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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pure and crisp, this is a beer with nothing to hide. Wisconsin two-row barley malt ensures a mellow and smooth body. We imported Noble Hop varieties from Germany and the Czech Republic to ensure a fine mature aroma with no coarse bitterness. Expect this beer to pour a delicate golden hue that sparkles in the summer sun. Extra Pale is brewed using all natural ingredients with no artificial additives of any kind.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (4068) - Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 <<Re-rate 12 Sept 2010>>
12 oz bottle from my sister, part of a New Glarus mixed 12 pack. Pour is clear light yellow gold with a nice two inch white head. A touch of carbonation bubbles to the top. Aroma is cracker malt, along with some hay. Fresh nose. Taste has a mild apple sweetness, followed by the cracker malt finish with floral straw, and more apple. Palate is thin bodied, nice bright carbonation and a clean finish. Refreshing beer, I certainly enjoyed / appreciated it more this time around. (6,3,6,3,12 - 3.0)

<<Original Rating 25 October 2006>>
GABF 06 - poured and tasted this one. Traditional looking, smelling and tasting lager. A touch better then the macros, but IMO only a touch. (4,3,5,2,11 - 2.5)

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (6409) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2006 bottle (I assume) in a fantastic trade with Dorwart, consumed on 9/28/06.
Clear, light-beeswax with hints of copper and lemon tints. Lazy, large bubbles drift upwards, creating a small white head that, even with a forcible pour is dismally retained and creates no lacing.
Aroma: Hmmm, well, thats not good. I must say I was expecting a clean, crisp, flavorful, light lager, being somewhat skeptical of the scores on here, not to mention most scores for pale lagers on this site. And how could New Glarus, a brewery which, seemingly, can do no wrong, create some mass-market, flawed mess of a beer? I didnt believe it at all, but dipping my nose in to a cacophony of DMS, acetyldehyde, stale, washed out, cereal-grade-like malts and a sluggish, nearly metallic finish, with vanilla and other cheap, sugary bi-product, theres just no way around it. This beer sucks. Badly.
The flavor is more of the same, compound brewing flaws making it mostly undrinkable to anyone looking to get more than just drunk. Fizzy carbonation, poor attenuation, even and just a cheap, corny, DMS flavor. Guess they dont feel the need to condition this stuff for proper lengths of time. I can understand it, though. If people are simply switching from BMC to this and not complaining (the majority of them), why waste extra time and money to condition it when the microbrew crowd knows to just pass it up and buy their other lagers. I dont grudge them anything for it. Still, it is pretty awful stuff!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pineypower (3247) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Thanks to ughsmash for this one. Pours out a straw color with a frothy white head. Aroma is somewhat grassy with some sweet malts. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Taste is smooth, but very stright foward with some swet malts, and that was really about it, plain and simple, which isnt always a bad thing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Rerate: 12oz bottle, courtesy of MatSciGuy. Thanks, Levi! Pours a bright, clear, lightly effervescent golden color; fine-bubbled white head, creamy, with solid retention and lacing; nice-looking pour. Basic, lightly crisp aroma of basic malt sugars and white wine grapes; the sugar character is honey-like, and theres a light graininess present as well; on the sweet side, but not overly so. Medium-light body; medium levels of carbonation; a light graininess in the mouthfeel, but non-astringent; slightly soft and modestly sweet in the mouth, but still hugely drinkable; honey-like malt sugars, a very quiet graininess and white grape note; lightly sweet, but nothing heavy and very, very drinkable. Light finish of honey, quiet toastiness; essentially balanced, and crisp. 6.4.6.4.12=3.2

12oz bottle courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head; good retention and lacing. Slight aroma with a sweet, vinuous quality; like Welchs grape juice. Light, crisp mouthfeel with good levels of carbonation, slightly grapey; light malt profile. The finish is quick, without any noticeable bitterness. 5.3.5.2.10=2.5

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is very mild malt and citrus with a standard pilsner taste and texture. Extremely smooth and drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 06. Overall, a nice pilsner. much better than the macros. Aroma is light hops, and muted malt. Taste is smooth. Lightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours golden with a decent sized white head. Aroma of of citrus hops & sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, slight fruit, citrus, and mildly bitter in the finish, ok brew, good for a premium lager.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2006
New Glarus has too many good beers to waste time on this one. Very much in the vein of a macrobrew, though more balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
I do not like larger (apparently no one else does) but this is above average. Add some citrus and you come close to spotted cow which has had inexplicable success for an middling brew

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NachlamSie (3422) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very light neon yellow with a fizzy white head. Being that this is evidently not their flagship beer, Im not sure why the talented folks at New Glarus waste their time brewing this urine. This is hugely watery with a slight metallic note. There is indeed no "coarse bitterness" nor is there much of anything else other than a slightly stale note of salt or metal or something. Not the best New Glarus brew. But, yes, it is still obviously more complete and satisfying than the average BMC.


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