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Longfin Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of ralphw56
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

12oz bottle from the Costco mix pack
Noted on 08/09/14 - FW Imperial Nonic glass

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.

Photo of Syncro-Vox
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of osant37
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of javlin624
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of allengarvin
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured from the canned version.

A: 4.5 Crystal clear light golden color with a substantial head, nearly an inch tall initially, still persistent a minute later.
S: 3.75 A bit faint, but a nice pils type malt aroma, with light hoppiness.
T: 4.25 Really good for a Helles! Delicious malt, not grainy at all, with medium to medium high bitterness and delicate floral hop flavor.
M: 4 Nicely carbonated
O: 4.25

Possibly the tastiest Helles I've ever had. It's probably too bitter for the style, approaching a decent pils in hop presence, which probably explains why I like it so much. It's quite tasty and quaffable. Recommended!

Weighting (percentages): 20%, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 4.18

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3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.