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1st Gear - The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 16
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery) visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: pathman on 04-18-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 16
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2.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, pale, yellow-corn color, with a halo of white head. Nose of subtle toasted grains and sweet cream. Flavors are tangy sweet and roasted forward, with a toasted corn backbone. Smooth, light, and balanced in mouth. The aftertaste is light grain and cream again, with a smooth, light, crisp finish. (374 characters)

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Lordhelmit
3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am going by 1 day old memory here. Went to LaB yesterday and sat down at the bar for lunch after 4 hours on the road. Ordered a "1st Gear" first. I believe it was like a cream ale or something? Anyway, it was a medium auburn color and smelled pretty much like toasted bread. Taste was very mild and watery. Overall a 3. It was okay! (334 characters)

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3.41/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of kmm1793
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcsbeer
3.28/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice looking beer. Wipe the frost off the glass, very crisp and clear. Not a lot to offer for the nose. Taste was mild mannered non threatening and easy going,a little thin in the mouthfeel. (190 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.19/5  rDev n/a

Appearance: Pale yellow body, minimal haze. Small, white head.

Smell: Scantly bready malts, a whisper of implied cereal sweetness. Very light spice, very light citrus showing from the hops.

Taste: A lightly bready maltiness, even less grain. Restrained sweetness. Small hint of corn. Hops yield a little lemon and a small dot of spice. Low bitterness. Drying on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Simple, sufficient cream ale. (466 characters)

1st Gear from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
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