Labrador Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +7.8%
Pours a lovely golden yellow with a slight bit of chill haze and a scant head of white foam that fell pretty fast. Nose is bread that has been drizzled with a bit of honey. A light grass that is sweet and a vergence on nuttiness that I find a bit exciting. Nose is clean. Taste is beautiful. Rich malt that is not heavy just resilient and expansive. A drizzle of sweet honey and a a nutty quality that takes you by surprise. Tantalizing. The malt seems to be peaking in every possible way without becoming something it shouldn't be and so are the hops. The grass in this one is not perfunctory, not an afterthought. The grasses on this are as sweet and rich as the malt. They lend balance and the slightest bitter. It is as though they are some kind of exotic and verdant perfume in this drink. The malt is round yet crisp and dry. The body of the beer is medium and it too is crisp with carbonation. The finish is dry and leaves a bit of it's honey and nutty sweetness behind with those sweet grasses that seem to be billowing in the warmth of the summer sun.
08-10-2014 17:40:10 | More by utopiajane
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
Labrador Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, my ifrst from this nearby brewer. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got a 1.5 finger thick, off-white head. Decent lacing for the medium amber body.
Smells like biscuit malt, maybe a slight bit of earthiness . Rich with grains.
Tastes like biscuits quite a bit, yes. The malt is on point here with being not too sweet, but not too bland. Clean finish from Labrador Lager from Thirsty Dog.
A very crisp and clean mouthfeel with this brew. This would be very capable of washing down any food greatly during a meal.
Overall, a very respectable 3.75 for Labrador Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. This was very refreshing and clean. I will buy this brew again!
06-27-2014 02:32:11 | More by Caveworm
4.21/5 rDev +13.8%
Labrador Lager brewed by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company with an ABV of 6.0%. This brew pours out a dark amber color- almost brown- with a small, white head. This is a filtered brew you can see right though it. The smell of this brew is sweet with some grains. Reminds me of sweet brewed tea. Nothing bad about this brew so far.The taste is clean, sweet, smooth ,and refreshing. You pick up on sweetness of this brew. Labrador Lager is a real nice balanced brew. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth and sweet. Overall I'm giving this brew 5 out of 5. This is a great brew with a great taste. I will buy this brew again...
06-20-2014 04:11:06 | More by nicholas2121
3.49/5 rDev -5.7%
Pours a brilliant deep golden with a lingering, frothy, cream head.
Grain, sweet corn, and lightly toasted bread form the initial aroma. Earthy, slightly floral hops are subtle.
Flavor reveals more floral hop notes at the forefront, which rest on a grainy, lightly toasted, crackery malt backbone. There's a sour apple note at the base that is offputting. I have no idea how old this beer is, so hopefully it's an age thing.
Body and carbonation are moderate, with a crisp lager finish.
Very sessionable, basic, refreshing lager. The floral hop notes are nice, but that tangy acetaldehyde note kind of ruins it.
04-27-2014 16:46:51 | More by barczar
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, honey, pear, apple, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good dortmunder style. Good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
04-15-2014 03:42:25 | More by superspak
Labrador Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.