Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Floydster on 09-29-2007)
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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1.6/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Light gold color, quickly fading head. Smells like a cheap malt liquor like you'd find in a 40oz. Tastes like Miller Genuine Draft. My friend and I were really disappointed. Ending up making red beers from it since it was so awful. When I got home I ended up drain pouring it. Hate to give a beer from BP such a low mark but it really was awful. Pretty sure my growler was clean so I don't get it. Maybe I just have to stay away from this style.

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.29/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Enjoy by date of 4/19/13

Appearance - Pours a touch hazy, pale yellow with a white, 1/2 finger head. Sub-par retention. Spotty touches of lace around the glass.

Smell - Subtle esters and a slight sourness.

Taste - Touches faintly on a bready malt character, hints of grain, then a ghostly mild lemon finish. Not much.

Mouthfeel - Is it possible to be lighter than water? Yes, yes it is. Virtually no carbonation. Bone dry, making it a bit of a chore to swallow. Maybe the worst body I've ever experienced with a beer.

Overall - Lagers are light in nature, but this is ridiculous. Boring, relatively flavorless and utterly disappointing. Sorry Ballast Point, this beer sucks.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

04/27/13 At Beer Authority, NYC. Just a taste. Looking for something crisp & refreshing & this was not it. A bit too much linger & lacked crispness. Worth another look in a different mode.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of mactrail
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Kind of a bland and malt-liqourish flavored brew. On tap at Mitch's Seafood by the sport-fishing piers.

Pours a clear amber with a modest head in the big 22 oz glass. More of the club soda taste. Not as crisp as I'd like in a lighter lager, but not very malty either. Drinkable but even less interesting than many industrial lagers. A slight tanginess is about the best I can say for it, and it still has that kind of sweet nearly insipid taste. An earthy tough to the not very bitter hops. I would hope for a good San Diego style lager from somebody around here to counteract all the over-hyped IPAs. However,the closest I can come to a favorite local lager is Craftsman in Pasadena.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.