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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   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. Don’t let the use of the word “pale” in the description fool you. Karbach’s 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, it’s 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.


3.2
jandd1983 (4317) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Can. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of bread, caramel and some bitterness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bread, caramel, hops and a light bitter aftertaste. Decent.

3.2
JohananaV2 (149) - - JUL 13, 2017
I could easily drink this beer on a hot summer day. It's clean crisp refreshing and a delicious beee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
Pershing (560) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Clear gold with a frothy head. Lots of visual carbonation. Medium body with some noticeable caramel malts that created the darker lager. Slightly dry finish. Not sure I would call this a Vienna Lager. Needs to be a litter darker with a little more upfront malt.

3.4
ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Golden color with a white head. Grassy noble hop aroma. Cereal grain, light toast, light caramel flavor profile. Medium body.

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arn8897 (392) - 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.

3.2
bytemesis (8357) - 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.

4.1
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.

3.7
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Poured from draft at their brewery. White head. Corn and Malts. Earthy. Average Lager. Would have again

2.7
drjay44 (3707) - 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

3.1
Cavie (4717) - 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


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