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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12/9/11 Sudwerk Lager

So I'm getting backed up with the Holidays I'm still drinking just not getting enough time to write the reviews on here. This is the beer that my brother drank and reviewed a couple of nights ago. I got another one from one of my trader sources so I have one to drink to write some comments on this review of my own. The beer he reviewed was Sudwrek Lager (which is available at Brewer's Outlet in Pottsville). The temperature of the beer was at 41.5 degrees. The head was average at about 2 1/2 inches with a foamy off white appearance and fair head lacing. The head dissipated slowly and the carbonation was medium. The body clarity was murky and the color yellow. It had an aroma of all spice and a light flavor. The finish length was average and the mouth feel was watery. The tongue hit was towards the front and it had fair body lacing. Overall he rated it an A saying that out of 10 random beers he would place it at the top. He stated that it had a good flavor and that the after taste was not overpowering and had a good flavor. He also stated that the beer was not really hoppy which is something he looks for in a beer. The website plays music and the bar looks like a great place to go but not a ton of info on the site I went on first but on sudwerkbrew.com they have good information about their beers. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

What little information I could find on the Sudwerk website

Rich golden lager, complex and
artfully balanced, reminiscent
of Bavaria’s most popular style
— Munchener Helles. Crafted
with three specialty malts and the
highest quality Bavarian hops.

Information from Beer Advocate
Food Pairing:
Cuisine (German) Cheese (buttery; Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Swiss) General (Salad) Meat (Pork, Fish, Shellfish)

Information from sudwerkbrew.com

Style of Beer: Munchner Style Helles (5.3% ABV)
Taste: Smooth, balanced, crisp, refreshing
Available in: 1/2 barrel kegs, 5 gallon kegs, 6 packs
Awards:  California Brewer’s Guild Commercial Craft Brew Competition
                Gold 1999, Gold 2001, Silver 2004, Silver 2006, Gold 2007, Silver 2008, Silver 2009, Silver 2010, Silver 2011


  1. http://www.sudwerkbrew.com/brews/item/lager?category_id=7

  2. Thanks for the information. I tried it yesterday and I thought it was a pretty decent beer. I wouldn't rate it quite as high as my brother. I would probably say a B+ to A-. Good taste and not a bad beer.