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Native Lager - The Native Brewing Co.

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72
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Jdecarol
3.93/5  rDev +31.9%

Native is now being brewed and bottled under the Indian River Brewing company in Melbourne.

For a light lager this is pretty good. No off put flavors in mouth, slight funk in the nose but that's my fault. This is no sam adams light but nothing else is. I could definately find a good home for this beer from the Indian River brewing company.

Very pale yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly into a white ring. Not much lacing, think wisps down the side here and there.

Smells a little grainy and citrusy (acidic?) twang in the nose. Almost like v8 but I did have alot of tomato based BBQ tonight.
EDIT*

Taste is sweet malt with a little honey on the tongue. Small showing of hops. Yesterday I didn't think the taste was either good or bad but today I have to say one of THE BEST light lagers I have ever had. Actually better than most pale lagers.

Easy than budlight and miller light going down. This should be the new light lager.

Jdecarol, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

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.

jjamadorphd, May 19, 2013
Photo of LiquidSanity
3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

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!

LiquidSanity, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of StevieW
3.73/5  rDev +25.2%

Another offering from the Fresh Beer, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale. This is also being offered in local pubs and restuarants as an alternative to the regular AB dominated line-up.
Medium yellow color, thin white fizzy head. Very much expected from a lager. Nice hop presence on the nose. This smells like your dad's beer. Very traditional beer flavors. Slightly sweet, but a bit more full bodied and flavorful than a Budweiser, Fosters, MGD beer. Think of it has the Brooklyn Lager's little brother, less hops for sure, but still a crisp, dry finish, and very suitable for the Florida summers. Some will find it thin and watery to finish, but it is decently drinkable. I'm guess I'm just not impressed by lagers anymore, but this and the Brooklyn Lager are the best tasting I have had in a while.

StevieW, Jul 17, 2003
Photo of beernbbq
3.68/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

beernbbq, Feb 05, 2004
Photo of bkilpatr
3.53/5  rDev +18.5%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. 03/06/08

Pours a clear light golden color, a finger of white head that quickly went away. Slight butter smell, not much else.

The taste is nothing to write home about, but is pretty good for the style (American light lager). Some sweet honey/butter taste to it. This is fairly high in carbonation, very light body. Very drinkable, a great session beer.

This might be my new favorite light beer. SO much better than any BMC offerings, which to me all feel like empty calories. This one actually has decent taste. I'll probably switch to this for football game days.

bkilpatr, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of rcori
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

rcori, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

LJWalker, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Lovely85, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Bloodbuzz99, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.45/5  rDev +15.8%

I am trying to keep in mind that this is a lager and that any beer that resembles one of the big three automatically is assumed to lesser value. This beer is on tap at the Tap Room in Ft. Lauderdale. Was really unsure of what to expect but what I found was enjoyable.

A very bright (not clear) golden color, very bubbly head. Was poured in a 22oz plastic cup-very Spring Breakish! Tasted wonderfully, this beer reminded me of doing the dishes as a little boy and finishing off the remainder of the beer that was not consumed during dinner. Very sweet.-Situationally this was one of the better beers I've had in a while. Hot March day in Ft. Lauderdale, drinking a beer mindless beer out of a plastic cup, thinking of why I moved to Massachusetts, college kids trying to pick up the waitresses. Oh to be young again!

FLAbeergutinMASS, Mar 24, 2005
Photo of Brenden
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

Brenden, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of nairb80
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%

This beer is a typical lager with a golden color; with a light foamy head. Once I poured it into my glass I was totally expecting something like a Natural Light. I took a sip and to by suprise this beer was pretty good. It had a nice smooth taste. No bad after taste. If I had to describe this beer in one word it would be - Smooth.

This a great and highly recommended alternative to Bud Light. Good for quick drinking.

I gave this beer a 3.5 because it is above average for a light lager.

nairb80, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of Drew966
3.33/5  rDev +11.7%

Native Lager pours a light orange with a white head that dissipated quickly from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma, while very mild, is hoppy. Taste starts out malty and finishes hoppy. A touch of sweetness is also present, but not overwhelming. This is better than I expected. Definitely better than the big three. Contract brewed by the Indian River Brewing Company for Fresh Beer Inc. Worth a try.

Drew966, May 17, 2006
Photo of nickfl
3.3/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

nickfl, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Lare453, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of farrago
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

farrago, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of gatornation
3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

gatornation, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev +0.7%

KeyWestGator, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of DeeMalloy
3/5  rDev +0.7%

DeeMalloy, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Douglas88
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A light aroma of malts and hops. The flavor was pretty interesting; lots of spices and carbonation, very alive. Some light malt and semi-bitter hops. Some biscuit flavors and quite tangy. Not bad. A very decent lager.

Douglas88, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Thedrizzle, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev +0.7%

birchstick, Nov 11, 2013
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Native Lager from The Native Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.