541 Lager - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 27
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Hop Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jdense on 06-14-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 27
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a patches and a thin ring around the glass. Nice lager aroma of bready malt, grain and lightly citrus and floral hops. Flavor follows with mild grainy malt with a distinct corn flavor (although I don't think adjuncts are used here), mild citrus hops to finish. Light bodied. A crafty answer to macro lagers, with a little more flavor, but not really all that distinct. Pleasant like most in this style. The corn flavor is certainly odd; I've never tasted that in macros which actually do use corn. One of life's little mysteries. Not a big drinker of of light lagers, but this is harmless. (701 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. I've heard good things about this brewery from a friend.

Sweet and grainy malt in the nose. Not much else is there. Hopefully, there's more to the taste than that.

Ditto on the taste. Very sweet with just a touch of crispness. Buttered bread comes to mind as well. I was hoping for some hops to balance it out but to no avail.

Flavors linger at the back of the throat. Carbonation is mid-range. Goes down alright.

Not a bad attempt at the style. The sweetness of the malt might turn off purists though. (572 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
2.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is a light golden yellow forming a fair head that dissipates leaving sparce lace. Smell of very light hops and malt. Taste has a metallic bitterness that is not balanced with the sweeter malt. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. This lager is not enjoyable and needs a little work. (298 characters)

Photo of Spikester
3.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours hazy gold with one finger of white head. Minor lacings.
Smell is grains, some minor floral hops.
Taste is malty sweet with a decent amount of bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is fine, carbonation is adequete and medium bodied.
Overall a better choice than macros but slightly let down compared to Hop Valley's other styles. (320 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.28/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from the can into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a very clear light golden color with tons of visible carbonation with soapy white head that left chunky lace

S- Big pilsner malt, lemon, sweet graininess, creamed corn. Pretty sweet aroma

T- Very sweet creamed corn and graininess. Some lemon notes. Very sweet flavor profile.

M- Very high carbonation, medium to lighter bodied, mostly dry

O-A very sweet lager, a little too sweet for me. A pretty simple tasting lager, not too much going on. (497 characters)

Photo of jdense
3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hop Valley, 5.13.11, $4 pint in shaker glass.

White head small bubbles, medium slow dissipation with significant lacing over clear straw yellow body, multiple streams of carbonation. Nose is clean, munich breadiness, floral hops, Taste mirrors nose. Mouthfeel is a bit on the light side of medium, pretty good effervescence. Not the most interesting beer, but well crafted, clean tasting, sessionable. (414 characters)

541 Lager from Hop Valley Brewing Company
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