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The One They Call Zoe - Hops and Grain Brewery

The One They Call ZoeThe One They Call Zoe

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BA SCORE
89
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%


Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LittleDon on 04-09-2013)
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, a bit of lemons. Taste is lemony, malts, some grains, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall the sum is greater than the parts, a good session beer.

Serving type: can

04-01-2014 21:51:53 | More by tone77
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kojevergas

Texas

3.16/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz aluminum can gifted to me by my flatmate and served into a conical Pinthouse Pizza pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given my flatemate's recommendation as well as its current 89 rating. Reviewed as a pale lager because the label clearly identifies it as such. 47 degrees. 5.2% ABV.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass - even when I tilt it. Head retention is average - about two minutes. Average complexion and consistency.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles/sediment is visible. Appears adequately carbonated. There are no obvious flaws here. It's typical of the style; not unique or special. I'm optimistic.

Sm: Has a far more aggressive hop profile than I anticipated - wafts of floral notes, vague citrus and accompanying esters, pine, and some resins. However, it does have a slight soapiness to it, indicating that the beer spent too long in primary.

Pale malts. Light grassiness. Maybe a bit of caramalt here or there. I expected more of a pilsner malt build, but I'm pleasantly surprised.

There's certainly some palpable bitterness here. I don't pick up on any yeast character or alcohol. It's a generally pleasant aroma of above average strength and I'm curious to try it.

T: Has a fairly strong pale malt foundation with some extra sugars coming from some source - honey, maybe? The hop profile is fairly assertive for a pale lager but still can't quite overcome the potent malty sweetness here. The hops are harder to distinguish in the taste than they were in the aroma, but I pick up on floral character, a dash of hoppy resins, and maybe a biteen of pine.

No yeast character comes through, nor does any overt alcohol or other off-flavours.

Overall, I'd certainly call it balanced and cohesive. Pretty simple, albeit not for the style per se. It lacks nuance, subtlety, and intricacy, but the careful balance goes a long way. It's not a gestalt build, but it's close. I do like it for what it is.

Mf: A biteen buttery. Smooth, wet, and refreshing. A bit overcarbonated. Decent weight and medium body. Pretty decent presence on the palate. Slightly oily. The texture doesn't feel tailored specifically to the taste, but it suits it well enough. Nicely executed overall.

Not sticky, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, or rough.

Dr: It's a very drinkable lager with a fair amount of flavour and an inspired enough build, but it just doesn't come together to be anything special. I'd happily polish off a 6 pack at a party, but I wouldn't buy this myself. I'm glad to have had the chance to try it. Not a world-class pale lager, but certainly a pretty good one. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it hides its ABV well enough and I'm enjoying it for what it is. It'll get you drunk.

C+

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 04:12:19 | More by kojevergas
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yay can thanks to AdamR46 (Reddit)

Pours a nice creamy 1+ finger head that fades semi slowly with nice lacing, soapy, fairly hazy golden pale color.

Nose fresh floral hops, pretty bright with little grassy note, little spicy too, mild fruity aroma, little malt base and fluffy malt, very mild herbal grass.

Taste starts a bit malty, little fluffy sweet malt with mild toasty and sweet syrupy. Then hops, fair bitterness, earthy and slight vegetal, grassy, floral, hint of fruit cocktail, hint of slight decaying oil. Finish is dry and more bitter earthy slight herbal grassy hops, little spicy, bit more lingering herbal slight oily hop.

Mouth is med fluffy bod, nice carb, eventually gets a little thin and watery.

Overall ok, mixed, some nice parts but that one bad flavor.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 03:39:54 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear golden hue with nice one finger white head that leaves a light blanket.

S - Aromas pleasant hops, light pine and citrus, then some onion, dirty hops, light grass.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Light herbal hops, faint citrus, grass, light sweet malts, weird vegetative thing going on.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and clean, lightly carbonated.

O - Overall I this was okay until the vegetative notes hit. A shame.

