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Gypsy Lager - Fordham Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
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45 Ratings
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77
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 02-27-2014

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz brown bottle.

Pale golden hue, lacing stays around long enough. Hint of buttery yeast, faint sulphur as well with a semi-clean graininess in the nose. Just enough crispness, a bit more body than needed. Odd sweetness, faint fruitiness and buttery tone. Somewhat balanced but not enough to make it super drinkable. A decent lager but it need to be cleaned up a bit, a tad dryer as well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains. Taste is crisp, grains, malts, touch of sweetness, highly drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good thirst quencher.

Photo of interzen
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

355ml bottle served cool into a tulip glass

Look: Quite a bit darker than your typical lager - almost looks like an IPA or similar. Thin, white head which bubbled away to virtually nothing fairly quickly. The end result looks like ... flat lager.

Smell: Has a sharp, grainy smell - not unpleasant in itself, but very much like a typical lager. Nothing particularly special going on here, although it gets a few grassy aromas if it warms up a bit.

Taste: Sharp graininess but not a lot else. If there's any hop character here then it's very well hidden.

Feel: Crisp, slightly dry and not too heavy. Fairly easy drinking if you're into that kind of thing. Definitely more of a 'summery' drink. The carbonation helps to add a bit of an edge to it.

Overall: Really can't get excited about this, although in the interests of full disclosure it's probably worth pointing out that stouts, porters and Belgian beers are more my thing. As lagers go, it's not bad, but it's not brilliant either - definitely a cut above the usual macro rubbish though.

Photo of ppvora
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Poured from a cold 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass.

Dark yellow coloring, almost bordering on a copper color but not quite copper.

1 finger of head, with a little aeration. Head disappears quickly.

Aroma and taste of barley. Some hay. But barley, barley, barley all the way.

If you try hard you can taste some hops here, but very little.

A refreshing lager with a tad taste of hops.

Photo of Tucquan
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this on 2015-03-01 at BWI in the Rams Head Tavern.

Decent. Bread and a little hops.

Photo of dbl_delta
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 11/7/14, so about 5 months old. A very grainy, thoroughly unremarkable lager. Has a lot more taste than the macro brews, but that's about it in the plus column.
Maybe I'm just spoiled after a winter of very remarkable porters and stouts.

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Plain ol lager. Very unremarkable.

Photo of rjs246
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a big later fan in general but this was fine and actually hit the spot.

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Gypsy Lager from Fordham Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.