German Style Lager
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #582
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
73
Ranked #49,586
Avg:
3.08 | pDev: 16.88%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
127
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Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
 
Washington, United States
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Year-round
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Gots
  10
SCORE
73
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Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3/5  rDev -2.6%

Jul 24, 2014
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

3.56/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 01, 2015
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.65/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Acquired as part of a variety pack at Costco; it was $19 for the 24 pack. Expectations are below average; I've had the other three and they've hovered between bad and average. Reviewed live. 12 fl oz bown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger beige colour head of slight cream, decent thickness, and average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Zero lacing. Neither vibrant nor dull. A typical appearance for a festbier.

Sm: Sweet malts, pale malts. Minimal floral hopping. Barley. Clean. Slight hints of sweet cidre. An average strength aroma. Comparable to festbiers I had at Bergkirchweih.

T: Clean full barley, a sweet malt climax, and a clean smooth finish. Light hop nectar and minimal floral hopping. No yeast character whatsoever. A bit too sweet and artificially so at that. Simple. The finish is strangely perfumey and bad. No alcohol comes through. Tastes like a homebrew extract beer. Imbalanced. Meh.

Mf: Smooth, wet. Average thickness. A bit overcarbonated. Thrown together.

Dr: A mediocre festbier, and not one I'd seek out again - but probably worth the low pricetag. Better than most macrobrew lagers. An underwhelming offering from Costco. Drinkable but pedestrian.

C-

Dec 19, 2012
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notsoprobeer from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange in color, clear, with a white head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts and yeast. Flavor of bread-like and light caramel malts. Not a lot of hops in flavor or aroma. It’s light bodied, highly carbonated, and has a crisp mouth feel along with a bit of sweetness in the finish.

Sep 22, 2011
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sharpski from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

2/5  rDev -35.1%

Feb 15, 2012
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crobinso from Colorado

2/5  rDev -35.1%

May 31, 2012
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TheBishopco from Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Dec 30, 2012
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trocketsauced from New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

May 13, 2013
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mfigueroa713 from New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Nov 20, 2012
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rkinney from Washington

3/5  rDev -2.6%

May 22, 2014
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pheelingIt from Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Feb 02, 2013
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Huffaroma from Montana

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Apr 30, 2012
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jan 13, 2013
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rusty3335 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.6%

Jan 15, 2013
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Oakasfan from Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Jul 18, 2013
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SocalKicks from California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

Mar 07, 2012
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PeteTheBeerDrinker

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Mar 21, 2012
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MichaelBigbone from California

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Dec 07, 2013
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3/5  rDev -2.6%

Apr 06, 2013
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SlaughteredWolf from Virginia

2/5  rDev -35.1%

Aug 11, 2012
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

2nd time trying to review this beer, all of Chrome crashed a few minutes ago.

Pours an amber color with a 3/4" off white almost beige head, but retention is lacking. Pretty color though. I think I was expecting more of a standard lager yellow, not oktoberfest amber. Aroma was like caramel flavored cardboard. Yeast didn't do anything smell wise. So far we're 2/2 with being surprised category wise on this one. Who knows what it will taste like I was thinking.

Taste followed that oktoberfest kind of impression. Still kept the caramel cardboard vibe, but had this artificial sweetener thing like they added a pack of splenda in each 6 pack. Still relatively smooth. They didn't go for any kind of hopping here. I mean, I dunno, these are like .75 each at Costco. And they taste like that, similar to the other 3 beers in their variety pack.

I dunno, if other people's taxes are used to feed you and your kids, this might be up your alley, but if you are self sufficient, you can prolly afford something better.

Aug 20, 2020
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Hobby from Michigan

2/5  rDev -35.1%

Nov 10, 2012
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nheinzie57 from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Dec 16, 2012
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AWL from California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

Aug 29, 2012
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Thedrizzle from Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jun 30, 2013
German Style Lager from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 127 ratings