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The One They Call Zoe - Hops and Grain Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

273 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 25
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: LittleDon on 04-09-2013

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Ratings: 273 | Reviews: 39
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3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

While we applaud craft brewers who want to do lagers, this one just got lost in translation. It’s just too damn raw to even be recognized as a lager. We’ve had Zwickelbiers that are more refined than this. The biscuity tone is a bit of a distraction as well. Wouldn’t take much to clean this beer up and reveal some greatness.

STYLE: American Pale Lager
ABV: 5.2%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale golden, decent lacing

SMELL: Heavy dough, flour, fresh-cut grass, yeast, biscuity, lemon pith, faint spice

TASTE: Grainy, smooth, semi-creamy, moderate-sized body, slight hop bitterness, grain husk, biscuity malt, nutty yeast, mildly chalky, dry finish

Photo of RoastBeef
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bitter, 5.2% ABV. good foam. Aftertaste lingers a long while.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Citrus, grape, delicious. 5 word minimum

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into pilsener
(canned on 12/19/14)

L: brilliant, clear orange ... WOW! beautiful color and perfect clarity with loads of bubbles flying up the column -- a true lager look; produced a small head, only 1/3- to 1/2-inch of foam that's offwhite, very sticky at top edge; the Vienna malt is giving it a darker-than-gold hue by just a hair ... boy is she pretty. if she laced just a bit, she'd be a 5.

S: hops ... very American IPA citrus ... floral, too, and I'd swear I can pick up on a chunk of bread malt sweetness (that house-paint-like smell some bread-dough/bread-malt lagers get); onion ... that house paint is real ... the malt is really trying hard to get through the dry-hopping. impressive.

T: tastes like a standard American pale ale -- flowery/citrusy, orange, orange peel, a little onion ... it's hoppy and the malt only seems to be adding a generic sweetness, which is nice but I miss that bread-malt note from the nose

F: crispy clean ... it tastes like an American pale ale, but the dry, clean feel here is signature lager ... pure and true, perhaps even up to a midweight with the carbonation giving it a nice fullness. perfect.

O: i'm both in love and disappointed by this one. there's not enough malty sweetness or bread flavor typical of the Old World lager, so that sucks, yet the lager qualities are undeniable -- in the look and feel mainly. a truly unique brew and if nothing else, it's so well made that whatever my personal tastes, it's making me want to try more Hops & Grain brews. the average American craft beer drinker will LOVE this brew.

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4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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The One They Call Zoe from Hops and Grain Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.