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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with almost no head. It left no lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel and faint floral notes.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and grains. There was a mild spicy hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is okay. There are better pale lagers out there.

06-20-2012 18:09:10 | More by zeff80
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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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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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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-19-2013 22:45:07 | More by AleWatcher
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soju6

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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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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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-28-2013 07:16:41 | More by Eaglefan344
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2012 15:44:12 | More by tdmccarthy
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Goliath

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

01-03-2012 00:28:35 | More by Goliath
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -24%

03-29-2014 23:38:07 | More by Kyrojack
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bnes09

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +9.4%

Pale straw color and completely transparent. Weak head forms with poor retention and some lacing.

Smell is clean with bread grains and leafy hops.

This actually tastes a lot better than I expected. Smooth, unskunked pale malt and corn husk flavors. Spinach leaf hop flavor. Descent balance and crisp finish.

Light feel as expected. Way overcarbonated! No surprise since this was certainly force carbonated.

Overall a descent lager and much better than most brews coming from AB. I decided to keep an open mind when trying this and was pleasantly surprised. Not something I am going to drink on a regular basis but I would choose this over Budweiser.

02-19-2012 02:59:05 | More by bnes09
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

05-03-2013 23:38:45 | More by Schlafly33
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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-10-2013 00:24:36 | More by mobrockman
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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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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-15-2012 05:41:48 | More by jharris0624
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EF4

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-18-2014 14:20:41 | More by EF4
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24%

02-25-2012 04:12:50 | More by rudy0908
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2014 15:48:06 | More by creepinjeeper
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-15-2013 18:28:55 | More by Goosehunter75
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

05-02-2012 20:44:43 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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ShriverMO

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24%

08-06-2014 18:35:51 | More by ShriverMO
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Tertullian007

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24%

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

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -24%

06-27-2012 22:10:16 | More by gunclubchris
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ggourde

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

06-07-2012 23:16:28 | More by ggourde
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jrcmlc

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-24-2011 22:31:12 | More by jrcmlc
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Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.