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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
The Raven Special Lager is a perfect balanced lager beer that goes well with any kind of food, but particularly with spicy food or when you just want to sit down and enjoy a beer with friends. With a shot of Woodford Reserve chased with chilled Raven is a near perfect combination. The rich golden colored beer is an exceptionally smooth Southern German lager, somewhat malty but well balanced between the hops and malt. Experiencing the clean finish and pleasant lingering aftertaste of The Raven Special Lager, one can truly say that The Taste Is Poetic. For the European market the beer is brewed under license by Anker-Brauerei, Nagold, Germany.

Bricks' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (796) - Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 intense malt, or is that bread/yeast? Maybe both. Looks like a typical lager. Aroma of flower and malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (4598) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle at Villain & Saint. Nice copper body with no head at all. Nose malty, grains, toasty notes. Taste more grainy with malts and more subdued hop notes. Okay, not too distinctive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reberiii (452) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
It tastes like a Yuengling. A bit apple-y, a bit wet blanket ish, low carb as far as persistent, but manages to still be a bit prickly.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpamOfDeath (18) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12oz bottle from Total Wine. Copper pour with rapidly vanishing head. Minimal carbonation. Minimal hop aroma, light body and a minimal hop finish. Easy drinking, largely forgettable German Lager. You could down 6 of these and not notice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is water, coors light, too light

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2014
Geruch süßlich und malzig, Geschmack dann auch süßlich, aber mit einem merkwürdigen Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
gueuze (684) - - OCT 10, 2014
Gebraut in Lizenz in Belgien. Geruch in Richtung Belgian Ale. Nicht passend für ein Lager. Geschmack dünn und saurer Einschlag. Niete.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (6660) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a clear copper body with no head light white ring of lacing. Aroma is malt, grain and light spice. Pretty bland overall. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated with notes of grain, corn, sweet malt and grain. Some metallic character on the palate as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Clear orange, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is bread, caramel, grass. Lighter body, decent and straightforward but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is tired and typical lager style with emphasis on grain, corn, and hay. Taste is malt, hay, and corn. Not much to this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
An okay, easy drinking lager. Amber colored, a ton of quickly disappearing head. Weak bodied and sweetish. Little to no hop bite. Picked this up at the 930 club in 2014.

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