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RATINGS: 1174   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours a slightly amber gold with thick white head, decent lacing. Aroma mostly malt, some bread, and decent hop balance. Flavor matches well and makes for a decent drink, but nothing special.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1816) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostbeer (126) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (477) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a fluffy white head. Substantial cling. Aromas of roasted malts and fruity esters. Flavors are toasted malt, caramel, fruit, and German hops. Exceedingly smooth. Nice toasty flavors. Clean mouthfeel. Gotta like this one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (881) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2016
DATE: August 11, 2016... OCCASION: fighting through intense back strain--a first--while contemplating camp tomorrow... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... sparse, swirling gold bubbles churn upward as clusters cling around the glasss side... an off-white head goes from two fingers to an uneven, rocky, mess of bubbles and smears... in contrast, the body is the picture of golden amber, crystal clear... caramel malts and bread dough mesh with light, flowery hops that tantalize.. the first sip is hearty, medium-bodied, and balanced, though the subtle touch on the teeth is bettered by the breaths malty finish... the finish itself is conditioned, with a palpable sweetness... at 30 IBUs, more hoppy than the average lager--a bouquet of flowers and slight citrus (melon and grapefruit)... rich in its malty sweetness, with caramel, slight nuttiness and the requisite bread dough.. meanwhile, the overlying experience is enjoyable, drinkable and flavorful in equal aspects... (yet another) success for the Great Lakes guys, that 5.8% ABV sticks a stronger edge to the session lager...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (88) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma notes of spicy hops, bready malt. Very clean. Taste is very sharp and clean. Bready, grainy maltiness. Sweetness up front. Then a strong hop spiciness. Finishes dry and clean with a slight lingering bitterness. This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Exceptionally drinkable. Im not typically a lager fan, but this is an amazing beer and one of my favorites.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1673) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Sweet aromas of mash and malt. Not so bitter, a little thick on the palate, and slightly sweet on the finish. Sweet hay, dry cocoa, spice and some fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beakerh20 (64) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2016
A nice golden red such appearance with a light head. Perfect for the Germany vs Ukrain game. It has mild hops with the characteristic of a Pilsner.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1473) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours a golden color with a white foam head. Aroma is bread and caramel malts and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet bread and caramel, some earthy and spicy hops. Has a thin, light, smooth body with soft carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish gold color. Aromas of malts, a touch of orange, and some yeasty notes. Flavor of minimal hopping, some grains, and light fruity aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is a bit odd. Soil? Zinc? Tastes like some mineral in it too. Iron? That smell/flavor is not overbearing and shouldnt keep anyone from enjoying this. Its just a bit strange is all. Sits a bit heavy in the gut. A bit above mediocre.


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