Native Lager - The Native Brewing Co.
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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.
06-05-2010 03:18:37 | More by nickfl
2.8/5 rDev -6%
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.
10-04-2008 18:33:49 | More by cjgator3
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.
10-01-2009 15:24:17 | More by Brenden
2.4/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
11-22-2008 01:41:19 | More by drpimento
2.93/5 rDev -1.7%
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?
06-01-2009 14:54:24 | More by clayrock81
District of Columbia
2.68/5 rDev -10.1%
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!
12-06-2010 22:36:33 | More by Chaney
2.3/5 rDev -22.8%
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.
08-04-2009 10:40:46 | More by DIM
2.48/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
03-16-2005 07:58:01 | More by blitheringidiot
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
11-17-2010 00:11:23 | More by gatornation
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.
05-17-2006 00:33:35 | More by Drew966
2.75/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
02-08-2007 03:41:54 | More by daliandragon
2.2/5 rDev -26.2%
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.
05-30-2004 05:09:01 | More by UnionMade
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.
03-31-2012 12:53:47 | More by farrago
2.38/5 rDev -20.1%
[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...
08-31-2012 20:09:29 | More by KajII
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.
07-17-2003 00:59:54 | More by StevieW
2.45/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
04-25-2012 03:01:11 | More by shivtim
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