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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
The world knows no finer! Little Herman the German grew up watching his Opa and Omi brew beer in their single story stone-cottage located in Hamburg, Germany. What started as a hobby soon turned into a local phenomenon after neighbors and friends tasted their charming concoction. As demand increased, a family promise was made to never let money or admiration get in the way of the rich beer taste. Hermanís Opa and Omi got older, as people do, and could no longer keep up with the demand for their easy drinking lager. Eventually Herman the German took over the family business and kept his Opa and Omiís life-long promise by sharing his familyís original recipe with the world at an affordable price

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
16oz can. Pale yellow, not much of a head. Sweet grain aroma and flavor, not much going on at all, typical large lager. Better than the BMC

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
12oz Can Ė 99 Bottles Ė Federal Way, WA Ė A lager for sure had some decent malt flavor with a dry finish this was a good beer for after working on the car. Glad I got to try it. Clear as a bell light flavored this was a Pale lager for sure.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
dry sweet and corny...chalky refreshing and tart...sudsy soapy and satisfying thatís how i prefer to remember old german. with the burp of royalty! too bad you couldnt get the taste from the can it had to roll around in your gut for awhile so the flavor could be released. hey what about that bud girl on tv? the perfect pour ? give me a break! she knows as much about beer as i know about darning stockings.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rzaxxx (16) - Rhode Island, USA - JUN 30, 2008
As my friend said, this Old German is part of a clever scheme. It has such a tinny aftertaste that you want to take another sip immediately to wash the aftertaste out of your mouth. This can go on for quite a while.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozokarl (9) - Fairfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008 does not count
Old German was another one of the cheap beers I used to drink back in the day. It cost $10 for a case of 16 oz bottles and didnít taste bad like the Millwaukee duo(Old and Beast) did. I bought a case recently just for old times sake and I found it kind of flavorless.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2008
Reminds me of the 3.2% beer us G.I.ís had at the enlisted manís club at Fort Ord in the 1960ís. It was safe, easy to drink, and cheap. I recently tried the standard Iron City Beer and it was actually not bad. This tastes like the light version or water-added type brew. Has a hint of bitter hops that adds some astringency to the finish. Nothing bad about this beer just way too mild for a craft beer or even a BMC drinker. Might be a good beer for someone who dislikes beer with taste! Good belches though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fulton22 (1) - USA - APR 1, 2008 does not count
You can buy me in a bar, distributor, or diner...you know my motto. "The World Knows No Finer"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Derek881 (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Bought a six pack of this beer at a local store to try. Typical light gold color with small white head; the usual look for its style. Aroma was light, some hoppy tones, adjuncts, nothing fancy. The flavor was not bad, but again, largely indistinguishable from its counterparts. The palate was thin, and bit oily, and mostly dry with light carbonation. A suitable beer for its type with a good price, but not exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4886) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 When I was twenty something , in 1977 or so, we used to drink cases of this stuff. Good beer at a decent price. How many pale yellow lager American brews can you think of that fit those specs and are not currently owned by BMC? After 20 years I bought another case. So, I rate as I drink. I am proud to be a drinker of Pgh Brewing beers, support your local breweries! Donít serve this cold, it needs to be drank at about 50 degrees to appreciate its full flavor. How about the name ĎOld Germaní! Quite an attitude toward the German beers. 12 oz artistic white can with the statement that Ďthe world knows no finerí - how confident and nifty. When you pop the lid you get a sour citrus wiff. Into the glass it turns more into a light yeasty beer aroma. Ubiquitous pale yellow lager colors with steady streams of mixed medium and small quickly rising bubbles, champagne in nature. Head is thin white and clean. The initial taste is pilsner in flavor. It is very well behaved and gentlemanlike in itís etiquette. An above average tasting lager, clean and fresh. Not much personality, it is more kind and refined than those bitter beers. This is one of Pgh Brewingís better entries. It lacks the metal-ness so often found in most Iron City beers. Now that Iíve rated a few beers, I donít think I would even think of this as a Pgh Brewing drink, it is less offensive. The finish is non-assuming and enjoyable, it seems to have the qualities of a light brew. Brilliant, this is the United States answer to those pale yellow German lagers. In Pittsburgh, we can do it better, or at least just as good, at a lower price. Overall, a very above average German style lager that is almost as smooth as many wit biers! I am very surprised of the smoothness! I canít believe I was a nullifidian before drinking this again after so long! After looking at the rest of these ratings, Iím curious if I just got a good batch or something. Iíll have to get another case in a few months and try again as to confirm my good findings.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
horresn (1) - Hell, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
Old German reminds me of my homeland, where we would spend hours upon hours tending the hops and yeast to create the greatest brew of all the land. The Deucheland anthem rings true to my heart, as I pound this beer this frugal night!!!

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