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Native Lager - The Native Brewing Co.

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3
pDev: 18.67%

Brewed by:
The Native Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 07-17-2003)
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beernbbq:
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3.68/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Breakers pool bar. Definitely enhances the experience when coming to Florida from the frozen north. Definitely a nice American style lager, falls somewhere between Yeungling Traditional and Brooklyn Lager. All-malt, light German hop nice, easy to drink and refreshing on an eighty degree day. Finishes clean with mild bittereness.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2004 12:28:54 | More by beernbbq
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3.78/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another local brew I have tasted from my home state, FL, and I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed.

The Native FL Lager pours out a beautiful shade of yellow - dark, yet clear, and even though it has little head and lacing, the color of the beer was simply great to look at. The lager had strong scents of citrus - primarily orange and lime, with a distant hint of tangerine. The mouthfeel was absolutely what I look for - little carbonation along with a smooth, silky feel. The taste followed along with the smell - I could definitely pull out the oranges and limes - really nice. And it had a good bodied tasted for a lager - not the normal watered down stuff you find from the big brewers. Overall, I enjoyed the beer - I really hoped I would and many times end up getting disappointed - but not this time.

If you drink, please don't drive, and if you drive, for cryin' out loud - don't drink...frui cervisiam consciam.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:28:09 | More by jjamadorphd
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02-12-2013 00:14:28 | More by ssimpson89
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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that reduced to a few puddles with a small collar and had some good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt, grassy hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of caramel and adjuncts.

The taste was a tad bitter and a touch acidic with a hint of caramel early on, and had a moderate adjunct presence and a pronounced bitterness towards the end. The flavor hung around for a little while with the harsh bitterness fading slowly as time elapsed.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry watery texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a brew with an awful lot of bitterness and not much else...


Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 20:09:29 | More by KajII
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2.45/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had a pint of this on tap at Big City Tavern while in Fort Lauderdale for work.

Clear yellow. Effervescent. Dense foamy bright white head. Looks like a macro except for the size and thickness of the head.

Nose is gentle malt, not much else.

Taste is mild malt, corn/grain. Not much there. Slightly metallic.

Mouthfeel is fine.

Overall quite forgettable, but still good to see local beer in South Florida. I can see how this one would be popular with the masses.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 03:01:11 | More by shivtim
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3.78/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ap: Cloudy, yellow-Orange color. Modest carbonation, minimal lacing. Very pretty.

Ar: Citrusy grapefruit smell. Very faint but the citrus stands out.

Ta: Mild metallic aftertaste. Citrus notes hit early with a mild sense of bitter and orange rind flavor. The bitter citrus sits and lingers and becomes better with each taste.

Mf: Mild carbonation. Nothing super impressive. It has a mild refreshing presence.

Ov: Nothing super impressive, but very refreshing and much more appealing than the average Lager. I will definitely look for this again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 19:17:54 | More by LiquidSanity
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thick creamy head, close to bleached white, the microfoam dissolves quickly to a thin surface layer, not much lacing but enough that you can say it’s there. Bright orange to golden color, very clean and clear, so many bubbles it looks like a snow storm. Very sweet nose of sugar cane, honey, corn syrup, quite peppery too with a dried herbaceousness as well, solid lemon zest, surprisingly ripe peach and apricot fruit scents, overall sweet and agreeably simple. Light to medium-bodied, fluffed up from the downy soft carbonation, more adjunct like flavors of corn syrup, meal, honey, sweet spices like nutmeg or coriander. The white pepper element lower here while the grassiness makes for a drying finish. The apricot, peach, yellow apple fruit steady throughout. It is really unremarkable yet at the end of the day it still brings a smile to your face. Makes you not want to analyze it much.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 12:53:47 | More by farrago
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District of Columbia

2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this as an extra from Pittsky. Awesome trade Jesse!

A: Poured a fizzy, crystal clear yellow color ... the same color Stone Brewing Co. warns you against over and over again. The head was about 3 inches + that settled into a froth within seconds.

S: A bit of bready malt, but also a bit of sulphur.

T: Light bodied, but I guess this is a light lager right? Decent mild sour-dough bread taste, but the sweetness seemed bleached out.

M: Smooth for sure and very well carbonated. Malt presence was sufficient to help drowned out some of the sulphur.

D: Hey, it's still better than St. Paulie Girl!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 22:36:33 | More by Chaney
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3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a mostly clear straw color with a white small head and minimal lacing..had to order this lager while in FL ..smell was adjunct with a malt biscuit odor..taste was grain ,rice and flour mix in some hops and biscuit and you have a sub par adjunct lager..mouth feel was carbonated had some residual flavor if you looked for it..you can drink alot of this if you have some chips and salsa to add flavor to iit

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 00:11:23 | More by gatornation
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3.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - A light aroma of malt with a hint of spicy hops and some sulphur in the background.

T - Bready malt up front with a bit of a husky grain note. Any sweetness quickly fades in the middle as some earthy hop notes come in. Finishes with a bit of an acrid husk flavor and some more earthy hops that provide moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - There is a nice, earthy hop character present throughout the beer. The hops are partially balanced by grain character but it is extremely dry and lacks any real malt depth. This is drinkable and could be quite good with a touch of sweetness and a more robust malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 03:18:37 | More by nickfl
Photo of Brenden


3.4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for including this as an extra in a trade.

This pours very much like champagne: a big, bubbly head that fades (certainly not as quickly as the typical macro light) and some active fizzy carbonation in the glass. The color is a deeper, darker gold than any macro I've seen, light or otherwise, with very few exceptions. This one even leaves some thin, spotty lacing behind.
The nose is tame with some grains and a light tangy sweetness. There's an herbal element to a light hops note.
The flavors are fairly sturdy for a light. There's definitely some herbal flavor and something earthy in there, and it's fairly well-balanced. Hops and malt both make an appearance on the tongue. There's a citrus tang in a finish that doesn't linger long.
The body is light, though not watery or especially thin, with a fairly crisp feel and even just a little smoothness.
If I had to go light, I wouldn't mind making this one a backup to Sam Adams light if it was available to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2009 15:24:17 | More by Brenden
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