Barons Lager | Barons Brewing Company

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Barons Brewing Company

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 46
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden colour, with a decent and very frothy head of white foam, big-bubbled at the top, but with decent retention. Surprisingly little lacing, merely a bit of sudsy remnants as the head dissipates. Not bad, but I've seen better.

Sharp, slightly metallic hop characters on the nose, giving rise to nuances of rust and tinfoil. A hint of honey as well, but it's minimal, giving it very little sweetness. Mostly, there's that pungent metallic twang.

Taste is initially grainy, with some sweet wort runoff character, before a very light hint of those metallic hops, which jangle against a spritzy seltzer water acidity and ragged carbonation. It's pretty clean, but it's also pretty bland. Mouthfeel is harmed a little by the carbonation.

It's better than the standard Aussie macro, but it's not significantly better. It ends up being reasonably inoffensive, and pretty clean, but it's so bland that I wonder why you'd bother drinking more than one.

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy golden color pour with a small foamy white head , medium carbonation . Aroma of toasted malt, spicy hops, and honey . Flavor is malty for a lager , sweet , with spicy hops showing through , light bitterness . Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel , sessionable but a little sweet for my liking , fun try though .

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Photo of biggred1
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dull bronze with a tight white head that quickly fades to a skim of foam and leaves fine lace on the glass. Toasted grain and herbal hops in the nose. Lightly toasted grain and earthy hops make for a nicely balanced flavor. Barley malt is the dominant flavor component and kind of reminds me of grape-nut a good way. Full bodied and creamy. Not a bad Aussie brew.

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Photo of ADZA
2.59/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a golden amber hue with nice carbonation that leaves a two finger head with a rim of lacing around the rim,it has a really average smell with aromas of weak fruity hops and malt,it also has an average mouthfeel with those weak aromas of fruity hops and malts coming thru on taste,overall a very bland beer thats only a little step in front of the macrobrews out there but not by much at all definately a big let down in my eyes and would not buy again.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden amber with a small fading head.
Aroma is pretty grainy and shows minimal hops.
Flavours include lots of grainy malt and grassy, fruity hops, some banana, but all quite faint. Finishes with a metallic bitterness.
Carbonation is over the top.

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Photo of TheSarge
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a one finger thick white crown, with decent retention. The body is dark amber, and is quite hazy.

Aroma is a bit hard to pick out. It's a little husky, and grainy, but that's about it.

The taste is a little on the dry cracker side, with the yeast giving it a powdery feeling.

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Photo of Cs1987
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Light gold, 1 finger of head, high carbonation.

Smell - Plenty of citrus-like Saaz in the aroma, with some malts.

Taste - The combination of Saaz and Pride of Ringwood hops is interesting, but the flavour of the PoR stands out a little too much. In fact, this is probably hoppy enough to put it closer in style to a pilsener than a helles. The malts are good quality, and other flaws are minimal.

Mouthfeel - Light, a little too watery.

Drinkability - Not designed as an easy drinking lager, but still pretty drinkable.

Overall - Pretty good, but other than the Saaz hops, little separates this from lower quality macro "premium" lagers, such as Crown Lager.

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Photo of kegger22
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Sometimes you don't want a huge flavor, or a heady aroma, or mounds of frothy head; you just want your thirst quenched. That's when I reach for a lager. Just finished mowing the lawn and grabbed a Barons Lager. The part that I didn't drink straight from the bottle poured hazy gold with respectable off-white head. Not much aroma. Taste was clean, crisp, slightly sweet. Mouthfeel was minimal, a little carbonation bite at the back of the throat. Drinkability was great, like I said this lager is a thirst quencher, that is its role in life. Not spectacular, but perfect for a hot Sunday afternoon.

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Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, yeast, slight hops, and some grain. Fits the style of a Munich Helles Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, pale hops, yeast, and slight sweet malt. Overall, a crisp, full-bodied, easy drinking lager. Makes a good transition beer for those who only drink light lagers.

