Thirsty Dog Balto Heroic Lager

RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This smooth golden lager has a sweet, caramel-like flavor with a delicate, toasty malt aroma.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle - Poured a golden amber n color with a very thin white head that faded very quickly to almost nothing. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and hops; although nerither is very pronounced. Flavor is slightly hoppy with also some malty sweetness. Finish is lightly bitter with some lingering sourness. An OK beer, but certainly nt my favorite

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
raymow (1492) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Not as good as I expected. Too sweet (in a stale-sitting-around-too-long sort of way). Not my cup of tea, but I have 2 of their other brews sitting in the fridge and Im hoping that theyre a bit better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, off white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, sugar, malt. This is way too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours a pale gold with a small ring of white foam. Aroma is slightly sweet with a bit of macro-ness. Flavor is mildly hoppy, rather thin, and also has some malty sweetness. Actually pretty refreshing after a 34 mile bike ride.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Golden, small white head, some malt in aroma, sweet flavor, light hop finish. Not overly impressive

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Beer is a clear medium orange-amber color with a small, frothy, beige, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with light-to-moderate notes of toasted grain, toasted nuts, light cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a moderate note of herb, light-to-moderate note of resin/pine. The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with a long, slighly warm, moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 16, 2005
Balto has a roasted malt aroma and is a golden color with an off white head. The head is quickly diminishing. The taste is of caramel and no hop flavor is present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Rated 7/13/06: Quality brewer, decent lager. Aroma is crisp and light with a minimal scent of pale malt and a nice sweet kicker. Bottle says there is a caramel presence and Im sure this is what Im smelling, pleasant. Poured a rather dark golden color with a medium amber tint, great color. Minimal head that diminishes and very little lacing, rather disappointing. Flavor is sturdy and very good, Im not a huge lager fan but there is enough involved with this one to hold my interest. Dry and slightly malty the amber malt and caramel blend in nicely. Crisp and dry there is a clean mouthfeel with a mildly sweet finish. This beer complimented my sausage pizza real well, for what it is its a decent beer. Overall I like more complex and heavier beers but this is nice for its style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Date: 12 oz. bottle on 8/30/08

Aroma - toasted grain , biscuit, some floral hops

Appearance - Clear orange, medium white head, reasonably durable

Flavor - Solid malt base of light sweetness with a gentle bitterness as it finishes

Palate - Light to medium body, smooht, clean

Overall - Refreshing, nice balanced flavors. Seems underrated to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
Good orange golden color with a small amount of head on top. Aroms is a wheat and honey goodness. Flavor is not nearly as good. A somewhat leafy uninspired mix with a palate which could use a tad more of a mouthfeel.

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