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RATINGS: 1169   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%.


astrofrk's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Got at Krogers on Broadway. Golden. Medium beige head. Aroma: Light malts. Flavor: Piney hops, dry, some sweet malts at finish. It’s a Czech hybrid, a bit like Sam Adams Noble Pilsner with an attitude.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1323) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Lagunitas tap room, Pataluma (CA, USA). Clear pale gold, creamy white head. Nose: bohemian accent, tons of grassy hops. Mouth: grains, velvet Pils malts, super grassy. Yes! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a crisp clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aromasof hops, grass, and grains. Flavor is a nice crisp hoppy/grain taste with a nice clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2016
Golden with thin white head; aroma is light malt; flava is mild grain with hoppy bitter bite; feels medium semi fizzy; finishes dry bitter and grainy

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12 oz single bottle from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of husky grains, toasted malt, light musty yeast and light spicy hops. Similar flavor, adding a mild hop bitterness. Light to medium body with a crisp feel and a light dry finish. Meh, OK, tastes a little old to me. 294 5

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4442) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
355ml bottle at home, present from JohnRMurdoch, grain, grassy hop aroma, golden with a thin white head, grain, cereal, light citrus, bitter grassy hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StudHammer (22) - - FEB 19, 2016
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’. Very bready, yeasty, nice body and finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (418) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear bright amber with a fluffy white head of foam. Has a crisp, tart, bready grainy aroma. Medium carbonation. Crisp clean mouth feel. Slightly dry with lemon zest flavor and a hint of bitterness at the finish. Enjoyable. OK but not my favorite style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (751) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy straw from a bottle. Lot of noble hops and yeasty flavor. Okay beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Straw color with large white head. Grassy and hay aroma. Very light taste of citrus hop. Medium carbonation. Drying lasting aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (334) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale gold with white head. Aroma is floral, grass, malt, and just a touch of citrus. Similar taste, with some mild hop bitterness. Okay.


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