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North Fork Lager | Payette Brewing

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
Avg:
3.21
pDev:
34.58%
 
 
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North Fork LagerNorth Fork Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American Lager has a laid-back personality and pairs well with just about all edibles. Hops bring a mix of woody, green, floral and fruit notes with subtle herb and spice character. North Fork is a sessionable beer with lower alcohol content for a quick, smooth run. Pack plenty for your post river run refreshment.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-03-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by Spikester:
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3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured clear gold with three fingers of white foamy head. Average retention but fair lacing.
Smell is clean malts and some herbal hops.
Taste is similar with smooth malts and a nice hop presence.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. Finish slightly dry with a lingering bitterness.
Overall a nice example of this style although not many comparable to try.
A plus for me is the the low abv. Good flavor and easy drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.61/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, Grassy, Herbal, Bready

Pale yellow with a fluffy, creamy head. Floral and fruity in the nose. Smooth, light in body and carbonation with a semi-grassy hop character with herbal undertones and a soft citrus oiliness. The malts are a bit sweet with a dry, bready finish. North Fork is a good lager, but it's missing the clean, crisp carbonation that the style is known for. If Payette adds that, they’ll have a great one.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #111 (April 2016).

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of nuebs
3.19/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drinkup27
3.89/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBird82
3.68/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Edit: Just noticed this was my 2000th review here on BA.

Picked up a single can tonight at the COOP... Poured into my skinny weizen glass... clear light golden with a short lasting white head that left no real lacing.

Nose is clean pale maltiness.... hops are there to balance... tough discerning what varietals.. sorta grassy/floral.

Flavor is dominated by bready maltiness... bitterness comes on mid palate on toward the finish... hops are again pretty background grassy.

Body is light... carbonation is good... extremely drinkable.

Honestly, this is pretty well done... A good pale lager made only about 10 blocks from my house. Nice.

3.25/3.25/3.25/3.5/3.5

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Photo of atryes
3.97/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zorro
2.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear yellow colored beer with a smallish white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and bread. Mild flowery hop aroma.

Starts out dry and slightly tart. Taste of mineral water and toasted grain. Mild bitterness but it isn't much.

Mouthfeel is light.

An OK lager just don't expect much from it.

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Photo of Justin-m
3.56/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Benish
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BDWeigand
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CodyPorter
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Gaddabble
3.59/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of gartlesby
3.84/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of stevoj
3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Payette. Although cereal in nature, its crisp and clean and heads above the macrobrews. Aroma is cereal grains (of course) and a hint of sour, but it has a nice fluffy head and decent lacing. Taste is light, bread, crackers, sourdough. clean and simple.

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Photo of DCP
2.05/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I want to start this by saying that Payette is all hit or miss for me. Slaughterhouse is my perfect beer.

Thought this tasted like watered down Bud Light with much less of a hangover to Beer ratio, but it goes down easy in the sun. Nothing special for a lager at all, try something else from them if this was your first one.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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North Fork Lager from Payette Brewing
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