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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously known as All Malt Lager (Helles) & V Lager

There was a time when all beer tasted this good. Back when immigrant Brewmasters turned fresh malts and hops into liquid gold. Before big business lessened our precious beer with corn and rice. Having trained in Germany, we thirst for better beer. So, we brew better beer like this crisp, golden, helles-style lager. Brewed with patience from quality German malts and hops, it is a Victory for Your Taste!

Malt: Imported 2 row German malts

Hops: Whole flower German hops

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet. A: Pours a gorgeous straw color. The head isnt much, though - not even a finger high (white shade), and retention isnt any better (read: poor). No real lacing is left behind, either. But the body is beautiful enough to make me overlook its crappy head. S: Honestly, I dont get much. Maybe a hint of bready malts, and a (admittedly decent otherwise) noble hop profile. At least whats there is quite nice - it would be a good aroma if it were stronger. As it warms up, it seems to become a little bolder. T: There are some nice noble hops right from the start. Theyre mild, but they work really well. The finish is lightly sweet. To me, this beer is more conducive to drinking than analyzing - it doesnt have much in the way of standout qualities or bold flavors, but by gawd, it just works extremely well. M: Quite dry and crisp. Well carbonated, too. Maybe a hair overcarbonated, but thats a trifle. This goes down more than easily enough. O: The aroma may not have been up to snuff, but the actual taste of the beer was. And thats all I really care about. Theres nothing like a good lager in the right mood, and this hit that right mood extremely well.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Funknmilla (740) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
12 oz bottle....yellow/straw w/ a small off white head.... -smells like a lager -up front sour matiness -nothing to it -let me rephrase...nothing great to it -I dont think Im a lager fan ...this beer was a reminder of that -its not the worst lager Ive ever had...but wouldnt buy again (unless they change the recipe) -I had to drink it quickly because I didnt care for the aftertaste of sour -rating from 2-9-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10746) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"i think this one was way better than the avg. indicates. grand champion indeed. might wanna change that all malt lager pic though - different beer. mellow but enticing earthy fruity aroma. wonderful to taste and very well balanced. one of the best in catergory."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9638) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Pony Bar. Medium gold color with lace. Nice malty, biscuit nose. Light bitterness, nice lemony, floral hops at first, but in the end, rather plain.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 11, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-4-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance Poured a pale yellow colored brew with a big white head. The head has a good level of retention but eventually fades to leave very little lacing. Smell The aroma is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell with some lighter hints of citrus. Taste The taste on this one is rather simple and non-complex. It taste begins with some lighter malty and bready flavor. These flavors are soon met by a light caramel sweetness and a light citrus flavor which take the taste to its end. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is light and the carbonation rather average. The light body suited the simplicity of the beer very well. A little more carbonation may have better suited the brew however by making it even more refreshing. With that said however, the mouthfeel overall was still done rather nicely. Overall Very easy drinking and a nice session style brew. Good for drinking on long nights with pals.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a tight white head. Aroma is corn like malt and some light fruity sweetness. Taste follows closely. Solid mouthfeel and lively carb. Super drinkable. One of the better readily available lagers I've had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 Bottle. Clear gold. Aroma of sweet corn, pilsner malt, and light grains. The taste is sweet, light, and clean with some lemon and biscuit mixed in. One of the best lagers Ive had - no bite, super smooth with prominent German malts. Clean but, rich mouthfeel with high carbonation. Very very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (1430) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Lots of malt. Dark malt, some spice, molasses, and more malt. A medium bodied brew. Pretty quick in duration. Straight and to the point but it is well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (4206) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a clear light golden color, small frothy head, fast fading head leaves rings and spotty lacing. The smell has mainly just malts, not much else. The taste is sweet through the malts. The palate is about a light to medium on the body, sessionable, sweet aftertaste and sweet and watery finish. Overall, its an easy drinking Munich Helles, decent for the style, good for me and great with food.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8312) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
pours clear bright yellow with a small white cap, little retention and lacing. grassy noble german hops, fresh maltiness and cereals - slightly corny, hint of sulfur, some fruitiness, chalky and slightly dusty/minerals. hint of cardboard and lemon. moderate carbonation, light body, dry crisp and lightly bittering herbal-grassy finish. quenching. underwhelmed by its macro-allure. o-k, still..


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