Pre-flight - Airways Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.36/5 rDev -4.3%
16oz can poured into a pint glass. No date on the can. Head is so voluminous, it took many pours to get all the beer in the glass.
It's a pale, light golden color, clear with a huge white head and lots of carbonation. The smell is yeasty, slightly spicy, slightly lemony, familiar lageriness.
It's bitter without being crisp. A bit bland. Some spicyness, more lemon zest.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy. Overall, it's not bad.
07-13-2014 04:05:34 | More by snaotheus
4.23/5 rDev +20.5%
Clear golden color with an exuberant sudsy pour in the Ciney snifter. Lots of lacing and frothy on the tongue. Tangy, clean, light bodied with a malty mouthfeel.
This is just a delirium of hoppy flavors and aromatics. Hops are listed as Hallertauer and Saaz with IBUs rated at 30. Hugely aromatic hops with that classic perfumey taste of a good Kölsch or Pilsner. This is rather sweet with grain but it's so nicely balanced with all the hop notes and a welcome bitter aftertaste.
I don't know why this would be classified as an Adjunct Lager. It has more in common with a good German Pilsner than Simpler Times from Trader Joe's. But it would be a good argument for more corn or whatever they use to jack this up. It's still only 5% and such a big mouthful of flavor. I think this is one of my favorite brews of 2014. From the 16 oz can bought at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.
05-05-2014 06:02:50 | More by mactrail
3.91/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass. The literature on the can says this is a pre-prohibition Pilsner.
Appearance: medium yellow hue with a bit of haze and some little chunks floating around the body. Head is a thin layer of fizzy white foam that dissipates somehwat rapidly. Not terribly inspiring.
Smell: sweet malt with a tiny hint of graininess and a decent noble hop component. I think it is balanced and spot-on.
Taste: a little drier and grainier than the aroma, with a slightly more pronounced hop character and a nice spicy bitterness. This definitely has all the character of a Northwest pre-prohibition style lager. I like it.
Mouthfeel: lightly body with a decent carbonation and an OK creaminess. Not bad, but not where this beer stands out.
Overall: tasty and very drinkable. I'm glad to see this style getting more traction, and this beer is a well-executed example.
05-18-2013 19:17:48 | More by flagmantho
3.21/5 rDev -8.5%
Poured into Imperial pint glass. Poured a lightly cloudy yellow with an inch of white head that had decent retention and good lacing.
The aroma was fairly typical, light grains, some soft hops, and just a hint of light yeast. The flavors were fairly typical as well, smooth soft grains, very gentle hops and a light floral taste.
The body was light and smooth, with a nicely clean finish. Drinkability was pretty good, my 16oz can was pretty quick, and I could easily see grabbing a couple of these for a walk to the park. Overall, a nice little brew, worth a shot if you're in the mood for a lighter beer.
03-31-2013 22:07:29 | More by beertunes
3.13/5 rDev -10.8%
A: Poured a light slightly clouded golden color with a nice medium white cap, some bubbles and decent amount of lacing
S: A nice amount of corn, light grass and floral notes
T: There is an immediate corn and graininess with a prominent hop bttering from start to finish, light sweetness and dry finish.
M: Lighter to medium bodied with a nice crispness and bittering hops
O: Not to bad. I enjoyed it.
07-15-2012 16:28:49 | More by barleywinefiend
Pre-flight from Airways Brewing Company
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