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RATINGS: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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%.


flylikeabanana's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle pours golden yellow with a full white head. Taste is malty with a hoppy finish. Not much else to say here.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
starewich (168) - - JUL 19, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Dull, clear hay color. Moderate head, maybe more than most pilses but not out of control. Sharp but pleasant resiny hops. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (641) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours clear yellow with a dense white head. Aroma is grass, pale malt and a hint of sulfur. Taste follows nose.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (84) - - JUL 13, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pilsner glass. It pours golden with a thick white head and lacing. The aroma is grain. The taste is a nice balance of malt, hops, and some fruity sweetness. The palate is crisp and dry. It’s not my favorite style. This is a nice interpretation of it though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Tasty crisp and clean summer beer. Golden yellow and smooth with a lovely hop spiciness at the very end. Lovely stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (1067) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Golden color with white aroma. Some hops and grains in the aroma. Fruity taste, slightly bitter, crisp. Okay.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bvbunited (23) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This a great Pilsner the smell and taste are exactly what I want from a microbrew. Great beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8999) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1150) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4029) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (166) - - 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


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