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Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-07-2006

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from Total Wine in early July for $1.99. Received at TW on 4/1/14 so likely it was canned within 6 weeks.

Beer poured straw with a nice head upon the initial pour.

Nose is grainy and surprisingly fresh.

Taste is a nice balance between the malts and hops. Finish is clean with a nice hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. FInish is refreshing.

Overall Ballast Point nailed this pretty well. Would love to try one that is fresh.

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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

12 oz. brown bottle into a Foothills glass.
No BB date found.
Bottle states 4.5% ABV.
A: Clear straw color with the slightest haze. Half finger of loose head. Good lacing but it does not last and goes down to only a small collar around the glass.

S: Tart herbs and dough, mostly.

T: Crackers/doughy malt flavors with a tart herbal hop flavor finding its way through later, along with a bit of a sweetish roundness as the beer warms. Crisp, clean and bitter. Quite good.

M: A bit on the stiff side of light. A good amount of bubble tingle on the tongue. Minimal hops stickiness, a bit wet maybe and very clean. Maybe this beer's best quality.

O: Had high hopes for Longfin but found it good though hardly great. I appreciate everything about this lager, including its low ABV. It all says "quality" but nothing was found truly exceptional. A good brew but stupid expensive. At $12/6, I've likely had my last B.P. Longfin.

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This beer has been mishandled - popping the cap releases the light struck aromas of skunk and sulfurous aromas that evoke Dante's inferno. Sad. Swirling the glass drives off some of the skunk but it is still there.
Despite the odor, it pours a bright, elegant straw under a brilliantly white, finely bubbled 2" foam cap - persistent and lacy.
The beer has the rich light pilsner and Munich malts you expect in a Munich Helles lager but you have to wade through a sulfurous swamp to get to them.
Light, crisp, above average carbonation. My rating gives the brewer the benefit of the doubt. Absent mishandling by either a retailer or distributor, this beer coulda been a contender.

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12oz bottle from the Costco mix pack
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A: Light straw, pale yellowish body with a crystal clear look and nice effervescence taking place. Foamy white cap holds over for a few prolonged moments leaving some lightly broken tracks of lace in its wake.

S: Smells of grainy Pilsner malt with some dough like quality and light hints of earthy corn husks. I get a touch of muted noble hop spice aromas and a pretty clean Lager yeast character to it. Nothing fancy here and what you would come to expect in a traditional style.

T: Tastes much the same with a firm base of whole grain bread mixed with earthy dry grass up front. Follows up with some modest Noble hop bitterness comprised mostly of staled kitchen spices. Crisp and dry with no alcohol coming through in the flavors. Tasty and refreshing for a hot summers day but a bit pedestrian too.

M: Light to upper light filling body with an higher level of frothy carbonation on the tongue. Moderate peppery bitterness segues into a crisp dry finish. Very clean overall.

D: This is a nice refreshing and crisp Helles with solid balance but it’s a bit of your typical standard fare. Simple and straightforward albeit still better than the macros.

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