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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our take on the classic European amber lager. It has bright reddish highlights and a pronounced bready malt aroma reminiscent of its Austrian counterparts. The flavor plays slightly toward caramel and toasted lager malt but remains balanced and drinkable with a clean finish perfect for a summer session.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Amber with an off white head. Toast. Sweet caramel. Earth. Semi dry. Minimal bitterness. Tips sweet but not unbalanced. Good drinkability. Enjoyable but not special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (514) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Pours orange clear and bubbly with an off white head that fades quickly to a bubbled coating and then nada. Aroma is somewhat sweet and bready malts. Quite malty taste with a pleasant bready sweetness and a mild noble hop finish that has a touch of bitterness. Highly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darwenus (809) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Nothing earth-shattering, but smooth and rich and drinkable. Pours bright orange, no real head to speak of, medium carbonation. The aroma is butter and mild vanilla, the flavor is creamy, mildly sweet, and clean. Sierra Nevada doesnít make bad beer, but this is among their least.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (12418) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out herbal notes, some grassy notes and toasted bready malt. Flavour brings out bready malts and herbal notes. Pretty bland, but clean and drinkable. Itís okay, but very meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (10771) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle - Caramel and some green apple. Clear copper with a small beige head. Very light twig and nice sweetness. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
This is a pretty decent take on an amber lager. It is maybe a hair too sweet but not a disaster or anything. Itís a little cloudy w/ a foamy white head and lace in rings. There is a slightly piny hop note but itís mostly raisin-like malt. This is a full bodied brew and slightly sticky; I kind of wish it were a bit lighter. It finishes w/ a touch of bitterness and some grainy malt character. Iíd say this is serviceable but not a home run.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle @ BBQ. Amber in color with white foam. As expected, a good bready malt character and some toasty malts as well. Light floral hop note, some baked apple ester, and a little bit of brown sugar. Kind of grainy for my tastes, but itís not bad. Kind of bitter on the finish...okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is bready caramel. Flavor is sweet, bready, very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 30, 2015
A interesting mix of hay and cookie dough with hints of caramel and floral hops. A clear copper color with an off-white head. Sweet but not cloying, a touch of honey but enough hop bitterness to balance it. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
terefere (335) - Durham, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber, clear, average head. Aroma of malts,some yeast, caramel, spices, corn. Taste of bread, caramel, some spices, corn, some alcohol.


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