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Outlawger - Local Option

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very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brandoman63 on 04-13-2014

Outlawger is designed to deliver fresh German lager to American soil. What’s the secret you ask? It begins by getting a famous German brewmaster wasted on American double IPA’s at Local Option, and then fooling him into revealing the most classified methods of making perfect Deutsch Pils. Consider this beer another victory for the Allies.
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by TMoney2591:
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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

As this was inexplicably on sale at my local, I had no choice but to pick up a bottle. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of dirty-ish white foam. The nose comprises white bread, miscellaneous greenery, a touch of old lemon rind, and a hint of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, the thick greens swimming playfully amidst a sea of bread, balancing very nicely. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a thickly fluid feel. Overall, a pretty nice beer, something I could easily see downing plenty of during my next visit to the Option (if it is indeed available at the time, of course).

More User Reviews:
Photo of friendofbeer
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed so many drafts of this while in Chicago I decided to take a bottle home with me from a Binny's location in Chicago.

This light lager pours brilliant yellow with a brilliant, persistent head. Slightly hazy, beautiful, playful carbonation. Rich bread and biscuit notes are followed by a wave of floral and grassy noble hop notes and slight peppery notes Hoppy as a north German pilsener should be. Super drinkable, dry finish, big mouthfeel. Puts other lagers to shame.

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3.88/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A tongue-in-cheek Outlaws MC homage maybe? SYLO, OFFO, etc.

After the first taste, I happily recognized this to be the same as a mystery Pils I tried awhile back at Local Option. A home run if I ever saw one... this is great stuff.

Pours a bright saturated gold, perfect clarity. Fluffy head of foam, rings of lace in the glass.

Bready malt and floral hop aromas, trace dried lemon.

Extremely smooth, soft and supple pilsner malt in perfect harmony with grassy, herbaceous noble hops. Dry, lightly bitter aftertaste. Extremely well balanced and tasty. Drinkable by the bucketful, this stuff is great. Planning to seek more out this summer for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of JasonEdelson
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

A good fit for those seeking a craft alternative to big name pilsners - light in body and just enough hops.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Barnoloid
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jscheuf
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of steveh
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Never seen this small Chicago brewery in bottles before, thought I'd give it a go.

500ML bottle with no clear date to be found.

A -- Slightly hazy, pale straw color with a very dense and immense head.

S -- Spicy, peppery, herbal hops up front with a citrus fruit character and light malts back.

T -- Somewhat soapy character up front with some light, bready malts fighting to balance against herbal, near to harshly, bitter hops. There's an odd citrus fruit flavor running the backbone of this beer, unlike anything I've ever tasted in a Pilsner. The finish is grassy herbal with a sharp, back of the throat bitterness.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light body.

O -- Another small U.S. attempt at a classic style that falls short in my book. This beer is trying more to be an American Pale Ale than a Pilsner.

Photo of hunteraw
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ChiDave1979
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Outlawger from Local Option
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.