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Kirkland Signature German Style Lager - Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Kirkland Signature German Style LagerKirkland Signature German Style Lager

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BA SCORE
72
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Troyone on 03-18-2009)
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-20-2012 12:07:04 | More by mfigueroa713
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joecast

Australia

3/5  rDev -1.6%

11-19-2012 02:27:37 | More by joecast
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Hobby

Michigan

2/5  rDev -34.4%

11-10-2012 00:58:39 | More by Hobby
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TroyFarrar

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.6%

11-02-2012 03:16:36 | More by TroyFarrar
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +19%

354ml bottle, with yeast from the 'Weihensephan' (sic) bank in Freising, Germany, apparently. Part of a 24-bottle, 35 dollar (dirt cheap, around here) mixpack available at Alberta Costco Liquor outlets. Brewed by "Hopfen und Malz Brewing Company, San Jose, CA". So, Gordon Biersch, then.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves some nicely consistent bansai tree lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy, biscuity malt, a bit of caramel, some mild drupe fruitiness, and softly bitter earthy, leafy hops. Hmmmm. The taste is semi-sweet doughy malt, a waning biscuit character, some mild nutty caramel notes, and leafy, somewhat musty noble hops.

The carbonation is quite soft and unassuming, the body a decently solid medium weight for the style, and agreeably smooth. It finishes with a strong tendency to the dry, as the malt shifts in that direction, and the hops wait with expectant open arms.

A surprisingly enjoyable version of an Oktoberfest, even if the bottle's rather pedestrian labeling offers no such classifying indication. Well rounded in flavour, so much so, that I can foresee actually drinking the copious amount of its remaining friends in that big ol' box.

10-28-2012 01:28:54 | More by biboergosum
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hadlance

Alabama

4/5  rDev +31.1%

10-27-2012 13:54:33 | More by hadlance
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.6%

09-12-2012 14:22:57 | More by wattoclone
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AWL

California

3/5  rDev -1.6%

08-29-2012 14:50:55 | More by AWL
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beerpadawan

California

2.93/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured into a glass and sipped in the sunlight, it had a clear, light-copper color. Not a whole lot of aroma; some light toasty notes.

It starts light and finishes crisp/clean, without a lot of commotion in between. It is similar in that sense to a Dos Equis Amber, maybe. A bit more malt flavor with some light toast, a bit more of a dry sense to the quaff.

Not bad to use for refreshment in the warm sun.

08-26-2012 17:09:23 | More by beerpadawan
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

2/5  rDev -34.4%

08-10-2012 23:00:09 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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kobeer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-24-2012 19:52:03 | More by kobeer
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

07-23-2012 22:34:07 | More by ssjkyle
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crobinso

Colorado

2/5  rDev -34.4%

05-30-2012 23:20:27 | More by crobinso
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Huffaroma

Montana

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

04-30-2012 03:35:54 | More by Huffaroma
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PeteTheBeerDrinker


3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

03-21-2012 02:16:06 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-07-2012 04:08:51 | More by SocalKicks
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sharpski

Oregon

2/5  rDev -34.4%

02-15-2012 23:04:36 | More by sharpski
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2012 22:26:57 | More by djaeon
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TrojanWheels

California

3/5  rDev -1.6%

01-19-2012 21:30:08 | More by TrojanWheels
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VegasHockey

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-25-2011 08:43:28 | More by VegasHockey
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kornkid8600

California

3/5  rDev -1.6%

12-08-2011 10:13:17 | More by kornkid8600
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -1.6%

12-07-2011 12:18:38 | More by ROGUE16
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notsoprobeer

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev +5.9%

Golden orange in color, clear, with a white head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts and yeast. Flavor of bread-like and light caramel malts. Not a lot of hops in flavor or aroma. It’s light bodied, highly carbonated, and has a crisp mouth feel along with a bit of sweetness in the finish.

09-22-2011 06:16:51 | More by notsoprobeer
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Snow81

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +28.9%

Appearance: Very light amber to orange clear tint

Head: Frosty white head

Smell: Sweet grassiness

Taste: Sweet maltyness with the grass still present and a subtle to no hop note on the palate

Weight: Light body with low carbonation

Finish: Gras with light malt

04-11-2011 13:51:26 | More by Snow81
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washburnkid

New York

3.73/5  rDev +22.3%

A friend brought a Kirkland mixed sixer over. The German lager was by far my favorite, and none of them were really that good. So that's saying something ... or maybe it isn't ...

Brew pours a light copper with a nicely fluffed beige head that retains well. Aromas are biscuity malt balanced by spicy, hay-like hoppiness. Very fresh on the nose. Flavors include caramel, biscuit, grass and hay. Spiciness that I can't put a name on. Light and carbed nicely and a little drying. The flavors fall a bit flat but it's easy to drink many of these in one sitting. I'm not sure if I agree with the style classification here but I think that's more the fault of the brewers, whoever they may be...

03-13-2011 03:52:39 | More by washburnkid
Kirkland Signature German Style Lager from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
72 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.