Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.
A: Clear, pale golden color with over one finger of white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.
S: Faintly toasty cracker, with a substantial vegetal quality of green plant stem. A trace of sulfurous metal anchors the other nuanced qualities firmly in the pale lager family.
T: Begins dry, with crisp Munich pale malt that is overstepped by herbaceous/spicy hop aromatics. Flavors turn distinctly sweet on the palate into the middle as malt becomes more refined. Fruit is delicate during the second act, like golden delicious apple. Flavors become diffuse into the finish, barely bitter but with a resurgent huskiness to the lightly toasted grain.
M: Thin viscosity, seltzery and energetic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Full of traditional qualities, this American pale lager does a credible job of measuring up to the German archetype. The constant craft beer drinker may be misled, dared to contemplate how this beer does not stand apart meaningfully from everyday adjunct lagers. In fact, the truth could not be farther away from such a thought. In a direct comparison, evidence of traditional ingredients and careful contemplation on the part of the brewer ooze from this product. It should not be mistaken for an aggressive, next-generation American craft pilsner such as Sam Adams Noble Pils or Green Flash Fizzy Yellow. This is for the old-school beer purists--and those that simply order 'a beer' when trying Beachwood BBQ for the first time.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2013 00:28:32 | More by beagle75
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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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