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The Raven Special Lager - B.W. Beer Works USA

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The Raven Special LagerThe Raven Special Lager

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BA SCORE
78
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138 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
B.W. Beer Works USA visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Raven Special Lager is a perfect balanced lager beer that goes well with any kind of food, but particularly with spicy food or when you just want to sit down and enjoy a beer with friends. With a shot of Woodford Reserve chased with chilled Raven is a near perfect combination. The rich golden colored beer is an exceptionally smooth Southern German lager, somewhat malty but well balanced between the hops and malt. Experiencing the clean finish and pleasant lingering aftertaste of The Raven Special Lager, one can truly say that The Taste Is Poetic.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: RBorsato on 04-28-2003)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine March 2007

Poetic themes surround this beer; Edgar Allen Poe and The Raven to be exact. We're always wary when a specific theme is slapped on a beer. Is it a dedication or is some- one just trying to cash in? We'll let quality dictate this one.

Quick to foam and just as quick to dissipate into a thin ring of lace; poor head-retention for this Lager, though the clarity is fine. Hints of malty caramel and light floral and herbal hops in the aroma; a relatively clean nose. Creamy, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate body. Crispness struggles, but then just bows out. Bready to start, with a touch of caramel and toasted grain. A small spike of hop bitterness balances this beer out well. Semi-clean aftertaste is on the dry side.

Just a basic, no-frills Lager here, but easy to drink. We expected more from the head and mouthfeel, both of which suffered all around, but balance and con- sistent flavor made up for that. Not a bad pick if you're into middle-of-the-road Lagers. For the pairing, throw this one at a pulled-pork sandwich with pickles and slaw.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 18:47:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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The Raven Special Lager from B.W. Beer Works USA
78 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.