Rhinegeist Brewery

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American Lager
Ranked #192
Ranked #35,285
3.69 | pDev: 9.76%
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 52 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of secondtooth
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean golden, with white suds and a thin line of lace.

Aroma: Malty grains, corny even.

Taste: Clean, malty, and light. Typical and faithful to the traditional lager style. Solid beer.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheetah brewed by Rhinegeist Brewery, with an ABV of 4.80% This American Lager pours out if a 12oz can into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with grains and malts with a mild hop bitterness at the end. The mild sweetness is nice an inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. Lots of bold with flavors mixed all together in this brew. Lots of mild sweetness mixed with grains an malts. This is a well put together American Lager. The body of Cheetah I'd a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. It has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice with any meal or event. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Sweet, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I going to give Cheetah a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. Rhinegeist Brewery, did a real nice job with this American Lager.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy straw color with a white head, the nose is bready grains and some lemon notes. The lemon notes are forward on the taste, and the bready grains bring this home to a crisp flavorful finish. A really nice summer crusher.

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Photo of Beerbubby
4.65/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got it on tap in an icey glass. Slightly hazy like everyone says. Nice beer smell, not strong, but smells like barley and hops. Taste is barley and hops with a little lemon. This is what beer tastes like. Feel is a little heavier than a typical lager. I will drink it again.

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Photo of willcull78
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall, a very good and tasteful lager as lagers go. It certainly has the clean, crisp and clear (though slightly hazy) configurations down. It's just not as memorable as one might expect it to be. I certainly enjoyed it and would not mind having another or two; however, it is not as robust as some of Rhinegeist's other offerings. It pours a minimal foamy head. It cascades and lingers. The carbonation is spot-on. The smell was slight, but citrusy. The feel was average and not really memorable. Overall, I liked it but felt it was just above average as lagers go.

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Photo of superspak
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 9/6/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Good appearance. Aromas of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Some fruity/yeasty aromas, but not too overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and mild earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of pale malt and mild earthy hop flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good pale lager. All around nice robustness of pale malt and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Nicely clean and rich pale malt showcase, with mild Saphir hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Dmac99
4.71/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent beer. Tastes like beer used to taste before lagers were made with too much corn. This is real beer. Light crisp and dry, with great flavor .

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The history of how the pilsner has been altered to show a uniquely Americanized character has been well documented and revamped over and over, by brewery after brewery. This agile style now takes on an Ohio Valley taste in the hands of the Rhinegeist Brewery.

Hazy, goldenrod and carrying a slightly more robust visual texture than the standard American pale lager, Cheetah crowns with a soft and soapy froth. Grainy sweet aromas reflect the scent of cereal, a light floral character and a spice of vegetation to balance the nose. Sweet with breads, light dough and a carryover of cereal rolls onto the tongue with a lightness of honey, simple grain sugars and a creamy starchiness.

Hops gather a little steam heading across the middle palate and the floral nature of them transition to a lemon and parsley flavor to link up with natural apple and pear esters. Modestly bitter, the balance to the linger of vegetal sweetness brings a spice of lemongrass and lemon pepper to the late palate along with a soft and simmering minty, tea-like alcohol flare.

Medium bodied but feeling full for American lager of any kind, Cheetah's starchy substrate hinders a stronger turn to dryness, crispness or cleanliness but it allows the beer's malt and complementary grain character to shine a little more boldly. Impressions of rustic kellerbier come to mind, but with that quintessential American cereal grain influence.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this at Brew Dog in Canal Winchester, OH. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave much lace. The scent was grain in nature. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with biscuit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was a great lager beer.

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Cheetah from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 52 ratings