RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A striking gold color, light bodied with subtle, bready malt flavors. A quenching, crisp and dry finish. Gold Medal 2009 and 2010 Great American Beer Festival, International Style Pilsner Bronze Medal 2012 Great American Beer Festival

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aromas of biscuity malts, and earthy, floral hops. Pale gold, with quickly fading white head. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with some corn-like, adjunct flavors. Light body, low carbonation, and a bready finish.

TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Canned on 9/19/16 Clear golden. Tiny wispy bubbles are left behind the quickly fleeting foam. Mysteriously muted nose of flowers, lemon, and cracker. Very subtle note of apple must and chemicals. Loose, fuzzy carbonation. Dry, crackery pils malt is met by grassy hay and soft floral notes. Lemony shades offer some sparkle amid vague pepperiness, but quite scant hoppiness with no vibrancy or zing to enliven the lifeless character. Not much depth to the grain, and minimal snap to the body. Light DMS muddles things, but the fermentation is mostly clean, aside from some apple must notes which lend a mild tang. A Saazlike note helps salvage things with its rich oiliness. Wet finish is gently dotted with flowers along with a touch of lemon and lingering papery malt characteristics. In the same vein as their Vienna lager, this is mostly free of defects (aside from being slightly apple-y and lacking snappiness), but at the same time it couldn’t possibly be any drabber. Due to the numerous medals this brewery has garnered for both this and their Vienna lager, I’ve continually revisited batch after batch over the past few months in hopes of finding some magic in one of them. Alas, I give up since the results are essentially the same, time again: very bland, by-the-numbers pedestrian lager that plays things very safe.

AWS9 (730) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Deep caramel malts, oily complexion, kind of "dark", "basement aromas" hops... almost quite good, but ultimately misses the mark quite badly.

sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Tap. Pours extremely clear gold. Aroma is pale malt, light toast, faint caramel, some lager yeast esters, and faint pear. Flavor is clean and simple with a dry malt bill, touch of sweetness, and soft yeast character. Light/medium body.

snoworsummer (5915) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Draft at Macado’s. Pours clear golden amber with a very thin head. Tastes like toffee malt, dough, corn, and a hint of dried fruits. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like toffee malt, dough, and corn. Very simple.

weihenweizen (3991) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is light malt, light body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is light crisp hops and light malt.

Patrickctenchi (6665) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Can: Clear, pale gold, thin white head. Grain, honey scent. Taste is sweet...grain malt, lager yeast. Simple and light, but fairly satisfying.

shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Draft. Corn, barley malt, and straw aroma. Yellow with moderate head. Moderately sweet corn, barley malt, and very lightly bitter hay flavor. Good body. Okay.

jmm635 (1012) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Enjoyed from a can. Sweet corn and bready on the nose. Bitter up front but finishes with light sweetness. Just a bit dank. For a lager, thick and chewy on the palate.

jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head -nose and taste of corn, lemon and citrus bread - med body

wombat23 (1621) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft at The Flying Saucer, Nashville. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is grain, apple, and lager-like. May need to re-rate due to tap line issues.

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