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BEER | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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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: 4 | Ratings: 10
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Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


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 IvoryFoxhole
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
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 wonothesane42
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nzerbe
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of denver10
2.66/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Crusher
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean and bright lawnmower beer!!

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Photo of Belittle
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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 nickfl
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BEER from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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