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Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 09-29-2007)
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California

5/5  rDev +40.8%

12-06-2011 23:55:34 | More by imyourhero21
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Arizona

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Indiana

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-19-2014 04:47:54 | More by jsh420
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California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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Beerforestman

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

02-09-2014 01:25:23 | More by Beerforestman
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HopHead84

California

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

9/2/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart.

A: Pellucid pale yellow with a modest and fast fading white head.

S: Grain with a little biscuit and dough. Lightly sweet, with a low noble hop spiciness. Clean, with no fruity esters.

T: Slightly sweet grain, bread, and Pils malt flavor with a low noble hop bitterness. There's a light spiciness on the back end. The finish is clean.

M: Upper light to lower medium in body with medium carbonation.

Overall: This is delicious and ridiculously drinkable. I want to take down an entire growler right now.

09-02-2011 21:00:33 | More by HopHead84
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allengarvin

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +17.7%

Poured from the canned version.

A: 4.5 Crystal clear light golden color with a substantial head, nearly an inch tall initially, still persistent a minute later.
S: 3.75 A bit faint, but a nice pils type malt aroma, with light hoppiness.
T: 4.25 Really good for a Helles! Delicious malt, not grainy at all, with medium to medium high bitterness and delicate floral hop flavor.
M: 4 Nicely carbonated
O: 4.25

Possibly the tastiest Helles I've ever had. It's probably too bitter for the style, approaching a decent pils in hop presence, which probably explains why I like it so much. It's quite tasty and quaffable. Recommended!

Weighting (percentages): 20%, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 4.18

09-02-2014 00:54:57 | More by allengarvin
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mentor

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

Bottle was a 2006 GABF left-over that was given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Thanks a million to GABF and to Ballast Point Brewing for the opportunity. Entered into judging in category #18 (Munchner Helles).

Pours a two finger clingy white head. Crystal clear dull-light yellow liquid. Looks like a macro lager or a light macro lager. Smells a little bit of zingy hops. Pils malt and a hint of yeast.

Tastes simple. Gentle pils malt sweet with a hallertauer floral. Nice zing hops make the end. More and it would come across as peppery. Touch of grassy with a sweet that hangs oon the back of the tongue. Just a touch of creamed corn (suggesting DMS). Not to style, but at a level that I find adds character, rather than detracts. Soft simple and tasty. I see myself buying this one for hot summer days next year.

Md body and hangs on the tongue enough to keep the malt and sweet around a while. Nice, very drinkable.

01-14-2007 23:24:13 | More by mentor
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Halcyondays

California

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%

12 oz. bottle, picked up at the local Total Wine,

A: Pours gold with a light white head, average retention, no lace.

S: Sweet bready pils malt, very much a classic German Helles nose.

T: Lovely simple bready malt, yet vibrant. A soft noble hopping lends a good balance, very easy to drink.

M: Crisp, clean, light-bodied, well made here, no off flavours.

O: A classic craft lager for the summertime. I don't now why I'm seeing bottles of this for the first time come wintertime, but I'll be looking for this in June.

12-29-2012 04:11:41 | More by Halcyondays
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

12 ounce bottle - Hop City Beer & Wine in Birmingham, Alabama.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale hay-hued beer with a medium-small, white head, though its retention is fair.

Smell: Pils maltiness with softly toasted grains, a little yeasty breadiness, and gentle hop notes of lemon and grassiness.

Taste: Subtle pils malt bill, lightly toasted grains, a modest cereal sweetness. Citrus alongside a minute grassiness, ample peppery hop bitterness. Scantly yeasty. A little more lemon precludes the crisp, easy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, active carbonation.

Overall: A crisp, clean, refreshing beer for the Memorial Day Weekend.

05-26-2014 01:34:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Illinois

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District of Columbia

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Illinois

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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California

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.