La Crosse Lager - City Brewing Company, LLC
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.08/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours crystal clear pale gold from a cheesy loooking bottle into the pint glass. This champagne like beer has a 1/2 finger head and streams of bubbles rising to the top. Some decent lacing is left on the glass.
I just got back from a long run out in the heat, and I'll be damned if this doesn't look thrist quenching.
It smells pleasanty fruity. I smell apples and apricots in addition to a weird but nice rubbery smell. I tried the light version of this about a week ago, and the smells are almost identical (this one is just a little bit more pungent than LaCrosse light).
The taste is fruity and grainy with a macro-ish funky taste. Not bad. It's better than just about any other cheapo beer that I've had (read: all of them....I was a poor college student once). Mouthfeel is nice and creamy
for such a lightly colored beer.
As predicted, this is extremely thirst-quenching. Sure beats gatorade!
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2006 16:24:55 | More by pmcadamis
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2.86/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
A: Brilliantly clear, straw yellow color beer with lots of bright white bubbles shooting to the top of the standard pint glass. small finger tall head that quickly fizzed away when poured from the can.
S: Very faint bread with a hint of lemon, clean overall.
T: Low in flavor, just a hint of bitterness but not enough from keeping the beer from becoming sweet. A sweet corn like flavor overall with a light bready character. Very clean, crisp fermentation.
M: Light body with moderate carbonation. crisp finish is left on the pallet making it pretty refreshing.
O: Nothing special here, but it is a refreshing beer and I'd take this over a BMC any day just because it has a tolerable nose and some noticable flavor.. but not much.
Serving type: can
12-19-2013 01:49:15 | More by guityler83
3.13/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts and grains. Taste is crisp, mild malts, light, a bit of metallic after taste going on. Feels light in the mouth and overall nothing offensive here, just your standard, run of the mill adjunct lager.
Serving type: can
09-28-2013 15:39:05 | More by tone77
1.33/5 rDev -54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
If memory serves me correctly, I bought a couple of La Crosse CANs at Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI during my annual trip to the Great Taste of the Midwest and search for CANned beers in support of The CANQuest (TM). If I am incorrect, local in-person trader, tone77, brought them by for me, but he has not reviewed them, so I am dubious.
From the CAN: "Fully Kraeusened"; "Double Brewed with Pure Artesian Water."; "Clean, Smooth Finish".
The Crack was nice and loud and I was ready for an inverted Glug, despite it being a tall boy, which CAN be tricky to maneuver. If you are trying it for yourself, the trick is to know when to begin to back off. Rarely CAN I get the entire beer into the glass initially, but I CAN get a lot of head from this style of pour. Here, I got just better than a finger of rocky, foamy, bone-white head with reasonable retention. Color was a pale sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of silage and I would like to know who's zoomin' who, here. APL, my Aunt Fanny's fanny! This is nothing more than another AAL. My first draught from the glass was all that I needed to reinforce my initial thoughts. Hell, it was damned close in taste to and one of its Wisconsin brethren's beers from the dreaded Minhas! I swear that I could taste PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) in suspension in this beer. I began to hear the tromp of heavy footsteps in the alley as the Cybermen were coming for me. I began to weep because I have eluded them so often that it it is hard to count and now I was being taken unawares! It tasted like stale corn chips blended with old tobacco in the mouth. Finish was metallic, maize-y, and I swear that when I inhaled, I could smell cigar or cigarette smoke. OMG! This hearkens back to the early days of The CANQuest (TM), when the bulk of CANned beers that were available were AALs, but that has changed for the better of late. It was like nostalgia drinking, but without the nostalgia. Brrr. Oof.
Serving type: can
09-05-2013 00:27:16 | More by woodychandler
3.03/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - Light golden color with a fairly full, foamy, bubbly, light, whispy, white head. Average retention leaving a very thin lace.
S - Very grainy and sweet. Also lots of apple in the back. Almost like a light/off cider. Some hints of bready malt. Overall it is pretty light though.
T - Similar to the nose. Pretty light with grainy, bready, and sweet malt being strongest. Very little grassy hop flavor. Again, plenty of apple notes given it a ciderish taste.
M - Light body with above average carbonation. Light, crisp, and a lingering sweetness.
D - About as drinkable as a macro light lager. Apple flavors make it slightly distinct, but I'm not sure how exactly I feel about it.
Notes: Interesting beer. Lots of apple that isn't too far off from some malt liquors. Grainy and bready sweetness. Ok but nothing to search for. Ok for a cheap beer but nothing impressive, even for the price.
Serving type: can
10-21-2011 00:29:53 | More by FreshHawk
La Crosse Lager from City Brewing Company, LLC
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