Bartels | Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 09-09-2007

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of curmudgeon236
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of stilts
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

...picked up a case (24x16 oz bottles) from a local distributor. Pretty boring case design; just a brown cardboard-like box with "Bartels" written in script.
Opened it up, and like a previous reviewer noted, got a kick out of the "PURE BEER" on the label.
Still drinking out of the bottle - I've yet to pour it into a glass - but there was neither a delicious nor a noxious odor coming from it. Smelled like a typical beer.
First taste impressions consisted of a nice carbonated tingle, followed by a surprisingly easy swallow, given the carbonated feeling.
Very solid overall beer, even better for being under 11 dollars a case.

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Photo of wheelinshirt
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found this little treat at Tanczo's in Bethlehem for $12 a case (plus a $1.50 deposit) for 24 16-ounce bottles, so i decided to give it a whirl. The labels are a real trip, too. "pure beer"

Pours a crystal clear golden color, active carbonation and a nice white cap, fair retention and some nice lacing.

Smell is pretty clean, don't know if i am really discerning enough to pick this one apart. Definately nothing offensive about this, though.

Taste is, again, fairly clean. There is some noticeable hoppiness and maltiness in there, though. Pretty good, really, considering the style, at least.

Mouthfeel is nice, crisp, clean. Carbonation is perfect and doesn't lead to too many burps. Drinkability is good, I wouldn't turn to this if I was looking for a really good beer, but it is another nice, cheap well done lager from Lion Brewery. These guys pump out a lot of really solid beer for very low prices. If you see it and you need some beer for a party, this a really good choice. Just make sure to keep the bottles and get that deposit back.

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Photo of Schmidts
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden yellow with about 1/4 inch head. Malt smell and a bit of hops.Very refreshing and light but not weak a slight bitterness. Feels very nice in your mouth and leaves a nice dry feel. A very pleasant beer to drink goes down easy and you want another one. I just drank two 16 OZ as I wrote this and may have another yet. This is the first time I have had this and Once Again the Lion has done it right for a great price. If you can get this give it a try for the money it can't be beat!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bartels Pure Beer "Brewed Since 1899" pours a clear golden body beneath a finger-thick head of white froth that holds well and leaves some nice lacing about the glass. The nose offers a sweetish maltiness and some grassy hops. In the mouth it's crisp and medium-light bodied. The flavor reveals that there's adjunct to the malt, but it's also got a firm bitterness to it. The grassy hops remain, and they're even a subtle touch lemony. It finishes clean and dry. Not a bad value for the money.

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Bartels from Lion Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 5 ratings