Sympathy For The Lager - Karbach Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I only got to try 5oz of this beer as it came as part of a flight of 5 Texas beers for $10. Served on tap at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium in downtown Houston, Texas.

The beer poured a nice golden/yellow color with a 1 finger white head. Retentuion was short lived, but lacing was decent.

Biscuity malt and noble hop aroma.

Biscuity malr flavor with a touch of honey-like sweetness. Hop bitterness is mild, but noticeable. Very well balanced.

Medium bodied with medium high carbonation.

A cut above most standard lagers.

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Karbach Sympathy for the Lager has a thick, creamy head, a clear, golden appearance, with lots of suspended little brown specks, and a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is of slightly citrus hops and some sweetness, and the taste is of hop oil, sugary white bread, and an overriding bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Karbach Sympathy for the Lager finishes dry, bitter, and fairly drinkable. This is a good beer.

RJT

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Stevedore
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great looking lager, orange-tan with a two finger head that had great staying power and left sticky lacing not commonly seen in a lager.

A great malty backbone is accented by plentiful floral hops, with a touch of earthiness. Downright delicious.

Body is medium and more ale-like than lager like, with a very nice floral hop finish.

Highly recommended. I'm getting more impressed with Karbach's beers each time I try a new one.

Photo of beergoot
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great golden color and thick, creamy white head.

Classic lager aroma: light, biscuit-like malt with an subtle, earthy hop aroma.

Light and refreshing in taste and mouthfeel. Slightly citrusy. Biscuit notes confirm the aroma hints. Slight caramel notes. Slight sharp hop bitterness that smooths out with the malt sweetness at the end. Finishes clean and dry. Rather effervescent with the carbonation, creating a smoothness in the mouth.

A fine, tasty lager. Very easy drinking with noticeable yet well-balanced lager flavorings throughout.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a clean golden/orange pour with 2 fingers of detergent-like head. smells of orange, lemongrass, lager yeast, bread. slightly hoppy bitterness up front, then it goes staight to the sweet malty typical lager flavor.. finished off by more earthy bittering notes. one of the hoppiest lagers i've had.... the name suits it well. medium-light body with modest amount of carbonation. sticky on the lips. a great lager.. not one of the best offerings from the brewer, but hey, this is a great gateway beer if you ask me!

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Sympathy For The Lager from Karbach Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.