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91
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48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%


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Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Sigmund on 03-06-2006)
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a hazy, light straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet, bready and biscuit malt, light grassy hops and skunk; a big burst of skunk from the bottle, but blends with the the other nice pilsner smells in the glass. Flavor is similar to aroma, bready and biscuit malt, toast (actual bread toast, not toasted malt), a hint of lemon, grassy and floral hops; there is something else in here that reminds me of a bakery, like sesame seeds or unusual flour. Nicely melded. Light bodied with peppery carbonation. A very nice pilsner with both an unusual look (hazy and light) and some complex, unidentifiable flavors that seem perfectly balanced in the profile. Nicely done. What an incredible tragedy that the initial aroma and aftertaste are both skunky. If it is true as an earlier reviewer from Germany said that this comes in a brown bottle domestically, these guys need to fire their entire foreign export packaging team. Dang. Nice enough to make me really look for this fresh or properly packaged.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 00:25:22 | More by LiquidAmber
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a faintly chill hazed light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists well. .From a green bottle smelled a bit of skunk and sulfur when first opened, but really aired out well. Caramelized melanoid bready pilsner malt with a hint of spicy floral hops make for a wonderful lager aroma. The flavor is sweet sugary bready malty goodness with faint balancing hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet watery mouthfeel. This is a pretty damn good pilsner. Light clean simple flavorful refreshing, I may buy more of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:57:22 | More by johnnnniee
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE 30 Jan 2013

A- 4 finger tight white creamy head sits atop a straw blonde body with a bit of a hue. Lacing and head retention are very good. Mark off for clarity.

S- Earthy hop, peppery, some lemon in there too.

T- Lemon zestiness up front balanced by the more earthy hops and peppery notes coming through. Finish is lager clean with a subtle hint of earthy hop lingering.

M- Delicate on the palate. Medium carbonation, light body.

D- Looks and smells great. The flavour profile is excellent, i just would have liked the flavours to be slightly bolder, particularly the hop bite. Nevertheless, mouthfeel is faultless for me, so so easy to drink. A refreshing clean lager, if being pick just needs a bolder flavour intensity. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 00:27:34 | More by seanyfo
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Tomais

Germany

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Four months before best before date - Brown Bottle 1/2 litre

Smell is bready and a little floral, not so strong.

Pours a pale pils yellow, with a nice big frothy head that fades with regular lacing.

Mouthfeel is very light, carbonation seems lowkey till you go to swallow, when you get an explosion with the full flavour of lemon-orange-marmalade hops. Taste goes from fine malt to lemon to bitter-orange-marmalade on the swallow - to malt again in the after-taste.

This is a lovely beer, and very drinkable - and with 4.7% alcohol, it's easy on the brain :p
very nice from the bottle too (I find with drinking pils from the bottle that you do miss out on some aspects of the beer but that it concentrates other aspects - especially the citrusy taste)

[edit] drinking this again, it has something almost perfumed about it. I couldnt put my finger on it, so I read the "Top Reviewers", nothing there, but Todd's review says "pale mint" and "Nice smacking of lime upfront" - both click for me. It's almost shocking if you've been drinking a 'regular' pils beforehand, and then you taste this one :-) [/edit]

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 20:47:50 | More by Tomais
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grotonmarketguy

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the perfect German Pils. It is so clean, so balanced, so light and fresh. I'd like to mention that it is not as crisp as other pilsners, the hops are there but they perfectly blend into the other flavors of the beer. Just mellow. This tastes like what a fresh Pilsener on draft in Germany tastes like. The closest thing I've seen in a bottle. Pound these all summer long.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 17:49:18 | More by grotonmarketguy
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsner Urquell tall stem a clean bright yellow with a very puffy white head that slowly deflates with nice lacing.

Nose is a lovely pilsner grain/grass and very slightly sweet.

Crisp, open, medium carbonation throughout the sip with a lemon start, then a more earthy middle. Finishes very refreshing - overall a beautiful balance of the grainy malt and hops. I seriously could drink this long into a warm evening.

I usually am not a pilsner person - this is a whole different level, will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 20:06:33 | More by OldIronLungs
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dasenebler

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L brown bottle, best before 4/24/11.

Pours a nice, lightly hazy yellow-gold with a good two-finger head. Retains at a thin layer with some lacing.

