Style: Pale Lager & Helles

ABV: 5.1 IBU: 25

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Switchback Brewing Co. Karsten

What the brewers say

“Unfiltered, 100 percent naturally carbonated. Lagered six weeks for the ultimate clean, crisp taste.”

What our panel thought

“Inviting aroma: spicy, floral, slightly earthy, along with doughy, cracker-like malt. Soft, elegant, bready malt profile coats the palate; earthy, rounded hop bitterness balances things out, complementing floral and spicy notes. Livens up in the finish with a burst of bitterness. Enjoyable and very drinkable.”

What our editors thought

“Bright, strong floral nose—zippy with an intriguing touch of clove and cannabis. The sip is light with a mild bitterness and pleasant, simple malt character.”

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