Sympathy For The Lager - Karbach Brewing Co.
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3.54/5 rDev -0.8%
This one pours a rich golden color with a thick rich head that is bready in texture and settles slowly leaving an adequate amount of lacing down the glass.
The nose is sweet malt, mild pepper, grass and orange zest.
The taste is complimentary to the nose with a very dry malt that has a bitter flavor dominating the malt. Not a lot of complexity here.
The mouthfeel is just right for a lager, not to watery and not to rich.
Overall this is a drinkable lager but not exceptional. A good example to be sure, but not my favorite either. I recommend trying it and seeing if it is to your liking.
06-29-2014 23:07:44 | More by AtrumAnimus
2.8/5 rDev -21.6%
This seems like a Michelob on steroids. It's not great. It's not horrible. It's kinda bitter. But not hoppy at all. It's malty but not sweet. It's darker than Budweiser. But has the worst looking head and no aroma.
Idk what to say about this beer. I REALLY REALLY FLIPPING LIKE THE HOPADILLO.... But this is disappointing. Second brew I've had from this local brewer (Houston beer culture is slim).
Skip this beer. Buy almost anything else. I mean its better than Natural Light. But I think PBR or Budweiser is still better.
GREAT PRICES THOUGH HERE IN HOUSTON - $6 a sixer.... Hmm...
06-01-2014 04:44:51 | More by TexasRedskinFan
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
Can provided by by neighbour whose sister brought it over from Texas. No canning date that I could discern on the can.
Nice funky nose, slightly sweet taste, brilliant golden yellow colour, slightly crisp hop bite in the after taste. Very nicely done indeed.
05-31-2014 00:31:03 | More by StuartCarter
3.89/5 rDev +9%
First off, I dig the name. And the can design. The whole record theme and the "lagerhythm" play on words appeals to me. Not sure what that says about me. I am a Stones fan, though.
Poured from the can into a Sam Adams lager pint glass. This is a nice golden color with a hint of amber hue in the shadows. One finger head at the pour, with some decent lace. The nose is okay, if a bit dull. Malty and earthy, with maybe a hint of vanilla, but with no significant distinguishing characteristics. The taste, though is quite good. Crisp and refreshing. Malty sweet up front with a clean, slightly bitter hop finish. Bready. Earthy. Solid stuff here. This is how lagers should taste, in my opinion. Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth.
Aside from the fact that I am thrilled beers like this are finally being brewed in Texas on a larger scale, this is just a damn fine beer. Not fancy, but clean and refreshing and very very drinkable. I don't brew myself, but I've always heard that lagers are harder to brew with consistency. Karbach has obviously figured things out. I really like this beer. Cheers.
05-23-2014 01:33:35 | More by Atlas1
Sympathy For The Lager from Karbach Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.