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style
RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This smooth lager strikes a delicate balance between malt and hops in the aroma, palate, finish and body. It has more body and less hops than a Pilsner, and less malt and more hops than a Munich style lager. 30 IBU.

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3.9
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
A very good beer. Seems like something that would be more accessible by non-beer-geek hoi polloi. Make your friends try it.

3.8
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Pours a golden / amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a little mild with scents of yeast and hops. The flavor is very well balanced with a crisp finish ( quite refreshing ). The taste is malt, hops, honey, and yeast.

3.5
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Poured straw colored with a nice white head that stuck around. Sweet odor of yeast rolls. Flavor was light and pleasant with flavor of unbuttered popcorn and malt. Well balanced and perfect for a hot day. Thanks to Ohio Dad for this one!!

3.4
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Typical fine product from Great Lakes. I always say this should be the transition beer for macro drinkers to try when contemplating moving to craft beers. Floral hopping, lightly roasted malts, and a little corn sweetness. Good.

3.6
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Thanks to OhioDad for this beer.

Pours an effervescent golden with a creamy white head that dissipated almost completely. Sweet corn aroma with a touch of grassiness. Taste is light and slightly sweet corn with a nice grassy hop kick. Dry corn dominates the finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable lager.

4
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Pours transparent reddish amber with a large white head that fades to a thin layer. Aroma is of slightly grassy slightly spicy hops and a firm but clean maltiness. Flavor is of full but clean light maltiness and some grassy somewhat spicey hops. Hoppiness grows in the finish. Medium body and smooth palate. One of the most drinkable beers I have ever had. Great balance.

3.9
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2005
My least favorite in the Great Lakes Brewing Company sampler pack, but a formidable selection nonetheless. It is a great beer, the best of this varietal yet (for me). HOppy, malty, has a little bit of everything. A very higly reccommended beer.

4.3
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Grainy and hay-like aroma. Pale gold with a fluffy white head. mmmm smooth and wet with a an almost banana sweetness. Has a tone down malt base with a an ever so fleeting hint of hop in the finish. This is really extremely well done. Probably very underrated at 89, but then it’s a light style. Really a fantastic beer. Geeks often talk about macro replacements, but if this was the dominant light lager the beer world would be in a very zen like state of transcendence. A very nicely done beer that makes me wonder why I didn’t like the porter (my favorite style) from Great Lakes nearly as much.

4.2
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 This is a very good beer. It has a very nice color. And pours with a nice head. It goes down very smooth, with a light body, and a good bitter aftertaste. The flavor is full of hops, and malt, with a hint of sweetness. This is the most popular of the Great Lakes beers which are brewed year round.

4.1
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2010 Sometimes you forget just how nice a style can be when you haven’t had a good example in a while. I haven’t had this beer in a long, long time, but it is a great dort. Thanks Secret Santa! Medium gold, good head. Aroma was of gentle malt and hay, faintly floral. Great balance of these elements in the mouth as well. Amazing finish, as everything just comes together and lingers in perfect harmony. Hints of medicinal herbs as well. Nice, nice stuff. Rerate from draft at the Cleveland Airport location. Notes and scores remained the same, a really nice beer.


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