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Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

mmulebarn, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale gold with a huge white head and some lacing.
Smell is grassy euro hops.
Taste is light euro hops with a good amount of malts.
Mouthfeel is just right for this style.
Overall an easy drinking lager with just enough flavor to put AALs to shame. Nice beer.

Spikester, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of craigreno
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

craigreno, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Dools9
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Dools9, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jwps214, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of trytoketchup
5/5  rDev +41.2%

trytoketchup, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale straw, mild chill haze. Poured from the can to a glass leaving a white head of two fingers, poor retention and speckles of lacing on the glass.

Saaz grassiness and some bright lemon above a honey malt and strong corn adjunct base.

Cereal grains, corn meal, apple juice before the hops come in with a crisp straw, lemon grass character. Spices are powdery and hops are crisp and drying. Slight bitterness and rather clean.

Nice light body, adequate carbonation. Clean and crisp.

Aroma is rather bothersome since it contains quite a bit of corn and adjunct aroma as does the malt base in the flavor however hops are a redeeming quality and the spice notes in the flavor add crispness and match the Helles Lager profile very well. Not my favorite lager style but this fits the bill.

rawfish, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
3/5  rDev -15.3%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw golden orange with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready and fairly earthy malt driven aroma with hints of biscuit and light fruit. Pale malts upfront with hints of grains, straw, biscuit, crackers, and yeast. Earthy European hops with hints of spice and grass. Citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon zest. A decent Euro style lager aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a bready and earthy malt forward taste with notes of bready grains and light fruit. Upfront pale malts with notes of grains, wheat, straw, crackers, biscuit, and lager yeast. Earthy and somewhat grassy European hops with some slight spice. Bright citrus notes of lemon zest and orange. A decent lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A decent take on a Euro style lager. Good bready and citrusy taste.

MattyG85, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of IWannaEatFood
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

IWannaEatFood, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Yesdog
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Yesdog, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -15.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Berto66
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Berto66, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of wooddogg922
4/5  rDev +13%

wooddogg922, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of server222
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

server222, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Mdog
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Light yellow, slight haze, good head.

Smell: Grassy, a little corn note.

Taste: Mildly sweet bread, mild grassy hops. Balanced flavor all the way.

Overall: Picked up a single to try another one from Ballast Point, who recently entered the Minnesota market. Longfin is a solid easy drinking lager, nice and balanced flavor. Good one for a hot day or if you want something easy to drink.

Mdog, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of jackieT
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

jackieT, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

MN_Beerticker, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of bcoutu
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

bcoutu, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow with bone white foam. Decent lacing. Smells of crackers, yeast, lemon. Tastes lightly skunky, grain, yeast, lemon. Watery light body with moderate carbonation. Very simple beer, I've had better crafted lagers. I'll drink it, but I won't buy it again.

JackieTH, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

bcerv-ca, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Very light yellow with bubbly white head.

Smell: Straw, apple and almost a slight skunkiness.

Taste: Straw, apple and spicy notes. Some cereal like graininess. Not much bitterness.

Feel: Light body with some carbonation. Crisp finish but only semi dry.

Overall: Decent lager. Better than most macros but not by much.

bsp77, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of TimMack
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TimMack, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

mrmitsui29, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of ToddThompson
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

ToddThompson, Sep 23, 2013
Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.