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Photo of juju7
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks the part of a thirst quenching lager. Light orangey, amber with a tidy white head. Just a touch of malt action on the nose with a hint of lemon. Drinks fine with mild bitterness and a slight malty backbone. Better than most macros but nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a urine-gold colour with effervescent white head, sinks all too readily, in a drowning-man kind of way. Gets zero help from the carbonating lifeguards. Produces a web of lacing but nothing exciting. Standard lager appearance, really.

Smells fairly strongly of amber malt mixed with a slight grassy hop aroma. The hops are definitely slight. Malt has a slight honey edge to it, and the whole thing develops a bit of a nasty yeast character. Not all that pungent, and quite predictable. Not impressed.

Taste starts off with an unpleasantly sticky malt flavour which becomes a bit darker and brooding on the mid. Hops come through towards the back, herbal and resiny like fresh-cut grass. The hops, like the carbonating lifeguards, aren't enough to rescue the finish from being a bit cloying. Not overwhelmingly so, but it certainly isn't as clean as it could be with a few more hops. This does have more as far as palate complexity goes than your average Aussie lager. There are buttery and slightly darker notes among the malt profile. However, being comparatively good doesn't make it intrinsically good. Being the innocent man in a lineup of paedorasts doesn't make you a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.

While this has hints of respectability, they're not enough to really impress me. Mouthfeel is flat and dull and the finish is, as I've said, just not clean enough to make this drinkable or refreshing. There's potential here but not quality.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the makers of the wattle seed ale, on to the beer:

Into a stange it goes, this beer has a tint of haze to the tangerine color found in the body. The head is two-fingers thick and holding up well so far. Smells like...grain, grass, honey soaked grain.'s a little grainy and drier to other bright colored lagers out there. Grain hits the palate at first with a cooked hop note. Touches of vegetable as well. The maltiness is light in flavor. More cooked hop flavor, with notes of tea. Easy in the mouth, and tad oily, with a little bit of body to it.

Not a bad buy at $1.49 for a 330 ml bottle of imported lager. Good if you're looking for a lager with a bit more hop flavor than maltiness.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with a medium white head that recedes quickly. Smells of sweet, grainy malt and faint grassy hops. Taste is weighted towards honey-like malt. Light hop flavor towards the end with mild bitterness. Moderate body. Nice lager.

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Photo of vancurly
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank on tap at Berry Hotel, NSW.
Needed to drink six schooners to get the free t-shirt....
My initial thoughts were Euro lager, with dominant sweet-ish pale malt and some light to medium hopping. Not much bitterness, and leaving a mouthfeel that was slightly heavy and cloying. But all up, not a bad on-tap option....

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a clean glass.Semi hazy, wheat like appearance with nice froth.

S. Bready, doughy yeast and some noble saaz-ish hop in the aroma, malts subdued.

T. A nice mix here. Roasted grain, scottish style malting and a light lemony hop. Slight mineral/metallic edge. Robust and flavorful, very well done.

M. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and lends one to long for another sip.

D. Possibly the best Vienna style lager Ive come across. Wish I had more than one bottle, this beer beckons for extended sessioning.

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Photo of Buggies
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow with minimal head and lacing.

S: Sweet malt with a good bit of bread in the background.

T: This one is mildly sweet starting out. The finish is quite interesting for me. You get a quick sweet malt then finishes with a huge citrus smack at the end. A small amount of metallic aftertaste at the very very end though.

This was an interesting beer, and I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It has a pleasant aroma with a nice crisp taste. I could buy a case of these for the summer months.

