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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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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.


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
THOUGHTS: Might have been a little stale or slightly skunked, but a dedent Vienna was in there somewhere. TECHNICAL: Bottle. poured a slightly hazy, light copper or very light rust with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate toasted and sour malt; lighter caramel; light grassy and earthy hops; hints of cooked corn and slight skunk. The initial flavor was slightly sweet; while the finish was lightly sweet and slightly bitter. There was toasted malt, honey, slight skunk, grassy hops, sour malt, earthy hops, light nuttiness, caramel, and a hint of lemon. The light to medium body was watery with soft carbonation and a metallic finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2364) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Clear orange, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is bread, caramel, grass. Lighter body, decent and straightforward but forgettable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dliberto (154) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (3898) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Lagery and uninteresting. Not even a taste of rust that sometimes shows up in a distinguished can of vienna. Tap at Boundary Road.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is quite grainy and sweet with some caramel and toasty malt. Minimal to no hops in the aroma. The flavor is rather thin and sweet, lacking in much vienna malt character and any hop character at all. It doesn’t really even come across as a lager, the finish is grainy and husky and completely lacking in smoothness. Light bodied and thin with fizzy soft carbonation. Pretty poor attempt at a Vienna.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1002) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured from bottle. Sweet malt aroma. Classic amber with beige head. Lots of toasted malt in flavor balanced with hops. Slight bit of pepper. Bold and refreshing feel. Nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3782) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Corn and honey nose, similar to certain breakfast cereals. Clear amber, headless. Lightly sweet, less corny flavor. Clean finish.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fellebag (782) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Medium white head. A bit hazy amber color. Aroma is yeast, wine and rice. Taste is wood pile, wine and rottening leaves.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap @ Provisions Market. Golden pour with a soapy white head. Nose is really heavy on the fruit esters (mostly apple) and grainy sweetness. A touch of yeast, rice, and maybe just a hint of toast. Mostly sweet on the palate. Lots of rice, grain, and apple. Mild yeast and very minimal hop character. Not offensive, at least.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrodooo5 (1001) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Clean & somewhat crisp is the only compliments i can come up w/ for this one. About as generic as they come w/ just a slightly better finish than macros. Forgettable & not recommended!


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