Serving type: can

02-08-2014 22:19:14 | More by rudzud
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At long last, this review represents The CANQuest's (TM) 1,000th different CANned beer review! My utmost thanks to JenRay for having sent it to me for inclusion in the ongoing madness. I also wish to dedicate this review to The Movie Theater They Call Zoetropolis, an art theater that recently reopened here in Lancaster, PA. One of the slides that they show before the previews depicts a Roy Lichtenstein-like exasperated young mother screaming, "Zoe!" and if I CAN manage a link, I will add it later.

From the CAN: "Sustainable quality"; "hand crafted"; "Lively, Crisp, Right Affable"; ""At the Hops & Grain Brewery we know that good planets are hard to find. That's why we are working hard to save our own by packaging our beer in the most recyclable {CAN]tainer on the Earth. Aluminum!"; "Exciting, enticing Animated & Entertained the course is a choice Liquid the Medium lively in spirit and An Air of Aplomb just two steps will Start a Movement"; "For the Planet"; "Go Texan."

I am savoring this moment, which has been a long time in coming. It begins with a loud Crack!, revealing yet another brimful craft CAN, followed by an inverted Glug. I decided to wait a moment or so when some puffy foam began to extrude itself from within the CAN. Oooh, an active beer! When it showed no sign of relenting, I proceeded incautiously, resulting in ~ three fingers of dense, foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was a cloudy orangish-yellow (SRM = > 7, < 9), suggesting that it was unfiltered. Good! Filtration only strips away flavor and I am not a fan. Nose had a nice, malty sweetness unencumbered by adjuncts. One of the unintended CANsequences of The CANQuest (TM) has been the number of AALs that I have had to CANsume, so I know from whence I speak. Mouthfeel was medium and the flavor was hoppier than the nose had led me to expect! It had a honey-malt flavor intermingled with a minty grassiness and if I had been asked to guess, I might have gone with a Czech Pils. Finish was semi-dry and quite refreshing. I might enjoy it more on a hot, humid summer's day than on a (literally) freezing cold morning like this one, hence school being closed. YMMV.

Serving type: can

02-05-2014 12:18:34 | More by woodychandler
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WTKeene

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh can into a Deep Ellum pint glass.

Appearance: A translucent golden beer, with a moderately persistent white head. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Loads of grain, lager yeast, and a bunch of floral hops. This smells delicious, can't wait to take a sip!

Taste: Earthy and light, with a bitter edge from the hops. A grainy malt flavor persists forever on the finish. I love the flavor and this is a tasty lager, but I don't think there's quite enough of it. Very sessionable though, which is a big plus. I could see myself killing a sixer of this tonight.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, and the beer really coats the mouth, extending an already long linger.

Overall: I enjoyed this. Flavor could have been stronger, but I could definitely see myself drinking a lot of this. Very easy to drink, and for the price you really can't go wrong.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 01:07:06 | More by WTKeene
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured this can into a shaker pint. Huge thanks to darthvohn for this one!

The mountainous, cratered, bone-white foam towers out of the top of the glass by at least an inch, the Mount Olympus of beer head. This god-like tower of froth fights for minutes, creating a cratered lid with the thickest wall of spider lacing ever seen. The pale golden body emanates out highlights of honey-brown with small bubbles ascending to the cap.

Aromas of unripe pear, grapefruit, honey drenched bread, lemon-y wheat, honey dew, and flowery daisy notes seep from the pint glass. Such a fantastic bouquet, it is hard to fathom this is coming from a beer!

Zoe charms the tongue with initial notes of light citrus, melon, and flowery esters. Her flirtatious stroll leads into earthy, peppery flavors with the sweet bread malt coalescing near the end, a slightly bitter note of lemon playing in the finish.

Zoe has a perky level of carbonation, bubbles snapping the tongue while producing an ever so slight dry finish. A delicate body gliding over the tongue, she feels light on the palate.

