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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This hybrid beer is the fifth release in our series. Brewed in 2005 after a discussion about whether different yeast strains get along with each other during fermentation. We decided to try it out using only two types of each of the ingredients found in beer. We used two water sources, two barley types, two hop varieties, an ale yeast and a lager yeast.

Nephilium's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1702) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Light lager aroma, with no noticeable hops. Pours a clear light yellow, with a big white head. Mild bready malt flavor, with a little touch of bitter hops. There’s a hint of bitterness in the finish, just not much going on. Light body, easy drinking, fairly middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Backlog rating on 11-04-2012 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white head with a long retention, mostly transparent/slightly hazy yellow body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is bready malt, grainy, yeast, floral and earthy hops. The flavor is lightly bitter, bready malt, grainy, floral, and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer’s flavor is quaffable, but not all that outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Rating from notes. Pours a hazed yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of straw, mild fruitiness, light lager yeast notes. Some cracker and bready malt. Flavor is crisp with mild fruitiness and bread notes. Kind of a weird fruity lager here. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. An interesting one, for sure. Not necessarily something I’ll think about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks Beerpig317). Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent orange with fluffy off-white head. Smells like a doughy and somewhat (pleasantly) skunky lager. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Champagne looking. This is yeasty and grainy and grassy. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle:   Straw colored, slight golden hue, pale haze, thin to moderate frothy white head, decent lacing.   Pale straw/haze on the nose, very pale fruitiness.   Faint fruitiness on the tongue, otherwise a very smooth hay/straw/grassy background.   Very clean, only a very touch musty on the backside.   Hops are light, and lack much bitterness.   One of the most well balanced Pale Lagers I have had in a long while.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish, just very slight straw/hay and fruitiness lingers.   So damn smooth!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent yellow colored body. The mild aroma was musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Very little hops, standard lager style. Has the effervescence of a traditional lager/kolsch. Pale ale style after-taste. Worst of the retro releases thus far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Palate gold pour with a 1 finger, soapy, bright white head. Aroma of light cereal grain, spicy and grassy hops, bready yeast. Flavor is a little weird up front, mineral notes and Brussels sprouts faintly come through, the vegetal note fades and doesn’t seem to come back on the next drink, strange, light toast, cereal, planty, spicy and herbal hops. Light bodied, crisp and clean feel throughout with a light to moderate strength, blanketing carbonation. the feel fits the flavor very well. Decent session beer, reminds me of a California Common. Seems closer to that, or a Premium Lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4754) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of apple, pear, lemon zest, herbal, grass, pepper, bread, and wheat. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon zest, pear, orange, pepper, floral, bread, wheat, grass, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, bread, wheat, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors with decent complexity; no cloying flavors at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with a slight warming noticed well after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale lager hybrid beer. Nice amounts of flavor with good balance; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. Really quite enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Pretty good beer. I grabbed a bomber of this at Old Chicago with the ’Rents to celebrate me moving home and getting a big boy job. Nothing super special here. I don’t like the fact that it’s considered a "pale lager" but I guess it doesn’t really fit any other catagory. Grab one if you get a chance, but give it a try on draft first. Interesting to say the least.

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