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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A pale base with a dash of Munich and Crystal malt make up this light, crisp beer. Its malty backbone is balanced by Santiam hops, which add a bright and earthy aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Poured fresh from the taps at the brewery, it was golden in color with a thin head. The malt adds a subtle sweetness to it, while the hops are more present in the aroma than the taste. Very light, not super filling, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (5982) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2016
At the source: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is grainy and corny. Taste is just pretty grainy. Not too hoppy in any sense. Low bitterness and low sweetness. Ok but this is the B league.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap at Renaissance Westchester Hotel. Dark amber body with little to no head. Nose is toasty, wheaty. Taste also of malts, caramel, sweet and molasses. Clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (3779) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2015
I was unwilling to face zwanze crowds so as consolation I head to store to find new Grimm cans but those werent there so I grabbed a bunch of random stuff without looking up cuz baby was crying. So here I am. Hazy copper pour no particular nose to speak of. Tastes of grains, light caramel, cardboard, some malt, light dried fruits. Nothing off putting about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2791) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2015
Draught @ The Baroness. Clear amber color with largish foamy white head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, yeasty taste, abrupt finish. Not an interesting beer at all!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1779) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
I think Im more forgiving than the average beer drinker. I got burned on an old can of Broken Bow Broken Auger Lager a few months ago. I really wanted to give them another chance (mostly because theyre a New York brewery), so I picked up another can recently hoping it was from a fresher batch. Whatever the case may be the beer is nearly as bad as I remember: sour, tangy, no hop character and rather dull mouthfeel. I doubt its supposed to taste like this but Im reviewing it anyway.

I poured a 12oz can into a shaker glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.45 ($0.20 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark copper color which would be pretty if it werent so hazy. No visible carbonation. Pours to a small, off-white, soapy head which nearly completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Light lactobacillus scent which is reminiscent of a Flanders Red (but shouldnt be there). A touch of nutty aroma, too.

Taste: I have a feeling when this beer is fresh its at least drinkable, maybe even good. I dont know if this brewery has a problem with their actual brewing and/or their canning process, or if their wholesaler just sits on product and old cans end up on the shelf of my local bottle shop. Whatever the case may be, the two times Ive drank this beer its been clearly infected with lacto and thus makes it impossible to review the palette as its meant to be tasted. I do detect a little nutty character to this palate, maybe even some sweet maltiness often found in amber and Vienna lagers. Unfortunately, the off-flavors are too distracting and grow more cloying as the beer warms. I could actually see this sourness working well if done intentional via barrel-aging, but theres really no excuse for it in an ordinary canned lager. Amateurs.

Drinkability: For a lager, Broken Bow Broken Auger Lager is surprisingly not crisp. The mouthfeel is noticeably tepid. Thankfully it goes down smooth and leaves a clean aftertaste, but the palette isnt enjoyable to begin with so its moot. The 5% ABV is also moot since I cant finish it. Avoid.

Score: 2/10

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at the taproom brewery. Standard pale lager with a nice simple easy drinkability. Very good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7946) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12oz can from Shoreline Beverage pours a clear, deep gold with lots of foamy, white head. Nose has quite a bit of corn, both creamed and dried, some dusty notes, a little dried flower petal, some metallic notes, gristy flour. Flavor is cheap malt, some straw, some more corn, dried lemon peel. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dmac (5979) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz can from yobdoog, t hanks Trevor. Popped open the can to a huge gushing head. Poured 80%/20% huge fluddy fluffy off white head over an orange/amber body. Aroma/flavor of NO. Medicinal ban aid, cellar and must, slightly metallic along with some slight cherry. Ugh I hope this infected and nit the worst brewery Ive had in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours a clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and lemon. The flavor is malt with a strong lemon presence. No noticeable flavor of lager yeast, which is a plus. Smooth mouthfeel with very mild bitterness at the finish. No problems.

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