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Defender's Choice Premium Lager - Fordham Brewing Company

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Defender's Choice Premium Lager
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BA SCORE
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7 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 27.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerSox on 03-22-2009)
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Reviews by Norfawkers:
Photo of Norfawkers
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden with minimal head

Smell: Not much there. Very faint malt smell

Taste: Sweet and malty

Mouthfeel: Heavy on the carbonation, but smooth enough

Drinkability: It's a step above Budweiser and the like, but still kind of bland. The upside? The bar I got the beer at donated 60 cents of every can sold to Fisher House.

Norfawkers, Oct 13, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of avisong
1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

avisong, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a brown 12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Has a mild, slightly sweet aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing although not a lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth. Goes down very easily. Overall this is a fairly decent beer.

tone77, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of BeerSox
3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear golden hue with a one and a half finger white head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Lots of tiny bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass.

Light and sweet grains with a slightly syrupy candy-like aroma in the background. The malts have a bit of a toasty quality to them, though very light. A touch of sweetness is in there as well. Light bodied.

A light, very malty, flavor which is good for the summer.

BeerSox, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of Clydesdale
3.58/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, bright gold color with a tall, densely frothy off-white head. Retention is pretty decent, with surprising lacing. Nice.

S: Some grainy malt and grassy hops. Smell is fresh, sweet, and clean.

T: Considerable grainy maltiness. Slightly toasted as well. A touch of grassy/herbal hops for balance, but not especially substantial. Again, clean and rather malty for the style.

M: Rather full in body for the style. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Take your standard inoffensive macro, throw in an unexpectedly attractive appearance and some extra maltiness, and you have Defender's Choice. I don't think I've ever seen a beer with so many patriotic American appeals. The label has a battleship, a tank, a fighter jet, and a helicopter on it. U-S-A! U-S-A! In all seriousness though, pretty respectable and tasty for the style. I was extremely skeptical, but I'll salute this one.

Clydesdale, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ejimhof, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
2/5  rDev -28.6%

THECPJ, Nov 14, 2011
Defender's Choice Premium Lager from Fordham Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.