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Atwater's Lager - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

23 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MNJR on 10-18-2011)
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-20-2012 19:58:16 | More by JAHMUR
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was scrolling around to see about offloading some of my surplus of CANs when I saw that a former trader, Another6Pack, had a Want that I Got and I solicited a trade. I have already CANsumed two of the beers that he sent and as I am closing on on CANned beer review # 600, I figured that I might break out the other two.

From the CAN: "We drink all we [CAN] and then sell the rest."; "Beer is good."; "Made in the Detroit tradition of hand crafted German style lagers."

The Crack & Glug formed a finger-and-a-half of rocky bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and lots of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose had the clean unadulterated lager sweetness that is so welcomed in the face of so many AALs on The CANQuest (TM). You ale lovers may pooh-pooh the lack of notable smells, but in many lagers, that is a good thing, this being one of those times. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, characteristic of the style and it had a simple, clean lager sweetness on the tongue, unencumbered by any noticeable adjuncts. Finish was semi-dry, clean and refreshing. I CANnot tell you that it was worth seeking out, but it would certainly beat throwing more AALs into your cooler for a day out. Call it damning with faint praise, but there you have it.

Serving type: can

11-09-2011 17:37:17 | More by woodychandler
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-29-2013 17:59:21 | More by Cynic-ale
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-06-2013 23:26:03 | More by tommy5
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-16-2013 17:58:23 | More by RedneckBeerz
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Atwater's Lager pours a clear honey yellow, with a touch of amber. On top a small creamy head forms. The foam quickly disappears leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass. A few steady streams of bubbles rise to the surface.

The aroma isn't very strong, but is rather sweet and malty. Pale malt, cereal, flowers (rose?) and a touch of grass.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft on the palate, a little chewy with mild carbonation. The flavor is malty with a mild bitter finish. It begins with some crisp pilsner malt flavor. That's followed by some caramel malt sweetness. It finishes floral with some grass flavors and moderate bitterness. Once gone the grass and bitterness lingers on the palate.

A very easy to drink beer that's well balanced. It would be great on a hot day.

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 18:29:42 | More by WanderingFool
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a can yesterday ($5) with some pulled pork at Sweet Cheeks BBQ over by Fenway. Poured into a Ball wide-mouthed glass jar. Light sunshine yellow colored body. Thin white head. Average carbonation. Smell was mostly mild hints of dry grain. Taste was alright overall, but nothing too great. Light bit of hops with a good dose of pale malt. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean. An easy drinking beer that paired well with some bbq. And yes, the can states "Brewed in Latrobe, PA", and not Detroit.

Serving type: can

12-20-2011 01:50:22 | More by morebeergood
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-08-2014 14:02:22 | More by Karibourgeois
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-17-2011 07:35:50 | More by adamant1912
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-07-2014 03:48:11 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a very clear and golden beer with a solid two fingers of head.

Aroma: Lemon, buttery, biscuity, grassy, slight notes of wheat.

Taste: Lemon zest, light malty sweetness. Crisp mouthfeel with a buttery texture and even a little dryness. A few grassy notes to finish off.

Notes: A decent beer and drinkable a good dry finish. Cheers.

Serving type: can

12-16-2012 04:39:15 | More by horshack7
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salinasa

Delaware

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-07-2014 02:25:26 | More by salinasa
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-20-2011 15:43:18 | More by Another6Pack
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-15-2014 02:40:37 | More by jeffwright
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HardyA

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-09-2013 22:16:26 | More by HardyA
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twkirkby

Michigan

2/5  rDev -39.9%

03-26-2012 22:02:08 | More by twkirkby
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marcb105

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-14-2013 02:02:53 | More by marcb105
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JMurphy41

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

12-04-2013 05:30:32 | More by JMurphy41
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searsclone

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Crystal clear golden color with a white head that lasted longer than expected. Lots of bubbles.

Smell is faint grain and a bit of sugar. Maybe some bubblegum

Taste is nicely balanced bitter and sweet.

This has more mouth feel than taste. Crispy at first, then smooth with a slightly dry finish. The mouth feel is probably the nicest thing about the whole beer.

Overall, I won't go out of my way to have this again, but I wouldn't turn it down if it were offered to me.

Serving type: can

11-08-2012 01:21:48 | More by searsclone
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours an almost perfectly-translucent champagne gold, with plenty of visible carbonation. A half-finger white head forms and really lasts, the retention is excellent.

Plenty of sweet malt in the small. It's not cloying, as there's a nice wheat character that provides some contrast, but there's a pretty clear honey element in the nose. Just a touch of piney hops as well.

It really tastes quite a bit like pilsner malt, and it's quite nice and crisp. Sort of a biscuit, bread flavor in the aftertaste. Sweet with a slightly grassy, marginally bitter bite.

Mouthfeel is great, it's on the thin side but certainly not watery. Carbonation is ideal, and this is very drinkable.

Pretty pleased that a friend of mine picked up a sixer of this, as I'd never heard of the beer, much less the brewery, before he did so. A very solid choice, I'd definitely keep more of this around.

Serving type: can

12-12-2011 00:06:30 | More by amphion1065
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MNJR

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the brewery in Detroit. Word is (not from anyone at the brewery, but online) that this is contract brewed by Jones Brewing in PA. The story is they don't have a canning rig at the brewery in Detroit.

The appearance is nice: deep gold color with abundant, effervescent carbonation. This stuff really fizzes with big bubbles on the pour. It settles down nicely and throws off a meager amount of lacing in the glass. Smells a bit of lemon and some biscuit. True to the German style in flavor. Bright and clean. Flavors: lemon, slight pepper, some mint, caramel sweetness. None of these are heavy or overbearing. Overall rich and satisfying taste. Dry grain as it washes down, with an aftertaste that sits pretty well and makes you want to keep drinking this one. Can design has been compared to the old Stroh's cans. This is a way better beer than any Stroh's made after 1985.

Serving type: can

10-18-2011 22:25:09 | More by MNJR
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Fatdenny

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-25-2013 17:35:33 | More by Fatdenny
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downeyj4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-20-2013 18:27:51 | More by downeyj4
Atwater's Lager from Atwater Brewery
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