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RATINGS: 1153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark golden to copper color - pretty clear. Clean aroma with some malt. Good - nice balance of malt and hops. Tastes like a German beer.


3.3
47574xeCD (1265) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
12oz bottle in Cleveland. Poured clear amber with off white head. Light malt wheat toffee caramel hints. Nice.

3.5
higgsbison (266) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
a bit on the hoppy side for an American lager. But it was truly wonderfully balanced. Crisp, dry and refreshing. Not overly Bitter but the finish is bitter enough that you don't just down it. A great lager Second tasting pretty much thought the same as the first. Third tasting was a bit more bitter than I wanted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
chinchill (5313) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2017
12 oz bottle from Virginia. Pours with a clear dark amber body topped by durable head. Hop forward and moderately bitter flavor. Overall: hoppy for style?

3.3
bigcat03 (336) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 Bottle poured into a lager glass. Dark gold color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, yeast, and a small amount of hops. Initial taste has a sweet character with citrus, grassy hops, and plenty of malt to balance. Aftertaste is lightly bitter with a little hay and grassy hops. Fairly light body and zingy carbonation. A lager full of flavor.

4.6
balloonbuffoon (601) - - AUG 15, 2017
12floz bottle, BBD: 10.21.2017, ~$1.75 unit price, poured into a nonic glass. It appears a goldeny, golden, gold color topped off with an off-white head. Smell in my amateur opinion is of German malts - hearty, heath bread. I’ve had this before, so I know it is good, but I gotta say this is a phenomenal beer in the traditional-pale lager realm of styles. As is the case with pilsners (or any style), many can be pretty good, but when one really hits the spot it sets itself off from the rest. This is that kind of beer. Perfect light-medium body composition that is also full flavored in honey-buttered bread flavor. Mmm...good, a wow beer for me.

3.5
markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Deep gold. Bready cereal aroma. Same om the first sip. Mild spice with honey finish.

4.5
Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2017
This is what I’m talking about. What a nice Lager style beer. The malts and Hops balance together smoothly to make a nice grain profile to the beer. Slight malt off taste at the end, but kinda also makes the beer enjoyable. Definitely a go to session beer.

2.7
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2017
First few drinks had kind of a "skunked" beer taste. Got a little bit better as I drank more and complemented it with some yummy bread. Decent ABV. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Average at best. Won’t be drinking again. Penn Gold is better example of this style (as far as taste). Still trying to find a brew from Great Lakes Brewing that I like.

3.2
Mindwarp (294) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a deep gold with a thick white head and nice lacing. Heavy malt aroma with some sweetness. Taste follows nose. Seems thicker than it probably is. Not fond of the aftertaste.

3.7
stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from Giant. Nice rich golden color, clear, initial foamy head fades to skin. Nice grainy, grassy aroma, hay. Taste even moreso, smooth, grains prevalent, slightly sweet, Beautiful malty flavors, a bit sticky, which coast the tongue and makes the flavors linger. Nice!


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