What a treat, a real classy lady. The One They Call Zoe is a fantastically hopped lager with bright citrus and flowery esters, a truly bewitching arsenal of aromas. The palate lets the drinker down slightly, but remains an incredibly easy drinking experience. Calling a let down "incredible" should give one an idea of just how good this beer is, well done Hops & Grain!

Serving type: can

01-22-2014 09:14:13 | More by Pintofbrown
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a lager? Wow!

Great appearance, lasing head, sticky lace, clear tan color.

Aroma and flavor are once again amazing, floral hops, grasses, citrus, great malty backbone.

Body is amazing, thick and almost chewy, yet light and lagery all at once.

Absolutely great job on this one, a truly fine pale lager and a top notch beer in all respects.

Serving type: can

01-11-2014 22:35:41 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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darthvohn

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Nonic Pint

Appearance: Hazy honey-orange hue with a two finger shiny white egg foam head. Excellent lacing while you make the beer disappear. A few mil foam top lingers around awhile.

Smell: A lovely blend of floral hops and citrus backed by malt. I love the aroma on this pale lager. Absolutely love it.

Taste: Grassy, floral hops up front followed by biscuity malts, orange and lemon citrus, some tropical fruits tip toeing around.

Mouthfeel: Excellent carbonation with a pleasant bitter dry finish.

Overall: I've been waiting to try Zoe for some time now and I am not disappointed. When I think of a lager, this will be my standard to measure with. Excellent aroma and flavor. There might be better out there, but this one pleases on all fronts.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 20:58:34 | More by darthvohn
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Ford

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can poured into glass.... can poured into mouth.

It doesn't matter how I drink this beer.. it instantly became my favorite American pale. So drinkable... so much flavor. So perfect.

This one has become a staple in my fridge.... goes great with anything. I need to try the rest of their lineup. This beer is tremendous.

Serving type: can

12-04-2013 04:20:50 | More by Ford
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to channels321 for this amazing extra. enjoyed from my "E" snifter.

a - brew pours a transparent golden yellow with a big frothy white bubbly head. slippery lacing and visible carbonation.

s - nose is really nice with a solid hopping over lager.

t - aggressive fruity citric syrupy hop over lager. mango.

m - bitter finish. easy drinker.

o - overall, what a pleasant surprise this one was. wish i knew this was hoppy, would've jumped on it right away, but even with some time on it...quite tasty. worth checking out.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 04:16:14 | More by cosmicevan
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce can into lager glass; no canning date, but should be pretty fresh. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, lemon zest, peach, mango, pineapple, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, peach, mango, pineapple, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, peach, mango, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on finish. Very nice complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with balanced malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hoppy pale lager style. Nice complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

10-19-2013 05:07:50 | More by superspak
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tumbler.

Is it just me, or does "The One They Call Zoe" sound like either a badass western or a badass horror movie? Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy sunset auburn-amber topped by a finger or so of off-white foam. The nose comprises light toffee, very light biscuit, mild candied orange peel, and a touch of grassy flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, eliciting thoughts of amber ales and the like. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather fluid feel. Overall, a nice beer; like I said above, it reminds me more of a nice amber ale than anything that calls itself a pale lager these days, but that doesn't hurt its enjoyment any. I could easily see drinking plenty of this as an everyday drinker, were it available 'round these parts.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 06:01:12 | More by TMoney2591
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A two finger tall, bright white head poured atop the beer in the pilsner glass and receeded quickly. As it fell it left a dusting on top and some checkered lacing on the edge of the glass. The beer, a slighly hazy gold to copper color.

S A moderatly strong tropical grapefruit mixed with a lesser noticable noble hop aroma. Toasty, bready, grainy malt nose that hides in the back ground.

T: Very interesting grapefruit bitterness and flavor with the noble spicey flavor coming through in the middle. There is a slight sweetness that comes through but it might be from the tropical fruit flavors derived from the hops rather than malt sweetness. Malts are very subtle, grainey and bready.

M: Moderate amount of body, more filling than expected. Middle of the road carbonation. clean finish

O: I'm enjoying the mix of american and german flavors in this beer. If it were a bit drier it would be much more sessionable, but a solid beer overall.

