RATINGS: 130   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, - JUN 21, 2013
Pours with a mild/moderate sized head. Has a VERY mild aroma. Just a touch of grain and corn. Looks a touch darker than a typical lager. A bit of hops and a soft aftertaste. This is an exceptionally light grainy beer with a bit of hoppiness. This is the second from the Kirkland four pack that I’ve tried and it’s about what I expected. Not much for complexity here, I mean it’s certainly no micro-brew, but pretty good for the price bracket that it’s in and I’ll probably buy the 4 pack again.

slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Meh. A definite step above a macro but a step below what I usually drink. Crisp and bready, not much else going on. High carbonation.

ryanhunter_4 (334) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
341 ml bottle poured at home. Copper in color with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Not much to smell here at all. Quite carbonated. Has a toffee or a molasses taste with a slightly bitter finish. Overall pretty drinkable beer.

Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle.A: Semi-clear copper with an off-white head. Light lacing.N: Biscuit, touch of toffee and sweet grape. Some husk, corn, and a touch of hops.T: Quite bready. No hop presence, but not top sweet. Not the cleanest beer in the world. M: Light body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Could use some tidying up in the palate, but overall, inoffensive and with some

Masterkush7 (581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Darker woody orange. Light sweet yeast aroma, bready malts. Pretty clean in flavor, nothing horrible here. Not as crisp or clean as the real thing though. But a nice enough lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Golden amber pour. Bready, sweet, caramel, mildly grassy, sugar, and watery. No thanks.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-6-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium amber color with a two finger white head. The head has great retention slowly fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is light overall but is heaviest of malt and a caramel sweetness. Mixed with these are a faint whiff of a earthiness as well. Taste – The taste starts out with flavors of a malty and bready base with some light caramel flavors. As it advances further there are flavors of a fruity nature come to the tongue. The sweeter fruit flavors however start to fade more toward the middle to the end of the taste with a light bitterness form a mix of citrus hop flavors coming to the tongue. With all the flavor combined, in the end a moderately sweet caramel and lightly hopped bready flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is average to above average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. The combo of the two is nice for the flavors of the brew and create a rather nice easy drinking brew. Overall – For the price you pay for this one it is one good brew. There were no detectable off flavors with nice smooth transition. Not too shabby.

Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Doug
Clear golden with a medium sized beige head, light lacing. Aroma of caramel and fruity. Taste is caramel, grain, fruity and spices

Westchesterco (2188) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: Poured from a bottle it is an effervescent amber beer with a slight head the aroma is not distinguishable except to say it smells like beer and has no real distinct flavor either

douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Costco. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A light grainy nose. Honey, grass, pils malt. Sweet and clean. Not bad.

Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Flavors of light caramel malt. Smooth slightly sweet finish.

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