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Kräftig Lager - William K Busch Brewing Company

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Kräftig Lager
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of zeff80
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

zeff80, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Tone, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

AleWatcher, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

soju6, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of peabody
3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

peabody, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Kyrojack, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Eaglefan344, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

tdmccarthy, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of bnes09
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bnes09, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Schlafly33
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Schlafly33, May 04, 2013
Photo of Goliath
3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Goliath, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of jharris0624
4/5  rDev +21.2%

jharris0624, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -9.1%

mobrockman, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

GossageBrewery, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of EF4
3/5  rDev -9.1%

EF4, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of rudy0908
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

rudy0908, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of creepinjeeper
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

creepinjeeper, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Goosehunter75
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Goosehunter75, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of ShriverMO
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

lvoutlawjlh, May 02, 2012
Photo of Tertullian007
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Tertullian007, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of gunclubchris
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

gunclubchris, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of mkrass
3/5  rDev -9.1%

mkrass, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of ggourde
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

ggourde, Jun 08, 2012
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Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.