RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.72%
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This is the 1960s formula "authentically kraeusened" Old Style Traditional Lager that process more thoroughly ferments beer to give it additional flavor, along with a smoother finish.

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JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Can. Straw color and a nice tall off-white head. Decent steady flow of bubbles regenerate the head. Corn and grain aromas, no real change detected. Hints of pale malt in the front. Decent feel, not as spritzy as it looks. Some grains in the middle, but really quite thin flavor-wise. HInt os floral hops in the finish. I’ll say it does seem to be a bit smoother, but still quite lacking in flavor.

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KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12 oz. can shared by Skyview. Clear golden pour with noticeable carbonation and a finger thick white head. Aroma is very straight forward with grains and corn. The flavor is much the same with a faint touch of hops but mainly corn and grains.

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Skyview (5927) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Purchased from Cellars Wine & Spirits in Shorewood, MN and sampled from 12-oz can, pours a clear golden straw brew with a decent white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring and film top. A little more golden grain malt and citrus hop aroma than the previous version with a hint of corn. Taste is smoother and not as gritty as the previous version, light bodied, some carbonation with a nice balanced flavors of golden grain malt, corn, citrus hops and a hint of white bread dough. Finish is light, crisp and clean cut with very little aftertaste. Definitely a smoother and easy drinking light beer compared to the previous version but not as semi-sweet as the historical Heileman product of the 1970s and 1980s. A decent session beer for hot summers and mass market light beer drinkers but not a beer geek caliper beer. Along with the recent Schlitz 1960s formula revival I am happy to see another historical brand returned with a decent light beer formula.


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