1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager - Fort George Brewery + Public House
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1.75/5 rDev -51.9%
tasted from a tall straight willi glass
appearance - yellow-gold, foamy head that went away quickly and left a little "scum" on top
smell - a little sweet malts, not much else
taste - grassy, and a little grainy
mouthfeel - over carbination with a dry finish
overall - i think i had an old can or one that went bad
Serving type: can
09-11-2012 11:51:41 | More by markh814
2.25/5 rDev -38.2%
Tasted 11 July 2012, reviewed from notes. Can dated 04/03, which I think means bottled 3 April 2012.
This is a stunning lager. Pours a medium golden yellow, pretty clear. Huge white head, dense, pillowy, and cratering. Great retention, and tons of lacing. Pretty.
Smell is dull - lager yeast and bland noble hops. Has that slightly corny smell that many lagers have.
This is bad. What went wrong? It's like the beers being mocked in those old Keystone Light "bitter beer face" ads. Bitter, but in a bad way. Doesn't feel like hop bitterness, instead it's astringent and unpleasant. I really do not like this.
Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-bodied, a little heavier than I expected. Lasting finish, which is carrying that foul taste throughout my mouth.
There aren't many beers that actually taste bad to me. But this is one of them. I might just have to try it again, to confirm this experience (I'm a glutton for punishment).
08-10-2012 07:13:06 | More by zeledonia
2.89/5 rDev -20.6%
A medium sized white to slightly off white head settles into a nice lacing above a cloudy thick well carbonated straw golden colored beer.
A very light aroma on this beer about all I can sense is some light sweet attributes, maybe from some lightly roasted grain malts.
A light taste, like washed out light grains that would seem to have been very lightly roasted, yet has a noticeable dry bitterness to the taste.
The dryness and bitterness from the taste are more pronounced in the aftertaste which is drying and without much taste on this lighter bodied beer.
Very light in taste, this would make the ideal beer pong beer, no bad tastes coming through like all the beers that come in 30 packs, yet its taste is very subdued so about anybody can drink it.
05-15-2013 19:39:24 | More by LXIXME
3.28/5 rDev -9.9%
[Best served in a Lager glass]
The pour was a hazy medium orange with a large white rocky head that had good retention, reducing slowly down to a large cap with some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma of a light straw malt, floral and grass hops and a mild soapy yeast with notes of caramel, corn and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was bitter from the word go with a mild caramel sweetness and finished rather hoppy with a slight citrus peel presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with the hoppy bitterness left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a light dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a nice hoppy Lager with a smooth refreshing feel...
07-21-2012 14:34:55 | More by KajII
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
Big thanks to Kegatron for giving me a pint of this after his recent trip out west. Much appreciated my friend!
Poured into a pint glass, this brew appears a very hazed golden color with 2 fingers worth of yellowish stained head. The cap recedes slowly leaving patches and finger patterns of lace all over the glass. The head maintains with nearly a finger's strength throughout the duration from the constantly rising bubbles of carbonation.
The smell of this brew initially is strikingly hoppy which really caught me off guard. It displays a scent of citrus, fruit, grass, rinds and pulp. Once you go beyond the hop character in the aroma there is a stinky aspect of something reminiscent of pilsner malt. There is a smell included almost like stinky feet and cheese mixed with sulfur.
The taste includes as much initial hop character as the aroma led on. A citrus hop bite hits the tongue first and gives way to a fruity and rind flavoring that increases with bitterness that is herbal. The bitterness brings on more of a focus on grass character that gets increasingly more vegetative as more sips are taken. There is some sulfur present as well as a light mineral feel throughout this. At times there is a mild sweetness but it gets quickly forgotten due to the overall bitter aspect of this. It displays a long lingering herbal grassy character inside the mouth long after each sip is taken.
This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The first couple of sniffs and sips of this brew was a bit shocking but as the experience continued it got increasingly more familiar in an american adjunct kind of way. I wish I would have served this colder, perhaps that would have maintained the initial more pleasing aspects of this brew a little longer. However, when a brewery releases a beer that is their interpretation of a historical style, I am always a little awkward about reviewing it because it is so open to interpretation. For example, for a lager this brew really lacked the crispness to the finish and ease or cleanliness of drink-ability. It did display it's own unique character throughout though. I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to give this a try and would take it as a substitute any day for the typical american adjunct offering.
10-01-2011 02:12:07 | More by stakem
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured from a can at SAVOR 2011 and served in a SAVOR goblet.
THe pour brings forward a sparkling yellow brew with an average fizzy white head. Fair retention and an average amount of lacing. The nose brings some light grainy malt. The malt is accompanied by a light floral-hop character. The flavor balances between the two. There's a light grainy taste at the beginning followed by a slight amount of chewy bread. The floral hops finish things off and lead to a bitter and dry finish, that's unfortunately also a bit astringent. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent stuff, especially considering the style.
06-06-2011 23:11:12 | More by Thorpe429
3.4/5 rDev -6.6%
Served from the can into a pilsner glass.
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.
03-13-2014 03:22:39 | More by Hoptometrist
3.43/5 rDev -5.8%
Poured from 16oz can into a pint glass.
Appearance: nice golden hue with a hint of haze and a nice effervescence. Head pours two good fingers of pillowy ivory foam.
Smell: light malt aroma with a hint of corn and a hint of noble-character hops. Not bad, but the corn really doesn't do it for me.
Taste: light malt with a hint of that corn and a decent hop flavor. Nice noble character with a good level of bitterness, especially for the style. Actually not too bad at all.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a low level of carbonation. Decent, but not very interesting.
Overall: actually a pretty tasty beer for the style. I feel like a little less attenuation and a little less corn aroma would help this beer a lot.
03-23-2012 18:06:42 | More by flagmantho
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
A: Poured a honey yellow color with good carbonation and a nice white cap, bubbles and some lacing
S: Some grains, grass and light bitterness on the nose
T: Some bittering hops, with grains, tad bit of grass and floral notes, hint of honey and light bread
M: Light to medium body, well carbonated
O: Not to shabby, tasty, easy to drink
04-07-2012 20:02:10 | More by barleywinefiend
1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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