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Kräftig Lager | William K Busch Brewing Company

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Kräftig LagerKräftig Lager

Brewed by:
William K Busch Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kräftig is the classic lager. Malt flavor up front with a slight sweetness, and a hop character that doesn't overtake it.

13 IBU

Added by GossageBrewery on 12-12-2011

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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of DonBowman
3.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Visiting StL, saw ad on billboard and Googled for info which intrigued me. After numerous inquires found it at Syberg's. Had a draft, golden with a small amount of foam which stayed throughout the consumption. Crisp on the lips and going down but pleasurable. Taste is malty but on the crisp side. Not a smooth finish of a malty beer but no citrus or floral of a hoppy one. Very balanced. A good session beer.

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Photo of Texasfan549
2.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dbnarley
3.01/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No bad. Ok. Has bread smell. Dark gold color. Thicker than I would have thought it would be. Just ok.

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Photo of RickS95
3.36/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly darker color than I expect for a lager. A faintly burnt gold color. Still very clear with a very white head. The head is about a finger thick of exceptionally white bubbles. Almost no retention. Tight little lace that eventually falls from the glass.

The scent is barely noticeable. Kind of an Earthy, bready scent with hopping that leans toward the savory side.

Flavor is abundant, but picking specific ingredients is futile.

The mouthfeel of this beer is very pleasant. While slightly grainy, it's clean and crisp with a dry, refreshing finish and no aftertaste. Light bodied and free of any sense of alcohol or buttering agents, it makes for a good thirst quencher.

While not a lager fan, this was very acceptable. Easy to drink, flavorful, crisp, and sessionable.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.37/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
2.93/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sethberry
1.1/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A bad attempt to sell bud light under a different name

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Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of freundianslip
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.57/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ShriverMO
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of JoshuaHesseltine
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This tastes like what I imagine Budweiser tasted like before corporate greed took over. Still not going to kick you in the face with flavor, but what is there is pleasant. This is a nice sessionable lager that would be very easy to throw a few back of.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of JosefBerger
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of creepinjeeper
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mkrass
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of EF4
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bulldawg84
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of schematix
3.57/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a translucent, almost hazy (was expecting crystal clear), deep gold color. Poured with no head that didn't leave any lacing.

S - Sweet grain and a little citrus from the hops.

T - Sweet grain with just barely enough hops to balance. Very clean aftertaste. Wish there were more hops. Tastes yeasty to me too. I'm tasting something else familiar, but can't put my finger on it. Almost tastes like wheat. Maybe my taster is off tonight. Nothing bad though. Maybe it's not filtered?

M - Surprisingly full mouth feel. Crisp clean beer flavor. Carbonation tingles nicely on the tongue.

O - It's pretty good for what it is. It's not going to win any major competitions but it's a tasty, clean and unoffensive american pale lager. I think i'd like it better with another point or two of attenuation and about 50% more hops. After 3 I'm starting to get full.

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Photo of Tertullian007
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Knuckles_Nuclear
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Kräftig Lager from William K Busch Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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