Great Lakes Locktender Lager

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Golden Munich helles lager with a mild hop profile and slightly malty flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Light copper body with a thin white head. No lacing.
Malt with a real pils kick in the aroma. Some bready/fruity notes.
Malty clean flavor. Pils comes out again with a little flowery hop flavor. Nice and grainy. Well balanced.
Medium to full bodied. Smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours bright golden color, clear, with a medium rocky white head. Aroma is lemon, malt, straw. Flavor is some lemon, malt, honey, grain. Good for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Tap. Pours to a clean golden body with a white head. The aroma is silage and not very good. The flavor is icky. Grains galore and nasty lager yeast flavors. Man, I can do without this one. Thank God I only had a sample. Had I decided on a glass, Id have wanted my money back. Unappealing palate. Was not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Tart lemon earth aroma, spritzy with aged hops and grain husks. Percolatingly hazy golden, with a rocky cream of white. Flavor a very plain and longingly sweet sugary malt over a light body of lemon dust. Malt is clean, but very plain and subdued, however tending a few distant esters and some background yeast notes. Bright and refreshing. Not much depth or character, which I find unfortunate in the this example. Its almost too americanized for me. But, cleaniness appreciated and light euro hop parch provides welcome balance to the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
brummbar (3) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2005 does not count
Its a great example of a Munich Helles. Im not sure if I like it better than Hacker Pschorrs fine Edel-Hell, but they are close. one of my favorite styles of beer. not a "light beer" at all but a specialty lager with lawnmower malt flavors and nice fresh tettanger hop flavors. Superb summer lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2005
12 oz bottle: Rated a while ago! Crystal clear deep golden body w/ a lasting white head. Aroma is of clean grainy and toasty malt, a light DMS, also a bit of malty sweetness in the aroma. Clean flavor, well balanced throughout w/ a sweet, malty finish. Toasty malt dominates w/ no hop presence. Lighter medium body, medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Overall a good beer, Im actually a bit surprised they are discontinuing this one! Not their best, but this would appeal to the non "good beer" drinkers in Cleveland!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
I dont usually enjoy these soapy german style lagers. But this one is very good. The color is nice and golden, witha decent head. The aroma is strong of hops. And the flavor is full and ends witha very good bitterness. A very good lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2005
One of the very best dortmunders I have experienced, which is saying a lot because I dont particularly enjoy these types of beers. I didnt pour this one, so I cant speak of its color, however, the aroma was pure and clean, as was the finish. The taste was very smooth, flowed like honey, although not as sweet as honey. So that really isnt an apt comparison.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2005
I dont think this is a lager at all. Its more of a hefe-weizen. Its very citrusy, with a small head. Its tasty, but I dont see how its labeld a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
I dont know if I have any more to say, Great Lakes is simply a great brewery and I enjoy all of it, great job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Figured Id better try this one last time before it was too far past freshness date on the bottle. Blonde pour with a foamy white head. Not much retention or lace. Mildy malty aroma, with grassy noble hops. Bready malt profile with slight spice and a hint of fruit from the hops. Clean finish with the slightest hint of yeast. I liked drinking this at Jacobs Field. Too bad this didnt sell better, or it would probably still be in the bottling rotation. Now, wheres the Barrel Select Pils bottles?

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