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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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. Herman’s 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 Omi’s life-long promise by sharing his family’s original recipe with the world at an affordable price


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
Light yellow. Really fizzy. Very light flavour. A little bit of grain, maybe? Thin body. Off-dry finish. I’m beginning to think the tagline is inaccurate.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Can from John’s Marketplace. Pale gold with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is lightly bready. Light bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor is mild light malt with very mild hop. Lightly sweet. Really rather refreshing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
24 ounce can from Belmont Station. Drank out of the can. A light skunky metallic nose. Pretty much a mostly dirty grainy flavor. Not much flavor besides corn and metal. Easy to drink for the most part.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Portland, Or - John’s Market Place - 16 oz can. Pours a very light golden with a soft foamy white head and nice bubble action. Aroma has some wet paper bag accents, a hint of green apples. Flavor is typical cheap industrial lager with some green apple funkiness, a hint of corn and a whole lot of blandness. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. I remember this beer can being on one of those puzzles with all of the beer cans.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5078) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a vibrant yellow color with a medium sized soapy white head that faded quickly. The aroma was tang, sweetish and very corny with a bit of artificial grape undertone. The flavor was tangy, sweet and corny with notes of artificial grape and bubblegum. The finish was long, sour and tangy. Bland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
12oz Can – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA – 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2006
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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2005
Can. Small white head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, carbonated, transparnet, and a yellow hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and sweet. Malty, sweet flavor. Smooth palate. Light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4198) - 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! Don’t serve this cold, it needs to be drank at about 50 degrees to appreciate its full flavor. How about the name ‘Old German’! Quite an attitude toward the German beers. 12 oz artistic white can with the statement that ‘the world knows no finer’ - 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 it’s 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 Brewing’s better entries. It lacks the metal-ness so often found in most Iron City beers. Now that I’ve rated a few beers, I don’t 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 can’t believe I was a nullifidian before drinking this again after so long! After looking at the rest of these ratings, I’m curious if I just got a good batch or something. I’ll have to get another case in a few months and try again as to confirm my good findings.


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