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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Our homage to the original “Petoskey Sparkle” brewed by Petoskey Brewing from 1898 until 1915. Wheat and four special malts combine with three different types of hops to create a super clean, easy drinking lager. 4.1% ABV, 12 IBU

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3.1
Onslow (1513) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pour from a 1 pint can. Classic pale lager look. Aroma of light malts, metal, very faint grass. Taste is pleasant light sweetness up front with an astringent bite emerging in the finish. By my reckoning it is somewhat out of balance but it sorta reminds me of Stroh’s from the 70’s and earlier, which had a notable bite in the finish, following a fairly bland malty lead in. Satisfying palate with good mouth feel and soft carbonation. Though constrained by the style this is a very decent brew.

3.4
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2016
16 oz can: Aroma is a wheat note with a little roasted notes of malt and a very light grassy hop texture. Appearance is a golden pour with a thick white head that diminishes slowly. Taste is interesting qith a rather robust and complex taste. Lightly toasted malt, very lightly floral hop note , and a nice balance actually makes this very drinkable and enjoyable. Palate has got a decent wheat aftertaste and medium carbonation level. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised. Cheers!

3.3
blackflag321 (692) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Pint can poured to lager glass. Nice gold color. Aromatic, malty nose. Taste has hints of the typical bland industrial lagers turned out by the big Brewers, but just hints. The body was full with a balance of hops and malts. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised.

3.4
superspak (5800) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2016
16 ounce can into lager glass, no can dating. Pours crystal clear golden yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. A bit of a metallic off note as well, but not much. Okay aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy/spicy hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of wheat, cracker, biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy/spicy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a smooth, crisp, fairly sticky, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is a very solid pale lager style. All around solid robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy/spicy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This was hoppier than I expected, but not overdone. A fairly enjoyable offering.

2.7
rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
can. Golden with one finger head. Fairly light body with medium grain and some bready notes. Typical lager bite with some mild hops. Fairly bland. Average for the style.

2.4
milewide (2287) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Super bland...as intended by the style. Sweet with no hop influence. Too bad our grandfathers had to drink this.

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Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Draft sample. Poured a clear pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

2.6
weihenweizen (3997) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Clear pale golden with small white head. Aroma is nice clean pilsner malt, medium/light body, and some smal-bubble lacing. Taste is pilsner malt, corny, hay, some grass. and grainy.

2
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2014
16 oz can...doughy and sweet (corn) reminiscent of malt liquor without the alcohol and a cloying finish. They should have left this recipe to the history books.

3.2
Patrickctenchi (6668) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Can: Clear gold with a frothy white head. Lemony grain malt scent. Taste is wheat malt, slightly grassy bitter hops....a little herbal. Sort of a pils quality to it. Not bad.


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