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Lovitz Lager - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the real name of the a.k.a. Watermelon Lager.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-10-2008)
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.5%

02-04-2013 18:37:41 | More by Budinetz
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robotagogo

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -35.6%

Pours average. Lots of cabonation, bubbley head, pale golden/ golden straw color.
Smelled kind of empty. Not solid at all.
Tastes like an average lager. Watermelon finish. Refreshing, not too sweet.
Feels watery. I wouldn't order another. Not really too impressed

07-11-2009 19:50:17 | More by robotagogo
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -28.5%

Not enough Watermelon, infact if the name didn't say that it was a watermelon lager that I wouldn't have even noticed. Kinda hoped that it would have been a bit more flavorful and wasn't. The beer was a clear yellow lager with a white head. Not a whole lot else in this really. It's a decent brew for summer time but I don't know if I'd seek it out again.

04-01-2011 01:08:09 | More by Knapp85
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thequeen711

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -24.3%

Who is Roy Pitz? I never heard of this fella...FOund out the brewery just opened in April after years of experimentation. The Watermelon Lager poured with light lacing, with no detectable nose. It is a light summer brew with a golden colour. A slight hint of watermelon, I didn't find palatable, maybe because I didn't carefor the watermelon mix with beer, don't get me wrong, I love a good bluberry or raspberry brew, but I didn't feel watermelon did the beer justice, or vise versa.

08-04-2008 23:08:55 | More by thequeen711
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -16.7%

On tap at Capone's (Norristown, PA).

I had been wanting to try a full pint of this ever since I tried it at the Harrisburg Brewers Fest back in June. Finally got somewhere that had it on tap.

Pours a clear gold with a biggish poofy head of brite-white foam. Retention consists of a thin fizzy layer that only leaves some minimal lacing behind. The aroma is actually fairly light but what I do pick up is some pretty arificial smelling watermellon notes along with a bit of floral character and some light malt accents.

The watermelon comes off better in the taste with a less artificial feel to it, along with some light grainy malts underneath and a touch of hop bitterness in the back. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a sprightly carbonation and fairly crisp feel. While it feels light at times, it never appeared watery to me at all.

Very interesting beer here, tasting like a Light Lager with a watermelon Jolly Rancher floating around in it. That should tell you right there if this beer will appeal to you or not. While I didn't mind the overall taste or use of the watermelon as the fruit of choice in this, I did mind that it was fairly obvious (to me at least) that some kind of syrupy adjunct was used to flavor this. It's refreshing and crisp enough to warrant a look see but I'd like to see the boys at Roy Pitz move onto a fruit beer that isn't quite such a novelty.

10-16-2008 16:56:03 | More by Kegatron
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-07-2014 02:53:09 | More by DrBier
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-20-2012 13:59:52 | More by yergermeister
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-16-2013 12:52:19 | More by yourefragile
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%

Originally reviewed 8-11-08 transferred to correct entry
I was eager to taste this when I had the chance to try a sample from a growler recently.

A - A light amber shade w/ white foamy head of about 1/2 inch. The clarity is good and the lacing was decent.

S - The smell was not very strong, very light fruit w/ a touch of watermelon if you strain to find it. There was a slight fruit extract I noticed later, but like most lighter lagers there isn't an abundance of aroma.

M - The mouthfeel was sweet w/ a smooth lager quality finished w/ a sweet fruity almost syrup-like extract tinge.

T - This beer is what you might expect - Watermelon extract combined w/ a basic lager, no frills, no really off flavors to offend either. It is refreshing w/ a candy-like taste from the extract that is like a jolly rancher, but it doesn't go overboard.

D - The beer is just ok for me as far as the drinkability goes, not something to seek out or get excited about, but worth a try.

10-09-2009 11:44:43 | More by Slatetank
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -4%

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a golden-straw color with a slight hazy, and a small white head that receded to a ringlet. Aroma of toasted grains and watermelon. Basically the same in the taste, light toasted grains, sweet watermelon that sit on the almost indistinguishable line between real melon and Jolly Rancher, slightly bitter in the finish from a crisp leafy hop contribution. Not bad for what it's worth, and a nice summer beer for sure. But I must say as far as watermelon beers go, I'll stick with 21st Amendment's wheat beer.

