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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.7
drfabulous (8802) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle thanks to Matt. Clear yellow pour with some straw and floral notes. About what I expected.

3.9
superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle into lager glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness as well. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice Czech pilsener style! All around nice robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Golden with one finger head. More body than your average pilsner. Mild adjuncts, mainly corn. Light herbal hops. Ok.

3.4
markas101 (2529) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium gold. Sweet malt aroma with citrus and white pepper. Medium body. Sweet. More pepper and citrus finish.

3.4
milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Decent brew, but a lager and not a Pilsener IMO. Not much aroma...and more bitterness than expected. Clear amber color.

3.2
flatmatt (1627) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours golden, almost clear, with a white head. Pilsener malt aroma with a touch of honey. Pilsener malt flavor, maybe just enough hops to give it a crispness. Not that bad, really.

3.7
Onslow (1539) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Six pack from Hardings grocery store. Clear golden brew with pure white head. Mild malty aroma with noble hops notes. Taste is clean sweet malt up front with moderate hops emerging. The malt sweetness rides through to the finish. Ends with a decent but restrained hoppy finish. Pleasant lingering bitter at the very end. Not particularly robust but very well balanced with a clean and pure taste. Very nice palate, the head is almost creamy.

From the press coverage this seems to be based on Stroh’s recipe from the late 1800’s. I was hoping for a revival of the Stroh’s of the 70’s (I downed gallons of that stuff back in the day) but this is certainly better. For under $8 a six pack this will be my go to lager as long as its around. Its very competitive with Pilsener Urquell (the benchmark I use for Pilseners). Extra point to the overall for being Strohs and being from Detroit.

2.4
Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 5, 2016
On tap. Pours straw with white lacing. Mostly wheaty malty aroma. Not too boozey but more bitter than your average adjunct.


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