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Holzhacker Lager - Bull Falls Brewery

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 8
Avg: 3.25
pDev: 12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bull Falls Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: KI9A on 05-19-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 8
Reviews by JerUrbans:
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3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours very light yellow and very clear, with snow white head. Smell is fresh and a little earthy malt. Tastes good, nice biscuits and butter with some sour cherries. Mouthfeel is fresh, clean, crisp.

Overall, I would drink again. Not a style I've drank a lot of but this is pretty good.

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Photo of JamesMN
2.94/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Random code printed on the bottom of the can but no bottling date.

Appearance: Pale straw in color with superb clarity. Tiny layer of white froth and a bit flat looking.

Aroma: Dry bready malt. Really not aromatic.

Taste: Some spicy/bitter character from the hops that builds throughout to maybe about 25 IBUs or so. Not sure if this is made from adjuncts but there is a bit of grain flavor poking through. No ABV listed but I'd estimate it around 5.5%. Finish is a little dead for the style, no lively crispness. Aftertaste is a bit like damp cereal with a hint of spicy hop character.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body but its tepid nature (either due to a canning issue or as it is intended to be) makes this hard to grade. A tad cloying but I can't really put my finger on the reason. Drinkable but I wouldn't session this.

Final Thoughts: I'm always skeptical of any newly distributed beer that's a) a lager and/or b) looks like it's from a brewery that was bought out by BMC. A lot of forgettable beer, particularly "craft" lagers coming onto the beer scene right now. Would I drink it again? Only if the head brewer handed me one.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.24/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a clear, amber/yellow color with a thick white head. The aroma is malty with a touch of yeast. The taste is smooth and easy drinking. There’s a decent grain flavor with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Rather interesting for the style.

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Photo of Sconnie25
3.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A pretty decent lager. Very refreshing.

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Photo of KI9A
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not sure where to place this style, the site says "Munich-style pale lager", but, tastes to me like a Helles.

A: Pours light gold, nice head & Retention. Nice lace waves.

S: malts, biscuits, a slight pine sent.

T: Good balance of malts & light, maybe saaz hops (?). Good, but, just kinda plain.

M: Light, clean, nice drinker.

D: Again, nice drinker. Nothing offensive, but, nothing outstanding

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Chaz
3.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale, slightly hazy golden in color. Head is just barely off-white, lacing is good. Carbonation looks pretty even and light.

Nose starts out with a fairly neutral malt profile (pale Munich and Crystal) with a lighter Noble hop profile just at the tail end. Yeast profile is neutral...

There's a 'zing' of Noble hops which begins about midway through the first sip, and a nice lingering bitterness. Malty and just barely on the sweet side, with a touch of malt depth and complexity. Nice balance: The bitterness is where it should be for the style, the sweetness held in check, and just enough tanginess from the hops as well.

Lighter esters, but some are to be expected and they do not detract.

Overall it is not a bad example of the style.

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Holzhacker Lager from Bull Falls Brewery
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.