Kirkland Signature German-Style Lager Review
Good Craft Beer. Another Costco house-brand, this handcrafted brew scored with our panelists for a taste described as rich, smooth, and mildly fruity.
Kirkland Signature's German-Style Lager is another Costco-distributed beer, again rumored to be contracted out to Gordon Biersch for the actual brewing process. We found it as part of Costco's 24-pack craft beer sampler, which contains six 12-ounce bottles of four different craft brews. This one cost about 79 cents a bottle, or slightly less than 7 cents an ounce, in a case that retails for $18.99.
This bargain craft beer placed second in a taste-off involving six craft beer samples and followed closely behind its IPA sibling. The Kirkland Signature German-Style Lager review by 13 volunteer tasters revealed a preference for this beer over the two pricier craft brews in our sample. The "smooth, rich taste" and "mild, fruity-sweet aftertaste" appealed, according to the Kirkland Signature German-Style Lager review. It garnered eight positive sets of comments and three votes for category favorite for its "malty," "wheaty," and "richer" flavor compared to the others. Still, three panel members didn't like it.
Expert Kirkland Signature German-Style Lager reviews generally affirmed our findings. As with the Signature IPA, Beer Advocate concluded it was merely "average" based on a consumer rating of 3.05 out of 5. The Not So Professional Beer blog was slightly more upbeat, calling it "good" and highlighting the bready and caramel-malt flavors that helped it land a score of 3 out of 5.
Consumers get no choice when buying a sampler case of Kirkland Signature craft brews, but the comparatively cheap price (for a craft beer) and generally positive reviews are sufficient to warrant a taste test of your own.