Tagged: lager

Frankenmuth Brewery Brown Hound

BROWN HOUND: 86 Points

Frankenmuth Dunkel

This Munich Dunkel Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Named for the city it calls home, this German style lager has a distinguished dark appearance and a notably smooth sweet balanced flavor. The result gives our Dunkel a flavor of toasted bread and a malty finish.”

My Description: This beer is a great choice for drinking a session lager that is more on the sweeter side. It begins with a very large, beige colored head that fades slowly to a film that holds the whole way leaving behind a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant with an overall sweet and nutty presence along with notes of caramel and chocolate. Brown Hound is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry finish. The flavor profile follows the nose nicely except the nutty notes are more subdued in the taste. A somewhat sweet caramel note takes center stage along with notes of cola and toasted bread. The aftertaste shows very little bitterness making this lager more on the malty side. Overall, this beer is smooth, easy drinking, with just enough flavors to make it interesting for a lighter lager. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with smoked sausage, roasted duck, or chocolate desserts.

ABV: 5.1% Color: Dark Amber Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 1.5/10

Sierra Nevada Vienna

VIENNA: 89 Points

Excellent Autumn Lager

Excellent Autumn Lager

This Vienna Lager is released seasonally in Autumn in the Fall Variety Pack in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Vienna-style beers are among the world’s first light-colored lagers and were on the brink of extinction until American craft brewers helped revive the style; it’s a good thing they did. These delicate and extremely balanced amber beers rely on semi-sweet and bready malt flavors but walk a fine line with both malt and hop character shouldering equal weight. Our take on the style features whole-cone European hops, which add to the dry finish.”

My Description: This is a great lager for the season; there is a good level of depth in the taste, it’s satisfying on those cool nights, and even the color of the beer reminds me of Fall. It begins with a good sized, white colored head with an excellent retention level that holds the whole way leaving behind a noticeable amount of lacing. The aroma is faint but there are pleasing notes of bready malts, biscuits, and floral hops. Vienna is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry finish. The flavor profile is nicely balanced with sweet malt notes upfront transitioning cleanly into a slightly bitter finish that lingers for a second. This beer also has a nutty presence throughout along with some bread notes and hints of hop spice. This beer is easy drinking, smooth, and overall a pleasure to drink. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with beef tacos, roasted chicken, or baked squash.

ABV: 5.3% Color: Amber/Brown Sweetness: 3/10 Bitterness: 2.5/10

Ballast Point Longfin

LONGFIN: 81 Points

San Diego Helles Lager

San Diego Helles Lager

This Helles Lager has an IBU of 18 and is available year-round in 12 oz. cans and bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Inspired by the Helles Style from Germany, this very light colored Lager is big on malt flavor. With the reserved use of hops in bittering, this crisp Lager has the aroma, and flavor of fresh baked bread thanks to the German produced Pilsner Malt. Hell is the German adjective for “light,” while Helles is a noun used in the sense of “a light one.” Unlike the Helles beers of Germany that take time traveling to San Diego, this beer is locally lagered and delivered fresh. You can’t argue the minimal carbon footprint of a World Style being produced locally.”

My Description: The qualifications for a Helles Lager is that it is crisp, refreshing, and more on the malty side. This beer has all three characteristic but the flavor profile feels weak and it just doesn’t satisfy as much as their German counterparts. It begins with a good sized, white colored head with a good retention level that holds for some time leaving a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is subtle with notes of pale malts that smell like cereal grains along with some light citrus hints. I also picked up on some Noble hop notes that were faint for the most part. Longfin is lighter bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. A sweet pale malt flavor note is the commanding taste in this beer. There are also notes of grassy hops and some floralness as well. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and overall the beer is nicely balanced but more on the malty side. This makes for a great summer beer to quench your thirst. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with tempera sushi rolls, pizza, or German pretzels.

ABV: 4.5% Color: Straw Yellow Sweetness: 3/10 Bitterness: 2/10

Anchor California Lager

CALIFORNIA LAGER: 86 Points

Great American Lager

Great American Lager

This American Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager® a delicious celebration of California’s unique craft brewing heritage.”

