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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   ABV: -
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A full-bodied, all-malt lager, with a pleasant kiss of the hop, it is a faithful rendition of the European light amber lagers of old. A 1994 GABF gold medal winner, it is smooth and satisfying while achieving a complex and delightful balance between malt and hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
Tap at Standing Bar. Amber beer. Aroma is pretty weak. Pale malts with a light maize and toasted malt character. Softly herbal hoppiness though and a lightly industrial character. Not terrible, but not great either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
Pours amberish. Aromas of malt, hops. Sweet malty taste with Slight hoppyness at the finish. A nice beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
This beer is pretty terrible. Metallic malty/grainy taste with no hop aroma. Yellow fizzy and very bland. Yuck.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Golden color with a taller somewhat lasting off-white head. A creamy aroma that I can’t quite get a handle on. A doughy sweet bread seems to come to mind. Light caramel and a touch of toasted malt in the front. Simple flavors throughout. a touch of sweet herbs check the malts. Fairly standard lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 The porter from these guys is surprisingly drinkable, but still I did not go into this one with much excitement. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a small white head. The aroma was sour malt and very macro like. The flavor was light and skunky - very macro-ish. This beer is your typical macro with a bit better color. ugh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3384) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a moderate, dense white head that lasted through the entire glass. Light but pleasant sweet malt aroma. Flavor is predominantly malt, but not overpowering malt. Also a touch of light corn sweetness. Very smooth but thin mouthfeel. A very easy to drink beer and an excellent value.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) This pale lager pours a bit darker than the others I’m trying in this session, but the flavor is about the same. Well, perhaps it has slightly more flavor. Grain, mild corn, moderately sweet, but I think I actually taste a little bit of hops, very little, but nevertheless, some. Smells like a sweeter Heineken, with that stale, cardboard, light skunk aroma, so the green bottle seems appropriate. Light golden color has good color for a pale lager. Small, white head fades away to a partial, broken film, leaving a few wisps of lace on the glass. Certainly a step up from the macro world, but still not very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Hard to get too enthused about this lager, though I was intrigued that it's such an old brand and wanted to give it a shot. All in all, it's an acceptable lager with a slight hint of sourness. It has notes of wheatiness, which is unusual in a lager. You can taste the yeast, which is a good thing. As good as Yuengling Traditional is, it's too fizzy, so I'd prefer this 1857 if I had to choose.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (2768) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
No head. Amber color with orange tint. Clear. Aroma of yeast and malts. Well-balanced between malts and hops with a bit of citrus. Not a great beer,but not one to pass on either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick white head with good lacing. Slightly sweet and flowery, well balanced aroma leaning slightly towards malty. Slightly sweet but mostly bitter hoppy flavor with flowery notes and a good malt balance. The finish is slightly sweet and malty. Light bodied and smooth with a slight dryness.


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