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MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager - Portland Brewing Company

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MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft LagerMacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Malts: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Nugget, Mt Hood, Sterling

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-28-2011)
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pwoody11

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

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New Hampshire

3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 25, 2014.

The pour is a pilsener-looking pale yellow with a huge white head and active carbonation. Great clarity.

The aroma has a notable grain ester but there is also a kind of hay or grass thing going on. A little buttery. Low hops.

The body is low to medium and reasonably smooth.

The taste is grainy, grassy, and ends somewhat clean. The sweetness sticks around to the end too. It did not blow me away but it was less than $3.00.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 23:35:50 | More by puboflyons
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Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one's bright gold, clear with a little chill haze. It grows a pure, clean white head that's fluffy and craggy, about one finger tall. It remains a full fluffy half finger for the full session, dropping patching behind.
There's a little bit of white fruit flesh with some biscuit balanced by light floral bitterness with an herbal touch in the smell.
Grassy, floral and herbal gentle hops bitterness comes against some honey sweetness and biscuit. It has a hint of spiciness.
The leafy, herbal note adds a light dryness in a light body that has a nice heft to it. it's consistently crisp and nicely smooth. It's pretty clean, with a touch of grain coming through a little.

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversize wine glass. Color was a light golden amber with a white lacy head, with a bit of side cling. Aroma was slightly fruity with a hint of floral. Flavor was sweet up front, but then shifted to a bitter tart. Almost a bit on the sour side. Coated very nicely, with a good amount of carbonation in the mouth. Overall was a bit disappointing. The flavor just seemed wrong for the style, and was just bizarre.

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Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tumbler to a small glass with a fairly gentle pour. It has a nice deep yellow look to it with an almost copper coloured hue. It left a 1.5 finger head that dissapated within a few minutes, but left decent amount of lacing clung to the sides while being drank.

Smell- This beer smells like a bouqet of flowers! I really dig the forwardly hoppy nature of this smell, it's very floral and I believe I can detect some cascades in there.

The taste of this beer is a bit more complex than I would have expected, it has a slight breaded malt taste, and some slightly darker tasting malts. I get just a smidge of toasted barley along with a muted citrus and slight metallic taste. The hops keep this beer floral at the beginning, and somewhat bitter on the swallow and subsequent exhale. It is dry and refreshing, and you'll have a hard time realizing that this beer is 6.3% Alc without reading it first.

The mouthfeel is probably this brews least attractive attribute, it feels a tad on the watery side and the carbonation is actually quite tame which is both a nice change in pace but also kind of out of place for the style.

Overall this is a solid beer and I definitely wouldn't be dissapointed to have this in my glass again. It's not an IPA by any means, but I really enjoy the floral nature of it and the malts and moderate bitterness work together well enough that I would be happy to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

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Emkehr

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoy by 8/30/12. Didn't notice that until after the purchase.

Appearance: Very effervescent when poured but settles down quickly producing a pillowy white head atop a clear golden body.

Aroma: Some pilsen malt, a touch of sweetness and earth from the hops, and a bit of yeast.

Taste: Much more bland than I anticipated with some odd overripe fruit and metallic flavors. The intended flavor is decent, an airy malt bill with sweet hops. Not quite what I was expecting for the style but close enough. There is a hint of a graham cracker-like flavor but it is too watered down to add much flavor. 6.3% ABV seems a little high for the amount of flavor here. Sort of a smooth ale-like finish which is surprising. Refreshing but not crisp.

Mouthfeel: I may have poured it too aggressively because the body is basically tepid after pouring. Just under medium in body with average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'm always up for trying new beers and Full Bloom was the cheapest bomber in the craft section at $2.99. While not exactly great I guess you get what you pay for. If this had been fresh I'd imagine it would be much more crisp. Would I drink it again? Yes, if fresh.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:36:07 | More by JamesMN
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge bubbly white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells of light grains with a hint of honey sweetness, floral earthy hops with a touch of buttery soap? The flavor is sweet and malty with hints of butterscotch and a really unbalanced earthy spicy citric hop bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost tart mouthfeel. I wanted to like this but I just didn't. A sweet unattenuated brew with a hop bill that doesn't mesh at all with the beer style.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - This beer is straw colored with a decent amount of carbonation rising from the etching at the bottom of the glass. It is topped with a couple inches of white head.

S - I get some floral hops and biscuit.

T - The taste follows the aroma. I get a solid bread malt base and a flowery taste. It reminds me of hibiscus or roses.

M - Moderate with lower than expected carbonation.

O - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I didn't expect much. I enjoyed the flowery aspects of this beer, and the bready malt added a nice balance. It goes down really well on a hot day like today.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 22:49:51 | More by buschbeer
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MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager from Portland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.