The aroma is very woody and earthy for a Pils, not so much of that typical sulfuric-Noble thing going on.

The flavor is nice and clean. Again the woody leafiness is present, along with other signs of hops: grassiness and a subtle tangy citrus character. The malts are restrained and lightly bready. The mouthfeel is smooth and softly carbonated, though it still falls a bit flat on the palate.

This admittedly wasn't the freshest of bottles as I'm drinking this just over a month before expiration, but it's still a solid Pils with a mellow, natural hop character.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 16:35:25 | More by dasenebler
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to emerge077 for this one. Served in a pilsner glass. No obvious freshness date. This is poured from the oddly shaped green bottles that feature the USDA organic logo.

A - Pours with three fingers of off-white foam that quickly settles to a thick, chunky, cap, leaving behind attractive lace patterns. Body is a lightly hazed white peach-flesh color that features some suspended sediment.

S - There's a faint bit of skunk, thanks to the green bottle, but once it warms it dissipates and reveals a honey, bread, and pilsner malt aroma that is lightly accompanied by freshly cut grass.

T - Taste is a mostly bread and biscuit, with a hint of lemon and herbs.

M - Texture is quite nice. Very refreshing, with crisp, soft carbonation, medium-light body, and a lightly sticky finish.

D - This is a nice, easy-drinking pilsner. Ditch the green bottles though - I don't appreciate skunk, even if it only lingers for a minute or two. I put down my 33cl in less than 10 minutes.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 01:38:56 | More by MasterSki
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cpolking

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is USDA certified organic. It pours cloudy and golden in color with a nice head. It has a pleasant aroma of grain and clean, fresh straw with a hint of floral hops. The flavor follows the aroma, has a touch of what I call the lager "funk" and just a bit of tartness before a slightly bitter hop finish. A very pleasant German lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 01:35:56 | More by cpolking
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joemacpherson

Utah

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: clear golden yellow. lots of carbonation and a thin creamy head lingering just on top of the surface.

S: lightly toasted malted grains, and a fresh hint of grass and lime from the hops.

T: whoa that's good! a sophisticated balance is achieved between the malts and hops. Coming through is layer of honey-hay malt intertwined with a light but crispy-floral hop presence. a delicate balance all the way through. Sweet malt profile up front but nothing too dominating. A bit of a sourdough flavor toward the end that has a spicy tinge on the tale.

M: smooth and full, crisp and quite dry.

D: I could drink this beer all the time.
I will seek their ways.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 21:49:43 | More by joemacpherson
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Hmm ... organic and naturally carbonated, no use of hop oils either. One could say this is a retro German Pils, as most of the mainstream Pilsners have resorted to more industrial-style techniques. We held back the last ounce or so of beer to ensure a clear pour, seeing the thin layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Very clear, pale golden-yellow color, masterful work with the lacing as there are rings on the glass after each sip. Sweet grain smell, a light honey-like and grassy character, hops come off a little herbal and spicy, but stay soft in the aroma. The carbonation runs very deep and does not skip a sip with the sublime crispness. Right from the get-go, the malt and hops battle it out for dominance, and they end up calling a truce as both seem to meld middle to end. Extremely clean malt palate with a long-running graininess. Hops supply an even amount of bitterness, flavor goes from lemon oil to herbal to spicy. Clean and dry finish.

This is an amazing beer, and we hope will help teach the masses in the US what German beer is all about, or even to narrow it down a bit ... what Bavarian beer is all about. Pen this one in on your must-try list.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 17:43:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce green bottle. This organic pilsner pours a hazy yellow gold body with a tall vanilla white head. Retention is excellent and blotches of clingy lace sticks to the pils glass.

Aroma opens with grassy and herbal hops, followed by notes of lime peel and black pepper. As it warms, bready sourdough hints emerge.

Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and light medium body. Very smooth, even velvety on the palate.

Taste has a spicy and herbal hop bitterness. A lemon zest twang segues into fresh lime juice notes as it warms. A hint of honey sweetness from the mostly dry and crackery malt adds a nice touch as it warms. Mineral notes are present and add a complexity I've not encountered in a pilsner. Finishes clean.

