Labrador Lager | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

218 Ratings
Labrador LagerLabrador Lager

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Traditional German Lager brewed with all German grain & yeast. Very drinkable.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-28-2008

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours golden straw, with a thin white head which disappears quickly. Seems very carbonated. Aroma has all the typical notes of a lager, light slightly sweet, and bready. The taste is very fruity at the tounge, which turns to a bready bitterness in the finish. This is middle of the road for me, I've had lagers that are better and worse. Overall I would like to see the bready malt kicked up a notch to balance the sweetness.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a hazy dark yellow-orange with a 1/2"-3/4" head. There was some lacing.

S: There was very little distinct smell but what I did get was a wheat smell.

T: Excellent tasting beer with some wheat and some floral flavors.

M: Nice amount of carbonation on the tongue which gave it a very nice refreshing feel.

O: It is a very drinkable beer. It will serve you well on a hot day to cool off. It is definitely worth a drink if you can get your hands on it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very cool looking label in the traditional K-9 Thirsty Dog fashion with eye-catching graphics and font. I wonder if the Lab on the label belongs to the owner or an employee because his tag says Thirsty Dog Max and label states “”Max”-imum German Lager taste'. Very cool!! Label also gives a short description of the beer, ABV + IBU info, brewery info, and web info.

Appearance: Poured from its 12oz bottle into a 16oz English Pint. Poured out a very clear bright golden yellow color with a tightly packed 3 finger white foam head of a light density. Head retention was phenomenal at 4min 52 sec before fading to a thick coating and ring. Excellent Lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is very grainy with yeasty bready sweetness along with a slight DMS corn flavor. Also a touch of caramel and hops can be detected. Excellent.

Flavor/Taste: Taste starts out with a very bready corn flavor that gives way to a nice toasted slightly caramel malt flavor that finishes with a slight hop bite with a bready aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Very crisp and smooth and on the light side of medium body. Above average carbonation contributes to the crispness. Extremely drinkable.

Overall/Comments: This was a very tasty well put together brew that goes down easy and wont fill you up. I really enjoyed this one!! Classified as a Dortmunder/Export Lager @ 6% ABV. Consumed 4/11/2013.

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Labrador Lager from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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