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Sprecher Pale Lager



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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A Bohemian style golden lager. A profuse maltiness, offsets the slight bitterness from the aromatic Saaz hops resulting in a complex, yet very smooth lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 Something about this beer gave me the chills, but not in a good way. The color was good, but there was almost no head. Things started to go downhill with the aroma. I couldnt put my finger on it, but to me it smelled a little like butter. I cant explain it. The taste was nothing to brag about. Over all, a poor offering from this otherwise excellent brewery. Newest thoughts: Had this out of a bottle, and it was much much better. Still nothing to brag about, but it was alot more drinkable. As it warmed, the hops became more evident, and was much easier to drink. Maybe I just had some bad stuff from the tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Nothing stands out about this one. Perhaps a easy going beer to serve to guests that has a little more class than a Bud or Miller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2002
A cross between a bohemian pils and a helles lager. Golden color with a white fluffy head. Seems to lack hops for a pils and backbone malt for solid lager. Drinkable, but nothing extraordinary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Nothing complex about this about this Pilsner. Poured very with a thin head and almost no carbonation. Hop taste and aroma present but not enough to make this beer as great as other Sprechers I’ve sampled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Pale yellow in color with a thin head that disipated quickly out of the bottle. There are some malt flavors but nothing very complex. A little thin in the body. There was an almost metallic tang in the finish. Not my favorite pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2002
Amber colored. Nice malty aroma, Saaz hops are prevalent. Has a light body (may have been called ’less filling’ a few years back). The amber by Sprecher is much more flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymilwaukee99 (6) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
Replaced the ’Milwaukee Pilsener,’ which was better. Light, light, light. Very drinkable, but not challenging. Sometimes a little sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2002
A very pleasant and smooth lager with sufficient malt and not over-hopped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
goldie99 (5) - USA - OCT 15, 2001 does not count
A little watery like the pub ale. Very floral hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2001
A little too watery for me, but I can see how someone would like this.

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