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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Munich-style pale lager is medium bodied and has a nice malt character balanced with hop flavor that does not imply bitterness.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerge077 (60) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Bright saturated gold, compact sturdy layer of foam that sits for a few minutes, and leaves behind arcs of lace. Aroma is mellow and clean, light apple yeast esters, vaguely biscuity and grassy. Taste is similarly mellow and unfettered, simple biscuity malt flavors mix with apple esters, and a crisp grassy bitterness from the Hallertau. Light and crisp, very smooth and clean with a lingering grassy noble hop bitterness in the dry finish. Minimal sweetness, and far from cloying. Easy drinking, true to style, and versatile with food. No one is reinventing the wheel here, its just a clean, well made German lager. Simplicity is underrated and sadly often misunderstood... simple traditional beers can be extremely satisfying. Zero diacetyl, likely a contaminated draft line in the review below.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (3223) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2016
If this were an artists work, it could be entitled "A Study In Blandness". I did pick up a slight aroma of sweet wet grain. Flavors about the same plus some carbonic tang and a bit of bitter. Plenty of water.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madvike (3215) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Can - Golden pour with a fizzy white head. Nose is corn, sugar, metal, and light herbal hops. Pretty unpleasant. Taste is similar--lots of sweetness. Feels like Im going to get a headache from this. Didnt bother finishing.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
felsenpils (160) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4-pack of 16 oz. cans for $7.69 from Woodmans Market in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Pours a quite hazy yellow with white foam and good carbonation. The aroma is slightly metallic, probably from the can or maybe from the age of the beer. The cans are stamped on the bottom, but cannot be deciphered by the consumer. The taste is light and sweet with little hop presence, but quite a bit of caramel sweetness. This tastes like they used a cheap base malt because it lacks depth and body. The alcohol content is too high for a Munich Helles. This tastes very much like a typical American microbrewed lager beer despite its German name. Decent enough, but I can get a four pack of 16.9 oz. cans of Knig Pilsener for $3.99, Pilsner Urquell for $6.99 and Carlsberg for $4.69. A marginal quality pseudo German beer at this price?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (974) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2015
This pours a clear, amber/yellow color with a thick white head. The aroma is malty with a touch of yeast. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. Theres a decent grain flavor with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Rather interesting for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
473ml can. Golden pour. A bit on the malty side for a helles, a bit like a strong export lager, it really doesnt have anything special but it is bready, mildly hopped and easy to put down, no diacetyl problem.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bacterial (2888) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pour from a can. Slightly hazy golden pour with a white head. Slight earthy hop nose. Malt really carries this one away in the taste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Clear pale gold pour with a sticky white head. Sweet nose and taste, overly sweet. Okay for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2011
On tap at Bull Falls. Poured crystal-clear bright golden (toward the pale side) with a short white head. There wasnt much to the aroma.. light honey malts with just a touch of lemon accenting. The flavor found honey, pale malts, and a pinch of vanilla at the core.. lemon zest gave a little bitterness and interesting-ed it up some.. easy drinking and well-balanced. Light-bodied and dry on the palate with a nice feel & flow.. very drinkable.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nuplastikk (5829) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at Old Fashioned. Off flavors galore. Butter, diacetyl, this one kinda sucks. Wow. Evidence that six row malt really sucks. Sugary and sweet, with a rusty graininess. Never again, thanks.


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