Wow! This is one of the better beers of any type that I've recently sampled. Definitely one of the best pilsners I've ever had. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 12:54:46 | More by merlin48
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bcm119

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the organic pils. Hazy light straw color, bright white head. Fresh, grassy eastern European hop aroma with a bit of honey sweetness. Bright, upfront flavors of pilsner malts and grassy hops. A touch of grain, with a fleeting, light honey sweetness in the middle. Smooth undertones of doughy bread. Crisp, clean, real German flavors. Very nice, one of the best Pils I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 03:20:59 | More by bcm119
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crossovert

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz oddly-shaped green bottle, organic.

Pours a hazy gold, appears to be unfiltered. It has a fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing.

The smell is earthy baked bread all the way. Im not smelling much variance form the hops besides straight up earth and a bit of cat urine. It isn't a skunky urine smell either. It is reminiscent of American pilseners.

The taste is decent. The hops are super earthy and floral and they dominate the taste with an underlying bread tone. There is not much bitterness, only a subtle kiss.

It is interesting, the hops seem very american and they caught me off guard. They aren't super bitter but very key to the flavor, usually a German pilsener is a perfect combo of malt and hops, this one is a bit more skewed, and not in the best way but an acceptable way. It is like a better version of Prima Pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 00:54:03 | More by crossovert
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Walken

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Neumarkter Lammsbräu: Organic Pilsner (No Date) (Tasted 05/11/10)
11.2 oz. bottle, poured into a dimple mug.

Appearance: Lightly hazed golden color with a few chunks of foam on the top, which fades down into a solid cap, leaving rings of lace as it fades.
Odor: Whiff of floral, somewhat grassy hops. Sweet steeped pilsner malt aroma with hints of raw grain and honey in the background.
Consistency: Light bodied with a full malt palate adding a hefty feel to the beer. Carbonation is nice and firm, lending the requisite creaminess to balance the beer.
Taste: Paradise. Perfect game of give and take between malt and hop. Malt, as hinted by the aroma is a mix of fresh cracked grains, raw and somewhat nutty with a lightly candy-sweet dimension. Hop flavors are herbal and lemony, bitterness rises to meet the malt and stays firm. Finish is crisp with a pleasant, light hoppy flavor lingering in the mouth.

Mmmhmmm. This is great, seems relatively fresh for a German import. This is a great beer overall and for style, it more than justifies the stiff markup for an import four pack, try it!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 21:46:32 | More by Walken
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a pillowy head that retains at one finger and drapes lace down the sides of the pilsener glass

Smell: Bready aroma, with some honey sweetness and grassy hops

Taste: Bready, at the outset, with the citrusy/grassy hops delivering by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweeter malts return to the foreground, though there are hints of lemon and lime citrus

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This beer verges toward the sweet side relative to other pilseners I have tasted and also has an interesting hop profile - more citrus and less noble hops than I would have expected; having said that, it is very refreshing and enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 22:31:25 | More by brentk56
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lstokes

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an attractive pilsner, hazy gold with a substantial frothy head and minimal lacing. The smell is very bready and sweet, and so is the taste. In my opinion this beer errs towards the malts and the grassy flavors, which are of higher quality than a lot of german pilsners, but there's a sort of hop infusion, subtle but delicious. Herbal, mint, a bit of citrus. The finish is bitter but soft.

The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a fine carbonation, and it's overall highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 18:59:31 | More by lstokes
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thierrynantes

France

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2009.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : grain and hoppy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty and grassy flavours, with dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : an good organic beer in the style German pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 19:11:20 | More by thierrynantes
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markartis

New York

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In a pilsner glass, poured a slightly cloudy golden color with 1 inch full head. Slightly hopped and floral nose. Great mouthfeel with a little bit of breadniness and pilsner bitterness. LOVED this beer. Very drinkable. Will seek out all Lammsbrau brews for further research /enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 00:11:34 | More by markartis
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very foggy yellow with a nice white head. Nose is sweet like honey. Floral sweet tones as well. Flavor carries the same and an earthy tone to it as well. Sweet character reigns on this one. Minimal earthy tone rounds it out. Feel is smooth on liquid. Vibrant and fairly biting carbonation. Quite easy to drink. I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2009 04:28:18 | More by RblWthACoz
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've spent a good deal of time in Germany, and the best beers there...the true German "microbreweries" are "bio" (organic) beers. ALL German beer is exceptional...(compared to American pils) so that a typical American craft brewer, if they try really hard...can approximate a typical German pilsner. However, German organic beers are their take on craft brewing...which means they are a cut above, especially in what Germans specialize in, that is outstanding pilsner. Lammsbrau is the best German pils I've had. I had it in Germany, and thought so...and, I've had it here, at an Oktoberfest in Charlotte, NC, and thought so too.

