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The Veteran - Veteran Beer Company

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The VeteranThe Veteran

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BA SCORE
78
okay

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Veteran Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: enelson on 12-19-2013)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 1000lbgrizzly:
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev +8.8%

A: Darker brown, dulled somewhat. Coarse head that fades quickly and leaves very little lacing. A few loose bubbles rise.

S: Warm caramel, malt. Not much else, but it is appetizing.

T: Same as the nose, with a touch of raw malt/wheat in the background. The flavor is prominent and clear, and deep- surprising for a lager.

M: Creamy, full bodied. Faint but appropriate carbonation. This is a little heavier than I'd expect from the lager style, but it's better than choosing to go lighter.

O: A great lager, a few steps above what you'd typically associate with 'lager'. The color, smell, and flavor are all full and warm, and the mouthfeel is up there with some great stouts. There is quality in this, much to my surprise and appreciation. I'm getting a six pack for Independence Day.

04-28-2014 23:46:02 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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emerge077

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours a darker shade of orange than it's Blonde counterpart, there's a fine froth around the edges, and a wispy collar of spotty lacing. Visible trails of rising carb in the glass.

Very estery yeast aroma, sliced apples come to mind right away.

Taste is slightly sweet and malty with a fruity apple note, and it finishes fairly clean. Body is light, though it has a little more substance than run of the mill macros. Soft carbonation with a mild level of astringency. Overall it was fairly drinkable, though I opted to use half for a chili recipe.

03-07-2014 02:51:28 | More by emerge077
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-06-2014 04:57:53 | More by LJWalker
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ddavison

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-17-2014 00:52:02 | More by ddavison
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2013 01:09:22 | More by enelson
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matjack85

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +12.1%

My sister bought a bunch of these for our 4th of July party, as the labels certainly fit the theme for the day. A beer company owned by veterans with beers brewed by veterans. 12oz brown bottles with no freshness date.

The beer poured a pale reddish amber color, similar to a Killians. The 1-finger white head only lasted about a minute and it left very little lacing.

The beer had a sweet caramel smell to it, and not much else.

Caramely sweet backbone with a touch of apples. Admittedly not very complex, yet I still found it very tasty. Not much in the way of hops, but enough to give it good balance.

Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

A very simple yet tasty lager - a cut above the standard macros.

07-06-2014 08:24:02 | More by matjack85
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TerryB

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-12-2014 21:21:07 | More by TerryB
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Lewdd

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-01-2014 00:51:44 | More by Lewdd
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aasher

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 03:14:46 | More by aasher
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-09-2014 03:52:28 | More by tvghost
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dcall384

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-11-2014 15:30:12 | More by dcall384
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cardinals22

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.4%

08-10-2014 23:37:21 | More by cardinals22
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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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TheWiredDJ

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Cris4545

Indiana

4/5  rDev +21.2%

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monkeyboy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

07-04-2014 22:04:26 | More by monkeyboy
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mlklein27

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

02-09-2014 20:37:05 | More by scruffwhor
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-18-2014 19:17:35 | More by DaveMiller
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-13-2014 17:43:16 | More by rabbitguy
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-12-2014 02:06:34 | More by capuchinpilates
The Veteran from Veteran Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.