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RATINGS: 1186   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%.


VengefulOdin's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
12 ounce short bottle, poured into a pilsner glass. With the pilsner style, which is typically light in color, it’s easy to see if the glass you are using has been properly cleaned. And I’m a bit ashamed to admit that my glass doesn’t pass the test. That’s my fault, not the brewer’s. The beer pours a nearly brilliant light gold, with wave upon wave of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Most Pilsner style beers are really light in color but this one is darker than those that I’m used. I got sort of aggro with my pour but alas I don’t get an real sort of head. I do however, manage to over-pour and spill down the sides of my glass. Bummer. I like a nice frothy head (one you can float a bottle cap on as Jim Koch is fond of saying) with my pilsner beer. Initial aroma is of … well hold on a sec as I’ve managed to give my nose a bath. This review is just going swimmingly. I primarily get some light candy corn malt sweetness, with some flowery hibiscus like hop character in the background. On the aroma side of things the hop character is really muted, especially for a beer that’s done in the Czech Pilsner style. The hops in the first taste are both in the front and rear; malt flows through the middle. There’s a nice bitterness but it’s very mild and low key. Not surprisingly, mouthfeel is light and refreshing, with ample carbonation. Body is medium to full; certainly there’s more there than most of this style. I get a little bit of carbonic bite with this beer, but it’s not unpleasant, and not surprising given the carbonation levels. The carbonation sweeps in quickly, ridding your mouth of the beer before you have a chance to ponder what else it may hold. I think that’s a good thing, as the beer has quite a bit of residual sweetness, and without the carbonation levels this could end up cloying. Sweetness may also be coming from the alcohol, as at 6.2% this is bordering on a 1.5x Pilsner … that may be also why I’m getting some sweetness out of it. Kudos for keeping the phenolics out of this one. Instead it goes down quick and easy. Lawnmower beer seems like too lazy a descriptor, so I’m left searching for something else. Lavender hops yield to candy corn sweetness, before both are quickly evaporated in a wave of carbonation that leaves a lingering, slightly sulfuric, afterfinish. I’d like a bit more hops in this one, especially in the nose, as they are there but they play a supporting role to the sweet malt profile. Not a badly done beer, but there are other pilsners out there that I prefer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgil68 (8) - - AUG 19, 2016 does not count
Light gold with medium white head. Heavier mouthfeel than typical lager. More hoppy than expected making the bitter stand out more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 29, 2016
On tap at crown. Pours a clear colder with a staying white head. Slightly bitter with low sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mezr (95) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle a clear, pale yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is a bit faint, but slightly floral. Lively carbonation, dry and bitter with some spiciness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
euniceradio (412) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold, white sticky head. Aroma of cracker, honey, lemon. Taste of same with some grass, mineral rock. A bit of metal too.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pils glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a clear gold color with a large white head. The aroma is mostly hops and some malt. The taste is fairly sweet malt with some hops. Another excellent beer from Lagunitas.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (899) - ITALY - JUN 15, 2016
33 cl bottle in a restaurant in Seoul. Golden color slightly hazed, big rocky white head. Aroma of pale malts, grassy bittering hops and dough. Medium body soft carb smooth finish. Solid pils-lager with a boost.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Clear yellow beer. Smells like grain and some fruity flavour. Nice mouthfeel good carbonation, fresh crisp lager, very slight sweetness in aftertaste. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden yelliw with large foamy white head, malt aroma, high carbonation, crisp malty taste, abrupt finish. Perfect Pilsner

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olenickj (69) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Sample at brewery. Drinkable pils. Much better than macro stud but very one dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. This god damned book is fucking pissing me off. The pour is a bright gold, maybe a little dark for a nice color. There is a thicker white head that falls to a film and a thicker collar. The aroma is very basic and pilsner-ish. There is a light corn and a decent metallic offering that balances out with a decent earthy hop. It’s basic, but what you’d expect for a pilsner. The flavor is almost non-existent. There is a light bitterness and s lot of malts that resound through. The pilsner flavors just vanish. No corn addition, no metallic notes, nothing. Just light malts and a bitterness. The mouth feel is a bit heavy and undercarbonated. This one started pretty decent, but then it just fell apart. The aftertaste is sweet malt and a light bitterness. This one just isn’t good.


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