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Market Street Mad Bug Lager | Market Street Brewing Co. and Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Market Street Brewing Co. and Restaurant
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sammy on 10-21-2007

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 12
Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/4...sampler tasting. Pours gold, white foam, clear. Lightly aromatic, malty sweet taste. Some citrus. Firm carbonation for a lager. Very smooth, easy drinker. Nice leadoff to the taster.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Market Street Brewing Company in Corning, NY.

Pours a golden straw yellow, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like a typical lager, a bit of skunk, some lager yeast, and sugar.

This one's ok, a bit of a step above BMC, but not much. Fairly sweet, and slightly skunky flavor, with the typical lager yeast flavors, and a bit of crackery malt. Very boring, but at least refreshing. Way too sweet.

This one is very light bodied, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a medium amount of carbonation.

Tone down the sweetness and this one would be improved.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap 8/1/2011
Pours a deep clear golden color with a stingy white head that shows a lack of retention. Smell is sweet grainy malt with a touch of honey like sweetness. Yup smells like a macro lager only a hint sweeter. The taste follows the aroma fairly well. Medium body and carbonation level, slick watery mouthfeel. Decent lager, better than the macros, but not outstanding.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice pale golden color with white foamy head.

In the nose is a sour yeast that I detect in all their brews.

This one tasted crisp and clean with a nice mouthfeel. A very decent lager, not great but good. Very drinkable. More flavor than the mainstream, but not as much as a Sierra Nevada Summerfest.

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Photo of WesWes
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pilsner malt and hop scent that's a bit dry, yet refreshing. The taste is decent. It has a smooth pilsner malt flavor, nothing much else. The hops are light and it has a grainy, dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent lager. It's not bursting with character, but it's not offensive and it drinks quite well.

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Photo of Sammy
3.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Malty aroma, lacey, fresh, yellow colour. Above average carbonation. Quality for a doomed style, from a ratings viewpoint. Only faint hop, and IBU 12. Sugary and really malty taste. Average mouthfeel.Probably their weakest beer in an average overall lineup.

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Market Street Mad Bug Lager from Market Street Brewing Co. and Restaurant
3.18 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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