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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%.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light gold with a thin soapy head that quickly fades. Really no lacing either but there are tons of carbonation bubbles helping to keep a little foam on top. Aroma is definitely to style. Almost a little skunk with lots of noble hops and grass. A little bit of bready grain sneaks through. Flavor has lots of floral noble hops up front and sweet, bready grain. I can almost detect a tiny bit of roast on the back end. Bitterness is sharp and pleasant although there is a little more sweetness than I would like and it isn’t quite crisp enough. Overall, a pleasing pilsener but I prefer several from European breweries. Nonetheless it would be quite pleasant during the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bvbunited (19) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This a great Pilsner the smell and taste are exactly what I want from a microbrew. Great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8789) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle from Wholefoods Piccadilly. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is soft, sweet, plenty of doughy malts, brioche, light honey, cereal and straw. The taste is smooth, sweet pale malty action, white bread, honeyed cereal, some grassy bitterness, cracker a touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet perhaps, but rather enjoyable anyhow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
355ml bottle at home from Brewdog Online Shop (Ł3.50):
Another good Lagunitas beer, it’s hard to find a good craft pilsner that truly stands out & while I’m not entirely sure this one does, it’s a very nice & highly drinkable beer that goes down easy with a good balance helping it along the way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3972) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Comes out of tap clear, bubbly golden with a nice snow-white head. Aroma is malty and strongly fruity, typical but appealing. Crisp, malty flavor has a strong pear and apple undertone and a yeasty hint. Mouthfeel has good body and fizz, and a hippy note comes out in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (140) - - JUN 4, 2015
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color with a light fluffy head. Grain and yeast aroma. Light body. Grassy flavor with a little bitterness at the end. A good execution of a pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimbonga (47) - - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow with a large white head. Aromas of soft malts, yeast and grassy hops. Initially slightly sweet taste gives in to a dry and surprisingly bitter finish with slightly herbal hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6033) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas of grassy hops and grains. Taste is more of the same, light lemon. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Light gold body. Bread, lemon on the nose. Crisp. Bready, slightly citrus and floral. Crisp, clean, crushable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (171) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Clear gold pour with white head. No lacing. Nose is noble hops, crackery malt, lemon. Light body. Lots of lemon and bready malt. Some citric hops. Finishes a touch sweet with lingering bitterness. Solid pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pour on tap at Cafe Vino, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, dough, some yeasty notes into a hint of earth, some spice notes with a touch of grain, hints of fruit as well. Taste was a mix of grass, earth, spice into a bit of bread, biscuit, yeast, some slight husky notes, finishing slightly bitter.

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