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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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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -71.6%

03-23-2013 18:34:40 | More by BGsWo22
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pwoody11

Delaware

2/5  rDev -43.2%

01-05-2013 23:24:53 | More by pwoody11
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -29%

09-23-2012 23:19:53 | More by Hellpop65
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viverlee

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Spotted this one at the supermarket. Will admit that the logo was the purchasing impetus, a neat flower ditty in what otherwise appears to be an English football kit. I might have been had.

STYLE: Czech Pilsner

ABV: 6.3%

LOOK: Flimsy pencil with a tornado of carbonation settling under a pretty decent, milky head. Definitely a stark contrast between the top half-finger and the rest of my full but not really full tulip.

NOSE: Garbanzo beans, dry towel, oats. Light spice, maybe white pepper, deep in the recesses. More flower stems than floral.

MOUTH: It won't satisfy any craving, you have to get past the too-bitter head to taste what's there. Light oats, soft pepper, generic flowers, empty fog. Despite that, it borders on refreshing and the finish is rather subtle and nice, a fleck of malty sweetness. I'm somewhat unsurprised to find a certain Northeast ownership lurking in the background. Magic Hat Marketing 2, Hayward Abbey 0.

Beeradvocate Rating: Not Available

Hayward Abbey Rating: 75

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 23:56:02 | More by viverlee
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-25-2013 22:15:50 | More by woodchipper
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Mtooman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-11-2012 00:23:02 | More by Mtooman
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trix

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-01-2012 00:02:15 | More by trix
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-20-2012 19:57:38 | More by JAHMUR
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FrankK

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-02-2013 18:31:05 | More by FrankK
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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

05-05-2013 03:02:26 | More by johnnnniee
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puboflyons

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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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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wilfonzo

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-24-2013 17:16:11 | More by wilfonzo
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-05-2012 18:03:11 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Emkehr

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-21-2013 05:24:48 | More by Emkehr
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-01-2012 13:09:34 | More by ComRock12
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mountdew1

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 23:09:03 | More by mountdew1
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a bright yellow body just a teensy bit of haziness to it. Medium-sized, foaming, white head. It collapses, but leaves some lacing as it goes.

Smell: Sweetish and spicy with lowly grainy pils malts and grassy, spicy-minded American hops.

Taste: Gentle pils malt introduction with a little bit of sweetness and faint, faint hint of honey. Grassy, spicy hops (with a light floral tone) with sufficient bitterness to knock out that initial sweetness. Drying, near-crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A fairly clean, tasty lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 23:16:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-13-2013 11:32:38 | More by tjsmith910
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-01-2013 19:59:51 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-10-2013 05:39:24 | More by ralphw56
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-27-2013 21:22:20 | More by Lovely85
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irishevans

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-17-2012 05:14:58 | More by irishevans
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Mick-e-d


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-11-2012 00:40:01 | More by Mick-e-d
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hogansct

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-21-2014 00:43:44 | More by hogansct
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MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager from Portland Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.