Thirsty Dog Balto Heroic Lager

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

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2.7
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours out a yellow color with a white head. Flavor is not much more than a your run of the mill lager. Aroma is a little sweet and fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
Bottled Version: Head pours white but it doesn't last; Golden amber body is crystal clear. The smell of caramel and melanoidin malt dominate as well as a little toasty aroma. The melanoidins give the impression of being a little raisiny, but clean and non fruity otherwise as well as no hops in the nose. Malty sweetness and toast malt flavors at the start, slight melanoidin malt not as dominant as in flavor. Well balanced with a malty finish. Hops seem only to balance and are not really present anywhere but to bitter. Carbonation is moderate and body is medium for this very drinkable session lager.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
People are smoking too much crack with this one which is one of the best golden lagers Ive sampled. The hoppiness was at a good level but I recognized its golden malty qualities. I had this on tap at Coopers and can see how it might not make such a good bottled beer but I found it quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 This was real good, very different flavor than a lot of other ones, you can really taste the sweets in it, but was a little too thin , one to get once in a while by itself.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
A brew with clear high and low points. Highs? The lovely appearance, with a nice medium copper color and off white head. The aroma, with a nice sweetness and some alcohol notes. Lows? The flavor, sadly. Its thin and lacks much depth. A bit of malt and caramel sweetness, but it cant live up to the aroma...not even close, really.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 27, 2007
Unusual color, golden-brown, cloudy with a big white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is wheat, honey, clove, lager hops. Tastes of coriander, wheat, alcohol and tart/tannic hops. Refreshing actually. Very tart and really unusual representation of the style. Purchased this 12 oz. bottle at World Market in Vienna, VA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2003
i'm having a hard time describing this beer. Probably because i had it in between to really good other beers. Light, easy, ok... i guess

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Very sweet, thick bodied, lightly bitter, cloudy yellow, hints of honeysuckle, other flowers, a sticky-watery lingering finish with notes of sweet malt, herbs, and golden delicious apples,

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2010
12 oz bottle. Aroma of malt and faint caramel. Nice even, surprisingly full taste of malt, caramel and grass.


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