Review: German Style Lager, Kirkland Signature (Costco)
German Style Lager
Kirkland Signature (Costco) — San Jose, CA
Style: German Style Lager
Bitterness: 22 IBU
OG: Not provided
Malts: Pilsner, dark roasted Munich, and dark Caramel.
Sampled: 12 oz. bottle
Description: “An authentic German style lager with pilsner, dark-roasted Munich, and dark caramel malts. The result is a deep, golden-colored beer with smooth body. The best ingredients create the best beer. We use a bottom-feeding yeast strain from the Weihenstephan yeast bank from Freising, Germany and aroma hops from the renowned Hallertau region in Southern Germany." — Kirkland Signature (Costco)
The tasting: Golden orange in color, clear, with a white head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts and yeast. Flavor of bread-like and light caramel malts. Not a lot of hops in flavor or aroma. It’s light bodied, highly carbonated, and has a crisp mouth feel along with a bit of sweetness in the finish.
Rating: 3 star. Good. I would drink this if someone gave it to me. I think the German Style Lager and the Amber are better than the Pale and the Hefeweizen. But none are remarkable. At the end of the day, if you want this beer, you'd need to buy all four as part of the mixed case.