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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Northern European style lager rich in flavor, with a crisp hop finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Clear yellow, thin white head. Crispy, toasty aroma, with a unlying aroma of spicy hops. Clean hoppy flavors at first, then some bready notes. Clean, crisp finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is grain-some sweet. Taste is grain-some sweet, light/grassy/lemon hops, crisp. OK carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Yellow gold color. Mild bread in the aroma. Mild sweet bready flavor with a lightly spicy finish. A good drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Golden colour. Rich saaz nose, with hints of pale malts. The flavour is thin on the malts, but yet they impact the mouthfeel a bit anyway. Hop bitterness is moderate. It lacks the voluptuous tang of the best Czechs but its a solid, refreshing American example.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Tap - Eastside Club, Oly
Golden in color with a light head. Semi malty with a nice flavor. Buttery, malty and no hops. Crips finish to this beer it was cold and tasty for a hot day. Great lawnmower beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
On draught. Pours a somewhat hazy pale lemon color with a thin layer of quickly dissipating white fizzy head. Aroma of white bread dough and some fruity pear yeast. Medium bodied, sparkling carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet pear and soft apple flavors with some doughy malt. A minimal hop presence leaves a slightly herbal smack lingering with a grainy, toothy finish. Too sweet and heavy to be refreshing, it lacks that desired crispness. No DMS or other off flavors, but simply too chewy and too much fruity characters to be a good example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Draught at the pub. Pours is clear gold with a creamy white head and lacing. Sweet malt nose. Sweet malt up front with a balanced bitter but crisp and clean finish. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
On tap at The Flying Pig, Everett WA. Urine yellow. Crisp beginning but mellows to a buttery malt. Alcoholic bite. Also tasted at the brewery and it was much better here, for whatever reason.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 Tap at Ivar’s, Pier 54, Seattle

Pours gold with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet honey. Flavor is malt and hops, with a hint of sweetness in the finish. Palate is nice. Nice, light, and good for when you have 5 minutes to catch the 7:20 ferry to Bainbridge Island.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (1826) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2006
On tap at Atlas in Seattle

Pours a medium yellow with a small head.

Aroma is sweet malt, a hint of grassy Saaz hops, and an ample dose of grain. Taste is relatively strong on the warm malt (i.e., malty sweet) and relatively short on the hops and carrying with it some hints of grain.. The mouthfeel was overcarbonated to the point of being too prickly. Not bad, certainly no seriously foul tastes in there anywhere - but nothing special either and lacking the hop-heavy crispness of my favorite pilseners.


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