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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Outlawger is designed to deliver fresh German lager to American soil. What’s the secret you ask? It begins by getting a famous German brewmaster wasted on American double IPA’s at Local Option, and then fooling him into revealing the most classified methods of making perfect Deutsch Pils. Consider this beer another victory for the Allies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Seems pretty funky out of the gate, but not too bad. The nose is kind of funky gym socks but the taste is pleasant with a clean subtle hop flavor in the finish. Super clear yellow. Nice German style beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. light grainy body with a hint of sweetness. nice crisp noble hops with an excellent lagery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(draft @ Local Option - Chicago, IL) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Dry malt and grass aroma. Some sweetness. Light hops and grassy notes at the start of the flavor with a crisp and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2066) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Light straw color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay/grain, & some cereal; Flavor of sweet malt, honey, hops, grain, and citrus; Interesting - pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy yellow-tan body. Big, foamy white head. Lots of active rising carbonation bubbles within. Another well done Lager from Local Option. Not really perfect to style, has some Zwickel tones, more of a country Lager? Earthy brewhouse aroma, some lemony Noble hops. Medium bodied, easy drinking, but very well executed, nice depth. Fresher than most US sold German beer, and probably better ingredients over all. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
One of the better of this style I have had. Fruity banana and dry flavors. Mild malts and hops. Doesn't have the German bite I am used to on this type. Good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2380) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
On tap at Local Option. Outlawger pours a clear gold with a green sprout like lager aroma. Medium bodied with a fairly chewy mouthfeel. The taste is earthy grassy light chewy malts. This is a classic lager with a bit of a tangy fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barnoloid (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Solid pilsner style lager. Light yellow in color with a fizz heavy carbonation. Nose is skunky. Bready with a very European accent. Not bad, less acrid and acidic as most continental style lagers. Well made for the style and well suited for day drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap @ Local Option: Moderately cloudy, golden haze with a long lasting, frothy, bone-white head that leaves lots of chunk lacing behind. Aroma of dried sweetbread, grainy & buttered biscuits, pale malt, fresh dough, clean lager yeast, faint floral zest, & just a touch of mineral water. Fresh, inviting, very nice for the style. More of the same on the palate with a big wave of fresh pilsner malt washing over your senses. Grains, bread, biscuits, doughy malt, a moderate citrus spritz towards the back-end, & some clumpy lager yeast in the finish. Hops are more forward & balancing on the palate with a little zing to them, a touch spicy & earthy, seemingly of the Noble variety? A very enjoyable & quaffable beer; a nice example of the style, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
500mL bottle. Pours a pale gold color, medium white head with phenomenal retention and lacing. Nose is grains, malt, grain, mild skunk (what do you expect from a traditionally brewed and hopped style that typified American beer before the craft/micro brew explosion took over?) . Mouth is exactly what the nose suggests: a lot of cereal, very mild bitterness, clean finish (i.e. a very straightforward Pilsener). As I’ve gotten older I’ve expanded my horizons and moved on from the Pilsener/Premium Lager style that was basically all that you’d find in the US 30+ years ago, but as a Midwesterner by birth and residence, I grew up on beers like this one... however, Local Option isn’t trying to keep up with the Anheuser-Busch’s, Pabst’s or Miller’s of the world (thank God!)and this one is a bit better than the aforementioned .

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