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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Heroic golden lager, as per the deScription on the bottle. Definitely golden as opposed to yellow in color, actually almost orange. It’s certainly not heroic in terms of hopping with only nine IBU, less than Budweiser. Perhaps it is the strong malt profile that is heroic. Lightly sweet, almost edging toward (but not quite) cloying. Notes of honey and caramel with a nice toasty edge. Lack of carbonation along with the slight excess in sweetness leave the palate a little dead and sticky. I’m always happy to see quality micros attempting lager styles but that just makes me all the more dissapointed when they turn out lackluster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Frederick Brewing version. Pleasant gold, slowly fading head. Big grassy aroma, underpinnings of malt sweetness. Caramel with grassy hops. Sort of a cross between a Vienna and a Bohemian Pils. Not bad, but I would have preferred a drier profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
GABF 05. Pours a rich gold with a sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, with hints of caramel hiding in the background. Velvety palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle; pours a golden copper with a small to medium white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus, a little sweetness and honey. Flavor is caramel and toasted malt; Some citrus, with a sweet finish. Some breadiness and yeast in the flavor too. Good for the style, and nice on a warm summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
6/26/2007: Balto Heroic Lager is light amber-gold in color with mild carbonation and lots of suspended fine sediment. It has s diminishing beige head that leaves no lasting crown. Toasted malt, light caramel, and a touch of hops are incorporated into the aroma. The flavor is smooth, easy caramel malt with a bit of fruitiness and a good level of hop bitterness. It is also slightly sweet anf floral like honey. The boy is medium-light and smooth on the palate, but a bit thin at times. I like this beer and could really drink a lot of it. It is quite good and well-balanced overall.

12 oz bottle (IBUs = 9, O.G. = 14.5’ P, 5.4% alc./vol.) from The Party Source. Rating #85 for this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2008
pours from the bottle a hazy iced tea color topped by a thin whitish head. strange fruity aroma is hard to nail down... there’s lemon and grapefruit for sure along with flowers and sweet grain but i can’t place the other fruit. the palate is sweet... similar to they way sweetened tea is. the flavor is tannic, lemony, grainy and grassy but finishes with a weird sourness that seems out of place. medium body, dry and crisp. prickly mouth feel from the carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle from argo0. Hazy, golden body with a small white head. The aroma is apple, bread and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet, cider, dough, caramel and spicy herbal hops. Medium/light body is soft with moderate carbonation. Quaffable for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle pours a sllightly hazy light yellow amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is a typical light laget with some sweet corn and other light grains. Flavor is similar but a bit sharp and bitter. LIngering sweet honey and slightly bitter grain bitterness. Thanks Buckeyeboy again for this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, corn, and some wheat. Flavor is light caramel and some toasted malts with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
A wierd Vienna. Aroma was very weak. Could pick up some light malt but not without some serious sniffin’. Pour was incredibly light for a vienna. Light orange but with a beautiful 2 finger white head and...what is that....sediment?! In a Vienna? I’ll take it! Taste was not very Vienna-like. PIneapple, light fruit and sweet malt. A tad of a bitter aftertaste that goes away quick. Vienna? Not really IMO but pretty good.

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