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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Old Reliable is a light bodied American Pilsner that has notable yeast aromatics blended with subtle sweet and floral fragrances. Flavors of hearty grain and a delicate corn sweetness shift quickly to a pronounced bitterness that lingers and drys the palate, ultimately finishing clean.

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3.1
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with a fizzy head. Aroma of straw, toasted grain. Hints of spice, lemon and corn. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Less than crisp finish, but fairly clean malts. Other than that, dull.

3.6
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is wet grass, sweet frackers and mild skunk. Tastes mildly sweet. Great cracker malt with grass and mild herbs. Crisp and solid.

3.5
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2016
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Light body with a medium sweetness that doesn’t quite fit the style. Hops are floral, but quite understated. They don’t seem quite like noble hops to me. I’m guessing this would get slaughtered if you were judging on strict BJCP criteria, but I actually really enjoyed it. Unique and tasty.

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TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! Straw yellow with a short white head. Nose is floral and grassy hops with soft honey, lemon and corny notes. Taste is sweet malt, corn notes, light lemon, grassy and floral hops. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Dry during the finish as well. Ends with more corny sweetness, light lemon, honey notes, grassy hops and light floral notes.

3.4
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Week 4 Hands / Against The Grain tap takeover. Shared by GenDV138, thanks Donnie! Poured a very lightly hazed yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was nice and grassy. Light floral notes. Crisp, enjoyable.

3.5
GenDV138 (7708) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Week 4 Hands / Against The Grain tap takeover. Put on a day before the Short’s / Surly tap takeover. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light lemon citrus, corn, wheat. Tastes of citrus, wheat, corn, malt. Light body with a dry finish.

3.8
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3/27/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, corn, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-mkoderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon cracker, corn, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, corn, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/creamy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Zero alcohol warmth as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very good classic American pilsner style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate corn, cereal notes, grass, and a touch of lemon peel. It pours a transparent dull gold with a one finger soapy white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. There is some sporadic thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with mild corn with a hint of cereal/grain notes. The finish has light-moderate grass, lighter florals, and a touch of lemon peel. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a solid summer thirst quencher.

3.7
bpar73 (1180) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pale gold pour with a white head. Pale malt, corn, yeast and grain in the taste and aroma. A bit of the pils skunk at first but has a mild, mellow finish.


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