My Description: This one actually grew on me. At first I thought that it was just another lager from America , except Anchor’s version was made with better ingredients. However, half way through I realized that is a good beer made with quality. It pours a decent sized, white colored head that leaves a small film for a while and some lacing is left on the glass. There’s not much going on in the aroma, light grain notes and a touch of citrus. California Lager is light/medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. Nothing really exciting in the flavor profile, but that’s okay because there is no real flaws either. This is just a good lager to sit back and slam. Crisp, refreshing, and clean the flavor profile delivers a light malt backbone with some floral notes and an almost cracker-like taste. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of hop spice. This beer is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with burgers, grilled lamb chops, or a heavy salad.

ABV: 4.9%  Color: Gold  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 3/10

Cigar City Black Ash

BLACK ASH: 91 Points

Nice concept

Nice concept

This Schwarzbier style lager is a collaboration with Max Lagers of Georgia. It is available for a limited time in 22 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “American black lager aged on black ash”

My Description: A semi-robust presence, this lager delivers in both flavor and satisfaction. The addition of black ash brings a char like flavor that is different than your typical wood. It pours a large and dense, dark beige colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is smells strongly of licorice accompanied by notes of vanilla and chocolate . Black Ash is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The texture is creamy and smooth. The flavor profile is interesting and nicely balanced. Lingering smoky notes flow throughout but never overpower the rest of the flavors. Licorice, mocha, tobacco, pine hops, and earthy notes are also detected. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with hints of dark fruit. This is an enjoyable beer and is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with ribs, jerky, or grilled salmon.

ABV: N/A  Color: Black  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

Brooklyn Brewery Pilsner

PILSNER: 88 Points

Brooklyn/German Pilsner

Brooklyn/German Pilsner

This German Style Pilsner Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Brooklyn Pilsner is traditionally brewed from the finest German two-row barley malts. Germangrown Perle and Hallertauer hops provide a crisp, snappy bitterness and fresh, floral aroma. The flavor of the malt comes through in the finish. We ferment Brooklyn Pilsner at cool temperatures, and then give it a long, gentle maturation (lagering), which results in a beer of superior complexity and smoothness. We believe that you will find there to be none finer.”

My Description: Unlike Pilsners from Europe that use Saaz hops, Brooklyn chose other hop options to create a beer that is still crisp, slightly bitter, and satisfying; albeit without the spiciness of the Saaz hop. It has a good sized, white colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and inviting with notes of floral hops and pale malt. Pilsner is roughly medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile starts with a clean malt backbone with noticeable bitterness that lingers slightly in the aftertaste. There are also notes of floral hops and some hints of lemon zest. Overall, this beer would make a nice choice to keep in the fridge when craving a tasty cold Pilsner.

ABV: 5.1%  Color: Light Gold/Straw  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

BROOKLYN LAGER: 91 Points

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Pre-Prohibition Beauty

This Vienna/American Amber Lager has an IBU of 33 and is released year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.”

My Description: It’s easy to see how this is one of Brooklyn Brewery’s most popular beers; it is tasty, clean, and refreshing. Poured strongly, this beer provides only a decent, off-white colored head but surprisingly lasts the whole way and leaves behind a tremendous amount of lacing. The aroma is enticing and real nice with notes of floral and citrus hop with a touch of tropical hops. This is accompanied by a clean malt note that excites. This lager is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The cleanliness in the aroma continues in the taste. There are flavor notes of malt and bread balanced beautifully by floral and citrus hops that taste great. This beer is crisp and an easy choice for a session beer. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled chicken, farmhouse cheddar, or BBQ pork.

ABV: 5.2%  Color: Golden/Amber  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 3/10

DUNKEL: 84 Points

Toasty Aroma

Toasty Aroma

This Dunkel Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Dark colored with rich malty flavor.”