06-19-2012 00:24:52 | More by Rifugium
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-02-2013 21:40:14 | More by LXIXME
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

On-tap at Liberty St. Tavern in Allentown, PA. Appears hazy blond. Yup, there sure is watermelon in here. There's an upfront watermelon taste followed by a rind bitterness (could be hops or melon) in the finish. The backing malt is a simpler blond lager with a multigrain bread taste. Yeah, it's bready. Worth a try, but not probably something you'd order again unless you love watermelon.

10-08-2009 15:02:50 | More by tempest
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-30-2014 14:45:10 | More by erialbill
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-23-2013 16:33:50 | More by InspectorBob
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Beerchaeology

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-26-2012 19:36:44 | More by Beerchaeology
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tomgossert

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-04-2012 03:44:25 | More by tomgossert
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tim9887

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%

Got a growler of this stuff from Capone's, I had it last year at the Summer Ale Festival at the Phila. Zoo and remember liking it - I wanted to get a growler of something nice, simple, and refreshing to keep me cool on these sweltering Philly days. It's doing its job might I add. Pours a clear golden yellow, very similar to a generic American lager. 1/2" of off-white foam head that subsides quickly. Simple aroma - mild grain and hops, and just a pinch of watermelon. Same goes for the flavor. Very refreshing stuff - and incredibly drinkable - very light in flavor, body, and ABV. Nice stuff.

06-23-2010 18:30:26 | More by tim9887
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

On tap at the Corvette Grille in Annville, PA on 7/14/08.

A - Cloudy amber body with an almost pinkish hue and a thin, whispy white head that retained quite well and left minimal lacing around the glass.

S - Light waft of watermelon and mild floral hops, supported by a bit of wheat-like malt.

T - The watermelon infusion is quite subtle here and provides a light, refreshing flavor to the lager. There is also a hint of floral hops as well as an underlying biscuity malt base to counter the mild sweetness of the watermelon.

M - This is a medium bodied lager that drinks more like a summer ale or wheat beer. The addition of the watermelon gives the body a mild sweetness on the palate without becoming cloying. Finish is crisp and clean.

D - This is an easy-drinking, warm weather brew that's definitely unique in its own right. The watermelon flavor isn't overdone at all, and it doesn't taste "fake" like some other fruit beers I've had in the past.

07-16-2008 19:05:29 | More by ffejherb
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +3.1%

Originaly Reviewed on: 07-24-2009

A - Coppery tones with light head from ample carbonation.

S - Mild scent of watermellon. Almost if you just smelled the watery juices from the fruit as opposed to the whole fruit itself.

T - Suprisingly natural like watermellon taste. As with the scent, the flavor is more watermellon watery juices then the whole fruit. Not much else going on because of its light lager style.

M - Light bodied like a light lager should be. Decent carbonation, like a fruit beer should have.

D - Interesting, light and refreshing. Not very complex, but decent.

10-11-2009 21:20:02 | More by rfgetz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

I have been sampling this beer all summer at different good beer destinations in the burgh. Pours with a golden body and a spritzy pink tinted white head. Aroma scream juicy melon pulp with a touch of biscuit malt carrying this fruit beer along. Flavor was again watermelon focused a deep juicy layer of refreshing yet candy like flavors with cereal grains adding some beeriness to the whole thing. Mouthfeel was not too cloying but had some stickiness going on, carbonation was spritzy as mentioned prior. Body overall light to the edge of medium. Drinkability overall an interesting watermelon infused brew, it's nice to try one becuase when I get ahold of cans of 21st amendment my palate won't go into shock. I was able to down a few pints while drinkin' at Smokin' Joe's and I revisited this drink at the Big Pour, quality.

10-09-2009 04:01:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-18-2013 02:39:50 | More by troegaarden
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Boggdogg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-03-2014 01:45:54 | More by Boggdogg
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-28-2014 23:41:51 | More by ShepardCommander
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-16-2013 22:12:43 | More by Dank26
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Well I'm not really sure what to say about this one. It's a pretty basic golden lager, with little bitterness, and what seems like real watermelon added in. If it's not real watermelon, then kudos to Roy Pitz because I was fooled. In fact, if I can find any fault with this beer, it's that it tastes a little too much like watermelon seeds! And I don't know how to explain that flavor, but everyone should know what watermelon seeds taste like - well, if you've ever eaten a real watermelon anyway. Beyond that I'd guess it's simply a fruit beer argument, or something like that, but I thought that it was good enough to enjoy regardless of warm weather. I'd only have one, but I'd drink one of these in the fall or winter - why not? - what better time to remember summer!?

Worth trying.

10-08-2009 15:19:01 | More by NeroFiddled
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Lovitz Lager from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
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