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Thirsty Dog Balto Heroic Lager



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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. This one comes out hazy golden with no head at all - turns to slight lacing in only 10 seconds. Nose is actually of corn and biscuits, very macro brew like and not nice. Sweet malts dominate the flavor of this one and it is done well. High carbonation and surprising body and thickness as it glides down the throat. This one finishes with just slight hop bitterness along with that sweet, tongue coating malt. Decent beer, but not fabulous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Another Thirsty Dog offering with a distinct caramel flavor. Not what I expected from a íGolden Lagerí, but worth a try. Only my second taste from Thirsy Dog, and will continue with a strong tradition of a recommended beer. Balto is something more than the regular and expected and, with that in mind, definately welcome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 I found this beer to be sweet but yet very smooth to drink since itís like a typical watery lager. The carbonation was lively and the aftertaste was not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2006
Color is golden, and cloudy. Aroma is lightly sweet chocolate, with a lager softness. Flavor is pretty much the same. Abrupt finish. Not very refreshing though. A decent, run of the mill lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2007
nice golden lager. caramel flavor with some a malty aroma. pretty good overall beer despite the poor rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Poured from the bottle with a decent sized tan colored head. Medium sized body, with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Surprised this was a Vienna. Thought it was a hoppy lager. Not bad, nothing special though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 6, 2005
this is a great beer most wonít get to try this but if you ever see it buy it it is a slighly sweet caramel lager that that has a smooth taste and very pleasant aroma

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
This one left me with a good impression however it was a bit in limbo and hereís why. The aroma was that of sweet caramel. The flavor though wasnít what I was expecting since I had OLH first. Like OLH and itís strong chocolate flavor this one lacked the strong caramel flavor. It is there you just have to find it. Still itís one I could get more of.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bridgetek (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007 does not count
Nice color. Carmel flavor with light hops. Very weak finish; woulod probably avoid in the future.

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