My Description: This is a good lager choice when looking for a beer with more malt flavors on that cool brisk night. It begins with a good sized, light beige colored head that fades to a thin film but holds the whole way and leaves behind a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is the best part of the beer. It smells sweet and toasty with notes of biscuits, caramel, along with hints of dark fruit. This beer is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. Unfortunately, I feel that it smells better than it tastes. There are good flavors in this beer but they feel thin and the aftertaste does not satisfy. The flavor profile is dominated by malty notes like caramel and toasted bread accompanied by hints of tobacco. The bitterness is at a minimum and there is very little hop flavor notes. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with roasted duck, lamb chops, or a light pizza.

ABV: 5.2%  Color: Garnet/Brown  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

PREMIUM LAGER: 87 Points

Fine German Lager

Fine German Lager

This Helles Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Sold as Münchner Hell in Germany, München in the UK and Premium in North America. This beer is our speciality. In 1894 Spaten became the first brewery in Munich to produce this brand of light lager. Golden in color with a well-balanced hop-flavor. The full rounded body is a superb balance between hops and a malty sweetness.”

My Description: Let’s see: Budweiser, Miller, Coors, Spaten. This is an easy decision when looking for a clean, high quality lager. It has a decent sized, white colored head that fades rather quickly but leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is clean and fresh with notes of grains, bread, and noble hops. This beer is light/medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. This beer is crisp, refreshing, and more on the bitter side. Spaten has a tasty malt backbone with notes of noble hops and a touch of lemon/citrus. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and thirst quenching. This is a great everyday beer for any occasion. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with burgers, veggie pizzas, or grilled sausage.

ABV: 5.2%  Color: Light Gold  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

DUNKEL: 90 Points

Dark Lager

Dark Lager

This German Style Dunkel Lager is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel – the archetypal Bavarian beer – is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!”

My Description: This is a refreshing lager and I would recommend enjoying this beer during dinner because it is refreshing and the flavors match up nicely with supper-type cuisine. It begins with a decent sized, light beige colored head that surprisingly lasts the whole way and leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and on the sweeter side with notes of dark malt, bread, with a little toffee/caramel presence. This lager is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The beer tastes just like it smells with flavor notes of toffee, toasted bread, dark malts, with a touch of dark fruit. The aftertaste is minimally bitter with a note of hops that brings good balance to this otherwise sweet beer. This beer is definitely nice for any occasion and is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled steaks, beef brisket, or chocolate desserts.

ABV: 5.5%  Color: Garnet/Brown  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

THIRD SHIFT AMBER LAGER: 75 Points

Not for any shift

Not for any shift

This Amber Ale is brewed by Coors and is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Gold Medal Winning Beer Brewed By A Band Of Brewers Whose Passion For Brewing Doesn’t Stop When The Day Shift Is Over.”

My Description: This is a Coors so-called “invitation beer” because it is designed to encourage the drinker to experiment more with craft beers. Why? Coors owns blue moon and a few other “craft breweries.” Anyway, this beer begins with a decent, off-white colored head that fades quick and leaves no lacing behind. The aroma is fairly standard and dominated by malt notes that smell almost bread-like. This beer is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is nicely balanced, upfront there are malt notes with a touch of caramel. The aftertaste is minimally bitter but the hops taste horrible and of low quality; it leaves a rather sharp lingering taste that I did not care for. This is a standard American lager that is designed to be drank at near-freezing temperature to cover up the crappy quality.

ABV: 5.3%  Color: Very Light Amber  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

ORIGINAL: 89 Points

Drink History

Drink History

This Helles Lager is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Hofbräuhaus is a symbol of Munich’s hospitality and the Bavarian gift for creating a snug and cosy atmosphere. Beer-lovers from all over the world come here to enjoy its famous beers. More than any other, Hofbräu Original embodies the special atmosphere of the beer-making capital of Munich, and exports it to the four corners of the globe. Its refreshing, bitter flavour and alcoholic content of around 5.1% volume have made it famous worldwide. A Munich beer with character.”

My Description: This is a great alternative to the American domestic lagers when you’re in the mood for something of higher quality. It begins with a decent, white colored head with a good retention level and it leaves behind a thin layer of lacing. The aroma is welcoming and clean with notes of pale malts and noble hops with some grassy character. It is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. This beer has a simple flavor profile, which is great because there is no need for complexity when craving a crisp and refreshing lager. There are clean notes of noble hops accompanied by some pale malts. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and smooth. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled sausage, salads, or sauteed shrimp.