If you want to know what Germans miss--when in the USA, try Lammsbrau. This really is an ultimate German pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 20:00:32 | More by AnalogReigns
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Halcyondays

California

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Tustin, CA,

A: Pours a hazy golden, doesn't have the great clarity of the typical pils, but good head retention is there, looks more like a wit.

S: Strong noble hop scent, with sourdough bread, a bit of soap.

T: Definitely a rustic country pils taste to it. Sweet, fruity malt with a lot of subtle characteristic. Hop attack is bright with strong grass tones, a bit of earth in the aftertaste.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, biting carbonation with a soft finish.

D: A good German Pils. The first time I have seen this brewer in the US, they've given me two solid brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 04:56:12 | More by Halcyondays
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Offa

California

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a tasty pilsner that is rather full-bodied, with stronger maltiness and a character that to me seems a bit more like a Czech pilsner than the more thinly malty and more hop-oriented German style.

Anyway, it is golden with a big white head that shrinks slowly to a wispy top. It leaves a tiny bit of lace.

The aroma is great, flowery grain, bread crust, honey, herbs and a hint of citrus.

The taste is a bit light but nice, flavourful, and well-rounded. It has with hay, herbs, bread crust, flowers, a hint of citrus, and it's just hoppy enough to dominate the maltiness with hop character adn light, zesty bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 18:34:05 | More by Offa
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Gamemako

France

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consuming as we speak. ,5L bottle poured into a weizen glass. Sorry; maybe I'll re-review some other time with a proper pils glass. Better than a mug, anyway.

So, appearance. Pours a lovely golden colour with a decent white head. Head shows mediocre retention, however. Minimal lacing on the way down (it's a pils in a friggin' weizen glass, after all).

Nose: Hmm. Floral hops, but not incredibly impressive. Some pastoral maltiness to it. Not quite the fresh-baked bread of the Dunkel.

The flavour is something unusual for a pils (but something I experienced quite thoroughly with the Dunkel yesterday). It is fairly bready and wheat-like (not too much like a typical pils, really). The bread-and-malt is pretty much what you get up front. Hops are mildly floral and the finish is mildly bitter (not bad but not great). Lots of pastoral notes here and there. Good balance, but not great. Commendable, but not excellent.

Feels wonderful going down. Good creaminess and low carbonation. Tiny bubbles and whatnot. Not quite like a traditional pils, but it's quite lovely. In that regard, it's pretty drinkable. Not too much bitterness, not too strong in pretty much any way. It's not quite a super-versatile drinker like Diebels Alt, but it's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 18:51:48 | More by Gamemako
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE: I bought a fresh bottle of this at the Vorwerk Podemus BioBahnhof in Dresden for my train ride to Wien for € 1,19 with just a ,08 deposit. I damned near missed my train doing it, but it was worth it. It was in a brown bottle (not green as before), and not skunked. This was 30.12.13 and the bottle was dated "best by" 03.04.14". My score for the aroma has been upgraded from a 3.5 to a 4.0, and flavor has gone from a 4.0 to a 4.25.

Appearance: Deep golden body beneath a creamy cap of white froth. Head retention is very good. Lacing is better-than-average.

Smell: Unfortunately, this sample is light-struck and expresses the typical "skunkiness" of many European lagers in green bottles. Beyond that it has a rich, grainy maltiness to it. Some grassy and herbal hop notes are also detected once the nose becomes accustomed to the skunkiness.

Taste: The malt is rich, bready, and grain-like. Very straight-forward. The hops are grassy and just slightly herbal. Bitterness is kept in check, and it's maltiness dominates at the start, but is quickly coat-tailed by zesty hop flavors. Nicely balanced! Full of flavor but not over-done, and certainly very drinkable!

Mouthfeel: The decidedly medium body is anchored by a fine bubbled, moderate carbonation that gives just enough tingle to the tongue while leaving it creamy and smooth. That helps to soften the bitterness a bit as well, leaving the malt in the spotlight.

Drinkability: Really nicely done. Great malt flavor, great hop flavors, great balance and finish. The skunkiness was the only problem. Well worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 21:10:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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