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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pioneer Lager is a traditional all-grain German Lager, amber in color, with a moderate taste of maltiness and low bitterness.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Clear copper body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma is of soda crackers mixed with hotel room and dry light chocolate. taste is fizzy and moderate sweet. Then a little bit of rye dryness kicks in. This is a little dark for a pale lager, but I think that probably added only good things to the flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2006
I was impressed by this beer. The bottle did not scream try me, but I figured why not. Pours a dark orange with an off-white head. Thereís a hint of coffee in the aroma, but thatís about it. The taste was above average. Bold up front with a smooth finish. A touch of citrus?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12oz bottle-Medium to dark amber with an off white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of malt. Medium body with a big malt taste. Would call this an amber not a pale lager.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Pours orange amber with little head. Aroma is weak, canít distinguish anything. Very watery. Not much to this one.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Amber body, small white head. Faint malt and hops in the nose. Weak and watery. Flavor was negligible. Might make a decent Lawnmower beer but thatís about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Better than I thought it would be. Pours a medium amber with a small head. Aroma is light malt and very light hops. Taste seems a tad watered down but is still pretty good. Light malts and hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
This beer doesnít look, smell, or taste like the pale lager that itís classified as here. Not that itís anything great, more like a Vienna wannabe. Iís got an orange/copper body with a slender yet sustained off-white head. The aroma is faint, sweet malt with a subtle floral/herbal hopping. Itís thin with a sweet bready flavor and just a touch of bitterness to keep the sweetness under control. Decent enough for a watery brew.

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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2005
From a bottle, pours a medium amber with a healthy white head. It seemed ever so slightly cloudy when held up to the light. Darker color than the usual mainstream lager. The head sticks around until the glass is drained. Not a hefty beer but quite tasty, with more bitter overtones than I would have expected (especially from the brewerís description). Goes down very easily--great beer for introducing someone to the "craft beer" scene.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Dark golden color with a moderate off white head. Malt and mild floral hops aromas. A real older style lager. Rich malt base that simply says, this is beer. This was the type of beer that was on tap across the US 50 years ago. Straight forward brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2004
I agree with the firm backbone of maltiness, however, i don't think it's that uninteresting. color is amber, head is VERY thing. aroma is all malt and quite grainy. flavor is essentially the same. not horribly interesting, but not too bad.


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