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Photo of Durge
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A standard golden amber color, clear and bright. The head is pretty minor, just a little white fuzz with a bit of lacing. The aroma is a slightly bitter malt, a bit grassy wheat-like smell, not a typical dull lager so far. The taste is a fairly interesting bright lemony wheat with a deeper rye bread hint. It's got a little bitterness, very drinkable, modestly carbonated but still spritely. It has some complexity, but is generally a nice refreshing lager, a pleasant surprise and worth a try any time there's a discriminating thirst to quench.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden yellow body, whispy thick... three-finger head forms a donut in its center(?)... sparkling and effervescent... fresh, almost fruity with a strong pilsner maltiness--pleasant... light, crisp with a floursih of effervescence around the tongue--mellow and balanced... tough to place its taste: a citiric burst with a malty base and a yeasty finish make this engaging yet something of an anomaly to its purported style... as with Cooper's, Barons seems to have something in its water that brings it to life--not your average lager (or ESB, or pale ale!)... I could hammer these in the summer sun or sip them by the winter fire--versatile if not worthwhile... i see I am in the minority of this beer's opinion.... a Christmas gift I won't look in the mouth!

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Photo of Macca
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a dark golden colour. Clear. A slight head which drops away to minimal retention.

Bready aromas up front with some florals at the back.

Great whack of malts up front but this dies quickly. Disappointed with the follow up spiciness. It does not have the same impact.

Fullish mouthfeel.

I could knock back a few of these.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly clouded yellow/gold color. Poured a 2 finger foamy white head with fair retention. Medium thickness lacing, but broken.

S: Sweet malts, wet grainsand cut grass. Rairly light overall.

T: Consistent with smell; sweet malt, grains and grassy hops in the moderately (pleasantly) bitter finish. Slight mettalic/crackers aftertaste.

M: Light to medium body. Balanced carbonation makes it smooth.

D: Fair lager. Crisp, dry and refreshing. May be better taste choices out there though.

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Photo of Thunderball
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a large Schneiden Weisse glass. A nice golden color, with a one finger head with a full retention. The smell of sweet malts, and a bread like component. The taste is what impressed me with this surprising brew, dried banana chips, with a hint of vanilla, some caramel notes, with a marshmallow ghost, finishing with a somwhat dry, astringent finish. Just the right carbonation to set you up for the next sip. A lot of "bang for the buck" for this type of beer. One of the best largers I've ever had. A class act!

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Photo of jdoncbus
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams BL glass. The appearance consists of a pale yellow, plenty of carbonation, and a two finger head; moderate lacing.

Faint whiffs of banana bread, crisp hop, and sweet malt. In general it's a very clean smelling brew that doesn't radiate much odor.

As expected the beer is very crisp and bubbly on the palate; pretty slick. A creamy malt presence that conjures up caramel malt, lemongrass, faint piney hops, and pears; a little peppery as well. The mouth is left with a mild lemon flavor and a moderate dryness.

This offering makes me appreciate the Helles style much more. This one would be a nice session beer and a beverage to offer up people who shy away from craft brews. A solid hot weather beer as well and hope to see it again after a day spent outdoors.

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Photo of WHROO
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have turned into a bit of a Baron fan...
Firstly, appearance is a slightly darkish gold, poured with no glass tilt to get a nice head. Head quickly disappeared but some slight lacing, & carbonation. Quite cloudy (although this batch was past its useby)
Aroma is a little malty & sweet, though not a strong aroma.
Taste was the exciting part (as usual), I found it to be very sweet (nice sweet, not sickly sweet). Darker malts were present...with a little hoppy bitterness that linger a little more than their ESB.
Mouthfeel was also very nice, with lively carbonation on the tongue leaving it not too heavy.
A very smooth lager...enjoyed poured into a pilsner glass.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single, twelve-ounce bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison...
Pours a clear, lucid, light-golden hue with a very minimal head that rapidly receded and deposited a very thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Uncharacteristically strong and assertive lager aroma replete with a raw earthiness, bread, and butter...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma, very crisp and refreshing along with a unique earthy flavor...
Good mouthfeel, along with an equally good level of drinkability...
Nothing above and beyond, yet still a decent stab at the style...

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Photo of Reidrover
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden colour, large thick white head. Good aroma, mainlly malty with a nice grassy whiff of hops. Malty flavour, not too sweet though,some hopping noticed at end. Palate is acceptable for style and I like the fact it isnt "fizzy". Overall a nice enough beer

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Barons Lager from Barons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 46 ratings