What's the last lager you had that impressed the hell out of you?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. keithmurray

    keithmurray (0) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    My only question is why are you doing it in secret lol?
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  2. nc41

    nc41 (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Never seen that can before either.
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  3. nc41

    nc41 (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It’s the one AAL I’ve never bumped into.
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  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill (0) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    Because if I posted in WBAYDN, it would sort of be too repetitive. :wink:
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  5. grantcty

    grantcty (310) Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    These ones do, let's hope that all of the new shipments to the US will have them going forward. I know that prior shipments didn't as I could never find a code on their beers in Wisconsin, so I never bought them. I need to create an account with one of the services so that I can post pictures.

    For example, the Maximator had the following code: L311081952. I assumed it was the 311th day of the 2019. I emailed the brewery and they confirmed my assumption. The gentleman also said that Maximator was a seasonal beer and only available from November until March or so.
  6. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman (0) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska

    Ottakringer Vienna Lager.

    It could possibly be one of, if not the only, Vienna brewed Vienna Lager available in the US.

    I steer clear of Pilsners and Lagers for the most part and drink IPAs, Stouts, Sours, etc. but this beer had my taste-buds surprised and "impressed the hell out of me".

    Try it if you get the chance. :beers:
  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill (0) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    Hehe..I drank that when I was in Vienna.
  8. defunksta

    defunksta (590) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    Excellent thread. For the northern midwest, I would say Keller Pils by Summit Brewing or Choice Pils by Castle Danger. Both have fantastic citrus flavors while remaining light, crisp, and dry.
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  9. spersichilli

    spersichilli (0) Apr 26, 2018 California

    Suarez Family Ms. Frank was fucking incredible

    also had Wren House x Horus x Superstition Poor Attendance which was super unique. The mead barrel lagering lead it to have a nice fruity finish that melded well with the traditional lager character
  10. Oh_Dark_Star

    Oh_Dark_Star (0) Mar 4, 2015 Washington
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    Just had my last Raven Heart Pilsner from Anchorage. Felt a couple percent over the 5% ABV and it was an off-style oddball but pretty good overall
  11. roan22

    roan22 (0) Jun 30, 2004 New Jersey

    If pilsners count I liked Human Robot's Hallertau Pils, I had it on Tuesday. Also, Bissell Brothers made a wet hop lager around harvest time in 2019 that was delicious.
  12. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 (0) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina

    Budweiser Copper Lager and Laegermeister (sorry I couldn't resist)
  13. joerooster

    joerooster (0) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Von Trapp makes great lagers, probably the best I've had but Coors Banquet is perfectly fine with me at less than $20 for a case.

    FWIW, most of the craft lagers I've had from new school breweries (those surviving on hazies and pastry stouts) are not very good, drinkable but not well executed and overpriced ($12+ for a 4 pack).
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  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ (590) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I'll try to do you a favor and buy some Augustiner myself and post the picture for you.

    It's hard work, but I don't mind. :wink:

    I'm not trying to be a dick, just trying to impart some knowledge. But Pilsners ARE lagers.

    Pilsners DO count! And they're awesome!
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  15. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman (275) Mar 16, 2018 Tennessee

    Their Helles and Dunkel aren't that bad either, but don't tell my Salzburger friends that!:wink:
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa (735) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Did you get a chance to try the other lagers of Human Robot?

    “Czech 10

    Pale Lager | 4.2% abv | $6

    Beautiful bready malt balanced with a kiss of floral spice. Brewed lovingly with German Pils malt and a smidgen of sweet Munich then hopped with Bohemia's gift to the world Saaz hops.”


    Czech Garnet Lager | 5.2% abv | $6

    Subtle, yet satisfying. Translated as 'half-dark', this decoction brewed lager has a slight roast flavor from Vienna and chocolate malts.”


    If so, what are your thoughts on these beers?


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  17. jstilwell

    jstilwell (0) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts

    Well I would be if anyone would join me, but no that's looking through the window from the inside!
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  18. officerbill

    officerbill (0) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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  19. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k (0) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Look. As an ex smoker who pre craft never drank much (only weekends with a little weed, or out to eat or whatever) it was always Yuengling Lager, or something like Miller Genuine Draft. Then I quit smoking, started playing alot of poker in bars, drinking pitchers of Lager (as we know it in PA) got to the point where I needed something bigger, better. That's when I Googled world's strongest lager, and discovered my first Samichclaus. So became a big fan of the Bock, which, of course, is a lager. And my 80 somehthing Bud drinking uncle always said my grandfather loved a good Bock, dark, strong German beer. So on that note ...

