RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An authentic German style lager brewed with pilsner, dark-roasted Munich, and dark caramel malts. The result is a deep, golden-colored beer with smooth body. The best ingredients create the best beer. We use a bottom-fermenting yeast strain from the Weihenstephan yeast bank from Freising, Germany, and aroma hops from the renowned Hallertau region in Southern Germany. ABV 5.5% Bitterness 22 IBU. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Another one from the pack my friend gave me. Poured into a stemmed lager glass. Pours a dark rusty orange, clear, with a small white head on top. Scents of grass, lemon juice-soaked crackers, orange zest. Theres ample bubbles rising through this beer, and this gives this beer a nice crisp feel. Light with a touch of dryness on the back end. Easy drinking for sure. Mild bitterness from the hop presence, semi-sweet citrus add a nice balance. Easy finish with no lingering aftertaste. This beer is what it is - a simple easy drinking lager. I was in the mood for one and it delivered. I could see this pairing well with some burgers or grilled dogs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Generic label. Straw/cereal malt aroma - OK. Light cereal/straw sweetness with a prickly hopping, Medium, effervescent body. Fair garden party fodder at Marquis wedding reception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beertholomeus (1783) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a light clear copper color with a cream colored two finger head. Smells of sweet malts and barley. Little hop aroma. Taste is malty with a smooth finish. Light body and slightly sweet. Nothing impressive about it. Lively carbonation but easy to drink. Overall it is a decent attempt and is not bad for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma. Immediatley i smell a strong banana odour followed by a bit of caramel. Appearance. Pours a nice copper colour. Taste. Get an immediate grapefruit hit, followed by some Banana, Bubble gum and wheat grass flavours. Overall. This is a really nice refreshing beer, one that is better then any lager ive tasted.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color, atoms of sweet cereal, slightly Bready, light malt. Tastes of light malt, sweet sweet cereal, light body, finishes with light bread flavors. This tastes like frosted breakfast cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours a light amber with a small white head. Aroma is of light cereal malts, general sweet malts, and some grassy hops. Taste is of toasted cereal malts, some light sweet malts, and grassy hops. Has a medium-light body with a watery mouthfeel and a sweet, not bitter, short, malty finish. Overall, a rather bland Vienna.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighlanderOne (1275) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Poured from bottle. Made in Utica, NY according to the bottle. Hop aroma with malt. Amber, white head. A good amount of floral hops here, along with toasted malt. Tiny bit of sweetness. Crisp and clean Drinkability gets better as it warms Not sure what makes this German style, but I like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a transparent copper color, with no head. Has a caramel and toffee aroma, though it is a little bland. Taste is similar. Oily texture and flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (6022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
355ml bottle pours a very pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is cereal grains and grass. Taste is a grainy malt sweetness with some grassy hop bitterness. Only slightly better than a typical American macro lager. Nothing special and not recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Metal infused caramel malt aroma. Light copper color, and oddly enough light copper taste as well. Aside from that its mainly corn syrupy sweet malt. Smooth and overall refreshing, aside from pinging a tad on the finish. Passable in the Vienna range, does not stack up against favorites Boston Lager and Brooklyn Lager.

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