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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heathen (1500) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpamOfDeath (13) - 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 (3534) - 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 (324) - 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 (466) - - 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 (5841) - Manhattan, 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 (2416) - 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 (3216) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (4786) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5257) - 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.

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