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Bert Grants Lazy Days Pale Ale - Yakima Brewing Co. / Bert Grant's Ales

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Yakima Brewing Co. / Bert Grant's Ales
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 04-19-2003)
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Reviews by bashiba:
Photo of bashiba
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a copper color with a thick white head.

Smell was a mild citrus odor.

Taste was mostly a citrus hop flavor with a touch of caramel malt in the mix. Still not as hoppy as I would have liked it to be.

Mouthfeel was ok, a touch thin even for a summer pale.

Drinkability was decent. Nothing spectactular here, but easy enough to enjoy in the summer heat.

bashiba, Aug 10, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of merlin48
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the oval label with the Adirondack chair. Pours a slightly hazy amber, with minimal head and lacing. No "floaties" in this one, unlike the Grant's pale ale from yesterday.
Aroma features a sweet, caramel malt dominance, in spite of all the westcoast hops whispering in the background, with soft melodies of pine and grapefruit.
This one feels medium bodied in the mouth, with a hint of a floral, herb bite, and medium carbonation.
Caramel malt is assertive in the taste, and is able to sit atop the grassy and piney hops, all the way through. The hops come on stronger toward the finish, with some grapefruit hoppiness getting some attention. Aftertaste is dry and slightly bitter.
This is, by far, the best Grant's that I've had. Very well balanced, and highly enjoyable. Makes me want to build an Adirondack chair llike the one on the label.

merlin48, Mar 06, 2004
Photo of Thrasher
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper with smallish head and lace. Neutral aroma with a faint, inviting hint of yeast. The ale is malty, surprisingly so, with a gentle lemony hop bite towards the finish to provide crispness and a distinct finish. Close to your standard British-style pale, such as Bass or Full Sail Rip Curl. I'm not quite sure what makes this an especially summer-y beer, but it is satisfying nonetheless and mellow enough to slake a hot weather thirst. The malts are rich and characterful, with biscuit, bread-crust flavors and a very slight butterscotch. Satisfying, nourishing mouthfeel which is thinnish but very pleasing. I fully enjoyed this beer, and although summer is basically over, I will be certain to look for this next year. I imagine, when this beer is perfectly fresh (my sample is a couple months old), it's an absolute winner.

Thrasher, Sep 22, 2004
Photo of Elemental
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am always impressed by the beers that come out of Grant's. I think that this is a nice a light pale ale. The aroma is a little off setting but that is completely masked by the taste of the beer. Its a medium maltyness with a slight hoppiness. Hardly any aftertaste. This beer goes down smoothly. Its great for those warm summer days in which you want to enjoy a nice ale on the back porch while BBQ. Not the best pale ale ever but definately a recomended beer for those who still enjoy a smooth light pale ale.

Elemental, May 24, 2003
Photo of marcobrau
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Lots of foam. Clear golden color. The huge head settles to nice thick collar with some little "clouds" of foam. A fairly fresh, light hop aroma. Not too spicy/hoppy or too bitter. Refreshing is a good word this beer that tastes like a brewpub beer. Nothing earth shattering here, just a good tasting fresh, light pale ale. If you pour this beer right down the center of the glass you will get a very creamy, very drinkable ale. A little pricey for such a light tasting beer. So many of the brewery's beers are medium bodied and hoppy I have to wonder if Bert Grant would make such a beer if he was still alive...

marcobrau, Aug 13, 2003
Photo of hotstuff
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Unbalanced is the key with this beer. I am definitely unimpressed as it lacks aroma and definitely lacks flavor. Where's the hops? I'm not a hop head, but SOME hops would have been nice. It had a small sized ivory head with fine-medium bubbles that quickly and completely dissipated. The body had some carbonation and it was clear with a golden hue. The nose had some hops but the taste of this beer was very bland, boring and flat. The palate was smooth, watery, thin, dry and light bodied. The lacing was very sparse.

hotstuff, Nov 30, 2003
Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has to be taken for what it is - a light summer quencher. The bottle's designation of the beer as a pale ale overstates the beer. It is a light ale, one that does not try to do much but be smooth and easy to drink. On that count, it does so quite well. Lightly sweet malt, balanced with a little citric tartness. More like the run of the mill kolch or summer wheat that many breweries issue for the hot months - pleasant in a no-brainer sort of way.

