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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Glowing like the Iowa Capitol dome in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines, this golden lager is brewed with time-honored German brewing methods. Its slightly sweet, bready, malty flavor is balanced perfectly by traditional German noble hops with medium-low hop bitterness.

Like building the magnificent 23-karat gold leaf Iowa Capitol dome itself, this beer can’t be rushed. We create it with the finest domestic and imported German two-row barley malt and noble German hops as well as traditional lager yeast. This delicate beauty undergoes a lagering period of three to four weeks after initial fermentation to bring out the best this beer has to offer. The result is a beer which, much like Iowa, has something for everyone — satisfying to the experienced craft beer drinker, yet welcoming to those new to the world of craft beer.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EMunk (99) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
This does shine just as the description notes. A great tasting lager, that is worth the wait. A beer I would drink again. I enjoyed this beer at a beer tasting event, Brrfest, in Coralville, IA


3.3
AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Draft at the source. Crystal clear gold. Aroma is lager yeast and light skunky notes. The flavor is spot on traditional lager. Pretty much spot on Marco quilaty. Could be fooled for a Macros in a blind taste test.

3.2
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery. It is a clear light Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and the taste is slight bitter taste of malt slight bitter finish.

3.2
Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Light toast nose. Flavors of bread. Crisp slightly bitter finish.

2.9
DrunkSanta410 (940) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours Amber, light head with average lacing. Aroma is faint grain, faint malt. Taste is faint sweet grain, light grassy hops. Light body and medium carbonation. Not bad.

3
Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
En fût au El Bait Shop: Des céréales génériques, des houblons parsemés et une finale granuleuse et sèche. La note de passage par une bulle.

3.7
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Growler, from notes. Grainy and grassy with a surprisingly citrus finish. Pretty good.

3
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft. Very mild all around. Pours clear golden with decent white head. Nose is a little grass. Taste is kind of grainy. Not much here.

2.9
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Nose is sort of messy. Some hot cereal grain and honeyed paper. The taste is the same. Quite grainy, mild sugar. Light body, average carbonation. Not ideal.

3.1
rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2014
on tap @ Confluence Brewing / Des Moines IA --- Slightly hazy light amber with a rim head, tiny specks of lace. Taste is malt that grows into the palate with toffee and caramel. The finish features carbonation and a mild bit of hops. Very straightforward, and very drinkable.

3.4
wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma is grainy malts, citrus, fruit and slight sweetness. The flavor is citrus, grainy malts, fruit/berries and a tart/mildly sweet finish.


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