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RATINGS: 113   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.
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SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Clear golden pour with minimal head. Sweet caramel and malt aroma. Flavor is similar, with a bitter hoppy finish. Good.

3.4
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Cloudy apricot pour with minimal white head, this Munich style lager has the appearance and taste of a zwickle. Smooth and malty with substantially more character than most lagers made in this country. I find it funny when some reviewers attribute tastes of adjuncts like corn to this lager as this is a true beer brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot. This means there is nothing in this beer but barley, hops, water and malt.

2.9
ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Found in my fathers cellar. Bottle aged two years. First american beer to get reinheitsgebot? Pours a cloudy yellow color with a minimal amount of acidic head. Smells like caramel. Most of the hops were gone and the beer was very cidery. Probabley too old but I can still see the merit of this beer. Held up pretty well over those years.

3.2
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Clear golden with almost no head. Sweet malty and cereal aroma. Smooth slightly citrus taste with a crisp finish.

2.2
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Select Lager
Date: 04/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall

clear dark yellow, scant head, light sweet malt aroma, sweet corn flavor, light floral hops, light bitterness,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3
mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Bottle from BevMo. Medium golden in color upon pouring. Small foamy white head. Creamy aroma of malt and grains. Maybe a hint of acidity. Fairly flavorful. Some malt to go along with some grainy bitterness. A little hint of hops at the end. Not bad.

3.3
frankliemydear (12) - Roseville, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
I thought this beer was average, not bad, though. It was slightly darker than a pale beer. It was nicely carbonated, but the beer did have a slightly bitter aftertaste. All in all, I’d buy it again.

3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours a golden amber body with a modest white head. Nice sweet malty aroma with a touch of floral/grassy hops. Medium bodied, this has a light caramel and bready malt taste with just a hint of hop bitterness to balance it out. Not bad.

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2.8
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2007
12 oz, gift from my gf from WI. Orange amber with very small white head. At first crisp lager aroma but when swirled sweet malt with alc aroma. Flavor of banana, malt, not bad. Med body, crisp and very slight chalkiness. Not bad, not great.

2.7
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2007
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Bottle: The aroma is rather weak with some faint caramel, lemon, and maybe smoke. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with some real faint caramel with some mild lemon and faint bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery. Not bad, just boring.


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