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1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager

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BA SCORE
83
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79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 17
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ingredients (label):
"2 row malted barley, cracked maize, domestic Saaz, Centennial hops, and Astoria slow-sand filtered water. No filters, finings or clarifiers."

(Beer added by: chumba526 on 02-06-2011)
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3.05/5  rDev -16.4%

Thanks to Donkster46 for this trade.

Serving style : 16 oz can poured into glass

Appearance (4) : Thick, foamy three fingered head that recedes pretty quickly atop a mellow gold body. Opacity is about 80%. Good looking body.

Smell (3.25) : Hop bitterness comes out right away. I'm not fond of that in my lagers. Some spice, lemon peel, pale ale smells. I gotta say the hops are the most prominent smell here. Little to no malts...maybe a little faint rice but that's it.

Taste (3) : The front is great. Smooth, refreshing, light bodied. Exceptional, even. The middle is watery and smooth. The finish is identical to a pale ale with gobs of hop and lemon bitterness. The tastes I get are lemon rind, hops, light rice. An over-the-top hop bitter finish kills it for me in this category. Should have been a categorized or marketed as a Pale Lager.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Crisp and cool, watery, creamy. Ends hoppy and dry.

Overall (3.05) : If you're a hop-head, you'll love this beer. Unfortunately I'm more of a malt guy (maltese? lol) so I'm not too fond of this beer. I'm gonna end up pouring it. I can respect it, it has good qualities. It's just not for me. Way too much hop on the finish. /end

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A> Poured from a pint can, this brew pours a straw-colored gold and is quite hazy. Beautiful 2+ finger head that is thick and fluffy, very good retention.

S> Strong aroma pouring out of the glass. The hops come across as grassy with lemon-like citrus with a sweet grain background that has hints of apricot.

T> The flavor profile is pretty hop-forward, especially for the style. The hops are still grassy but here the citrus takes on more grapefruit like characteristics with moderate bitterness. The malt is fairly subdued, the flavor profiles are much akin to the aroma but more muted. Sweet, apricot-like fruitiness, and just a hint of darker roast.

M> Good carbonation, pretty thin but appropriate for the style. Drinkable while maintaining a bit of complexity.

O> A tasty, well brewed hop-forward lager that is very drinkable while being fairly complex. Although it might be a little too much for people who do not like the bitterness of hops.

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4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear pale golden color. Rich and tangy flavor with an appealing hoppy burn. Light body plus a sudsy mouthfeel. Lovely grainy aromas with a flowery nose.

I would say this tastes more like a hoppy Pilsener than any typical lager, but that's a good thing. I don't know what kind of hops they use, but it's an appealing resiny sting with some piney aromas. The mellow corn flavor is a revelation; maybe it's just a matter of brewing with enough grain to end up with this much flavor.

A big surprise at how good this is. I rate it among the best lagers I've had. Another outstanding brew from Ft. George. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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A- Poured a hazy light golden color with bright white fluffy head that left dense lacing.

S- Big crisp pilsner malt, lemon, and bready notes.

T- Some pilsner malt notes, light lemon notes, and some big kinda skunky grainy notes. Moderate bitterness for the style.

M- Lighter bodied, slightly watery finish, and soft carbonation.

O- Not a bad beer, but not very exciting. It beats a lot of other american adjunct lagers though. It was interesting to try a craft brewery's take on the style.

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1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager from Fort George Brewery + Public House
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.