molasses and subdued toffee with some noble hops in the background. There was a slight metallic note that detracted a bit. Fairly effervescent. Caramel, molasses, and husky grain flavors. Finished with mild hop bitterness that lingered.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2007
12-oz. Wow, what a shockingly unsuccessful effort. Pours a reddish golden amber with a thin white dab of foam that falls to spotty suds. Endless fast-rising bubbles. Huge boiled vegetable and wet cardboard nose. Watery body, hyper-aggressive carb, messy vegetal and cardboard mid-palate followed up by a rather nice splash of peppery and slightly resinous hops. Nothing about this is pleasant, but I’d love to have tried what they had in mind with these aggressive west coast hops in a bohemian.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Medium to thin bodied, simple biscuit malt character with muted hop flavor and minimal bitterness. Very refreshing lawnmower beer - keep it cold.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
12oz. bottle. Aroma is lightly sweet and grainy, comprised primarily of lightly bready, crackery malts, combined with a small amount of herbal, spicy, grassy hop and touches of lemon. Clear light-medium golden color, bubbly and with a fine, lasting head. Flavor profile is clean and well-balanced, with more pale malty flavor present throughout, but contributing mostly grainy, bready notes and less in the way of sweetness, while the hops make themselves known fairly late with a short burst of spicy bitterness and herbal, leafy character. Finishes dry and refreshing. Mouthfeel is effervescent and thin, body is light-medium. The only real issue I have with this one is a noticeable, lingering chemical-like acidity and harshness, possibly from an overabundance of alcohol. Otherwise, this is a well-done Pils.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Sampled at ABF Night of the Lagers. Nice crisp clean pilsner. be a great one to have in the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Pours a deep golden color with thin fizzy head. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, sweet dough. Taste is of grassy hops, sweet malt, some alcohol, sweet doughy flavor and a note of honey. This is highly carbonated and pretty tasty but the alcohol presence is a bit too much for yhe style. Also, the bitterness is a bit too much.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
surprising heavy. Heavy in carbonation and bloatedness mostly. Saaz hops, malt aroma, enoz saltz composition. Light colour with some cloudiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2007
Orange-golden, slightly hazy with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw and dusty hops. The flavour has a nice sweetness, notes of caramel, fruit and citrus, and the finish is dry with notes of grapefruit. 2244

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6172) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2007
Slightly hazy golden color, short head. Aroma is hoppy, grainy, some sweet malt. Nice soft sweet and bitter taste, pilsener malty. Nice soft bitter palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
pours golden with a slightly hoppy aroma. slightly sweet hith a hint of hop bitterness. finishes more bitter than most pilsners I have had. Nothing special.


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