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Labrador Lager - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Labrador LagerLabrador Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 12
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-28-2008

A Traditional German Lager brewed with all German grain & yeast. Very drinkable.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Caveworm
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JRosolen
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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...

Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of allenson21
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Glanzman
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of FilumDee
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of barczar
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Banana420Kush
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JAKELATE
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.
Pours with good clarity and a large creamy head.
Set aside your preconceptions of lagers as fizzy yellow brews with little character. This is a creamy brew with a refined, if rather subtle, aroma and taste. Sure, it is neither rich nor bold, but very pleasing nonetheless. It is above average in all respects, but the perfectly carbonated, lively but soft mouthfeel may be its strongest point.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Labrador Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.