Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into 16oz mug.
Appearance: Bright and clear golden color with a large white head that dissipates quickly leaving only traces of lace.
Smell: Sweet malts backed up by grains and citrus with some floral/herbal hints as well.
Taste: Begins tasting of sweet pale malt and that flavor really remains throughout. Rounds out to a grainy flavor before finishing with a fruity/honey-like sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light and crisp with a very refreshing finish.
Overall: A good representation of the style and a great beer to drink during a hot San Diego summer day. This could be an excellent go-to for sessioning, and is also an excellent beer to introduce those not used to craft to.
Serving type: can
04-07-2014 18:41:00 | More by Mosstrooper
3.59/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a relatively clear pale yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some lemon + straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts along with lighter notes of grain and just a hint of corn. Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet biscuit malts with a touch of grain and corn. There are light flavors of grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
O: Refreshing, easy to drink, and enjoyable - this might be my new go to grilling beer. Will be great in the hot NC summer.
Serving type: can
03-02-2014 01:37:35 | More by dbrauneis
3.25/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Craft...lager? Yes, please.
A: Looks about like a BMC. Carbonation is moderate. Bright bleach white fizzy head. Rapid dissipation. Slightly darker than straw but not quite to gold.
S: Spicy hoppiness. Lemon zest, a little salty smelling, herbal notes. Malt is crackery and ever so slightly sweet.
T: Big splurge of graininess in the onfront. This carries through the palate. Some mild spiciness from the hops, along with a bit of lemon oil and mildly sulfuric compounds, green grape. Finishes bone dry.
M: A little creamier than I remember Helles lagers being. Malt plays a bit more on the palate. Carbonation is neither invigorating or lively.
O: Pretty decent. Very grain dominant in the flavor department. Smells spot on for Helles, though. Mouthfeel is slightly too full and it is somewhat undercarbonated. Poor by Ballast Point's standards.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 06:14:00 | More by McStagger
Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.