Effinghamburgherbrau Munich Golden Lager | The Prodigal Brewery

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The Prodigal Brewery
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grassy, Clean, Herbal, Fresh

This lager tastes like Old World German beer, which was exactly the brewer’s intention as the lack of filtering and the natural carbonation in the bottle produced a full flavor. Lots of fresh grain in the malt bill smacks of a mild rawness, followed by subtle herbal hopping and a clean quality throughout. Herbal and spicy with a even bitterness from the use of Hallertau, Tettnang and Saaz hops, the holy trinity of Noble hops. I could easily hoist several liters of this brew.

Look 4.25 | Smell 3.75 | Taste 3.75 | Feel 4.25 | Overall 4.00

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #106 (NOV 2015)

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Photo of puboflyons
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 26, 2014.

Handsome looking golden pour with a slight haze. The fizzy white head erupts briefly and then fades.

The aroma is a fine bevy of toasted German barley malts, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, and a touch of earthy hops.

The body is fuller than I expected and it is in the medium range.

The toasted barley malts and flavorful in the taste with only a low bitterness at the finish. This is a delightful easy drinking beer and one I would like to have again. But it can only be found in about 3 stores.

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Photo of Siebel98
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber purchased 2/18/14 at Discount Beverage in Conway. No date on bottle. Pours a golden straw color with a pure white head. Very nice appearance, but I expected a little more color. The aroma is primarily noble hops, mostly Saaz, I think, but DMS comes through pretty strong as well. The initial flavor was crisp and grainy with a nice noble hop bite, but again, the DMS comes through pretty strong. As the beer warmed up, the DMS became the prominent flavor component and the drinkability suffered. I think I'm a little more sensitive to it than most people, and some DMS is expected in this style, so I didn't count it as a major flaw. I would buy it again, but I would chill it better and drink it faster.

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Photo of Boto
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bomber from Conway Farmer’s Market: This one pours a slightly hazy, golden color. There was just a wisp of a white head that left about no lacing. Nice aroma. Notes of grains, fruits and malts. The taste is also quite good. Some breadiness, lighter fruit notes, lighter malts. Hint of grassiness. Medium bodied. Very smooth. A nice beer.

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