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Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-07-2006

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4.31/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz can into glass. 4.5% alcohol, not 4.6% as this page says.

Appearance- Bright. Light yellow in color with a white 2 finger head.

Smell- Grainy biscuit malt aroma with a touch of grassy sweetness.

Taste- A big burst of toasted bready malt flavor. The grainy flavor goes quickly into a sweet finish. Touch of very minimal hops at the end as well.

Mouthfeel- Thin in body, with active carbonation. Not watery at all.

Overall- A lager that is bursting with flavor. One of my all time favorite lagers. Extremely easy drinking. HIghly agreeable to any beer drinker, even those who must have the macros.

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4.26/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly cloudy which is interesting.

Smells a little sweet but refreshing

Light body with a subtle sweetness and a smooth finish.
Don't really taste the hops like in some stronger beers that claim German style.

Great session beer with mass appeal. Even the wife enjoyed it.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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4.18/5  rDev +17.4%

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

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4.17/5  rDev +17.1%

Bottle dated LF 14233 so the 233rd day of 2014 was when this was bottled hard to say late August or early September


A Pale straw color, rather light, bubbling with carbonation the head never truly fades.
S A slight whiff of spicy hops and light malts
T Tradional bittering hops play off of the light malt body. The smooth light malt body builds up ever so slightly on the back of the mouth generating a bready yeasty lingering that is lip smacking.
M Sounds tacky but crisp and refreshing, perfect balance in taste and carbonation. The beer remained carbonated for a good while after it was poured.
O Well done lager, true to the style and a treat to drink. The only caveat is the price which is a little more than one would expect.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.