Sieben's Real Lager Beer - Gray's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Westsidethreat:
3.48/5 rDev +7.1%
Thanks to jpm30 for this beer. Consistently sends me good local brews.
A: Pours a very pale, golden hay color. Quite clean and refined with thousands of bubbles forming like magic from the bottom of the glass. Head is ¼ inch of creamy white suds. Nice.
S: You know how is smells after a good raining on a cold autumn morning? Exactly.
T: Smooth beer with a nice flavor. Really reminds me a lot of honeycomb cereal, honeydew melon with some yellow apple. Surprisingly flavorful for some reason, not sure why I am so surprised but I am. Finishes mildly musty, balanced grain with mineraly aspects.
M: Medium body, bit fuzzy at moments but over all smooth.
D: This beer has a high level of quaffability to it. Good grilling beer, would go well with bbq sauce.
05-02-2007 04:32:29 | More by Westsidethreat
More User Reviews:
3.25/5 rDev 0%
Received in trade from JPM30, Thanks for the brew.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The Liquid is a straw yellow with nice carbonation. The 2 finger white head fades fast and tries to leave some lace but it faeds fast too.
The smell is good, vey small amount of hops but a sweet malt scene with a slight bias to the citrus.
The taste is lightly sweet malt almost or maybe very lightly roasted, Just a note or two but also a small smoky taste. Nothing to get too crazy about but I like it better then the Big Corn Bombs coming out of the beer factories in St. Louis, Milwaukee and Colorado. The finish does have a slight tiny taste.
The mouthfeel is ok. Not quite medium body and the carbonation could be better.
The drinkability is ok. That smoky note is interesting but not enough to make you want more. This bottle may be my last. Prosit, MK
03-06-2007 04:24:09 | More by MuenchenerKindl
3.5/5 rDev +7.7%
I picked this up after hearing the beer would be re-launched in Chicago, 40 years after the original brewery closed. This is a rarity of sorts, in that it's a nostalgia brew not yet swallowed up by Pabst and it's stable of throwback brands.
A: Pours a fizzy pale yellow, lots of champagne style bubbles. White foam from a quick pour, settles to a skim in a couple minutes.
S: Nondescript aroma, no hops, fairly bland. Very mild apple and breadiness.
T: Taste is slightly malty, vague yeast note gives a hint of apple at first, but doesn't stick around. Eventually drying after a few sips. Good for the style, a small step up from other Macro options.
M: Medium bodied and well-balanced for a Macro-style, sort of like a Czech Pils but not as crisp or hoppy.
D: A summertime lawnmower beer for sure.
There's a bit of local history behind this beer, and I learned it's backstory before I drank it. The Sieben's brewery was a located in Chicago during the 19th-20th century (1865-1967). It had been the oldest operating brewery in Chicago until it closed.
If you're a beer history buff or nostalgic Chicagoan (or your grandparents are) the story of Sieben's is at: www.siebensbrewing.com
02-14-2007 23:50:03 | More by emerge077
Sieben's Real Lager Beer from Gray's Brewing Company
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