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RATINGS: 1149   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Best by June 30, 2013. Appearance - golden amber with rich, white, two-finger head that dissipates to a lacy cap. Aroma - sweet malt and fresh baked bread with a hint of earthy hops. Taste - floral, earthy hop bitterness perfectly balances the sweet, bready malt backbone. Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation and body, crisp dry finish. Overall - a well crafted lager, nicely balanced and highly enjoyable.


4.6
balloonbuffoon (389) - - 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 (2468) - 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 (196) - 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 (277) - 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 (5273) - 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!

3.3
Aggiebob (1175) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Orange gold in color poured with a white head that quickly dissipated. Very light malty aroma with caramel, honey and a little fruitiness in the flavor. Clean mouth feel.

2.4
geologyguy (1611) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Cereal grain smell, taste is cereal malt sweet but not quite too much, one dimensional, smooth, low carbonation, like cereal water really...in Syracuse for 15th high school reunion

3.7
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours golden with a half finger white head with just some lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, sweet malts, floral hops, grass, earthy hops, caramel, and some biscuit malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a tasty, easy drinking, sessionable helles.

2.9
ghostbeer (220) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Nice and crisp with great body and underlying structure. This is what I always hope for in a lager. Very good and clean. I feel this would be a great intro to craft beer for non-craft beer drinkers.


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