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Brewed by:
Wolverine State Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
wolverinebeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by alexgash on 06-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
19.88%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of alexgash
3.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. No freshness date.

Very clear, clean golden straw. Small, off-white head, with not much retention or lacing. Nose of honey, wheat bread, some cereal. Spicy, peppery, herbal hop aroma as well. Nice!

Toasted grains up front. Spicy, peppery herbal hop bitterness follows. Honeyed wheat bread, and faintly sweet cookie malt fill in. Nice balance, and good clean lager flavors throughout. Moderate body with a crisp, lively feel. Refreshing and well made.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good pale lager. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Brad007
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden hue with a one-finger head into my glass.

Sweet with light floral notes.

Light, crisp and toasty. Just the right amount of hop character.

Finishes thin and sweet.

A decent take on the style. Won't knock your socks off.

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Photo of SpongeRuiner
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of breakingbland
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at a beer tasting at WCC. The beer is a cloudy straw color with a hoppy, grassy aroma. There is little malty sweetness in the taste, and it is bitter with little interesting hoppiness. Overall, this is not a favorite, but I may try it at the brewery.

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Photo of Junior
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of maviola
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Johnsfolly
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a pale straw color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells of toasted malt, slightly sweet, hints of floral, pretty muted overall

T- slightly sweet toasted malt up front followed by traces of floral hops, mid-palate remains slightly sweet, the finish completely drops off, leaving just a hint of cracker-malt behind

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- pretty light and bland, a good substitute for macro lagers, but that's about it

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Photo of Zaphog
3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smalenberg
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Only above average, because the clarity and color were very nice, particularly if they don't filter like a larger production commercial version would be.

This is the beer to order for your friend who doesn't like craft beer and prefers very standard fair, best consumed very cold. This was largely indistinguishable from something like MGD. It was a good rendition of the style, but had no standout characteristics that made it particularly noteworthy either.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a pale golden color with a centimeter thick head that disappears instantly leaving a frothy film and very nice lacing.

Smell - Has a very nice sweetness to it.. But then smells sour after. There's some spices, maybe clove.

Taste - Toasted and pale malts. Has a weird spiciness to it, like peppercorns and something else.. Also has some strong herbal hops.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - Not a bad beer if you like it on the spicy side.

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Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Moby
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of HardyA
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of leadahmer
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of prdrums77
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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