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Sympathy For The Lager - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
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191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-29-2011)
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Reviews by mothman:
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

1.83/5  rDev -48.7%

On tap at the brewery. Clear gold in color with some white head.

Flavor profile is butter and biscuit malts. Some bittering hops, but mainly bready type malts. I couldn't drink a lot of this. It was just a really bad lager. I like the other stuff they make, but this I couldn't handle.

01-12-2013 19:33:50 | More by mothman
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Mora2000

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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

On tap at Onion Creek in Houston.

The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma is extremely malty with quite a bit of toffee malt, as well as some light caramel notes. There is not much, if any, hop or alcohol character in the aroma.

The flavor is also very malty. There is a ton of toffee and caramel malt, as well as the resulting sweetness. There is also a little bit of earth character from the hops, but this is still all about the malt.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-21-2011 03:11:37 | More by Mora2000
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-13-2013 01:45:53 | More by awalsh
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

Very foamy mid yellow bodied lager. Nothing interesting in aroma department. Mid mouth feel, decent drinkability despite slight acidic edge in finish. Always giving a lager an even break. Decent malting, not sweet, some spiciness. Not bad, and Vienna is a style I can like.

09-16-2012 02:08:13 | More by Sammy
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Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-27-2013 03:25:27 | More by BKotch
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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TheYeagermeister

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

A--Apricot-colored, pale orange and clean looking. Pours about an inch of head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving behind layers on the glass.
S--Wheat, red apples, cinnamon, musky malts, maybe pear, virtually no hops in the smell. Not particularly strong.
T--Malts are up front, but not long lived. I get the same cinnamon apple from the smell, and some light honey and caramel notes. Floral hops dominate and linger on the palate. Sort of a bitter, sulfur aftertaste.
M--A bit thicker than medium bodied. Carbonation is high, maybe a little too high for my liking.
D--I could see myself going for another one, but this wouldn't be a session beer for me.

Overall, the hubby and I like it and appreciate it for how big it is for the style. A full flavored, complex lager worth trying. Karbach Brewing Co. continues to impress.

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Sympathy For The Lager from Karbach Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.