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Atwater's Lager | Atwater Brewery

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Atwater's LagerAtwater's Lager

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Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MNJR on 10-18-2011

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Yancey82
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
3.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amp
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 10/12/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Fairly clean on lager flavors; light yeasty notes present, but not overwhelming. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a good Helles. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very good example of the style, just wish it was a little cleaner/less fruity on the yeast. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Short Review. I'm pretty sure I've had this beer before, so I thought it would be worth trying again. It's a solid lager that's pretty true to style, all the flavors and aromas are just what I would expect and it's a little more complex than the main stream lager. I like it and if it was somewhere and was in the mood for a lager I would have no problem getting a couple of these.

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Photo of Barbarosa
4.01/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was looking for a good beer I could drink everyday, or all day. I think I have found it. Atwaters Lager has a strong malt taste, not watery at all. The smell reminds me of when I first started to enjoy beer when I was younger. Overall a quality beer, I can buy in a 12 pack of cans.

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Photo of jmbranum
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought as a 12 oz can from an OKC liquor story's sale bin, so might be old.

That said, this was actually really good. Cloudy for a lager but full flavored. Good balance of hops and malt, crisp. Starts of slightly sweet but finishes dry. Very bready-notes, some slight mineral (but not in a bad way notes), maybe some grassyness.

Fuller mouthfeel than expected from the style.

I've soured on lagers but this one makes me kinda hopeful. Still smooth and crisp but also some nuance of flavor.

One more note--- other reviewers said their can was labeled as being brewed in Latrobe, PA, but mine does not so I assume it is brewed in Detroit.

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Photo of LYohn
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jrborchert74
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidRandall
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bazark
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Its good, but its not 16 bucks a 12 pack good.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Deliciously smooth, crisp and clean; (despite what advocates of lager makers like to suggest) the taste of lager is easily achieved through patience, proper technique and fresh taste.

Its light straw pour is light, arid and cottony with froth. Aromatic oils of honeysuckle, flower bouquet and perfume waft about before the initial taste and is suggestive of fresh-baked bread, honey, whole grain.

Embarking upon the middle, the faint esters of lemon, apple and pear are illuminated with acidity and playful sulfur. Its delicate scrubbing character ensures a refreshed middle palate while a spicy hop bite mounts.

The lager finishes with trailing bread, sweet taste and texture. Its grassy and spicy bitterness is mild but commands the evaporative cooling of alcohol paving the way to a crisp and clean closure with echoes of grain and grass.

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Photo of salinasa
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jeffwright
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JMurphy41
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of HardyA
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of downeyj4
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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