Germania Lager
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG

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European Pale Lager
Ranked #128
Ranked #41,216
3.33 | pDev: 13.21%
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 15
Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Once again, my local, in-person trader, tone77, has ferreted out a beer that I have not tried and would have otherwise glossed over had I seen it on a shelf. That is NOT meant as a knock on him, however, as he keeps me honest. Were it not for him, I would drink nothing but CANned beers and IPAs, some from the occasional bottle.

From the bottle: "Naturally the most German beer ever. Its fresh taste and quality ingredients are always protected by the beautiful goddess 'Germania'"; "Brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516".

My pour netted me a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky, eggshell white head with great retention. Color was a sunshine yellow (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was redolent with grassy Saaz hops and underlain with a biscuit maltiness. I have come to really appreciate lagers and my mouth now waters when I come across one like this - clean, adjunct free and well-made. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste had the honey-like characteristic that lagers can often be imbued with. I was also getting the grassiness, but not strongly enough to make it a GER pilsner. Sticky lacing began to form in the glass and I was beginning to regret the small size of the bottle (330 ml) as it was going down VERY quickly. Finish was semi-dry, quite refreshing and would be especially good during the summertime.

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Photo of mikethebeerguy
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

is this beer is essentially German Guinness but without te stout flavor that I really enjoy. It has a coffee like aftertaste which is fine, but it doesn't have much else to note for flavor. It was like drinking a meal. it's not particularly smooth, but not dry either. All in all its a good beer that I would recommend, but not my cup of tea personally.

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Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is very good. A staple for really good German lager, unfortunately it doesn't have a big name for itself. This is very drinkable beer, light, drinks like a pilsner. This beer has little head, and some lacing. Germania has a pale gold hue color, and has a refreshing taste when served chilled. I like this beer, nothing super amazing, but a good beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Quick 6 on Mt Rose Ave, poured chilled into my sly fox willybecker.

A - A burnished golden w/ 2 fingers of eggshell cap that appears frothy but makes microfoam film of lace. Bubbles are of uneven sizing and clarity is decent.

S - Skunky hoppy nose w/ a mild nutty malt pilsner aroma w/a light creamy, honey-like sweet note. (green glass is probably to blame for skunkiness)

M - The feel is semi dry w/ light malt sweetness and mild bitterness w/ crisp carbonation and clean finish

T - The taste is mild w/ light malt flavor -slightly sweet w/ a gentle kiss of honey and mild floral hop taste w/ a woody accent and mild musty yeast flavor. The lager has a gentle bitter note as it finishes

D - A tasty lager, bu not too far out or full on flavor to make it more than average drinkability for my taste

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Photo of tone77
3.42/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 11.2oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a very small head. Smell is skunky, some grains. Taste is crisp, slightly sweet and just a tad bitter. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fairly good beer.

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Photo of crossovert
2.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a green bottle. Pours a decent pale straw, with a medium white head that quickly recedes and doesn't leave much lacing.

Smells skunky at first but it fades away and there is some light doughy malt and some grassy hops.

It is pretty light bodied, with a pinch of carbonation. Has a mix of grassy hop bitterness and sourdough flavor. The finish leaves a fair amount of hop on the tougne. Fairly dry finish leaves your throat a bit dry.

Overall, another Euro pale lager that got skunked at some point on its way to my glass. Average, no better than Heineken really.

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Photo of SickBrew
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This just looked like something I'd like so I had to try a bottle. Pour was very typical, a bit bud like but it is a lager. Nose is good with just about the right amount of nobel hops. Taste is good, with a good balance between hops and malts but there is a bit of an earthy-grainy taste in the back ground. Finish is a bit dry but clean. Overall this is an OK beer that was good to try but not at the top of my German lager list.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle with silver cap and silver and white logo

A: massive bubble population and thin coarse ring of foam at the top. This has to be one of the lighter beers I have witnessed in some time, lighter than a lot of American Macro's that I can remember. Color maintains a pale yellow, just few shades lighter than straw yellow, looks delicate in the glass

S: prominent grassiness and bitter hop nose. Light skunk whiffs and soft metallic smells. Also, a tangy honey smell with cooked grains

T: mostly of grains and malts with a malty dextrose sweetness that pulls at sugary honey. Hops do bite through and give way to stale, sour, and dry grassy flavors, not extremely bitter however. I must note some yeast/wheat like characters in the mix, even a few grains of corn

M: light and has a very feeble stickiness to it. This beer has dimensions that conjure up words like bubbly and effervescent and yet it has a reasonable standing...for being light

D: not to familiar with many Euro Pale Lagers...good at a baseball game or other summer solstice seasonal sporting events. Drinkability is not bad by any means

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Photo of farrago
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of froth and larger bubbles on the pour, alabaster white in color, lacing slides down the glass swiftly. Sour nose of green hops, straw, grass, pretzel dough, sourdough, touch of sour lemons, most noticeable attribute may be its sheer penetrating power rather than any set of scents. Medium-bodied, the carbonation at first seems too much but this normalizes the more you drink of it. Uncooked dough, yeast remains dominant, sourdough and rye. Moderate salinity, hits you with that almost standard stream, mineral water aspect in lieu of distinct flavors. Very few citrus tones. Past the mid-palate all you have is texture, a steady, low level scrubbing feel against the tongue. Too heavy to be that "refreshing" but do it up with some sauerkraut and sausage and who knows how it's impression would improve.

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Germania Lager from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 15 ratings