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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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The Everyman’s Craft Beer
A refreshing Bohemian-style lager, brewed with a proprietary blend of malted barley and aromatic hops. Made famous by George Wiedemann’s original Bohemian Special that was brewed in Newport Kentucky for more than 100 years. Served cold and crisp, our new Wiedemann’s Special Lager pays tribute to that local brewing tradition.

ABV: 4.3%
Available year-round.
Draft, bottles and cans.
12-pack cans starting April 2014


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft pour during Volksfest. Pours a somewhat hazed yellow with a velvety head of white foam. The aroma is faint. The taste is a touch grainy and grassy, but mostly neutral. Not much going on here.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (1879) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottle and 6 pack carrier indicate Newport KY brewing. No dates anywhere and cery cheap, so I was relieved that this is a decent beer ... an unremarkable lawnmower beer, but plenty drinkable. Actually, the aroma is fairly appealing for style, albeit light in hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint glass. A piece of Cincinnati brewing history. Pours a clear pale yellow with a smallish half finger white head. Very minimal head retention with just a little bit of lacing. Aroma is bready malt mixed with corn and wet hay. A little metallic with some DMS showing through as well. Bread mixed with grassy hops on the taste along with an assertive bitterness that lasts all the way through. No metallic taste and the hops shine through more than they do in the aroma. Less DMS too. Overall, this is not bad at all for a budget beer. I’d like to think this is similar to a Classic American Pilsner and what might have been enjoyed by the masses 50 years ago. A lot better than today’s fizzy yellow beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Poured at a good temperature with little head or lace. Color is a clear yellow with a lot of large bubble trails. Aroma is grain, malt, beer. Flavor is similar to nose, bittersweet, carbonic tang, relatively simple. Body is ok, tho carbonation seems aggressive. Finish is like flavor - alternate between bitter and sweet. Guess it’s not too bad for a budget brew. Better than some I can think of for sure.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
A pale-straw brew that is serviceable for a decent drink: it has caramel, nut, and a little burst of hops in there as well. Okay. 12oz bottle

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
My bottle might be a bit old but I have no way of knowing. It’s a bit cloudy with a small white head. Noise is mostly malt with a bit of sort of citrus-like hops. Taste is pretty clean with a crisp earthy bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft sample at Listermann Oktoberfest. Pours a clear bright gold with a massive white head, though that may have been from a particularly difficult jockey box. Notes of pale malts, straw, grass, minor citrus rind, white bread- simple and clean. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Not bad at all. Glad this is readily available in the area.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with almost an inch white head. Head retention is decent, and there’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet malt and corn. It tastes like bready malt/grain/corn, it’s a mostly sweet tasting brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s easy to drink and is well carbonated. It’s not a bad beer, but not great either. I might be rating this too high, but there really isn’t anything offensive or bad about this. It’s just an average pilsner overall. Worth a try if you can get a single bottle like I did. $1.58 a single at Party Source.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (2018) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pale gold color with a small white head, thin streaks of lace. Taste is sweet malt (even though I suspect an adjunct is present as well), with light bittering and carbonation to clean up the finish. Different from the original Wiedemann Beer, but not necessarily an improvement. Check out Falls City (Louisville) to see how things can be substantially improved.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ContemplateBeer (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Aroma: Hay, cheap tang, rotten lemons. Appearance: Very carbonated light gold body with scant white head. Flavor: Actually kinda bitter with some hay; sweet finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, fizzy carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Pretty underwhelming stuff.


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