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RATINGS: 1110   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%.


smaynard6000's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (733) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours sparkling golden with foamy white head and soft carbonation. Aroma is mostly grain. Flavor is also of grain with some bitterness in the finish. Good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Light gold body. Bread, lemon on the nose. Crisp. Bready, slightly citrus and floral. Crisp, clean, crushable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (133) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll and dEnk @ Van Moll Brewpub during the brewing of Benzai’s 10k beer. Clear golden color, medium to full sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweetish, some hops, mainly malt bitterness. Decent body, suitable soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle @ van moll, thx Benzai. Aroma is faint herbal hops, some malty notes. Flavour is medium bitterness, herbal and light fruity hops, hint of malt. Great pils.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2081) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Draft. Pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of crabapple, pale malt, and a bit of grassy hop. More pilsner malt in the mouth, along with a bit of earth and wet stones. Light bodied. More Helles-like than Czech pils to me. Meh,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PlinyDad1952 (52) - - MAY 5, 2015
OH MY GAWD FINLLY ONE BEERS THAT TASTE EXACTLIE LIKE A PLINY ,THE WORLD FAMEUS! (PLONY IS MY FAVOURITE, DONTCHA NO?!!.?) THIS PILLSNER IS BASICALY A PLINY CLONED! IT SMELLS OF 300 oR SO IUBS AND IS FLOWERS AND GOOD SMELL. CLEAN AND SHINY MOUTH FELLS! I CAN TASTE THE GROWN HOPS AND OILS AND BITTER. SO NICE! COLOR IS SLIGHTLY CLOSER TO NATTY ICE OR MIKEYS THAN PLINY BUT IT FEELS AWSEOME IN MY MOUTH AND STOMaCH. I WOULD HAVE GIVED IT A STRAIT 5 BUT THEY DID NOT CALL IT PLINYS ; tHEY SHOULD HAVE.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (677) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2015
Has a descent aroma and looks really good in the glass. Not the best of flavors but it will do.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
Clear light golden with white head. Malty aroma with light citrus and yeast. Sweet malty flavor with light citrus, herbal and floral hops. Slight yeastiness. Really enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
This lager is simple but smooth, It makes you remember the old town and how things used to be.


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