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Blues Lager | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Blues LagerBlues Lager

Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Boilermaker88 on 03-02-2004

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
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2.2/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Cool blue bottle, pours a lightly effervescent peach tea color with 2 fingers of egg shell colored head. Great lacing & good head retention, the only redeeming feature of this beer

S: Cardboard, not good.

T: Serious diathechtyl up front along with some some sweet malt. Some herbal hoppyness & all kinds of dryness. Finishes astringent, dry & honey malty/cardboardy with some lemony hops

mF: Medium bodied with low carbonation

Drank very slow, I'm sure this is way better at the source. I can only assume that despite the blue bottle, I got some old tired beer. Almost a drain pour

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Photo of Boilermaker88
2.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I easily spotted this offering from Allgäuer on the shelf at a local store thanks to the cobalt blue bottle and Aboriginal themed artwork on the label. Too bad that turned out to be the best part of the entire package.
Poured from the 11.2oz bottle, this brew had a murky wet straw color and a wispy white head that died down to a thin broken ring in no time. The nose was a watered down affair consisting of wet, soggy grains, light spicey hops, and a nose-biting astringency. The taste was just as bad. Despite an initial medium feel, it had a thin, wateriness that diluted the flavors of old grains, musty bread, and old hops. It reminded me of what you get when you overuse a teabag.
Argh, what a disappointment! This beer is one that'll cause me to give other Allgäuer brews pause before I take them off the shelf in the future. A lifeless, bland, boring beer better left on the shelf.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.65/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky blue 33cL bottle served chilled in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear straw yellow color with a smallish, yet respectable, white head. It retains a slight layer of foam and a ring throughout consumption. Small fingers of lace reached tried to cling to the sides of the glass, but failed to hang on for too long.

Smell: Pleasantly light aromas of bready malts and subtle noble hops. Just a whiff o' DMS.

Taste: Sweet grainy malt with some herbal noble hop notes. Banana esters on the finish. Light on the DMS.

Mouthfeel: Extraordinarily light in body. Very crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: A nice crisp and clean lager. Easy drinking, just enough substance there for one to savor, but not too deeply.

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Photo of mentor
2.1/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Bottle obtained from Total Beverage (Colorado) and consumed the next evening in July 2005. Pours a half-finger nearly white head over a cloudy light straw colored liquid. Smells of Hallertauer hops, sour tannins, and a honey sweetness. Tastes of honey, caramel malt, butter, and cardboard. Not so good. Medium mouthfeel (somewhat slick) and moderately carbonated. I pitched most of it as the flavor had me concerned something in here might make me sick.

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Blues Lager from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
2.51 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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