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Sympathy For The Lager - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 187
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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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TexasRedskinFan

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

Serving type: can

06-01-2014 04:44:51 | More by TexasRedskinFan
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StuartCarter

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

05-31-2014 00:31:03 | More by StuartCarter
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Lance87

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

05-27-2014 16:06:11 | More by Lance87
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Dello

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

05-26-2014 04:27:46 | More by Dello
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Atlas1

Texas

3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 01:33:35 | More by Atlas1
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-21-2014 23:59:10 | More by CraigTravor
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bayern1987

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-19-2014 01:38:03 | More by bayern1987
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J85jam

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-13-2014 23:22:58 | More by J85jam
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kaelahann

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-02-2014 00:04:28 | More by kaelahann
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brybeck

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-29-2014 03:22:53 | More by brybeck
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msanborn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-28-2014 18:47:42 | More by msanborn
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Weebsjak

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-14-2014 21:32:05 | More by Weebsjak
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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

04-11-2014 19:40:23 | More by Leschber
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-06-2014 17:22:52 | More by Can_has_beer
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Jon4than

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-01-2014 03:25:44 | More by Jon4than
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shawnohall

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-27-2014 04:46:35 | More by shawnohall
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, unknown canning date. Included as an extra in a recent trade with Daniel. Thanks buddy! Poured into a Three Floyds pint glass today, 3/18/2014.

App- Clear light orange/copper body, nice two finger white head with above average retention, lots of thick bubbly lacing as the beer goes down. Looks very refreshing.

Smell- Nose is crisp pilsner malts with a nice tartness, perhaps some wheat sharpness as well. Not complex, but very crisp and enjoyable. This would be great to smell on a hot summer evening.

Flavour- Crackers, bready pilsner malts. Sweeter than the nose would have you think. Nice noble hop bitterness on the backend, somewhat grassy and floral but perfectly bitter and complementary.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, a bit more resinous than I'd expect of an EPL based on the ones I've drank when I was living in Germany and visited Switzerland recently. Sticky sweet finish, not particularly dry or refreshing. Disappointing for the style.

Overall- Judging based on the EPL's I've had in Europe in the past, this is far too full bodied, sweet and sticky for my tastes. If I'm going to drink an EPL while traveling or mowing the lawn, I'd want something with lighter body and crisper, more refreshing mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

03-19-2014 01:31:17 | More by Stevedore
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litchity

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

03-18-2014 00:21:54 | More by litchity
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-14-2014 23:38:19 | More by WDJersey
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-12-2014 23:24:54 | More by Shafaegalo
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-07-2014 05:38:31 | More by Tiernan
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-22-2014 04:00:41 | More by bmwats
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-16-2014 00:16:52 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I did a quick review on this gem awhile back. Got a bad habit of being lazy and not doing write ups. For some reason I have passed this beer up for the last 4 months since I first seen it sitting along side it's counterpart brews from Karbach. This is one of the finest lagers available. I picked up a six'er at HEB. I like cans, they are the next thing in craft beer, stays fresh and gets cold fast. This beer taste like a lager should. Clean, crisp and refreshing with a nice balance. Good lacing if poured. The can taste great as is. Maybe a good BBQ beer, beach beer? You decide. Don't be afraid to try this one. I'm happy with it. Support Texas breweries!

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 01:27:00 | More by Lagerquestrian
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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-23-2014 04:22:55 | More by rdooley
Sympathy For The Lager from Karbach Brewing Co.
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