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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Bronze Medal, GABF 2002. A German style Golden Lager beer brewed with imported German Pils and Carmel malt and Saaz and Hallertauer hops. Golden in color and medium-bodied with a gentle, dry finish. (NOTE: This beer was formerly called French Creek Helles.)


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Draft... Clear, straw-colored lager with a small, creamy, white head. Lemony, grainy nose. The flavor provides gentle, earthy bitterness. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, mildly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2006
"Poured a light golden color with small head and little lacing. Aroma was of some malts. Taste was of not much to tell you the truth, little malts little citrus. can we say macro."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Poured light golden with a thin white head. Aroma was fruity with hints of cherry plus grass and grain. Taste was smooth. Not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
Rustic, grainy, herbal nose has a pleasant balance between malt and hops. Clear, pale golden body with a decent white head that recedes to partial cover and ring. Herbal and floral hop flavour complements the grainy malt character with moderate bitterness. Light medium body with moderate carbonation that is lively in the mouth. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, egajdzis, Eyedrinkale, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pours a clear translucent yellow with a very small white head. Aroma is very light with some slight citrus, grass and corn. Flavors of the same. I’m not really a fan of this style I suppose. Tast was much better than the aroma. Not much in the aroma

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2005
This was the biggest surprise of the night. I really didn’t expect much from this one. Pours a clean golden color with a white head. Citrusy aroma. Flavors were more complex than I expected. Lots of sweet lemonade at first with some oranges and lemon peal in the finish. Went down nice and smooth. Not bad at all.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Clear straw pour, the covering head is small and swiftly fading. Surprisingly light nose with restrained honeyish and bready pils malts that don’t make any effort to take their due place. Floral and grassy hops play their support role more than adequately, but they ultimately get lost in the task, having not much to support at all. A bit overly clean and simplistic in that regard, without the biscuitiness I always look forward to in a helles. Light bodied, watery texture, slow-witted carbonation, low bitterness. Passable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Ordinary aroma of malt and citrus. Bland flavor of malt and citrus. The palate is light and watery and the carbonation level is moderate. Boring...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
The Lure:
Sweet malt tendencies hang out dangerously close to a vortex of emptiness. This is certainly their house blond blandness, which is sad considering their superb Pikeland Pils could do the same job, but then introduce macro drinkers to a little more flavor.

The Festivities:
Yeasty undercurrents brush the weak, flat mouthfeel. Grainy malts develop into light honey sweetness. A well-brewed but inherently soporific blond lager.

Transcendence:
A highway full of billboards.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2005
On draft at Phoenixville location. Pourd a light straw with minimal head. Aroma is clean but fairly faint with some floral hops. Flavor is light as well, some crisp malt, low floral hops, and corn. Mouthfeel is what is expected from a generic golden lager. Finish is crisp and clean, although only slightly bitter. This is a step above BMC. Drinkable, but only got because it was part of their sampler.


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