New Helvetia Buffalo Craft Lager
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A modern reinterpretation of our classic Sacramento brew, and an affirmation of our heritage as a world capital of brewing. This Helles style lager has the soft, full body that can only come from traditional floor malted barley, and a beautiful woody, floral aroma from a dose of Crystal hops. This is the beer that made Sacramento famous, all over again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours blonde with a decent off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a light malt flavor with a honey-like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the 2016 SF beer week opening gala. It pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is full with lemongrass. Very fresh and clean. The flavor is also clean and refreshing with wild rice, grains, hay and lemongrass. Very light, soft noble bitterness. Clean and crushable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9642) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2015
solid brew in a style that I’d usually pass right by. Crisp and clean, lightly sweet and not devoid of flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (602) - - NOV 8, 2014
An ok lager. Straw colour with lots of visible fizz and minimal head. Slight taste of lime and not too fizzy. (K)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Not much aroma coming from hazy amber pour. Malt and grain are the primary flavors. Overall, like the nose - Not much taste. Meh…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2800) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Yellow in color, aroma of light malts... Flavor is crisp, bready malts, great finish, not much harshness like plagues a lot of American lagers... Really enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13830) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at Davis Beer Week B&B Fest. Pours translucent gold with a creamy off-white head. Med body. It’s slightly sweet, mildly hoppy. Pretty good lager.
Earlier Rating: 5/19/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Tap at West Coast Brew Fest 2013. Pours hazy dark gold with a creamy off-white head. Spicy "Czech" aroma. Med body. Flavor is bready and spicy. Finishes very nicely.

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