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California Dry Hop Lager - Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery

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California Dry Hop Lager
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BA SCORE
81
good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fatehunter on 09-28-2013)
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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't improve on McStagger's review. It is an interesting clash of styles and flavors. I'd say it's quite drinkable, though, and an interesting kind of light beer that is well worth a try. Sharp and pleasantly carbonated. A picnic beer with a big dose of hops. Fruity and limey aroma.

Handsome clear amber in the glass with a modest foam. What I call the browned biscuit taste is quite intense. Lime and a touch of lemon. Woody and quite bitter at the finish. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich golden color. Much darker than your standard pale lager. Two fingers of slight off white head. Vigorous carbonation, with moderate/large bubbles racing to the surface.

S: Hoppy. Leafy, herbal, citrus. Big time lemon, getting notes of...pine? That doesn't seem right. Not much malt, but there is a mildly crackery backdrop.

T: Big bitterness up front. Kinda nondescript. Hints of citrus, pine and herbal. Middle of the mouth picks up malt notes, but these are grain dominant. Picks up notes of green grape here. Finish resumes with the same hop bitternes. Finishes very dry and with a noticeable herbal/pine bitterness. Very lean and hop dominant.

M: Light bodied. Carbonation prickles the tongue.

O: This is a decent take on the style. Still not sure how much I like new world hops working with German style lagers. Seems a bit discordant and unbalanced.

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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid dry hopped flavor that makes this one easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

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California Dry Hop Lager from Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.