Caesar Augustus (Lager/IPA Hybrid) | Williams Brothers Brewing Company

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Caesar Augustus (Lager/IPA Hybrid)Caesar Augustus (Lager/IPA Hybrid)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Lager /IPA hybrid is a revolution in refreshment and flavour. All the crisp clean notes of the finest lager but with the discrete bitter finish of a well-balanced IPA. It's not confused about what it wants' to be, it's just the best of both worlds.

Added by thepeter on 09-11-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
21.69%
 
 
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
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2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw coloured body with decent enough white head it looks like crap lager wonder where else these comparisons go.

Great aromas floral notes and hops which is great and deceiving because the taste is dull like bud with hop hints but not much.

Lacklustre elsewhere and well I've had worse but

nah!

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Photo of Bjbryden
4.69/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I joined Ba to proclaim my love for this one. I love lager and I love hoppy IPAs and this marries the two perfectly. It has the crispness and lightness of a euro lager but the nose and body of an American style IPA, without the 'dry-mouth' effect an IPA will often give you on your second round.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Bought as part of the Sainsburys British beer hunt - apparently one of the two winners. Described on the label as a lager/IPA hybrid - essentially a dry-hopped lager.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden hue with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that subsides after a minute or so. Aroma of light malt with dry notes of grassy, leafy hops - reminiscent of a decent pilsner.

Tastes of light, grainy malt with a mild bitter finish. Notes of grassy hops, with faint hints of stewed leaves in the background. Mouthfeel is tingly and astringent, with an aftertaste of subtle aromatic hops.

Pretty good for a lager - a cut above the typical industrial offering - but doesn't live up to it's name.The flavour is pleasantly dry, with subtle aromatic hop notes that make for easy drinking. However, it's best not to label a beer IPA unless it has the hops to match - could have done with more late hopping for extra character. Drinkable, but won't blow your socks off.

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Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Snow White head atop a lovely, very active golden beer, translucent despite the action.

Bready and herbal; hops are noticeable, but grassy and piney.

Flavor follows: it's a very clean brew, with bready, biscuity malts, a touch of pepper, and light, balanced hop bitterness.

Smooth and drinkable.

This is billed as a lager/IPA hybrid, but really just comes across as a moderately hopped lager. It's pretty good, though, and very drinkable. I had to stop myself from using the word 'clean' five times in this review.

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Photo of Lion088
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JamFuel
2.45/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of WastedYouth
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 500ml bottle best before Jan 2013: struggled to see why this was one of the winners in the 2011 Sainsbury's Beer Comp.

Poured into Veltins Pilsner tulips it looked very lager/pilsner in appearance, being light golden and clean.

Some hops in the smell but not much more than a regular lager, could find no reason they claim it is a Lager and IPA hybrid so far. Just like a Lager.

The taste didn't excite either, there may have been a more hoppy flavour and feel to it than some Lagers but I've certainly had hoppier Pilsners/Lagers during my drinking life.

More hype than hip hip hurray in my eyes. Appears to have been a lot of messing about during the brewing and 'lagering' process without any discernible impact on the finished product.

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Photo of paperwerewolf
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Arborescence
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Rather pale yellow. Pours a small head that recedes quickly.

Aroma: Fresh hops and citrus with a hint of honey-like floral sweetness.

Taste: Mild, bitter, fresh. The floral are still there, but now combined with hop bitterness. It's refreshing and quite easy to drink, fitting for warm weather.

Mouthfeel: At first a little sharp, as if it had quite a bit of carbonation. But I don't think it's the carbonation... Light bodied.

Overall: I'm not sure if the lager/IPA hybrid aspect brings much of interest to the table. This is certainly better than a generic lager, but seems like it has many typical IPA characteristics. Tasty, even if nothing very special. Guaranteed Williams Bros quality though.

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Photo of Foley67
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of killcore
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kitsune
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of BarneyJohnson
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bpierre
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A superb hoppy lager. Compares well with a Czech or german pilsner and has all their qualities plus a wonderful hoppy aroma and taste. Surely an India Pale Lager not an American Pale Lager?!

The lacing is excellent. 3D suds remain after the beer is gone. Healthy and attractive carbonation.

The smell is pilsner meets IPA. Dry hopping is in evidence

The taste is beautifully crafted and feels like drinking a good German pils with a craft beer hop twist that is truly welcome.

Judged as a lager this has to be rated high. It is a lager and not a golden ale or any of the other descriptions wrongly given it. Williams Brothers have created a very interesting lager here. At 4.1% it's great to have in a session to balance out any higher abv beers without in any way sacrificing taste or enjoyment.

Line this up with your favourite lagers in a session and enjoy it! It won't disappoint!

My mark out of one hundred would be 84.

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Photo of Waggman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of der_meister
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with a creamy white head. Grape fruit and melon with some cracker underneath.
Lemon jelly bean up front with yellow plum, tangelo, and mango to follow.
Floral end and drying linger. Crisp, light, round with slight chew.

Bright with lots of fruit. I don't know enough about yeast to say if the lager strain has an effect.

I would add that a lot of other reviews seem to ignore what this was aiming for: a blonde ale (you hafta ignore British ales calling themselves IPAs, with a few notable exceptions) with lager qualities. With the number of indistinct British golden ales out there, this manages to be interesting, and therefore I have to call it a success.

I'd drink it all summer.

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Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Hanglow
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours light golden, decent foamy head

Lovely sweet spicy fruit salad aroma, some cinnamon and floral aromas too

Lemony, tangy taste comes through that evolves into a mild/medium bitterness. Light bready malts too. Well carbed, slightly dry finish, fairly light in body. crisp.

Really refreshing and pleasant drink. Lots of flavour for 4.1%

Bottle, also had on draught

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