Classic Lager - Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
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District of Columbia
2.83/5 rDev -20.9%
This beer pours a dull yellow color with a little haze. Smell must be teased out, but its very malty and one-dimensional, like sweet grains. The taste also must be teased out as well, as there is little to distinguish this from any of the other lagers out there. There is the same sweet wheat taste, but very little else. The mouthfeel is weak, but because there is no real substance to this beer the drinkability gets a good rating. It also falls into the trap that befalls most microbrews, in that there is very little carbonation and it leaves this beer more akin to a syrup beverage than a beer.
09-25-2007 01:09:41 | More by Toddv29424
3.21/5 rDev -10.3%
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
3.28/5 rDev -8.4%
Very clear copper body topped by a white head, carbonation is moderate, decent retention and ok lace.
Subdued grass, hay, hops and floral scents makes up the nose of this lager. Very faint licorice present.
Taste is citric and floral, grassy undertones carries over into the aftertaste and a horehound candy flavor appears, aftertaste lingers well though very faint.
Full body for a lager and lots of coating which isn't necessarily what you want in a lager.
Very drinkable and easy to enjoy, not one of the best offerings from Blue & gray though.
01-23-2005 19:11:30 | More by oelergud
3.38/5 rDev -5.6%
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
3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
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
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
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
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
22oz bomber into nonic.
Crystal clear rich golden amber hue with a thick one and a half finger head that slowly settles to just about nothing.
A little bit of bready grain, with a little bit of a syrupy fruit-like aroma. The hops add a bit of a tea like aroma.
Crisp and slightly toasty. The hops add a bit of a bitterness, very herbal as well. Not quite as smooth as I would have preferred. It almost has a Euro Lager quality to it. Lighter bodied, with a good amount of carbonation.
An okay lager, certainly good for a warmer day. Not quite as smooth or refreshing as some of the others I have tried. Still, a good job with a delicate style.
04-12-2009 16:58:33 | More by BeerSox
3.58/5 rDev 0%
Its crystal clear golden body is capped by a short head of frothy bright white foam that drops readily to just a razor-thin surface covering. Still, it somehow manages to leave creamy rings of sticky lace about the glass - amazing! The nose is clean with just a hint of grainy malt and some very light floral hops. The body is light/medium; and a very fine, moderate carbonation lends it just enough crispness on the tongue to awaken the taste buds while still leaving it silky smooth. The flavor seemlessly blends a clean, delicately grainy malt with some sharp, fruity and floral hops against a firm backdrop of bitterness. It finishes clean, crisp, short and dry. Why, this beer is almost too perfectly put together! A great summer quencher!
10-06-2003 03:03:27 | More by NeroFiddled
3.6/5 rDev +0.6%
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
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
a: the lager is an attractive rich golden color with a lightly retained bone-white head and light lacing, looks pretty good in my pilsner glass
s: a sweeter and maltier lager, with a very floral corn-nectar aroma dominant, very atypical but I really like it for that reason, moderate (local) hop aromas are soft and herbal yet crisp, a little mineral, nice
m: carbonation and body both fall in the light-medium range, could be a bit more lively but I'm digging the smoothness
t: much like the aroma in its maltiness, and though the sweetness doesn't work as well here it's still quite interesting, pale barley and corn honey over a soft herbal hop flavor and mild bitterness, a little too heavy and long in the finish, but a nice flavor overall
d: pretty easy overall, but missing that snap that could make it a session
growler provided to my landlord by the brewer
09-07-2008 03:49:59 | More by blackie
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
Sampled from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass at 50 degrees. Picked this up at the brewery during a Columbus-day-weekend excursion to Williamsburg.
A - Pours a cloudy yellow with minimal head and lacing.
S - Aroma is of honey and tea leaves...a little sweetness is detected. There is a discernable spice I can't quite put my finger on..
T - Honey dominates the taste - but there isn't really a malty accompaniment. The tea leaves come through as well, so it's a very good blend...if it weren't coupled with a bubbly alcohol flavor, though, it would be dangerously close to a tea, but I'm basing my taste rating on the fact that the alcohol is noticable.
M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation...very slightly sweet on the aftertaste, otherwise a good, crisp finish.
D - I think drinking this from a bomber helps, because the more I drank (as it neared room temperature), the more enjoyable it was. At first, I was worried it would be too sweet, but that quickly melted away. All in all, a good lager from the boys at Blue and Gray.
11-23-2006 02:30:58 | More by JohnnyM2002
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours somewhat cloudy (I know they filter it, perhaps it is a chill haze) for the style...which is incorrect here...this is NOT an adjunct lager...this is all malt. Smell is butterscotch and bready with a tad of floral hops. Taste is malty with carbonation tickling the tongue and again, just a hint of hoppiness, but not much. The buttery nose overpowers the taste. Mouthfeel is medium and this is a highly drinkable brew. The wife liked it during a blind taste. Had it with barbecue chicken and it worked rather well. ABV is 4%.
05-14-2005 23:34:27 | More by pentathlete
3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
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
Classic Lager from Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.