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Weed Lemurian Golden Lager - Mount Shasta Brewing

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Weed Lemurian Golden LagerWeed Lemurian Golden Lager

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BA SCORE
84
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mount Shasta Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 04-12-2009)
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Reviews by GClarkage:
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

04/11/09- Purchased at Mollie Stones in Burlingame, CA.

Presentation- 22oz bottle, 2009 release. Poured into my Radeberger pils lager glass.

Appearance- Pale golden in color. 3/4 inch head which receedes fairly quickly and leaves some lacing lines and streaks.

Smell- Citrus hops, biscuit malts, earthy hay notes...no real adjunct notes.

Taste- Kind of mix between a pils and lager flavor. Hops are fruity and fresh, while the malt is lightly toasted and bready. Combines very well.

Mouthfeel- Creamy at first, which fades over consumption. Very crisp with a medium carbonation level. Nice lasting hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability- Quite a tasty lager. Not sure I listed it under the proper category, but it's definitely not a adjunct lager. I really enjoyed it. Possible pilsner....

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow pour, big time haze to it, pretty white head. Sweet and clean aroma with minimal doughy breadiness to it.

Clean, get all the yeast flavors of a belgian, but without the oppressive clove and spice feel to it, just the sugary bubblegum component here. A little bit of lemon and crystal malt to it. Substantial bitterness and relatively high hopped for style. Good crispness to it.

Brings the best things of many styles together, some parts saison, some parts lager.
Drank in memoriam of Randy "Macho Man" Savage near Lake Shasta. Dig it!

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brewery,Served in a CHILLED pilsner glass!! sunday 6/21/09. finally got to the brewery after 4 days of serious adventure on Mt. Shasta and Castle lake.

a clear, Golden color, very lively look with a thin, white head, quick dissipation.

The nose has all of the classic Pils aroma's except this one has a unique and red-fruity edge from the hops.

The flavor is a light, crisp and clean light malt with herbs, green veggies, only slight peppery effects, mild yeast and a very subtle sweet-fruity current that makes this one not very traditional but unique.

keep 'em coming.

Photo of JTahoe
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear pale golden yellow with animated carbonation and one finger crisp white head which recedes relatively fast but leaves a bit of lace.

S - Rather pilsner-like with malty foundation, lemon, grain, a touch of earth, and a nice amped up hop profile.

T - Grain, dry grass, yeast, some citrus, light fruity sweetness, and light peppery spice. Well made with some layers.

M - Moderate-light body (rather full for a lager) with good carbonation. A bit dry on the finish.

D - A nicely made lager, very enjoyable. Nothing crazy out of the ordinary, but it does have a bit of a unique twist.

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks once again to flexabull for putting this bomber in the UGLY Duckling BIF.

Pours a golden color, good sized head that fades slowly, leaves some patchy lacing.

Smell is very yeasty with a hint of citrus and spice, possibly some coriander.

Taste is well balanced, starts out biscuity with some lemon zest then slowly transitions to a light hop presence, very light and crisp, perfect for summer.

Photo of Reidrover
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Nice golden yellow colour, with a slight haze about it, good long lasting thick head. Soft grassy aromas, doughy too,caramel. Doughy thick flavour,biscuity, sweet thick malts, some under pinning of hop. Very nice palate, nice long lasting peppery bitterness in the after taste. Overall I thought this a very intresting beer. I thought if anything it was a helles style lager.

Photo of flexabull
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber picked up at the brewery. This was a seasonal, but due to popular demand, it is now available in bombers. And a pretty cool looking bomber too!

Beer is named after the "beings" who live in Mt. Shasta. And according to the bottle, this is Vegan. (First time I have ever seen that on a bottle...)

Anyways, onto the actual beer.

Pours a bright clear gold color, with a decent white head.

Aromas are spicy, bready, dough like, a bit sweet smelling as well.

Taste comes of at first dry and clean, but then with a long overall creamy taste and finish. A crisp and slight yeasty spiciness up front, a bit bready, doughy, and with a soft feeling sweet creaminess. Finish is crisp, and with a nice sharp bite from the hops.

Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation is good, and the beer also feels pretty full in the mouth, especially for a crisp lager.

Drinkability is good. This actually comes off a being a bit too strong to be sessionable. But it is a tasty lager that is worth a try, pretty thirst quenching, and would be a pretty nice beer for the warmth of summer.

Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another puzzle as to what kind of brew this actually is, but after a few sips it tastes like a watered-down Saison. Rather hoppy and quite dry. Faint sourish tang is not to my liking. Ends with a clear bitterness. Thin body but with a nice rich carbonation on the tongue. Golden color with a slight chill haze and a nice head, attractive lacing down the tall tulip glass.

Nothing mellow about this, more of a chalky and severe style. An odd murkiness that does not do much for drinkability. More of a funikfied Belgian hint to it than a usual German kind of beer.

Photo of MisterClean
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at extreme pizza.

A - Poured a straw-yellow, with a 2 fingered white head, which dissipates moderately fast. Leaves some pretty good lacing.

S/T - Lots of grass and light honey. Bittering hops too. Very unique for a lager. Never had a lager this hoppy.

