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