RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Brewed with a blend of pale malts and generous amounts of German noble hops, Sympathy for the Lager captures the best of both worlds: the clean, refreshing character of a Lager and the huge taste that craft beer drinkers deserve.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Allow me to be the first quite a privilege since I just attended the official first tour of the brewery here in Houston. Dont let the use of the word pale in the description fool you. Karbachs fresh-from-the-tap lager version pours clean and dark golden, with a modest head. Served cold, it delivered a crisp taste without the dry bitterness of some classic lagers. This one has a great mouth feel, its not thin, putting it at the heavier end of the Vienna style: there are tastes (to me) not only of caramel but a hint of lemon, too. Of the three current beers from this new brewery, Sympathy turns out to be my favorite. For now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (377) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Pours a clear golden lager color with a white head. Aromas of malt and some wheat bread. Taste the same with a little bitterness. Typical lager style. Nice beer. Nice lacing in the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7959) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2016
[email protected] Pours clear deep golden; pretty light for a Vienna. Wait, per description how is this a Vienna? Medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma is light grains, hints of biscuit, noble hops, grassy. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Fuller and less bitter than the pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Tap at Austin PHPS. Beautiful dark gold to light amber. Med head that leaves lacing. Med Vienna Munich malt aroma with low spicy noble hop aroma. Munich malt flavor with balanced noble hop bitterness and taste. Med dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Poured from draft at their brewery. White head. Corn and Malts. Earthy. Average Lager. Would have again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
drjay44 (3618) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours a thin, poorly retained, off white head, over a clear, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is slightly sweet, pale malts, minimal hops......taste is sweet, slight pale ales, light hop notes, balanced.......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a quite insipid beer. BJCP 6/2/10/3/5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4585) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Clear light golden color. White head. Light aroma. Some grain, sweet malt. No hops. Grainy flavor. Dry bitter finish. Hops can be tasted, grassy. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (1131) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours a nice clear gold from a can, little lacing. Aroma is a sort of bready something or other. Flavor is similar, a little spicy and sort of a medicinal bitterness going on too, in a good way. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (371) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft @ Doubletree DAL. No detectable aroma. Clear dark amber color with 1/4 inch white head that faded to a thin covering. Nice lacing. Clean taste, a little cooked corn flavor. Low bitterness. Med body, smooth. A good middle of the road lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7763) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Lewisville, Tx - Total Wine & More - 12 oz can, Medium golden pour, light bubbly off-white head. Aroma has some gumball sweet accents, a touch of corn syrup. Flavor is slightly bland, some gumball candy sweetness, a touch of corn syrup, light date-like fruitiness, Mouthfeel is decently thick,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
A pretty solid lager. Light, a bit musty, but with a pleasant citrus tinged sweetness at the end. Gift from Emma over Christmas, 2015.

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