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78
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1,616 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 27
Gots: 120 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 07-19-2001)
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Photo of BeerCheese
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice crystal clear golden color with a nice white head. Smell was almost offensive, and hard to describe. Just didn't care for it. Taste was very good, with a perfect balance and a nice subtle hoppy finish. Carbonation was med/high and body was medium. Nice mouthfeel and highly drinkable. If it wasn't for the off aroma, this would have been an excellent beer.

Photo of altgeeky1
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased cold with a best before date of 31.May 08. No loud report when opening on either bottle (not flat, but I was expecting high CO2 due to the style).
A - Pours golden straw (standard pint glass), some head results but settles very quickly. Carbonation is low to moderate and no lace.
S - grainy, hoppy.
T - Sweet, with grain, pear, and a surprising hop bite that gets you when you swallow.
M - Carbonation IS there - more than it looked and was expected from the head retention.
D - Very.

Photo of tonistruth
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- clear and bubbly golden straw with a thin and bubbly 1 finger head, great retent and some thin webbing of lace

S- biscuit, crsip malt, hints of honey

T- crsip malts with some subtle hints of honey and apple, herbal hops

M- crisp and slick medium body

D- solid lager, was skunked but of course, that went away, sessionable and not a bad choice, try if offered of curious

Photo of GrillMeister
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewving the last bottle of this 6 pack. Finally reviewing a GERMAN beer.Drank it straight from a bottle rescued from the fridge.

Appearance is average, no head visible, but a very clear beer.
Smell is slight, but good. Faint aroma of hops.
Tastes really well. Very nice. Really good blend, nothing overpowering.Mouthfeel is good and foamy. This is a very drinkable beer.

Overall, I like this beer. It's a nice pilsener. Nicely balanced.
Really overall good pilsener.

Photo of tonafernandez
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

i got this beer and really was expecting a bit more, its a golden beer with good head, and i tought i was getting in to something good after pouring it to my glass
the bad news is that althrough it has a good taste the lack of flavor, it doesnt leave anything as a trail, it didnt make a good impression on me after drinking it
it didnt had a good aroma or something in it telling me, go grab another one

Photo of nsmartell
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own home. From a 12-oz bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Nice and golden, with an OK head.

Smell: Pretty hoppy.

Taste: Hoppy and citrusy.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp but smooth.

Drinkability: Would not be a session beer for me, but still a solid beer.

Photo of hustlesworth
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- clear straw yellow with a faint greenish tint. bubbles rise up to the 3in of puffy clumpy snow white head. even in a tall skinny pilsener, the head drops pretty fast leaving webs of spit-bubble lace behind. i know this is a quality of the extracts and all around, i prefer actual hops over the juice any day.

S- i can smell the hops extracts from across the room! malt, butterscotch, pear, starfruit, lemon, herbal hops

T- sweet and fruity, apple, pear, followed by a bready malt kick, biscuit and plain white cracker, maybe even some bagel flavors, then as soon as you swallow, a sharp hop zing hits fast then backs off pretty fast for a very clean balanced finish.

MF- dry and thin, seems watery, mid-high carbonation aids its drinkabillity by upping its refreshing qualities. big bready taste makes it almost chewy.

D- looks thin, tastes heavy, sits relatively light in the belly. definitely a session beer as it is readily available and reasonably priced. i've had it on tap before and it's even better there. keg parties would be alot better if people would spring the extra $50 to get something like this instead of you-know-what.

Photo of Gehrig
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid all-around beer. One finger of white head pours atop a light golden body, with no lacing as consumed. A modest hoppy aroma emanates, but little else confronts the nose. The taste is smooth and slightly bitter, nice and crisp. There is a slightly grainy mouthfeel that detracts a bit from the beer overall, but it's on the whole satisfying.

Photo of MMansfield
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased can at NSLC for a potato bacon soup.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear pale straw colour with a medium bone white head, quickly receding to nothing. No lace whatsover.

Aroma: Grainy, grassy, some corny/vegetable aromas.

Taste: Very sweet, boiled grain flavour, next to no bitterness. Finish is sweet with some cooked vegetables.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, easy drinking.

Final Statement: Not a beer I would recommend in the state I had it in. May be better fresh.

Photo of BiereBlanche
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from a recently picked up 12 pack.

The pour is a very clear, very pale light gold capped off by a small bright white top. The head fizzles lightly and quickly, leaving no lacing or trace atop the brew (apparently appropriate for the hop extract, but not for a German pilsner, which should have long-lasting head). Bubbly carbonation is evident start to finish. The aroma and taste are both very clean. Light malt undertones to a grassy hops aroma lead the nose into a similarly light taste. Mild malt flavor hits the tip of the tongue for just a moment before bitterness takes over through the dry, refreshing finish and aftertaste. High carbonation adds both to the sense of bitter bite as well as to the lightness. Highly drinkable and refreshing, light and crisp with a good amount of bitter. Seems like a good commercial example of the style.

Photo of ajr24
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Completely golden, bubbly head when pouring that falls into a ring around the glass with no lacing.

S- Smells more hoppy and carbonated than malty and smooth.

T- The taste deceives the smell a little bit, it was a hoppy and malty mixture, with the carbonation hidden in a crisp and clean taste.

M- Very crisp and refreshing.

D- HIGH drinkability in this brew, it is quality.

Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours out a big bubbled sudsy head that drops to a thin ring of lace. You'll see head retention build big and drop like this from hop extracts. Perfectly clear and bright golden yellow color. Light biscuity malt with a hint of grassiness, other than that the nose is very clean. Clean and crisp palate with a moderate body and solid stream of carbonation. Grassy malt flavor middle to end with a touch of sweetness up front but very dry in the back. A ghost-like DMS or cooked corn pops up in the middle. Hop bitterness is sharp to start then lays down a very faint cooked herbal note in the finish.

Pretty good coming from one of the big boys in Germany, the most I'd throw at it which I have many times is the classic cheese burger and fries.

Photo of Graham5161986
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear, pale yellow with 2 finger bubbly head that dissipates to a thin film leaving almost no lace.

S: grassy nose with a subtle brown sugar malty sweetness

T: the sweet flavour of butterscotch hits me first with a grassy hop finish. Nicely balanced.

M: much smoother than I expected, medium bodied, with good carbonation

D: I was pleasantly surprised with this lager. It’s sweetness offers an interesting change from most other euro lagers, but its not too sweet. Quite smooth and very easy to drink. I will buy this one again.

Photo of harpo111
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Yellow Color with a bubbly white head that didn't last too long...

S - Faint hops...some malt....

T- Not bad, but i like a fuller taste..this was better than macro..but still not up to what would be considered full bodied

M - very smooth...

D - very light to me....not heavy...would go well at a bbq with beef..not bad for the price...

Photo of tronester
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow, quite clear. Big white head that sticks to the cup. Smells of a typical pils, very little aroma. Taste is pretty light, malty, with a cracker like taste, and a good amount of bittering from the hops to even things out. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but on the spot for the style. Very drinkable, an excellent session beer.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearence : Pilsener style, straw colour and good effevescense
Smell : tobacco and wood aroma
Taste : bitter taste with tobacco and malt
Mouthfeel : very bitter finish with wood
Drinkability : A pils with required bitterness, but I prefer the dunkel version

Thierry (16/10/2007)

Photo of armock
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Straw Color with a bubbly white head that goes down rather quickly

S - Grassy and very faint hops

T - Not really much to report here if you think about it, it tastes like it smells

M - Good carbonation and pretty smooth

D - I think this is better than say a Macro and its priced to compete with them so I would go with this beer.

Photo of HugoGrim
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pilsener glass.

Transparent gold, lots of carbonation, with a thin and short lived head.

Aroma of bread, light hops, and some sweet malt.

Flavor is quite crisp and clean. Subtle hops, as well as a slightly metallic element.

Photo of PhageLab
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased in a twelve pack.

A - Sickly pale yellow, not too impressive.

S - Intriguing metallic smell, little malt.

T - The metallic aroma comes through in the taste as well but that's not a bad thing, this is actually a fairly good beer.

M - Lightly bodied and clean, better than most macros.

D - I could drink this all night and be okay, it definitely would be a shoe in over a macro lager. For $9.99 a 12 pack, it's a pretty good deal.

Photo of CanuckRover
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Very pale with a snow white head that faded quickly. Very visible carbonation with a tonne of bubbles.

Grass and lemon on the nose, not unpleasant. The malt actually comes through fairly nicely, tastes like a brewery smells. The hops are there to balance it out well giving a little bit of citrus and maybe some dryness as well. It drinks like a pale beer, smooth and unoffending.

Finish is unspectacular, hops stick to the roof of your mouth but not much taste. A decent session beer, refreshing and better than NA macro brews, a decent pilsner lacking the fragrance of a better one.

Photo of ThatWineGuy
2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Exp May 31, 2008. Very pale in the glass, large bubbles and a sparse wispy white head. Smells of wet grass, hay. More malt than hops, but both abundant. Taste was not bad initially but I found it went a bit downhill as it warmed with increasing sourness and a detergent-like, brutally sharp aftertaste. Mouthfeel was very hoppy but with dry astringency. At least the carbonation held up, although it slowed; again, I found the taste really slipped towards the end of the glass and it was not very pleasant at all.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this was the best option at a rooftop cubs game, and it was doable. no surprise in the clear straw/gold appearance. grassy hops were dominant in the nose. lightly sweet bready malt going down with enough hop bitterness to balance. smooth, crisp, and relatively light overall. sessionable at this abv. i could have done worse and drank bud lite like all the dumbass cub fans.

Photo of chilidog
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had thisone on-tap at the German Haritage fest, Fort Loramie, Ohio. In a plastic Warsteiner cup.

Got the beer, golden color, fair carbonation that made a soft half inch white head that did fade to a thin film.

The aroma was German lager,yeast, grain like.

The taste was grainny,cream like, some corn, sweet up front with a carbon like metallic mouthfeel. As the beer warmed, it seemed more of the metallic came thru.

Overall, it was good, had real German music played live. In this setting id order this over the other Miller offerings at this fest. We came to the fest for the Dunkel, I enjoyed the Dunk over thisone.

Photo of soupyman10
1.88/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I did not like this beer. Got it on top at Joe Kool's in Troy, MI, to try something new. I think I ended up chugging it to get something better. Appearance was straw colored with a head that disappeared in a few seconds. Nose is nearly non-existent - very light malt character, some apples maybe. Taste was likewise. Extremely mild, graininess, some mediocre malt. Feel was thin bodied and too carbonated. I wouldn't get this one again.

Photo of berserker256
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A frothy white head developed as I poured it into my pint glass. It disappeared quickly. The beer's a pale gold color. No particular aromas jump out at you. It just smells like beer should. No dominance of any one ingredient. Nice blend of malt, hops, water, and yeast. Tastes good. Not too light or heavy. Just a good pilsner. I like it.

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