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Action Man - Howard Brewing Company

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Action Man
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howard Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Axnjxn on 08-28-2013)
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A: Pours a crystal clear medium orangish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of larger bubble and a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer along with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with just a touch of earthy/spicy hops in the background.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted malts that have a light to moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness with a very light hint of earthy hops. Light amounts of bitterness are present in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and relatively creamy.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol. Definitely worth grabbing and I like the fact that it is available in cans.

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On-tap in a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, slightly hazed, caramel coloring, with a sparse, clingy, white head. Aromas of roasted caramel, toasted grains, and floral highlights. Flavors are toasted grain and bitter hops forward, with an extremely crisp finish. Aftertaste of roasted caramel. Tasty, easy drinker.

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Wilson sent me this in a recent can onslaught. You're good people, no matter what everyone says! Action Man sports good clarity and a body the color of a tarnished penny. There's no other way to put this, the head is billowing; it's dirty white and the consistency of shaving cream. As I drink puffy clumps cling like glue to the glass. Mighty appetizing.

Toasted grains and big notes of oven warm bread jump from the glass. Caramel maltiness picks up as this beer sits and there are some faint, very faint, fruity esters. Mildly nutty with a spicy though subtle hop profile. The nose is very clean overall. I'm a fan.

The flavor follows the nose closely and cleanly. Hot from the oven bread leads the way with toasted graininess following closely behind. A soft caramel sweetness picks up mid palate before clean grains and spicy hops invade the swallow. The hop profile is peppery and lasts long on the finish.

The body has a density square in the middle of the spectrum. While soft sweetness hits in the middle the spicy hop profile dries up the rear and leaves a lingering bitterness that's fairly assertive for the style. Highly drinkable.

I've never drank anything from, or even heard of, Howard Brewing but they know how to brew a Vienna lager. It's crisp, clean and malty with a nice spicy hop profile to clean it all up. Thanks again, Wil!

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Action Man from Howard Brewing Company
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