ABV: 5.1%  Color: Gold  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

PUMPKINFEST: 84 Points

Pumpkin meets Lager

Pumpkin meets Lager

This Fruit Lager is released seasonally in the Autumn months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Pumpkin beers have been an American tradition since the pilgrims hit Plymouth Rock while Oktoberfest beers have been brewed in Germany since not long after Prince Ludwig got hitched in 1810. Now Terrapin is “carving” out our own special brew by combining these two great styles into a unique PUMPKINFEST beer…This Side Project has all the complex maltiness of a great Oktoberfest lager with the delicate spiciness of grandma’s fresh baked pumpkin pie.”

My Description: I appreciate the thought behind making a crisp and refreshing pumpkin beer but the blend just seemed to fall short of flavor and satisfaction. It begins with a nice sized, white colored head that doesn’t last very long or leave a good amount of lacing. The aroma is the best part of this beer with notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, all-spice, brown sugar, and some grain notes. The aroma is pleasant and reminiscent of the season. This lager is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. There are nice Autumn flavors in this beer such as pumpkin, nutmeg, and other spices accompanied by some sweetness. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and crisp. This is an interesting hybrid but I think I would rather drink a pumpkin ale with stronger flavors. This lager is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with smoked ribs, baked turkey, or stuffing.

ABV: 6.1%  Color: Amber/Orange  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

Longboard Lager: 78 Points

Decent Hawaiian Lager

Decent Hawaiian Lager

This Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.”

My Description: This is a nice enough beer to drink on that hot summer day but nothing that I would ever seek out. It begins with a good sized, bright white colored head with a decent retention level but it leaves behind almost no lacing. The aroma is simple with notes of pale malts and a touch of hops. The beer is light/medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The beer has a prominent malt backbone with only the slightest hint of hop flavor. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and refreshing enough. This beer just does not satisfy my lager craving. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with burgers, grilled chicken, or SPAM!

ABV: 4.6%  Color: Straw/Gold  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

HELLES LAGERBIER: 94 Points

Smooth to the bone

Smooth to the bone

This Helles Lager is available year-round in 500 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: ““Schlenkerla Helles” is brewed with fine Bavarian aroma hops from the area around the city of Nürnberg. It’s lagered in century old caves underneath the historic Schlenkerla brewery and maltings. Schlenkerla Helles is boiled in the same copper kettles and bottom fermented by the same yeast as the historic Schlenkerla Smokebeer. Its subtle smokiness without using smoke malt makes “Helles Schlenkerla Lager” a unique representative of the classic lager beer style “Bavarian Helles””

My Description: This is a very clean lager. From the flavors to the overall body, every piece of this beer is smooth and crisp. It begins with a decent, white colored head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves behind a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is subtle with notes of pale malts, some bread, floral/herbal hops, and a welcoming hint of smoke. The beer is roughly light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The light malt flavors upfront are clean and provide a touch of breadiness. This is accompanied by herbal hop flavors that are not sharp or harsh. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with a hint of smoke that lingers. The beer is nicely balanced and truly refreshing. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with shawarma, fried chicken salads, or grilled shrimp with a fruity salsa.

ABV: 4.3%  Color: Gold  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

DOUBLE AGENT IPL: 95 Points

Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious

This Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Brewing innovation is about asking “what if?”. What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!”

My Description: This beer is addicting. As soon as I finished the bottle I immediately wished that I had purchased a six pack. It has a large, off-white colored head with a beautiful retention level and a great amount of lacing. The aroma is intense with notes of pine hops accompanied by a minor hint of citrus hops and clean bread notes. It is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. This beer is very tasty and refreshing. There are notes of malt, bread, pine hops, and citrus hops. The aftertaste is moderately bitter and lingers slightly. The texture is smooth and crisp making this an easy choice for a session beer. This is a must buy. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with German pretzels, juicy burgers, or Thai noodles.

