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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Munich-helles style lager with the emphasis on complex malt flavors and low hop character - in accordance with the style. Brewed with 2-row pale and Caramel 60 malts and Saaz and Hallertau hops. This was the first American beer to certifiably pass the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516.
<A HREF=http://www.christianmoerlein.com target=_new/>Christian Moerlein

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 21, 2002
Had a bottle of this at the TGIF Fridays restaurant in Cincy. This brew pours a clear sparkling honey amber. The large creamy white head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. The light clean nose is mostly caramel with some perfumed floral notes. The sweet flavor had hints of citrus, flowers, caramel, with a touch of spice, but was overall typical bland lager fare. The average finish was nutty. The light soft body is creamy and smooth with a slight astringent and alcoholic finish. Very refreshing, would make a good session beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2001
Nothing real special. Very sweet malt flavor. Hallertau hops are slightly evident. Not bad, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2001
Aroma: Smells like a German beer, but perhaps a little sulphury? Appearance: good, nothing special gold-amber Flavor 13, good but not remarkable. Does indeed taste like a German beer. Palate: somewhat thin and under carbonated. Good beer but nothing to write home about.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2001
Has a nutty, bread-like quality that I find appealing... but I dont like the cloying stickiness in the finish. Too much sweet also; I yearned for more crisp & clean in this Lager. Otherwise, not bad. Finishable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2001
An out of the park grand slam! This is the beer youve been looking for. A rich, malty Munich helles lager and the first U.S. beer to certifiably pass the German Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516. This is a serious German-style lager. It was named 1998 World Champion Munich helles and has won more than its share of gold, silver and bronze medals all over the world. Sam Adams is good but Christian Moerlein is better and a lot more rare. Even better on draft than in the bottle! This is one of the original craft beers and well worth seeking out. Sells for about $5.99 for a 6-pack.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2001
A typical bland beer.


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