RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.

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3.3
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours clear golden in color with small white head. Which does not last long. Aroma is sweet, malty and floral. Taste sweet and malty with bitter and dry finish.

3.2
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear light gold with a white head. Sweet bready nose, some floral notes. Medium bodied. Somewhat sweet, but finished with a nice bitter bite. Decent.

3.3
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12oz bottle. clear golden color. thin white head. bold aroma of malts. flavors of bread. light bodied.

2.8
Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2007
I’ve been getting pretty lucky with pilsners lately. usually very crisp, refreshing, and hoppy. this is an exception. very malty and tastes like corn. ear wax bitterness too. not great.

3.2
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Pour is a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is pretty standard, hops and malt.. nice balance though. Flavor is crisp with sweet malt, grains, hops, and some grassiness. Nice n easy.

2.4
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 14, 2007
This beer was poured into a tulip glass with a golden color and mild head that faded quickly. It has a bitter aroma of mild malt and hops. The flavor initally is very bland and there is a lot of carbonation. As you drink it the flavor tastes more and more like like bland watery hops.

3.5
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 13, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma is sweet malt and earthy hops, maybe a touch of lemon. Brilliant gold color with a one fingered head and vigorous carbonation. Taste is biscuty up front with some earthy and grassy hops that come on pretty quickly. The finish is clean and moderately bitter. Nice flavor, a pleasant beer. Soft.

2.8
PhillyBeer2112 (2884) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
I was hoping for a bit more of a hop nose to this one - instead it has a bit of a floral hop circling around buttered baguette. Flavor is similarly bready, clean, a touch of caramel with minimal hop flavors and just a light twinge of finishing bitterness. Its not that I want to rate to style, but its just that my favorite aspect of a pilsner is a nice saazy aroma and flavor and a long bitter finish. This really lacks that - at best its a clean lager with a good body and malt depth. Bright golden color with smallish head, fair lacing.

3.7
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Gold with white head. Aromas of biscuity malt, grassy hops, faint citrus, and something vaguely sour in the background. Flavor is biscuity malt with a fair amount of peppery spice and some nice grassy hops. Nice carbonation, full on the palate, this was just delightful.

3.1
thedm (6309) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a slightly hazy typically carbonated light orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The crisp and clean mouth feel was strongly hoppy & tingly at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish with a malt hop aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.


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