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Kräftig Lager - William K Busch Brewing Company

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Kräftig Lager
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
William K Busch Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Kräftig is the classic lager. Malt flavor up front with a slight sweetness, and a hop character that doesn't overtake it.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: GossageBrewery on 12-12-2011)
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AleWatcher

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2013 22:45:07 | More by AleWatcher
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-28-2013 07:16:41 | More by Eaglefan344
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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06-10-2013 00:24:36 | More by mobrockman
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peabody

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -8.8%

Just a blah beer all around. Pours out clear with good carbonation and little to no head retention.
Smell is Bud/Bud Lite/Busch. Nothing stands out.
Taste isn't bad it just isn't all that good either.
Mouthfeel is too clean for my tastes. Little to no retention here too.
Overall just a plain jane beer that would be good in a can while sitting on the lawnmower.

03-24-2012 15:57:02 | More by peabody
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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dtalou27

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +11.9%

I love this beer for many reasons. First, being from the St. Louis area, I am so happy to see the Busch family back at the helm of the empire that Augie started. Second, the fact they made the beer similar to Budweiser in an insanely close way...without the "skunky" aftertaste, that I'm sure did not exist long ago. Third, IT IS NOT OWNED BY INBEV!.

Appearance is a great golden color, good head retention... oddly similar to Budweiser ;)

Smell is crisp, can smell the better grains being used.

Taste - Can taste the grains and unique hops with a nice balance, some hint of citrus (different yeast) clean finish. Can definitely tell it is a different yeast used.

Mouthfeel - Light/ slightly Medium bodied

Overall - Yes, this is a mass produced brew, but I am not comparing this to craft beers, , I'm making a fair comparison to other mass brews, and this one really was surprisingly pleasan. If I was sitting at a bar, and the choices were the basics (Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Michelob, Miller, etc...) there would be no second guessing this chocie. Can drink this anytime. Would be happy to purchase again.

12-27-2011 05:28:13 | More by dtalou27
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Bulldawg84

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +14%

12-06-2013 16:56:20 | More by Bulldawg84
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Tertullian007

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-12-2013 02:33:01 | More by Tertullian007
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ch473

Missouri

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-14-2011 02:53:32 | More by ch473
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-24-2011 22:31:12 | More by jrcmlc
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%

Clear and yellow/tan with a surprisingly decent head, lots of bubbles, some lace.

Aroma is quite subdued, with some graininess and a little sweetness.

Taste is ok, not great but decent enough. A little sweetness accents a primarily grainy flavor, with a little touch of hops, but not really enough.

Body is pretty good. It's got a bit of thickness to it, despite being quite easy to drink and well carbonated.

Overall it's decent enough for the masses. Won't make the craft beer front page but it ain't bad. Needs more hops, this would greatly improve this beer.

06-30-2012 22:13:58 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness, bit of hops and some fresh grain. Smell is fresh and clean.

T: Taste of mild sweetness, grain and hint of citrus. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp, smooth and refreshing.

O: Nice beer for what it is. Nothing fancy just a good alternative to the BMC offerings. Worth a try.

02-18-2012 11:25:43 | More by soju6
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Tone

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours a golden, clear color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of wheat, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, average or slightly better than average in all categories.

01-03-2012 22:00:43 | More by Tone
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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schematix

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +8.8%

A - Poured a translucent, almost hazy (was expecting crystal clear), deep gold color. Poured with no head that didn't leave any lacing.

S - Sweet grain and a little citrus from the hops.

T - Sweet grain with just barely enough hops to balance. Very clean aftertaste. Wish there were more hops. Tastes yeasty to me too. I'm tasting something else familiar, but can't put my finger on it. Almost tastes like wheat. Maybe my taster is off tonight. Nothing bad though. Maybe it's not filtered?

M - Surprisingly full mouth feel. Crisp clean beer flavor. Carbonation tingles nicely on the tongue.

O - It's pretty good for what it is. It's not going to win any major competitions but it's a tasty, clean and unoffensive american pale lager. I think i'd like it better with another point or two of attenuation and about 50% more hops. After 3 I'm starting to get full.

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured this American Pale Lager from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a clear straw color, produced a thin white head, below average retention, and left a below average amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of pale malt with some citric hop aroma. Light in body, the mouthfeel is nice for a Pale Lager, the backbone of this ale is of pale malt, it is slightly sweet, and has a decent amount of citrus hops. Nice clean finish, outside of the poor retention and being a little thin it is a decent example of a pale later, nice alternative to Bud and Miller.

12-12-2011 23:02:50 | More by GossageBrewery
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Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.