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 02:16:38 | More by guityler83
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brurevu

Texas

4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's nothing huge or outrageous about this beer it just does everything right. A full flavored and thirst quenching beer that puts all pale lagers to shame. It pours a golden orange with a bit of hops and fruit on the nose. The taste zips on your tongue with citrusy fruit and apricot flavors and a mild bitterness to give it a nice dry finish. Very crisp and very refreshing. The Zoe is a bountiful beer in a can and a total home run from Hops and Grain.

Serving type: can

08-15-2013 17:59:53 | More by brurevu
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BryanCarey

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The One They Call Zoe pours to a golden color and emits a fragrance that is very distinctive, with scents of floral, biscuit malt, and fruity aromas dominating. The scent is very juicy and just begs you to take a sip while the foam, while not incredible, is still good and it does leave some lacing.

This beer has a very interesting flavor profile and is about right in- line with the direction in which the nose leads you. The taste of biscuit- like malts, bread, tropical fruits, and toasted malts are most noticeable, but there are other great flavors as well, like grassy hops and other sensory delights.

The One They Call Zoe is a very interesting, very tasty beer with a complex flavor profile and unexpected level of smoothness. You know this is no ordinary lager the moment you open the can and your nostrils are filled with the complex and very enticing aroma. The enjoyment continues as you take one sip after another, pleasantly surprised at the beer’s incredible smoothness and anxious to open up a second can.

Hops and Grains really overachieved with this beer and I find myself still thinking about it long after my sampling was through. It’s the best Hops and Grain beer I have tried so far and I enthusiastically look forward to trying more.

Serving type: can

08-14-2013 04:20:55 | More by BryanCarey
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nsheehan

Texas

3.01/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Zoe
Hops & Grain
20130730
12oz can to modern pint
Pale Lager
5.2% ABV

A – Pretty clear but a bit hazy. A yellowish-gold color. Very translucent. Nothing standout or inviting.

S – Some nice hop smells up front, but then some slight butter and apple creep in. From the hops I pick up some grass, spice, and orange zest. I pick up a slight tobacco note on the back end I don’t like. It combines to be like slightly burned popcorn.

T – Grass, corn, and apple. I can’t pick up any butter or tobacco. There’s no rough grain taste, which is a good thing. After a few more minutes, I’m picking up more corn and apple than grass. But more importantly I’m now picking up some grain, and it’s smooth grain. This tells me the quality of beer is quite high, however it’s not a taste I enjoy.

M – Light-medium bodied and a little clingy to the tongue. Finish is only slightly dry. I was expecting a more crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

D – It’s actually a decent quality pale lager, a style that I’ve often found lacking in quality. However, there are some off-smells, and I don’t like the taste of grain in general. I can see how someone could really dig this for a lager, except for the off-smells and the lack of crispness. Perhaps this batch is a little off. I’ll try it again next summer.
3.75, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3; 3.05.

Serving type: can

08-01-2013 04:35:41 | More by nsheehan
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can pours a lively, hazed gold color with an ample cap of white head. Decent retention and nice lacing.

Nose is very juicy and tropical hops galore! This has got to have citra in it, right? Malts are light and grainy with maybe a kiss or two of toffee.

Im having a tough time thinking of a better hoppy lager than this. It is super delicious, thirst-quenching and has great tropical dry-hop flavor. Im already on my second six-pack and will surely buy more - perfect Texas summer beer - aka great when it is hot as hell. Mothfeel is plenty full for the style and well carbonated. Awesome beer! Well done H&G...well done indeed.

Serving type: can

07-02-2013 23:34:01 | More by twiggamortis420
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elNopalero

Texas

4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a light tan-golden color with light foaming.

There’s a great piney-orange and marmalade note on the aroma. It’s hoppy and assertive for being a session-worthy lager.

I get a crisp, piney flavor from the first sip onward, with an upfront bitterness which gives it definition. Tapers off with a light touch of a caramel-malt finish. Pleasing, effervescent, and all too tasty. I think I’ll have five more.

