Brava 5.5% - Lakeport Brewing Company
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2.39/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
341 mL clear glass bottle from a six-pack picked up at TBS; packaged Aug. 27 2013. I am not at all surprised that I'm the first to review this, because most BAs probably have, you know, standards of decency or something. Served ice cold, because how the hell else would I serve this?
Pours a bright golden-yellow colour - sort of like urine, or I guess plasma if you want a more tasteful bodily fluid to compare it to. It generates roughly one finger of fizzly white head that quickly evaporates, leaving behind a soapy film at the surface, as well as a slight collar and curtain of lace around the rim. Looks fine for what it is, but the aroma immediately tells me what I'm in for - it's just corn all over here. Boiled corn, corn husk, and corn syrup are all there, and I can't find anything else beyond that. Basically, it smells like cheap beer.
My tastebuds were bracing themselves, but this is actually reasonably drinkable. It's a little grainy at first, with hints of cardboard and corn grits - but the finish is where the syrupy corn sweetness comes in and things get a little, well, gross. Fortunately, this unpleasantness is quickly forgotten by the palate, as this beer has almost no aftertaste whatsoever. Light-bodied and not completely watery, with strong carbonation and very fine bubbles that prickle the tongue and graciously scrub away the flavour. Easy enough to drink, and better than a lot of comparable offerings in this abv range.
Final Grade: 2.39, a D+. Lakeport's Brava 5.5% is an uninspired adjunct lager, but at this price point ($9.50 for a sixer), it's not exactly the worst option. In all honesty, I actually like this slightly more than the standard version of Brava, but I can't think of any reasons to select this over, say James Ready or PBR 5.9%. Not the worst cheap higher-gravity lager I've ever had, and I wouldn't turn one down if offered, but BAs without masochistic tendencies are probably best served by not bothering with this one.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2013 21:45:08 | More by thehyperduck
Brava 5.5% from Lakeport Brewing Company
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