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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A Traditional German Lager brewed with all German grain & yeast. Very drinkable.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (3860) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle pours a near clear applejuice with quickfading off white head. Nose is yeasty and yogurty with a pungent grainy sweetness adds in the flavor. Ever so slightly grassy, and even a little lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Not horrible, but just a step up above a bud. Cute label though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Orange Amber fall like color. Very thin white head. Smells very sour, like yogurt, faint sweet malt. Very sour beer, dry, earthy. I almost find it to be like a gueze, maybe a flemish brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle. Sweet grass and grain aroma with off-pale malts and Teutonic spice. Gradient golden body with a large, loud whitish head. Malty body, some bread and pretzel, some cracker, touch of sweetness up front, but very little, and not dry enough to cause a stir. Lovely balance, a little mineral water but otherwise that magical, lick-smacking malt character. Faint grassy bitter hops. Medium body. Mild but long bitter aftertaste. This has everything I want from a Dortmunder, but it’s just a tad dirty; that is, it doesn’t sparkle, it doesn’t gleam, it just sort of hangs.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3606) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
bottle - Pours golden witha thin white head. It has a mild bready and grainy malt aroma. The flavor is light, sweet malt and some mild, crisp hops. The light to medium body works alright and the finish is lightly hopped. It’s pretty good for what it is.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
clear gold, nice white, quickly disipating head, some lace. nose of airy grain, sweet malt. flavor follows the nose, sweet malt, grain, hiny of hops. medium bodied, creamy mouth feel, slightly bitter finish. perhaps i’d like this a bit more if the relatively high alcohol content was more apparent. tip of the hat to cornfiled for providing the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle. Deep gold clear body. Off-white, fizzy head that rapidly diminishes. First whiff is a bit sulphuric followed by mild grassy notes along with some corn and not near enough sweet, bready malts, though they show up in the flavor which is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Sweet caramel taste gives way to bitter grass which turns into grain. Fairly nice balance between sweet and bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. This is a fine lager that would be much better if it were cleaner, crisper.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2510) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Golden body, pillowy head and aromas of slinky hops and a little pepper. Flavor is very sweet; apples, honey and grass drive the car, but there is a skunk in the backseat. Good enough but nothing to race out to buy more.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Clear, light golden color. Moderate head that settles to a single layer of bubbles. Low lace, spotty. Dry, raw grain aroma. Possibly some light colored crystal. Low, low hop. Highly carbonated, giving it a crisp mouthfeel. I thought I had smelled the telltale signs of adjuncts. Here, I think the taste confirms it. Overall, a very dry beer. There’s some bittering hop flavor in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle from Peabody’s Wine & Beer in Boone, NC. Surprised, actually, as this one seems to be rarer than some, and was readily available. Copper pour into the glass, with a light soapy head that leaves webbed lace. The nose has some toasted malt and maybe just a hint of citric essence. The flavors are bitter twinges on toasted biscuit malt, rind/zest/peel, grassy notes and some light honey in there. There is a decently peppering bitter finish, and a weak body with a thin texture. Not the traditional lager, I know, but an appreciated take on the vast mediocrity of the style.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
obguthr (4084) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Draft: Weak malt aroma. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Decidedly bitter for a lager, the flavor of lemon peel is discernible but otherwise it is a fairly generic bitterness. Rusty and metallic mouthfeel. Alcohol is obvious. This isn’t exactly what I want when I order a lager. It seems like a lager trying to be an epa or a bitter and failing at all three. Only 7 ratings? I know why.


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