Serving type: can

06-24-2013 03:59:38 | More by elNopalero
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GibbonsTheBeerGuy

Texas

4.79/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An absolutely fantastic and highly original lager. This is my favorite local beer made in Austin. It has a tart, crisp character that reminds me of grapefruit, but it isn't a fruity beer, at all. It has wonderful, balanced hop characteristics and a fantastic finish. A perfect beer. I only buy it now for special occaisons because I literally drink it too fast. I can't sip it like many other beers, I open a can, pour it in a glass, blink and its gone.

Serving type: can

06-08-2013 18:20:13 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, no date
Jester King

A: Hazy orange color. Slightly off white (egg shell) fluffy head. About a finger and a half. Leaving some sticky lacing.

S: Smells like a lager. Noble hops. Grassy grainy malts. Light citrus. Some biscuit notes.

T: You get those light noble hops up front. Grassy malts. There is a touch of light citrus there. Finish is crisp and clean, and refreshing.

M: Light to medium bodied.

Serving type: can

05-17-2013 15:51:02 | More by inlimbo77
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obrike

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow...this is one great canned lager!

Seriously, this is a great go to beach or pool lager for the dog days of summer here in Texas.

Pours a honey gold and leaves a decent amount of lace on my pint glass. A small amount of head remains for the duration.

Nice fresh scent. Fresh grassy hops, grains and a perfect amount of malt backbone.

Tase follows nicely with the grassy hops leading the way. Getting a bit of citrus, but not a lot. Biscuity malt is there but not overpowering. What i like about this one is how damn smooth it is. You can literally finish it within minutes if you're not careful...good thing it's a lower abv beer...making it perfect for hot weather day sessions. Has a nice dry finish that begs you to take another sip. Good stuff.

I gotta hand it to Hops and Grain. I'll be drinking a ton of Zoe in the upcoming months.

Serving type: can

05-03-2013 23:46:58 | More by obrike
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champ103

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Nice rings of lace left behind.
S: Lots of aromatic hops here. Fresh cut grass, citrus, lemon, lingering grapefruit. Toasted malt, crackers, and biscuit malts. A light lingering grapefruit bitterness. Excellent.
T: Just a touch less hoppy than the nose. Toasted and biscuit malts are more apparent up front. Though the citrus and grapefruit hops linger for a nice bitterness that brings everything together. Very well balanced, and excellent.
M/D: A light to medium body. Crisp and effervescent carbonation. So clean and a lingering dryness is great. So easy and enjoyable to drink. I can keep coming back to this again and again.

This is an excellent session like lager. At 5.2% ABV, it is just a bit high for a true session beer, but why nit pick? One of the better new (to me) Texas beers I have had so far this year. Highly recommended.

Serving type: can

04-19-2013 20:38:19 | More by champ103
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from a 6 pack I got at Specs Midtown (Houston TX). I'm happy to see Hops & Grain here as this has been an Austin local till now. Aggressive pour leaves a golden color with a finger of white head that fades fast and leaves a thin white line with little lacing as the glass goes down. I love the smell on this beer, right as a pop the can I get big fresh hop scent from this pale session lager. The taste is much more mild, slightly fruity, maybe a little grapefruite and brown sugar. I can see myself having multiples of this in one sitting. This is a perfect session beer, especially for the hot summertime months we have ahead of us here in Texas. I am very thankful that this is available to me now.

Serving type: can

04-17-2013 02:10:07 | More by StArnoldFan
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LittleDon

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A full bodied American lager. Yellow to golden with a minimal head and very little lace. Malty aroma and flavor. Biscuity, grainy, lightly toasted malt. Big body for the style with a medium plus hopped finish. Medium carbonation. Much closer to a German Pilsener than an American adjunct. Makes a great hot weather beer.

Serving type: can

04-09-2013 00:44:39 | More by LittleDon
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The One They Call Zoe from Hops and Grain Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.