Brent, Jul 21, 2003
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An unblurred amber color, head is average in size, bubbly in texture, off white in color and the lace a satisfactory sheet to cover the glass. Mostly malt nose, crisp and clean, start is malt and slightly sweet, top a bit thin for me. Finish has a spiteful acidity, the hops passive in their bite, dry as a bone aftertaste, best I can do is “Average”, but that’s not all bad as it will be a nice summer beer for these long hot summer days in the desert.

Gusler, Apr 19, 2003
Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orangeish amber colored ale.

Smell is light and a bit sweet smelling with a toasted grain scent. Lesser scents of iced tea and honeysuckle.

Taste is mild sweetness and biscuit malt and a faint bit of hops. That is about all for the taste just a mild ale flavor without any complexities.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Drinkability is OK. This beer could be the poster child for an average beer without any faults. Nothing wrong with it, but it is boring and basic.

Zorro, Jul 13, 2005
Photo of neonbrown82
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is "just another" Pale Ale. Pours to a clear coppery color with a good amount of carbonation and a thin but stable white head.

The smell is kind of weak. Has a small bready malt aroma to it, but nothing huge. To my disappointment, I couldn't smell any of the amarillo, which is my most favorite aromatic hop.

The taste is sweet with a light touch of caramel. The hops are more apparent in the flavor than the nose, but still don't quite meet up to my expectations of the beauty of the amarillo. Has a light bitter and citric aftertaste. Not quite as light and refreshing as I was hoping for a summer seasonal Pale Ale hopped with amarillo (see 3F's Gumballhead Wheat Ale, for instance).

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a pleasant bitterness. Maybe too bitter and dry for what a summer seasonal should be, but for judging strictly as a pale ale, it's good. Not nearly on the level of drinkability as something such as SNPA, however.

neonbrown82, Jul 29, 2005
Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok one solitary bottle of this sitting on the shelf ( this seems to be a good seller in the store i go too) WEll its 81 degrees outside here in Salem , lets see how this summer beer works.
Comes in a 12 oz brown stubbie type bottle.
I liked the look of this beer dark amber in colour , darker than I expected it to be. nice solid pure white head that stays a while.
mm nice aroma too..pretty malty in character..with a good hop smell.
Again a nice chocolaty(mild) malt taste hits my tongue, this is followed by a sort of ice tea flavour then a good hoppy after tatse..this beer has amarillo hops in case that made any difference ( says so on the label LOL).
Very pleasant on the palate I like the mix of flavours yet its light weight.
Very drinkable I would say..but more a fall beer than a summer,,its just a wee bit too heavy.

Reidrover, May 22, 2003
Photo of aracauna
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

First off, lets just say that this name is a real misnomer. You see pale ale on a beer from the west coast and you think APA which means hops. There's not a hop to be found here. I had this both in draft and bottled form today and there's a distinct difference. The draft was very mellow, caramelly, a bit tea-like. No bitterness. The bottle has a bit more character to the flavor and brings in a bit of graininess. Either way, it's immensely drinkable and there's nothing bad about it. A little on the blah side, but something worht drinking when you're not worried about the beer.

aracauna, Jun 23, 2003
Photo of misterscooter
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is odd. I didn't find much in this beer. Not much of a smell, just some hops, possibly some lemon. There wasn't much of a head. It has a good brown color and it tastes like a pale ale. Just dry enough for me to know it is a pale ale with those hops, and possibly some lemon, coming out in the taste. It felt fine and went down fine but it didn't glow with anything amazing. That said, I liked it for a good, straightforward beer.

misterscooter, Sep 12, 2004
Photo of stegmakk
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Deep gold with a light tan head...[
Aroma is a decent citrusy and floral hops aroma...
Taste...where did it go...the aroma was stronger than the taste...tastes like lemon water hops...lemon being the citrusy taste i get...not good...flavor is weak...
Mouthfeel...watery...
Drinkability...with its weak flavor and watery feel I could pound many...but I dont want to

stegmakk, Jul 08, 2003
Photo of kgotcher
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a big fluffy head and a carmely, light amber hue. Airy head leaves some light lacings behind.

Smell is grainy malt with some earthy hops. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel and a fairly dry finish. Taste is nice if a bit on the earthy side, not really a crisp beer that I would expect from a summer seasonal but good nevertheless. Overall a nice beer I plan on trying again.

kgotcher, Oct 01, 2005
Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is decent. It has a mildy malty scent with a grainy aroma. It is light on hops. The taste is decent as well. It has a light malt complexity that goes down easy and refreshes on the finish. It is a tad dry and grainy, with a slight sweet aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine seasonal, but I don't really care for the grainy flavor. Otherwise, it would be a good brew for those hot days.

