MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager | Portland Brewing Company

MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft LagerMacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager
BA SCORE
46.9%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 64 ratings
MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft LagerMacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Malts: Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Nugget, Mt Hood, Sterling

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
64
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
14.73%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of smcolw
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good starting head, leaves good chunks of lace. Crystal clear broth with a straw color.

Clean, fresh aroma of fresh malt and floral hop.

Refreshing clean flavor that starts with pale malt. Very soft taste like the best pilsner. There's balancing hop that is closer to flowers than bitter pepper. Excellent body for the style--quite full bodied with appropriate carbonation.

This is one of the superior pilsners I've ever had--beautiful smoothness.

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Photo of Listers
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright golden yellow with a thin white head

S - herbal, grassy hops with some faint cereal grains

T - herbal, faint grass, cereal grains, just a little spicy

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

Not a bad pilsner. It's definitely hoppy and refreshing. I'm not sure I'd pick up another bomber of this but if it was sold in six packs I may pick one up from time to time.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, crystal clear, goldenrod coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy coating on the surface. Aromas of roasted grains, honey, and light herbed spicing. Flavors are more spiced, with lemon grass, fiddlehead, and some jasmine. Sharper flavors are accented by the carbonated, light body. The aftertaste is fairly clean, with a touch of floral highlights and an overall roasted quality. Slick, slightly filmy finish. Tasty brew.

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Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one's bright gold, clear with a little chill haze. It grows a pure, clean white head that's fluffy and craggy, about one finger tall. It remains a full fluffy half finger for the full session, dropping patching behind.
There's a little bit of white fruit flesh with some biscuit balanced by light floral bitterness with an herbal touch in the smell.
Grassy, floral and herbal gentle hops bitterness comes against some honey sweetness and biscuit. It has a hint of spiciness.
The leafy, herbal note adds a light dryness in a light body that has a nice heft to it. it's consistently crisp and nicely smooth. It's pretty clean, with a touch of grain coming through a little.

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Photo of madtappers
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the MacTarnahan's tap room, poured into a tulip glass.

Clear golden color as expected from a lage beer.

Scent was more of a calssic german or czech pils rather than a lager as it stated to be. Lots of saaz hops I believe.

Very drinkable beer; very refreshing taste and neither the hops or malt are overpowering. Great summer BBQ beer. Not going to be a front runner for beer of the year however.

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Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

A: Good clarity, sudsy ... very sudsy. Bright golden color.

S: Faint herbal, floral and fruity hop with some bread grain as well. Pretty clean nose.

T&M: Just enough crispness, very smooth with a bigger body than expected but still is very refreshing. Grassy malt backbone, slightly biscuity with a pulling bitterness from the hops ... herbal and spicy. A bit of warmth from the alcohol, clean. Hops and malt play well in the semi-dry finish.

O: Clean enough to get by, the rustic edge is inviting and my palate begs for another gulp. Seasonal ... ok, but they should keep thing one going year-round even if it was draft-only. Damn good.

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Photo of hopnado
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Full Bloom is a very pale golden yellow with thick white head. Is settles fairly quickly but leaves some nice spotty lacing.

Aroma is mild but nicely hopped for a pilsner. Not on the level of an imperial but somewhere in between traditional and double.

Flavor is nicely balanced but more bitter than sweet. Slightly herbal and spicy with a dry crisp finish.

Mouthfeel is light in body and balanced. Carbonation seems a little too high but isn't totally out of style.

Overall a good extra pilsner.

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a decent looking fizzy bubbly 2 finger head that retains well, lots of bubbles rising from the etch at the bottom, very clear bright golden tan yellow colored beer.

Nose actually presents a nice lager aroma, like pure lager. Nice soft straw and crisp lager aromas, juicy almost with the nice toasty malt. Hint of fruitiness from the yeast as well as, with some nice soft floral grassy style, almost noble but not quite, hops.

Taste starts light and crisp, not not light on flavor. Big toasty straw out front, with a nice full toasty malt, juicy malt, but still crisp. An almost biscuit but not quite, with juicy lager flavors, light and refreshing. Hops again tickle with light floral grassy, but get slightly spicy as it goes, with a light overall bitterness that balances well to the semi sweet nice malty flavors, and crisp lager flavors. The softness lends to a nice smooth finish that is crisp and clean, fairly dry, with a bit more slightly spicy hops, light toasty straw malts still as well.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice fluffy carbonation.

Overall I'm a little impressed. By the label, and not knowing the brewery too well, adn on top of that knowing most breweries make a poor lager, this was nice. Good straw toasty malts, semi sweet, with nice lager crispness, juicy, and the right balance of floral grassy hops. Still not a knock your socks off kinda beer, but good.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up tonight at the Meridian Brewforia.. Paid a pricey (for a pilsner) $6, but I am a sucker for lagers. Poured into my slim tulip.. The brew is clear straw golden.. great rocky white head... good retention and lacing.

Pale malts and a traditional hoppiness in the aromas... The nose is good, but it is lacking some malty complexities.. though it is good for sure.

Flavor is pale malts and a soft bitterness that melts into a mildly spicy hoppiness... clean and nicely balanced..

body is about right, but the carbonation seems a touch light.. but what do I know?

This is a very nice brew.... expensive, but nice. It would be a goto for me if it was in 6'ers and more moderately priced... Very drinkable.. and has the pils style nailed down tight.

4/3.5/4/4/4

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of grains, caramel and floral notes.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and grains. Nice subtle bitterness adds good balance to the beer.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really tasty lager. At $1.99 for a bomber at Zipp's in Minneapolis it's a steal.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - This beer is straw colored with a decent amount of carbonation rising from the etching at the bottom of the glass. It is topped with a couple inches of white head.

S - I get some floral hops and biscuit.

T - The taste follows the aroma. I get a solid bread malt base and a flowery taste. It reminds me of hibiscus or roses.

M - Moderate with lower than expected carbonation.

O - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I didn't expect much. I enjoyed the flowery aspects of this beer, and the bready malt added a nice balance. It goes down really well on a hot day like today.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a tasty treat. A bit of a break from all the over the top and punch you in your mouth flavors. This one was an experiment with subtlety. A fine pilsener but with a nice floral note. This definitely lives up to the name, it is a very refreshing take.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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MacTarnahan's Full Bloom Craft Lager from Portland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.9% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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