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Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | 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: Floydster on 09-29-2007

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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of jamex
1.66/5  rDev -53.4%
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
2.32/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

Photo of tsandler
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A completely average lager. Not bad and I would drink it again gladly, but nothing memorable either.

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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%

Photo of mobrado
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Although it was fresh from the can, the smell was unpleasant, bordering on rotten. Taste didn't remind me of an actual Munich Helles. Feel lacked crispness. It didn't invite me to keep on drinking, which is what I expect from a beer like this.

For a SoCal lager, Golden Road's 329 is much better. As for Ballast Point-- their Kölsch ("Pale Ale") and their Witbier ("Wahoo") are MUCH better if you're looking for something light and refreshing. This is the first beer of theirs that I didn't admire.

Photo of ToddThompson
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of seedyone
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
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

Photo of corby112
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale and very clear light golden yellow color that is almost as clear and light as water. Looks like a very diluted ginger ale. Fizzy white head that quickly dissipates into a very thin ring. I wanted to use words like urine to describe the appearance but thought better of it. I wish that I could give it less than a 1.0.

Pilsner malt aroma with subtle light crisp fruits;apple and pear, some bready yeast and subtle hops. Very bland.

Crisp medium body that is slightly spiced with some nice bready yeast, pilsner malt crisp light fruit and subtle hops. I'm shocked at the flavor and complexity of this beer after how awful it looked and bland it smelled. This is a pleasant surprise. Spice notes up front with clean crisp apple and pear notes followed by some slightly earthy straw notes. Slightly watered down with a subtle hoppy finish.

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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 291 ratings.