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BEER | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
39.18%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by elNopalero on 07-17-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15
Photo of garymuchow
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very Pale indeed. Quite clear and a lovely white top. Pale hay color. Lots of lacing, more than I expect from this style.
Aroma is a little sulfur, some yeast, for a moment a touch of citrus and a bit of grain. But mostly the yeasty character.
Smooth drinking lager. Nice drying on the finish with some hop bittering that lingers, but enjoyable. Some grain, but light. A fair amount of yeast character and a smooth hop flavor that moves to the bittering. A touch of the citrus as with the aroma. Some astringency.
Fully carbonated as is want for this style. A little water, covered by the carbonation, but close for style.
Nice lager. Enjoyable hop flavors. I'm gonna' be done with this one before it warms
Many thanks to ONovoMexicano for this little slice of pleasure.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 4/26/16 and brought to East Coast for Philadelphia Beer Week. I definitely appreciate the no-nonsense name. Poured into Kane Belgian tulip glass.

L: Very pale golden, mostly clear. Some carbonation bubbles. 1F+ head with some retention and lacing.

S: Very light malt, a little bit of bready yeast. Like a lighter Budweiser, which is not the greatest of signs...

T: Yeah. Malt-forward, light cracker, bready. Not unpleasant and crisp, but just nothing to it, either.

F: Light body, medium carbonation, crisp and balanced. Easily drinkable and refreshing.

O: There's nothing wrong with it, but I see no reason to pay 3x as much for a Budweiser tall boy for what essentially is the same thing.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to ONovoMexicano for this divine Pils from the Land of Enchantment.
Disclaimer: I don't get very excited for Pilseners.

This is one of the best Pilsener style beers I have ever tried!
Pours a luminous straw color. Giddy head leaps from the pour. Dear Lord, this is the clearest beer I have ever seen. New category? KristalPils? I coould actually read the can THROUGH the glass. Amazing.
Smell is slightly sweet and hints of floral and spice.
Taste is sublime, subtle waves begin with a bready malt sweetness then moves to a little hop spice. Finish is understated hop bitterness that taps down the sweetness.
Keeps a mild carbonation throughout.
Overall, a GREAT beer.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BEER

Served at the brewery in a ten ounce pils glass. I don't need big pours, son!

Light golden body, perfect clarity. It looks flawless. Lace is sticky and widespread. Foamy white head is there but I didn't give it time to dissipate. 5

Smells malty with a light floral hop. A bit of spiciness too. 4

Sweet malt and a corn-like flavor. A spicy hop flavor wrapped around the bready sweetness. The finish has a beautiful floral touch. 4

Light, full-bodied and carbonated and bitter when it needs to be. Light bitterness lingers to offset the sweeter front. 4.25

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Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is La Cumbre’s aptly named American style lager—an American-style pilsner, from what I understand, right down to the use of rice. Proving that adjunct brewing does not have to mean flavorless.

“Give me a beer.” Ha. Under the most nondescript of names goes one of the most flavorful of light pilsners I have tasted in recent memory. (Which means, one of the most flavorful of pilsners I have tasted, period. I’d say this ranks second to Live Oak’s incredible brew in my opinion.) Utterly fantastic.

This poured a clear, light golden straw in color with thin lacing. It has a lightly hopped aroma with green grassy notes. Flavor—oh, what flavor!—is crisp and grassy, with a mild biscuity finish and a honeyed sweetness that emerges as it warms. Pleasing and enjoyable.

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BEER from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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