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Native Lager - The Native Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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 jrohrbacher
1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

jrohrbacher, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of mooseisloose
1.6/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Note: This is now brewed and bottled by Indian River Beverage exclusively for the Native Brewing Co. the bottle label is now far more arsty fartsy ..i'll get a photo on the way. Smell is skunky sweet like a good lager should be! Pours to a ever so slightly cloudy dark yellow. Not much head. Taste is unique to say the least. Mouthfeel has good carbonation and texture. Back to the taste...yikes...I don't know what kind of hops are in this beer but I don't want to know. Match that with a swampwater taste and this is a disaster. I hope this is a bad bottle..(slightly cloudy) if so I will rate again..this is worse than Landshark for chrissakes. The first beer in my life I can't finish and will be dumped out...Another bottle (not cloudy) same nastiness... I wonder if even a dog would drink this (probably)... I pray the whole sixer is just bad and this beer doesn't really taste like this....(I need to find a dog for the other 4 bottles)

mooseisloose, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of UnionMade
2.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a sunny yellow, a vigorous pour generating a thick white froth. Excellent clarity, completely transparent, with numerous carbonation bubbles floating up. The head slowly settles into an even coating, leaving a thick film of lace where it once was. Lots of lace coating the glass all the way down.
Unfortunately, the aroma is a bit skunky, in an odd vegetal way. Rather cabbagey, or the warm lettuce that you get on a fast food hamburger. The sweetly pungent scent of skunk ass rises up to greet me. A grainy pils malt lies beneath, which is actually pretty pleasant. Some lemon, as well as a little breadiness
The flavor starts with a rather sweet, very bready pils malt. A bit artificial feeling, a vague creamed corn flavor, with a sugary white bread feel. A bit of apple and lemon in the middle, moving into a mildly skunky, vegetal finish. The hops are a bit underpresented. I don't think it's age, but rather a stingy hand with the hops. Fairly grainy malt in the end. The white bread sweetness continues into a lingering, surprisingly dry finish, considering the sugary, dextrinous feel. A bit of that vegetal, limp lettuce flavor in the end, with a white bread sweetness. Rather heavy for this sort of lager, with something more towards medium. Sluggish, lazy carbonation does a satisfactory job of moving the beer across the palate. A somewhat crisp, though middling mouthfeel. The dryness in the end is pleasant enough.
It seems like it would be an ok beer, without the wierd vegetable flavor. I'd like to retry it sometime, a fresher sample, preferably. Nothing mind blowing, but we could do a lot worse than this in some bars I've been in.

UnionMade, May 30, 2004
Photo of DES8888
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

DES8888, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of DIM
2.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My bottle says this was brew and bottled by Indian River Corporation for Native Brewing www.freshbeerinc.com. I guess this is the right beer, my label looks very different.

Not much to say about this one. It was a very pale yellow and poured with a short lived, fizzy head. Sweet smelling grains and little else in the nose. This tasted like a corny/adjunct lager. No real hop or malt character to speak of. The body was thin and fizzy. Overall, I found myself craving a Yuengling lager. This was just too sweet.

DIM, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of KajII
2.38/5  rDev -20.4%
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...

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KajII, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of drpimento
2.4/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured with a typical macro- white head and no lace. Color is an almost hazy burnished brass. Aroma is a bit spicy, citrusy, hoppy and about the best thing going for this beer. Flavor was similar but not so nice. Watery. Kind of an alcoholic character to it. Four or 5 swallows into it and it looks sad and dead. Not a great finish either.

drpimento, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of shivtim
2.45/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

shivtim, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of blitheringidiot
2.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light clear filtered honey hues with scant bubbles that FIZZLE! out like 2:00 am wall flowers when the bouncer bellows, "You don't have to go home but ya can't stay here!"

Scents of bright saaz like pilsner scents.

Sweet lager-esque leafy malt flavors & hay. Unpleasant lingering cloying vegetal aftertaste.

Medium body with slightly sudsy feel. Easily drinkable, but due to a diluted flat character.

Last swigs: Tongue coating cloying celery vegetal linger. In the end...barely drinkable.

Beer is usually good. Happy adventurous travel beering.

blitheringidiot, Mar 16, 2005
Photo of ssimpson89
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

ssimpson89, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Skelton
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Skelton, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Chaney
2.68/5  rDev -10.4%
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!

Chaney, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of MiamiEdge
2.75/5  rDev -8%

MiamiEdge, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of daliandragon
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this bad boy up at Krause's supermarket on Highway One in Key Largo this past weekend. They have a decent selection of singles and this caught my eye with it's no nonsense label and packaging.

Beautiful golden color is offset by the complete lack of head and intense, almost scary carbonation. Nose is faint but unpleasant.

Taste has some balls for a light beer, with a slight kick of hops to accompany the neutered but present malt. Mouthfeel is watery and pretty thin. For a light beer this really isn't bad at all. I woldn't look for it again but would pick it above macro lights and most macros any day.

daliandragon, Feb 08, 2007
Photo of Sammythebull19
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Sammythebull19, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -8%

bcsbeer, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
2.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours an ever so lightly hazed golden yellow color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is a clean lager smell with some grain and very minimal hops.

T- The taste like the aroma features some malt and a low hop bitterness. Not bad, but nothing really stands out.

M- The mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Not a bad lager, but not great either. I could drink a few of these, no problem. However, it doesn't really stand out in any way to purchase again.

cjgator3, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of Lupe
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden honey with a small white head. No retention to speak of, and just about the same for lace.

Not much in the aroma department besides some stale hops, grass, and a touch of butter.

Nothing special in the flavor department either. A decent honey sweetness and a touch of citrus. Hops start spicy and end up stale. A faint metallic note comes in towards the end. Comes off with a Heineken-like twang, which I am not a fan of. Finishes clean and slightly dry.

Light in body and pretty smooth. Thin and watery on the tongue. Better than an offering from BMC, especially if this is indeed a light beer (which I am slightly skeptical about). Easy drinking lawnmower beer. There are worse beers out there, and certainly better ones.

Lupe, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of Portertime
2.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a light lager I have to give this one props, it's a far cry from the other macro beers. Bottle art is a little blaze but oh well. Pours the traditional bright gold color of most lagers, very carbonated. Smell was faint, not much to pick up on besides some wisps of malt. Taste was....there! It wasn't the thin bland taste you would expect, instead it was malty with some mild citrus hoppiness. I would say take these out on the boat and sip and leave the Bud for the beer funnels.

Portertime, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
2.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a seethru straw gold with minimal head and no lace. A burnt veggie, leafy aroma (I hope no adjuncts). Watery and slick, easy going down the hatch with some minor hops and more of a veggie taste. A non-descript, but at least also a non gag-inducing, light beer. Compared to their other beers, why bother with this?

clayrock81, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of gatornation
3/5  rDev +0.3%
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

gatornation, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev +0.3%

KeyWestGator, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of DeeMalloy
3/5  rDev +0.3%

DeeMalloy, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Douglas88
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
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Native Lager from The Native Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.