Derek881 (1247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
cheap (5252) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
horresn (1) - Hell, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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!!!
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2006
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Old German, found you in the bottom of a cooler at a house party...where did you come from, no one knows, but alas, you are free to me, so wh not?
OG reminds me of High Life, mild taste, silght sweetness and little to no hop character to speak of. But you were cold, and that night, you were mine. Probably the best cheap brew Iíve yet had, which is not a recomendation, nor a reason to buy it, but if your hand findsone of these in a cooler somewhere sometime, why not?
Oakes (15462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light yellow. Really fizzy. Very light flavour. A little bit of grain, maybe? Thin body. Off-dry finish. Iím beginning to think the tagline is inaccurate.
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Taste like nothing really. But hella cheap and easy to drink. Enjoyable in the summer.
Beerman6686 (6244) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very good, but not bad, just very bland. ALthough its not worth trying to find, if its there it might be worth buying considering it costs $8.50 a case.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent for a canned lager, you know, it is nothing special, and is decent when it is really cold. Somehwat corny and fruity, some bready and grassy notes. Finosh is metallic and tinny.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(can - 12 oz) Straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Looks like most canned lagers Iíve had and will have in the future. Dry grain and hop aroma. Slightly sour and dry hop and corn flavor with some grains and a touch of malt at the end. Session beer. Just remember folks, "The World Knows No Finer."
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This canned brew poured a small sized head of frothy fine to medium sized mostly diminishing white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was transparent and straw yellow in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild malty lagerish . Its mouth feel is initially tingly crisp bubbly with a lingering slightly tingly mild palate and a slightly acidic aftertaste. Its flavor contained thin malt flavor with a very slight hop note notes. Not one I would buy again.