RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   ABV: -
A full-bodied, all-malt lager, with a pleasant kiss of the hop, it is a faithful rendition of the European light amber lagers of old. A 1994 GABF gold medal winner, it is smooth and satisfying while achieving a complex and delightful balance between malt and hops.

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DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
Pours amberish. Aromas of malt, hops. Sweet malty taste with Slight hoppyness at the finish. A nice beer.

JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
Tap at Standing Bar. Amber beer. Aroma is pretty weak. Pale malts with a light maize and toasted malt character. Softly herbal hoppiness though and a lightly industrial character. Not terrible, but not great either.

FROTHINGSLOSH (8141) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 The porter from these guys is surprisingly drinkable, but still I did not go into this one with much excitement. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a small white head. The aroma was sour malt and very macro like. The flavor was light and skunky - very macro-ish. This beer is your typical macro with a bit better color. ugh.

JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Golden color with a taller somewhat lasting off-white head. A creamy aroma that I can’t quite get a handle on. A doughy sweet bread seems to come to mind. Light caramel and a touch of toasted malt in the front. Simple flavors throughout. a touch of sweet herbs check the malts. Fairly standard lager.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
This beer is pretty terrible. Metallic malty/grainy taste with no hop aroma. Yellow fizzy and very bland. Yuck.

alobar (3912) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
No head. Amber color with orange tint. Clear. Aroma of yeast and malts. Well-balanced between malts and hops with a bit of citrus. Not a great beer,but not one to pass on either.

beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a moderate, dense white head that lasted through the entire glass. Light but pleasant sweet malt aroma. Flavor is predominantly malt, but not overpowering malt. Also a touch of light corn sweetness. Very smooth but thin mouthfeel. A very easy to drink beer and an excellent value.

DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) This pale lager pours a bit darker than the others I’m trying in this session, but the flavor is about the same. Well, perhaps it has slightly more flavor. Grain, mild corn, moderately sweet, but I think I actually taste a little bit of hops, very little, but nevertheless, some. Smells like a sweeter Heineken, with that stale, cardboard, light skunk aroma, so the green bottle seems appropriate. Light golden color has good color for a pale lager. Small, white head fades away to a partial, broken film, leaving a few wisps of lace on the glass. Certainly a step up from the macro world, but still not very good.

gripweed57 (2856) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2017
From old tasting notes. Brilliant deep gold color. Big rocky white head. Light hop aroma with an obvious grainy character. Zesty sweet malt flavor has decent body. Semi dry finish. Brief dry hop aftertaste.

austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Hard to get too enthused about this lager, though I was intrigued that it's such an old brand and wanted to give it a shot. All in all, it's an acceptable lager with a slight hint of sourness. It has notes of wheatiness, which is unusual in a lager. You can taste the yeast, which is a good thing. As good as Yuengling Traditional is, it's too fizzy, so I'd prefer this 1857 if I had to choose.

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