Classic Lager - Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
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3.21/5 rDev -11.1%
First had: on tap at B&G
Looked fine for a lager, mostly clear, golden color, with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer; not much in the way of lacing. Aroma of corn sugar, toasted grains, light herbal hops. Pretty much the same in the taste, corn, pale malts, light herbal hops, mineral notes. Light body, moderate carbonation. Easily drinkable, enjoyable for what it is.
05-24-2013 23:05:38 | More by Rifugium
District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +14.4%
I had this on-tap at Lee-s Retreat.
Served in a pint glass.
A: Poured a glistening gold color, with a slight chill haze, and about a 1/2 finger head.
S: Like most B & G brews, not much on the nose. I got maybe a bit of yeast, a slight bit of hop, and lots of coldness.
T: Very crisp and refreshing, with just the right amount of bitterness and the sweetness was well-tempered for sure.
M: The drinkability was definitely high here with a really nice, fluffy carbonation bill.
O: This is one of the brewery's better offerings. I'd have this one again in a heartbeat.
11-29-2012 01:40:15 | More by Chaney
3.9/5 rDev +8%
Had this beer while at Tru Luv's while visiting Fredericksburg. Very clean taste that lingers in the mouth, not disappearing like many lagers. Golden color was so pretty, my wife took a photo of me through the beer in her glass. We will try to find some locally now that we are back home.
07-06-2012 09:59:03 | More by Ccath66
District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
From 22oz bomber to Hess imperial pint glass on 1/9/12
A: Pale vanilla yellow. Clean as a whistle too. A generous pour yields a loose and white 1.75 finger head. The lacing may be unremarkable, but considering this is simply a pale lager, I'm quite happy with it.
S: A bit stodgy. Cornbread, white rice and a solid dose of bittering hops fill my nose.
T: Creamy malt, with plenty of bitter hops to balance the flavor profile. It's extremely refreshing and insanely easy to put back.
M: Out of bounds. The feel here is almost sinful. Creamy, rich and complex. Yet as I'd mentioned, it doesn't keep the beer from being anything if not quaffable.
O: I really, really dug Blue & Gray's take on a Classic Lager. Easily one of my favorites in-style. It's inoffensive, yet packs plenty of flavor. It'll also pair well with just about anything in your fridge or pantry. This is a killer gateway beer for your soon-to-be craft beer loving friends. Highly recommended for you old school lager buffs like me.
01-24-2012 22:58:48 | More by Rhettroactive
District of Columbia
4.22/5 rDev +16.9%
I tried this one on draft at the brewpub, Lee's Retreat, yesterday, and I liked it so much, I picked up a few bombers. I got three Lager bombers and a Stout for $15 out the door (cheap!). Poured into a DFH snifter (couldn't find my pilsner glass).
Appearance (3.5): A mostly clear dark yellow or light gold with just a touch of haze. A finger or so of white head which reduces to a ring and a small patch.
Smell (4.5): Not super fragrant but much better than what I would expect. Mostly light fruit and citrus with notes of mango, orange, and a subtle lemon. There's a light graininess with maybe just a touch of toasty, breadiness in there too. Pretty subtle overall, but still interesting and somewhat complex for the style.
Taste (4.0): A wet fruitiness hits first with the same orange-y notes as in the nose. Pretty mellow and clean through the middle and a slight grassiness in the finish. This is the perfect amount as opposed to the Russian River version I had a couple days ago which was overwhelming (yuk). There is a faint grainy malt flavor throughout, but particularly in the finish.
Mouthfeel (4.5): Wet and slick. Crisp but not not that dry with some sweetness in the finish. Light to medium bodied and medium to high carbonation. Perfect for the style.
Overall (4.5): This is a very easy drinking beer with some great fruit flavors. I was really surprised that this was one of my favorites at the brewpub as I didn't expect much. I wish all adjunct lagers tasted like this; I will be seeking this one out en masse in the future.
10-02-2011 20:08:22 | More by grover37
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
Draught @ Capital Ale House: This one pours a clear golden color. There was a small white head on it that did not linger nor leave any lacing. Mild but decent nose. Some malts, touch sweet, corn, maybe some floral hops. The taste isn’t bad. Better than most beers of this ilk. Clean, crisp taste. Easy to drink.
08-23-2011 18:26:37 | More by Boto
3.5/5 rDev -3%
A: Pours a crisp clean golden straw color with a nice cap of foam just resting there for a bit.
S: Clean with a light grainy and fruity aroma.
T: Taste is really nice, smooth with a couple of things going on . One is a sweet taste like a Saison or farmhouse ale... most likely from the yeast strain, next is the fruity but earthy taste. Very little hops inhabit this beer.
M: Thick and rich, smooth with a slightly chewy feel very unexpected for a lager to me.
O: As all the beer from Blue and Gray this was no exception, always great to have and goes with almost anything and yet very good by itself after a hard day at work.
Thanks to Jeff and Laurie Fitzpatrick !Hope all the success to your newest addition of brewpub my food was awesome.
08-11-2011 05:50:57 | More by nukem5
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
Had on tap at the brewery.
A: Pours a hazy amber with little head.
S: Very light malt and some belgian yeast here.
T: Banana and some light malt. Nice smooth hop bitterness at the finish.
M: Light body but needs more carbonation.
O: Decent beer.
04-19-2011 12:03:44 | More by jale
3.78/5 rDev +4.7%
Very solid lager. Had this on tap at Blue & Gray's Lee's Retreat Pub and was very pleased. Pours a crisp, bubbly golden hue with a slight foamy head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Smell is hoppy and malty. Very smooth. Great session beer. Nothing remarkable, but very fresh, crisp taste.
04-02-2011 23:21:18 | More by oldirtycaffrey
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
I must have missed the marketing fiasco (or coup?) that was New Lager... This one pours a clear pale copper straw topped by a whisp of quickly-dying bubbles. The nose comprises puffed rice, light wheat, some mild florals, and that strange semi-funk that lingers in the back, mocking my inability to accurately describe it. The taste follows in lock-step, though that asshole funk blends and morphs into a fairly clean, though somewhat tinny, bitterness. I will, say, though, it tastes better than most AALs. The body is light, with a light carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, one of the better AALs I've yet had, but this isn't really saying all that much. It's a decent refresher, but by no means anything special.
07-07-2010 03:20:17 | More by TMoney2591
Classic Lager from Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.