RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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 havent had a good example in a while. I havent 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
My absolute favorite lager, hands down. Also my first choice (lately) of session or default beer. Exceptionally well-balanced, great moderate hoppiness and light body. Huge flavor considering what it is. Exceptionally drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Poured orange-amber, short creamy white head, short-lived, moderate lacing. Aroma was pleasant, with fruity notes, yeast and hops. Tasre was surprisingly bitter for a lager, but with a chewy malt background. The herbal taste of hops stood out, though, with malt sweetness, earth, other herbs and spice in the background. Nice mouthfeel, slightly fizzy. Well balanced and full-flavored lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Draft, at GLBC. How did I miss trying this until now? Good pils color and a nice German hops smell. Thin head. A striking pale malt taste yes, a pale-type lager with taste with that slight note of hardened water. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 Bottel for this review, but have had draft-brewery also. Pours clear with a decent sized white head. If you like balanced brews this one is for you. When fresh, this is the king of American craft brewed lagers. Perfect on a hot summer day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Gold. Delicate, perfumey, herbaceous nose wth a light, clean, honey grain smell. Large body and fairly flavorful, quite complex for this style, which I am not very familiar with. Really toasty and rich, grassy and earthy with well developed malt flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Bottle (BB Jan 09, 2016). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is moderately hoppy (toasted bread, grain, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, faintly husky. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. A touch rough/raw in the malt department, but otherwise fairly decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Rich grassy hop aroma. Thin head, murky orange. Light bodied, sweet with grassy bittering hops. Slight earthiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (4290) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Pour is a bright gold with a white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of hops. Flavor is crisp and dry. Malts used in this one carry the beer. If you in the mood for a malty lager then this is for you.

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