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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2001
Well-balanced, with characteristic low carbonation, juicy maltiness and light yeast bite. Good session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2002
A decent, mildly hopped lager. Refreshing, but could be a bit sweeter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Bottle pours a hazy light golden, small white fizzlfoamy head, hearty carbonation, with so-so lacing.   Minor fruits, malts, and a bit bready on the nose.   Flavor of malts and wheat bread.   Full bodied, good mouthfeel.   Unsweetened malts and bready sum this one up.   Not bad!   Thanks goes out to footbalm for the trade!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Despite the description, my beer poured pretty clear into an golden hue with a small fizzy head, does cling to the glassware quite nicely. The aroma is yeasty and grassy. Hints of apple, nuts, and allspice. Taste was rather boring and flat. Good zesty hop and sweet malt balance, but just too sublime. Detected some buttery tones. Medium-bodied, with a soft and watery mouthfeel. Yeast chalky feel. Interesting but nothing outstanding, good to try once. I really think this is what many American beers may have tasted like prior to prohibition, a german session bier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty and a little ciderish. A lighter bodied beer. Milder tasting. Sort of lager-ish, but not a lager. Mild malts, slightly hoppy and somewhat yeasty. Extremely smooth. Hints of fruit and bread. Lots of flavor for such a mild tasting beer. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Slightly hazy golden color with a full light head. Light floral aroma. Quick full in body and mouthfeel. Flavors are quite mild. Slight malt, hops bitterness and a touch of pure yeast. A decent effort but nothing extraordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4860) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2003
First from the style, First from the brewery and i'm already impressed. Hazy bright orange colour with a thick dense white head. Aroma of strong malt, a light hoppiness and even the mild aroma of a belgian white. Smells super clean with no outstanding/offensive aromas. Very light bodied; Thin maltiness in the taste with a bit of a floral/grassy taste and a small amount of hops noticeable in the taste. Aftertaste is just as clean, almost nothing to speak of, but a bit of freshness and some floral characteristics. Overall, fairly nice looking and smelling, but I confir that something should be added to the taste to make it more 'full' and defined. I was lucky enough to get this twelve ounce bottle in a trade with BigBadBear63 and sampled it on 17-December-2003. Thanks again Mike!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Dark golden color with a very small head. Strong aroma of hops. Taste is also dominated by sweet hops. Full-bodied by lager standards. Seems rough and unrefined.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4504) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Orange color with no head. Slightly bitter aroma. Grany taste, but not much else there. It’s tasty enough, but there’s really nothing to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2001
Could be the best ’straight’ American-style lager I’ve had, from a brewer that makes one of the best Am. bocks. Gorgeous bronze color with a more-than-adequate head; a nose that is what ’lager’ is all about, very beery and fresh with some slight fruit hints, and wonderful malty flavor with just enough hops for me, though others may think it weak in this department (for the style). Finish could have more guts; too smooth even for smooth-beer-guy Muzzlehatch. Still, another winner from this fine fine Wisconsin brewer.


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