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Rating: 3.5

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Strong creamy-headed Thai sometimes sold under malt liquor banner maintains lingered barley-corn bittering and sourdough-y Scotch malt sweetness, staying ticklish on the tongue and mellow down the throat. ’07 tasting found clear pale lager increasing sharp-hopped wheat gluten stickiness burrowing through oxidized turpentine acidity. Compares favorably to bold Eastern Euro beers due to lofty malted grain pungency and tinny metallic twinge.…

Rating: 3

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Sugar malt conviction and cereal grain bed given peppier sharp hop thrust than Hayward’s 2000 ‘model.’ Cotton-candied orange marmalade dots phenol alcohol remnant.…

Rating: 2

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Billowy phenol fizz and doughy sweetness initiate weary corn-sugared pale-bodied strong lager (sold in America under nebulous malt liquor category). Hop-spiced bitterness hides licorice trace beneath indistinguishable barleywine finish.…

Rating: 2.5

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Buttery corn-sweetened cereal grain frontage, barley biscuit backbone, spiced wine tingle, and tobacco trifle rebuke sharp alcohol acridity as tinny diacetyl finish deflects this golden gaffe.…

Rating: 3.5

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Extremely strong (7.3% alcohol) despite tepid pilsner styling. Highly viscous golden hazed fluid brings rye-malted toasting to honeyed yeast sweetness, lemony grapefruit dryness and mild herbaceous jag. Though lacking up-front resilience, serene mineral graining secures candied citric finish well.…

Rating: 2.5

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Despite affordable $1.25 price for commanding 8% alcohol boom, nasty cabbage-like vegetal waft and cloying corn-sugared maize-dried caramel malting disrupt carbolic-fizzed bittersweet citric hop zip.…

Rating: 3

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Viscous saffron-hued ‘American All-Malt Lager’ pleats raw-honeyed barley-toasted wheat cracker frontage into cardboard-y butterscotch-marzipan-hazelnut sweetness. Alcohol-burned juniper-swayed pepper-spiced hop bittering allows grapefruit rind souring to overtake dry orange, apricot, and apple skin nuances thereafter.…

Rating: 2

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Repulsively bland, soapy, cabbage-scented lager gains diacetyl corn malt clutter to counter dismal lemony hop slot. Strong, but obtrusively pungent.…

Rating: 2.5

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Inoffensive clear straw lager retains dank malt sweetness and white breaded sourdough pleasantry to watered down metallic finish. Lazy barley-oats scamper recedes abruptly. Hefty 9.5% alcohol strength lost in the shuffle.…

Rating: 2

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Meek golden-cleared pilsner-styled Czech lager puts nondescript cereal grains in bland dry malt setting. Seltzer water frisk can’t overcome lame body and alcohol reminder gets annoyingly astringent.…

Rating: 2.5

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Astringent malt liquor stench suits sour dough pungency and unassumingly corn-y 7.8% alcohol flow. Gruff grain wave rolls off the back of the tongue mid-palate, softening substantially by oily maize finish.…

Rating: 3

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Wood burnt grain fervor overpowers dry Scotch malting to toasted biscuit bottom of strong pale lager. But dull cardboard finish nulls any mild sugary sweetness or cocoa bittering, lowering its potency.…

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