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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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
Quick3Beers (1318) - 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.

3.7
ronaldtheriot (1963) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Karbach Sympathy for the Lager has a thick, creamy head, a clear, golden appearance, with lots of suspended little brown specks, and a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is of slightly citrus hops and some sweetness, and the taste is of hop oil, sugary white bread, and an overriding bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Karbach Sympathy for the Lager finishes dry, bitter, and fairly drinkable. This is a good beer. RJT

3.7
ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Location: 12 oz can at Prego, 8/27/13, Rating #3150

Aroma: The nose is clean and malty, some bread/toast, a little caramel, and some hops
Appearance: It pours a deep golden-amber color, some nice, frothy head, and decent lacework
Flavor: The flavor is clean and malty, not too sweet, well balanced, with a good lager flavor
Palate: It has a clean, crisp mouthfeel, a light-medium body, smooth and very easy drinking
Overall Impression: This is a really well-made sessionable lager. I was impressed by this one. In general, I’ve been impressed by Karbach. Sometimes I think if a brewery can make a good Lager that shows more than making a really good Imperial Stout. This is a heck of a Lager.

3.7
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Can. Pours a deep, deep amber with a high, rocky, cream head. Nose is very bright with elements of orange, yeast, hops, and cheese. Plenty of hops bitterness and floral notes on the tongue to balance out the deep, rich malt; substantial without being overly heavy, this is both sessionable and leaves you knowing you drank something. Commendable cojones.

3.7
ads135 (4844) - 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.

3.7
kaser (6364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Poured from draft at their brewery. White head. Corn and Malts. Earthy. Average Lager. Would have again

3.6
dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
On tap at the Mucky Duck. Pours clear orange-gold with a foamy white head. Great complexity with the flavor profile changing from sip to swallow and as the glass warms.

3.6
blutt59 (6573) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
Canned, dark golden color with frothy foam. aroma is good husky grains, flavor of dried grain, corn husk, malty smooth body

3.6
mar (5434) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Nice amber pour with a cream head. Nose is malts, caramel, sweet, faint hops, and crisp. Very smooth on the palate, bitter malts, caramel, florals, and dough.

3.6
TylerGreenDC (1012) - - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 On draft. Rich yellow color, foamy head, lines of lace. Flavor of lemon peel with hop bittering to finish. Texas makes a lot of good lagers (such as Big Bend’s Tejas), and this one stands up to any of them.


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