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Tröegs Bavarian Lager

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Tröegs Bavarian Lager is an authentic German style lager, brewed with Munich malts, Hallertau Hops and fermented at cool temperatures followed by a full month of aging, or "lagering", to impart a range of complex maltiness and subtle aromas only found in traditional German lagers.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Tidiaguy. Deep golden color, foamy head. Nice malty/bready aroma. Sweet, very full-bodied for a lager, some smoky hints, light lemon zestiness near the end, aromatic piney hoppiness appears, a well-constructed if unspectacular lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Color is a nice strong golding amber toned hue, thin off-white head appeared then fizzed out fast, leaves small spots of dripping lace. Smell is faint of crispy fresh toasty malts, somewhat breadish, with a hop note but quite soft on the nose. Taste is pretty light, fresh, crisp, toasty smooth and subtle malts that has a slight breadish quality with some nutty notions. Balanced well with a good mildly spiced hop twinge of bitterness that hits fast, lingers some then disappears pretty fast. Feel is medium to light bodied with a small amount of chalky and dull grainyness into the finish. Don't know what to think of this one other then I won't think about it. A slightly better then average Marzen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2004
another very good troegs beer! poured a copper/gold color with nice white head. had a distinct lager smell and taste. i detected fruitiness and finished with a small dry bite. i like this beer alot.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Pours a clear copper with decent carbonation and a half inch off-white head. Bland stale malty lager aroma, but true to style. Body has some light dry caramel and peat malt character with a hint at fruit toward the bittering finish. Has good complexity for a lager, but could still use a little more balance.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 24, 2004 This tastes like a candied lager. Sweeeeeet! Its like they threw some fruit cakes in during the fermentation. The first few sips are very good but it soon grows a bit overbearing, eventually turning into drainpour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Nice medium dark amber almost copper color,small white head that left a bit of lace behind.Malty,toffee aroma,and fairly sweet.The taste is malty and toffeish with just a nice hint of hops,nicely sweet and all around very good.This is a wonderful brew,and well worth getting a few again if you can find it.Thanks go out to Britt(Urbnhautebourg)for this fine brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Copper-gold, very long-lasting head for a lager. Nose is sweet, slightly hoppy. Initial flavor is tart and quite cidery. Quite sweet. Finishes slightly hoppy, nice bitterness. A very enjoyable lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Good lager overall, dark color with a hint of smoke in the flavor. Sweetness almost seems artificial.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Looks better than it tastes. I do enjoy the smoky finsh covering the malt sweetness. Not my favorite lager, but i would drink it again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 (Bottled on October/03/03) I poured the beer rather hard, but fortunately, it did not spillover. The beer shows an attractive head and lace. The beer is a bit darker than I was expecting for a Bavarian style lager. I was expecting the color to be more along the lines of a helles. The nose is fresh, clean, and hoppy. I find the palate to be smooth, clean, and a little bit smoky. The beer finishes nice and spicy. This is a hard beer to categorize, it is IMO neither a helles nor a marzen, but nonetheless an ok beer.


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