ABV: 5.6%  Color: Light Bronze  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 5/10

ORIGINAL MUNICH PREMIUM LAGER: 87 Points

Smooth and Crisp

Smooth and Crisp

This Helles Lager is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The dream guy from Munich. Gloriously golden blond, extremely elegant and full-bodied. The bubbles fizz perfectly in the glass. The Paulaner Original Munich Premium Lager is sparkling, light and slightly hoppy – the perfect lager beer.”

My Description: This is a nicely balanced Lager that is easy drinking and very smooth. It has a good sized, bright white colored head with a good retention level and it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is soft and pleasant with notes of light grains and floral hops with a minor note of grass. It is lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The honey from the malts does shine through but overall, there is not too much going on in the taste. There are some notes of light grains and noble hops but this beer is mainly a thirst quencher. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with Bratwurst, jambalaya, or your favorite burger.

ABV: 4.9%  Color: Light Gold  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

IRISH STYLE LAGER: 87 Points

Irish

Irish Flutists

This Euro Style Lager is available in the Spring season in 22 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “An Irish style lager with a smooth mellow flavor and an apple crisp finish. Perfect for floating Guinness!”

My Description: This is a very clean, smooth, and mellow beer that makes for a great session lager. It starts with a large and fluffy, white colored head that lasts forever and leaves behind an abundant amount of lacing. The aroma is subtle with notes of light malts, a touch of honey, and there is also some grassiness in there. It is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is not too complex. Upfront, there are notes of malts with a touch of hop spice. This transitions nicely into an aftertaste that is slightly bitter with a crisp finish. Overall, this is a nice beer to drink around St. Patrick’s Day. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled chicken, roasted salmon, or baby back ribs.

ABV: 5%  Color: Hazy Straw/Gold  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

ALTBAIRISCH DUNKEL: 89 Points

German Dunkel Love

German Dunkel Love

This Bavarian Style Dunkel Lager is available year-round in 500 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Dark chocolate in color, you can see a wonderful reflection if you hold it up to the light. It is round and soft with the warm, sweet aroma of freshly roasted malted barley. A satisfying, malty taste, with coffee-ish tones and a hint of plummy fruitiness in the finish. Complex and beautifully balanced.”

My Description: This beer is very clean and smooth with well balanced flavors and the quality of the ingredients shine through. However, I just felt that is was too thinned down, which in turn did not give me the satisfaction I was hoping for. It starts with a decent sized, light beige colored head that fades rather quickly and leaves a minimal amount of lacing behind. There is a strong malt aroma that is accompanied by minor hints of dark fruit and caramel. It is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is definitely dominated by a sweet malt taste that is present throughout. Other flavors include some toasted bread notes and hints of dark fruit. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and overall this beer is more on the sweeter side. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled Bratwurst, beef stew, or fried whitefish.

ABV: 5%  Color: Amber/Brown  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 2/10

JAHRHUNDERT BIER: 94 Points

Balanced Bavarian Lager

Balanced Bavarian Lager

This Dortmunder/Helles Style Lager is available year-round in 500 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “This beer was first brewed in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our brewery. It has a golden-yellow color with a slightly flowery yeast, honey-ish aroma, tastes a little spicy and is full-bodied in initial taste, mild before swallowing and soft with a refined sparkle and fades with a well-balanced hint of bitterness. It is an especially drinkable and harmonious beer.”

My Description: This is a great lager that is enjoyable to drink. It has a clean body with great flavors and it is very easy drinking. It has a large, white colored head that lasts forever and leaves behind an abundant amount of lacing.  The aroma smells fresh and inviting with notes of light malt and floral hops. This beer is light/medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavors in this beer are straightforward, but it is the quality in the flavors that stand out. It is well balanced but this lager is more on the sweet side. Upfront, there are light malt notes with a hint of lemon and straw, this transitions nicely into an aftertaste that is slightly bitter. Overall, this beer is a great choice when you are in the mood for a lager. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with vegetable stir-fry, grilled chicken sandwiches, or German sausages.

ABV: 5.2%  Color: Gold  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10