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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7065) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Rerate Light golden pour, soft white head, bready aroma. Nice honey sweetness, some light bitter spiciness. Decent. Original 3.2 Atlanta, Ga. - Briarcliff Whole Foods - 12 oz bottle. Overall a solid Pils. Nice orangish appearance, frothy white head. Some buttery notes and citrus tanginess in both the aroma and flavor. Tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at Lagunitas. Clear light yellow. Aromna of malt and wheat bread. Crisp fruit bread taste with a clean crisp finsih.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-tinted body with a large frothy white head. Pleasant grainy aroma, soapy grass, and cookie dough sweetness. Not overly bitter but more malt oriented. Plenty of biscuit sweetness with just a small level of bitter twang at times. I could see this fitting nicely into a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2897) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Draft. Pretty decent Pils, very gold, some hops and some grassiness is present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Clear deep golden colour with a nice white head. Fresh hoppy citrus aroma with a malty sweetness. The flavour is fresh with fruity hops, some citrus, some sweet maltiness and grass. Bitterish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Draft - A well done Pilsner. Aroma of bread and citrus. Flavor was a bit too grainy, but very tasty. Moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Strong aroma for a pils, honey, spicy and floral hops with some trace amounts of citrus. Pours very light blonde. Definitely a hoppy pils, which i tend to like! Spicy hops upfront, with some citrus hop notes, with some grainy cereal. Pretty good pils!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Very good pilsner... nice golden color with a very pleasurable taste. Citrusy aroma. A very refreashing beer with body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light orange color with a large frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, roasted, straw, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, finish is very dry and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2007
on tap, collins bar. clear yellow gold, creamy short white head. aroma is a little sugary and some corn syrup. also stale grasyness too. flavor is hoppy for a pils and a bit grassy, but mostly grainy malt like honey-nut cheerios.

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