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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Straight from the tanks, unfiltered, this bier has undergone its third and final fermentation in the bottle in order to insure you the freshest possible lager bier. Expect this bier to be smooth, full-bodied, and slightly cloudy. The brewer’s yeast imparts a mild, fresh character which is as close as you can get to brewery fresh.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Neglected to add this from a couple of years ago. Pours mid yellow with a nice head. It drinkws ligth and crisp in all aspects and sghows a decent finish even without the depth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 22, 2010
Had July of 2000. Crazy story for me behind this beer, it involved a Grateful Dead concert a 1982 BMW and another factor which will remain nameless. Very refrshing beer, nice amber color. Taste was somewhat earthy and herby with a light spice from the wheat. Fond memory-eh sort of.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2007
This is a VERY good beer for a hot night. Rated from notes, last consumed from the bottle in summer ’06. Light yellow color, wheaty aroma and flavor with nice mouthfeel and finish. Nearly as good as Yokel, which evidently replaced this.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2007
In the bottle at the 2007 Baburek backyard vintage beer tasting. Pours pale yellow with a good white head. A very clear beer which was surprising to me. Really strong wheat flavor. I did not realize that this was a Landbier. I think that I really must like this style. Crisp finish. This was a perfect beer to have on a hot summer evening.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours an odd amber orange with less than an inch of loose suds that disappears immediately. No lace - not a speck. I catch some hops and a fleeting peach aroma in the first sniff. No more peach again throughout the glass. Mildly malty up front, but it loses the maltiness in the finish. Actually it finishes dry, somewhat like a rye beer. Light carbonation, light body, with a little bit of residual tartness - almost lemony.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a hazy light copper color, thin white head. This was different it had a slight sourness to it and big apple flavor the whole time. Just a good easy drinking beer in it’s own unique way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Besides the famous New Glarus fruit brews, I think this is their best brew, especially among the lighter styles, pils, blonde, naked, etc. Crisp rich lager, and an excellent example of a rare style. If you find a six of this its around three years old. Considering the low alcohol you would think it would be done by now, but to my surprise its still drinkable, however fresh it’s even better. It looks like the new brew called Yokel is a reincarnation of the brew. It’s about time they brought back this beauty. Hopefully Yokel is as good as this once was.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2006
12 oz. bottle pulled from the depths of my parent’s basement refrigerator. Bottle conditioned. Hazy golden color with bubbly white head. Very grainy nose and flavor. Like an oat factory. There is a touch of sweetness on the tongue with a bisuity flavor complemented by a mellow yeastiness. Crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Only beer in this style I’ve had was St. Georgenbrau Kellerbier. Better flavor, more drinkable and I don’t believe it’s possible to get a bad bottle of New Glarus. Very nice beer. Can’t wait to get my hands on more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Nice gold, slightly hazy body. Soapy white head. German grainy hop aroma... some orange and grass hints, on a grainy body with some slight honey sweetness. Very good and balanced taste... some sweet honey orange taste, on a oaty/wheaty base. Pretty good overall.


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