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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester as part of this brewery’s sampler 8-pack. Pours a dark amber with a good half inch or so of off-white head. Smells bready with a fair bit of caramel. Tastes biscuity with strong caramel and chocolate. Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Actually a pretty tasty beer, and pretty damn drinkable. One of this brewery’s better offerings IMO.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2011
On tap. An excellent lager. Pours a lovely dark copper color with about a finger of foam. Taste is of caramel malts followed by a pleasant hop finish. Definitely one of the better lagers I’ve had.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermeister (13) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2012
On tap. Pours a nice rich creamy head. Coppery color accents the malty aroma. Sweet taste on the first sip, then a rush of hops. Milwaukee’s best Vienna style lager.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boarderx47 (1) - - APR 19, 2012 does not count
This is a great everyday beer for me. It has a Sweeter aftertaste that leaves the palate refreshed and wanting more. More of a summer beer as it is not an IPA or a Stout that I usually drink. Living in Milwaukee it I love drinking local beers and this is one of my instant go to beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2012
This was really pleasing. Lagers in a general sense have lost their appeal for me as of late, so this was a nice surprise. The aroma had a malty spiciness that had me anticipating what was next. Brown cloudy color with a two-finger head of foam. I know Marzens can fall into this category but this beer did not remind me of that. The unique malt flavor almost seemed to have a clove presence. I wish I had bought more of this.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (757) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with a decent head that leaves some lacing. Scent is very heavy with malts as to be expected from the label on the bottle reading "All Malt." Has a really good taste to it that is very well mixed. Very malty but also has some nut hints and sweet caramel. Leaves a good after taste. A very tasty and well made Red Lager.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robobeerbelly (51) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
a little bit of a bitter taste at the end but overall an excellent beer. I will definately be getting this again.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a deep copper orange color, quite clear and effervescent, with a couple inches of light tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Mellow caramel malt and a bit of graininess in the aroma. Not a powerful beer at all, but really quite tasty. Good malt sweetness with caramel, lightly toasted cereal grain, and a hint of fruit. Excellent balance from the hops – more herbal or floral than bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, gently carbonated, not really complex, but tasty and quite drinkable. Highly sessionable. My second Lakefront beer ever (Holiday Spice being the first), and I certainly enjoyed it. Yeah, I think I’ll be trying more… Enjoyed at Old World Wisconsin

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Clear amber-orange color and moderate head. Aroma of caramel, malt and Granny Smith apples. Medium sweet, toasty and a llittle floral hoppiness with more of the hint of apple and some apricot notes. Smooth lingering finish. I was quite surprised by how much I like this.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2008
I like this beer a lot. It has a nice amber color with a good aroma. The flavor is nicely balanced without being too hoppy or malty. It is a good step up from pale lagers: Great flavor without being overpowering. Good anytime of year.


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