    Trogenator an early favorite, still drink it, just had one tonight, another in the fridge. St Nikolas Bock (is it still?) the number 1 Bock for good reason, when, if?, I can find it, is so fucking good. Had the Von Trapp Vienna? recently, real authentic, German lager. Stoudt's Gold (I mention because I recently read about her retirement). Victory made an real good Cooper Lager back in the day. And one more, I can think of, since we booked our vacation shore hotel today (yes that would by NJ, duh, there's lots of beaches, very few shores), the Cape May Pale Lager is really delicious, for an 5% alcohol beer. Funny thing though, for the very rare time I go out for Happy Hour hot wings anymore, it will always be a Lager, see above. X5k, out.
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  20. nc41

    nc41 (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ (590) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I think they keep the beer garden open year round and have the heated lamps right?
  22. 19etz55

    19etz55 (0) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Sam Adams Sam '76
  23. Electros

    Electros (0) Feb 20, 2007 Canada (ON)
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    Von Bugle Munich Lager.
  24. roan22

    roan22 (0) Jun 30, 2004 New Jersey

    No, sorry I did not try either of those.
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  25. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc (0) Nov 4, 2015 New York

    My most recent Wow lager was probably this one , back in April
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  26. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus (0) Jul 28, 2014 Maine

    Pepperill Pils

    Slugged two after a hard day in the sidecountry trees.
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  27. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin (0) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    [​IMG] I always wanted to try Yuengling and finally did when I was in Nashville summer of 2018. Wouldn't say my mind was blown, but I really enjoyed it. Regretted that I didn't have a chance to stop somewhere to grab some to bring back to WI.

  28. JamFuel

    JamFuel (0) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Gonna be the obscure Swede that I am and say Östersunds Nya Ångbryggeri. This is the third beer I’ve had from them, and the first in particular, Klassisk Pilsner, was amazing. Perfectly made, ridiculously clean and crisp beyond belief. This is a brewery I already hold in very high esteem.
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  29. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 (790) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Throwing in a hybrid (i.e. Altbier), as OMB’s flagship is always deserving: “the full flavor of an ale with the crisp, clean refreshment of a lager”

    Profile of roasted caramel malt, toasted grains, and biscuits of honey with a slight hop kick. The outline provides fig & date nut bread, sweet maple toffee, and modest baked banana loaves. While the openings embroil more of the subtle fruit character in fruited skins, floral grape-nuts, and strawberry French toast in a tepid surrounding. A Reputable take that’s earthy, herbal, and well established: One that embellishes a creamy cleanness to a snappy, crisp, dry finish

  30. Crusader

    Crusader (420) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    I second the Klassisk Pilsner, what a gem of a beer.
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  31. JamFuel

    JamFuel (0) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    I’ve ordered a few more, I can see it being my standard pilsner.
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  32. Reef

    Reef (600) Dec 2, 2016 South Carolina

    Bierkeller Bockbier, but you have to hang around Columbia SC until @herrburgess has a popup bier garden. Deliciously smooth and malty.
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  33. 1100

    1100 (0) Feb 4, 2010 Florida

    Oyster City Tate’s Helles. Brewed in Apalachicola Florida.
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  34. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual (0) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia

    Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015)
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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  35. followerofmen

    followerofmen (0) Sep 9, 2012 Massachusetts

    Had one tonight and loved it. Absolutely had the essence of a Be Hoppy but a little more crisp and clean.
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  36. steveh

    steveh (760) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Eehh... wadda they know? :wink:

    Scott -- talk to me. :slight_smile:
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  37. walterfarris

    walterfarris (0) Dec 7, 2017 California

    Green Cheek recently came out with We’re Listening; amazingly aromatic, hop-forward “California” Pilsner. Pretty sure I audibly “wow’ed” by myself
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  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,275) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Full disclosure: didn't read the thread.

    Would like to ask the same question, differently:

    What's the most recent (insert style here) that impressed the bejeebers out of you?

    The deeper one gets into anything, the more difficult it is to make an impression., let alone be a stand out. The "most impressive" IPA, Brown Ale, history book, biography, whodunit, travel guide? What does it take to actually impress you, in general?
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  39. WildernessMonk

    WildernessMonk (0) Feb 13, 2016 Massachusetts

    Jacks Abbey House Lager...
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  40. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 (1,000) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    You make it sound like @herrburgess is stingy with his beer and you have to campout on his doorstep. :wink: