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Kräftig Lager - William K Busch Brewing Company

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Kräftig Lager
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear golden color with a very thin bright white head that forms on the pour and quickly dissipates to nothing.

The aroma is everything you would expect. Pale bready malt, lightly sweet, and not much else.

The taste is not that bad considering. There is a very light hop bitterness which is accompanied by some pale grain which adds a bit of bread.

The mouthfeel is watery, light, and efforvescent.

Overall this beer is ok as an adjunct lager, but terrible as an American Pale Lager. I would assume it has adjuncts in it, and if it does you'd be doing the beer a huge favor to recategorize it. This beer to me is possibly the best marketing scheme of all time. My thoughts on that are extremely long and not worthwhile so I'll omit them.

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3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.