Spoetzl's shakin' things up a bit this year. Their 96 and 97 were fall/winter releases, but this year they're putting out the 98 for the summer. A "Bavarian Style" amber lager, it's a light amber color with a rich malty nose. It's pretty flavorful, but that annoying metallic taste is back this year, just like with the 96. It's not totally off-putting, but still noticeable enough to comment on. Cool label, though. If you see it, try it.
Reviewed: June 03, 2007