WesWes, Apr 26, 2004
Photo of pezoids
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden yellow color. Very clear with a soft carbonation. A thin head of foam topped this beer off. The aroma has some slightly pungent and lemony grains. The taste is very mild and has touches of caramel malt sweetness and A hint of sharp graininess. Body is light with lemony malts and a muddled bitterness. The beer’s soft characteristics make for a very pleasant and enjoyable beer. Not bad, but nothing extraordinary.

pezoids, Jun 05, 2004
Photo of Naes
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden brown in color with a small white head that provides no lacing.

The aroma is of faint hops and a bit grassy.

Its flavor is slightly citrus and has faint traces of malt and hops. It is quite watery though.

Mouth feel is super light in body and is medium in carbonation. As stated above, the wateriness makes it easy to drink but also something that I will not revisit.

Naes, Aug 29, 2005
Photo of mitchfor3
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this beer to be rather strange. I was pleasantly surprised by the crisp aroma and inviting orange color, but the wispy white head didn't do much for me.

This is not a very complex ale. Sort of confusing inital taste which smoothes out very quickly into a basic low-bitterness, small flavored pale ale. Finish is unusually sweet instead of bitter like I expect from the style.

All in all, a decent summer brew - one that I would choose over most macro crap in a heartbeat and good for beating the heat but definitely not a brew that I would go out of my way to find or even buy a sixer of. There is much better stuff out there.

mitchfor3, Dec 13, 2005
Photo of beertaster13
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very solid pale ale from Grant's. Pours a nice orange goldish with a slightly off white head that is decent. The lacing is okay, nothing will blow you away. The smell is strong of citrus and very clean to the nose, slight malty tones as well. The taste is a beautiful blend of sweet malt and slight bitter hop. The citrus brings a nice refreshing flavor as well. The caramel hops are slight but nice. A light bodied pale ale and very refreshing. Goes down very well, great drinkability.

beertaster13, Jul 08, 2004
Photo of beerguy101
3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and slightly floral. A light bodied pale ale. Malts are slightly sweet and somewhat nutty. Hops are kind of mild, slightly citrusy and floral. Kind of mild tasting for a pale ale. Very drinkable and would be a great beer on a warm lazy summer day.. Hmmm maybe that's where it got its name. DOH. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

beerguy101, Jun 27, 2003
Photo of SheepNutz
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy deep orange color with two fingers of head. There is a little bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell is a little bit on the malty side, but still has some hop presence. The overall smell isn't too strong at all. The taste very malty up front. Slightly sweet, a little bit of orange. There is a light hoppy finish, very refreshing. The mouthfeel is really thick for an APA, yet very smooth. The drinkability is good too. A decent APA.

SheepNutz, Sep 21, 2004
Photo of freed
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I disliked this label the first time I saw the beer. Its lacks the nobility of the original Grant's family. But I've mellowed my opinion, and drink the beer anyway.

The beer pours a nice crisp golden with a nice tight crown of foam. The smell is very unique, almost a fleshy, pulpy smell. The taste is surprisingly complex and deep for such a simple beer. The malt almost tastes like a copper ale, with a hint of cocoa, and the hops bitterness and aroma are pleasant but very noticable. I'm quite the fan of amarillos.

This is a great alternative to regular "summer" beers. Much more interesting than a kolsch or lager, and still refreshing.

freed, Jun 06, 2003
Photo of RocketWidget
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is very average. Pours a nice golden color with a good, lacy head, perhaps this beer's best characteristic is its appearance. But smell is very subtle and indiscript and taste is quite average. Light and refreshing, this would be a good beer to sip in 90 degree weather by the pool, but lacks the flavor depth I look for in my beers.

RocketWidget, May 04, 2004
Photo of Running4beer
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out orangish/amber color with an off white thick head that slowly dissapears to a thin layer. Slight carbonation and a bit of a thin mouthfeel but still good. Smell wasn't to strong some floral hops and a bit of malt but nothing stands out there. Taste good some sweet chocolate maltiness a bit of a nutty flavor was in there and floral hops towards the end. No bitterness, this was smooth and pleasant to drink, especially today seeing it's 90d here in NY....Nice summer brew.

Running4beer, Aug 22, 2003
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Bert Grants Lazy Days Pale Ale from Yakima Brewing Co. / Bert Grant's Ales
79 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.