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Pre-flight - Airways Brewing Company

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Airways Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on a pre-prohibition style pilsner; fuller in body with a distinct, spicy hop presence. Next time you get that middle seat on a cross-country red-eye, this may keep you from clobbering that kid who keeps kicking the back of your seat.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 07-15-2012)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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3.36/5  rDev -3.7%

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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-03-2013 04:39:59 | More by GRG1313
Photo of bernat1971


3/5  rDev -14%

04-25-2014 16:28:10 | More by bernat1971
Photo of mactrail


4.23/5  rDev +21.2%

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
Photo of flagmantho


3.91/5  rDev +12%

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
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-20-2013 20:34:24 | More by DJMonroe
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-21-2013 02:44:11 | More by NickThePyro
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-09-2014 03:08:27 | More by ThreeFishes
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-04-2013 03:25:12 | More by grittybrews
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.13/5  rDev -10.3%

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
Photo of beertunes


3.21/5  rDev -8%

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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-11-2013 17:23:42 | More by GraduatedCashew
Pre-flight from Airways Brewing Company
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