M - Full bodied, but hop dominated. Light dryness on the finish. Fairly crisp.

D - Good. This is a very original take on the lager style. Lots of grassy hops.

Photo of SuperMario
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, and slight grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice grassy aroma, but the flavors come across to me as earthy and dirty instead.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a pretty steady lager. A bit earthy, but that's okay. It gives it some spunk and character. Lagers seem to be so one dimensional or uninteresting, but this one is certainly not that. Nice body; nice width of a flavor profile. I can dig it.

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured to a pint glass.

As mentioned below in a previous review, this is the first I've seen a beer stated to be "VEGAN" on the label. Speaking of label, this has an interesting one: a saucer-shaped UFO hovering above a cloud-covered Mount Shasta. The side label explains this somewhat, citing the mountain's 'mystic power' which 'attracts free spirits, spaceships, and searchers of the...survivors of Ancient Lemuria'. It continues to describe the Lemurians: 'these wondrous beings, usually invisible to the human eye, trade only in the essential properties of the earth: air, water, gold and magnetic fields'...it continues on in such fashion for several more sentences, let your imagination go... :)

A: Warm, baked-bread golden color. Quite silty, with floating flecks on tiny yeast and a general milky haziness I didn't expect from a lager like this (no mention on the label of its filtration...or lack thereof). Started with one-finger of fizzy white head; that drops in seconds to a thin film. Slippery lace glides gently down the glass.

S: All-malt, very biscuit-like, aroma. Noble hop spiciness enters subtly, followed by a little citrus zest.

T: Grassy, hay-like grain flavor with a pleasant honeyed sweetening. Seemed like all bread initially, then a fairly pronounced spiciness and a tiny bit of citrus tang enter. The result is a pleasing balance with a sneaky complexity.

M: Smooth and a little oily/viscous. Lightly carbonated fizziness that softens with time. Unfiltered graininess leaves a little sticking starch on the cheeks and lips; hop bittering holds on the far back of the tongue.

D: Not quite 'majestic' like the label describes, but tasty and easy to drink. An interesting take on the all-malt lager, with a 'roughness' that I found kind of appealing. As this is my second one in a couple weeks, I'd say it's good enough to get on occasion and definitely worth a try.

Photo of bitterthebetter
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A flying UFO with WEED written on the label caught my eye so needless to say I had to get one.

Poured a classic golden lager color with slight haziness and crisp bronze notes.

Aroma was of slight malt, crisp but subtle hops, and a touch of fruit (apple?)

Tastes like sweet malt and balanced hops, very well integrated

The balance of the malt and hops, which endure to the nice finish, create a very enjoyable lager with character.

Photo of woemad
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane. No freshness date. My first bottle of "legal Weed."

Poured a clear, golden color but with just a thin skiff of foam, despite a fairly reckless pour. Sparse, spotty lace.

Very unobtrusinve nose of mild malts and equally mild, grassy hops.

Fairly bland tasting, with a mild, grassy hop flavor that is matched by a minor, bready malt flavor.

Slightly prickly mouthfeel, body seems slighty too heavy for the style.

A pretty uninteresting beer. Not actively bad tasting but pretty much a liquid yawn.

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Lemurian Golden lager which was I think my first vegan beer poured a golden color with a 1 finger foam head with minimal lacing.

The aroma was of biscuit malts and a slight yeast smell. The taste was malty all the way with a sort of lemony finish. In the mouth it was thin and crisp. Overall not really fond of this style but it was enjoyable non the less.

Photo of chickencoop
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up solely because it said is was "100% Vegan", just kidding, but I thought that was a nice touch if trying to be funny, if not, get over yourself. I love shasta, best wedding of my life was there, so on that note, I went into this wanting to like this, but overall this was a bit average. Poured nice and cloudy, expecting some taste, but overall average. This was drinkable based on the style, and wouldn't pass this up if it was handed to me, I was just hoping for more.

Photo of rainfairy
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Offa
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I note that there are two entries for this beer: this one under the American Pale Lager category and asnother under Dortmunder/Export. These should both be joined as they are about the same beer. I am going with this one for two reasons: it has many more reviews, it has the picture of the beer, and its first review is older than the first review of the other entry.

This is a very good, solid pale lager, perhaps more appropriately classed as a Dortmunder or something other than simply "American Pale Lager." It has a good hop rpesence, solid character, and nice depth. It is definitely one of Weed's best beers.

Slightly hazy straw-gold, it has a medium white head, slowly shrinking to a thin foam layer, leaving only a little weak lace.

The aroma is flowery with a lot of lemon overall, grain, general citrus, and lemon pulp.

The taste is lemon, grain, herbs. The charatcer is solid and full-bodied, light sweetness with a zesty, slightly spicey bitterness that just dominates by the finish and lingers lightly like lemon zest, along with some grass and light spiciness. It is solid and firm, with good depth, a full, well-rounded feel, yet luight, crips, zesty character. It is perhaps slightly on the bitter, lemony side, but not much.

Weed Lemurian Golden Lager from Mount Shasta Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.