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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2488) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (2453) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2006
12 oz Bottle pours out a haze gold almost no head. A lot of grain to it. not a good one that is for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2002
This was a big ole dog that’ll keep you company all day long. An easy drinkin’ amber, full of malts - especially strong taste of Werther’s candy. very little aroma.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Small white head thats gone in a flash, a touch of lace left behind. Clear gold color. Tinny, buttery nose. Light/medium body, light creaminess. The buttery aromas comes through on the palate, fairly dominant. Mild maltiness with little to no hop flavor. Finish is lightly sweet. Blech!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2381) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2007 Pours a three finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor is sweet with hoppy overtones, unusually for a lager. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Well, ME.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2003
This doesn't taste like an Ale, and indeed the name of the beer is "Balto Heroic Golden Lager" and it seems very Vienna-ish - bordering on Bock territority. And it's OK; very sweet/butter/toffee, a lot of chemicalness in the ending.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Thin head of medium sized bubbles which does not last long. Large amount of large chunky floaters in there. Almost look like coffee grounds. Sweet and fruity aroma with some pineapple, light malts and roasted grains. Color is a medium dark orange. Flavor is thin and sort of dry. Light malt presence with some more pineapple and a bit of spice. Finishes pretty clean and rather boring. An ok brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IndianaRed (2184) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
Hazy, deep golden body with a substantial yeast load and a pure white, loose soapy head. Aroma is syrupy sweet and smells like pale wort. Has notes of buttery nuts, flowers and biscuit dough. Flavor has sweet, nutty honey tones and seems a little underattenuated. Grain husks seem evident. Maybe the husky notes are for Balto. A lightly tart aspect lends some balance as does a spicy finish with some stealthy hop bitterness. Not something I would really care to revisit.


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