Starr Hill Jomo Lager | Starr Hill Brewery

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Starr Hill Jomo LagerStarr Hill Jomo Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.57%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 01-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of Immortale25
2.01/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says PKG on 11/07/13.

A- Pours a very clean dark amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass leaving a jagged ring behind.

S- Very glassy aroma with some cracker-like malt underneath similar to a light macro lager.

T- Alcohol, bland semi-sweet malt and water. That's it. After a few sips it becomes somewhat drinkable but there are no redeeming qualities overall.

M- Sticky and thin. Medium-low carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Wow, this will likely be going down the drain. I don't normally like Vienna lagers but this is a real disaster. Easily the worst offering I've had from Starr Hill.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of witster18
2.28/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

weird...

this lager pours copper/gold with a little slushy foam head...

smell is pretty off-putting.

I'm going to try and be easy here. I have no idea what the other reviewers here are thinkin. This tastes so metallic and dull. No FLoral. Hardly any hops to detect. This is NOT good.

it's as if I'm licking the inside of a not-so-recently emptied brewing tank. A touch of malt that comes off like burnt caramel in a watererd down beer. Very grainy. Practically zero spice... this is like a bad Vienna Light Lager. This will be my last visit.

Set this next to an Elliot Ness from Great Lakes and you probably have the bookends of the good and the bad in this style.

A Flavorless cop-out of a lager.

their IPA is acceptable.... the stout is fine.... this, however, awful.

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2.3/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this up in Charlottesville with two buddies while in town for a football weekend. Dull, lifeless light brown color with a thin off-white head that caps quickly. Nose is sweet malt mixed with yeast and a touch of floral hops.

Flavor is refreshing and relatively balanced but simply not that tasty. A bit of skunk or sour or something colors the taste throughout and into the finish and aftertaste. The texture is a bit heavy, which limits its use as a lawnmower beer. Something just not right here. Not doing it for me.

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2.43/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Gives off a cloudy yellow orange with carbonation. Head is an off white with three fingers but falls steadily with some stickyness. Some minimal lacing.

Sweet small smell on the nose with a distinct smell of tang breakfast drink. This smells... like Tang... what the heck? When does a Lager smell like a powdered breakfast drink for astronauts?

Ok so how does this taste? Like a tang beverage and sharp hops. Just flat out bizarre. A wet mouthfeel as well but with some hop bitter finish but sharp and jarring. Luckily it doesn't last but then leaves you empty with nothing. A real aftertaste of some ferrous iron metal as well.

This beer is just flat out weird, bizarre and off putting. How can anyone drink this is beyond me.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.48/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of DosBeerigos--thanks, Phil! Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours a moderately hazy red-copper color with a half-finger white head that sticks around for a bit and exhibits some small white bubbles. A bit of lacing afterward. The nose brings forward a bit of bready malt plus a touch of toast. Some mild earthy hops there as well. The taste has a very pour showing--slight infection has set in and there is a bit of an acetic presence. Very unfortunate. Other than that, there's a mild cherry-skin presence along with some breadiness in the background. Slight bitterness in the finish, but the coming vinegar takes over. Another infected bottle; quite a shame.

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2.49/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured in a tulip glass, slight amberish color. Minor lacing on the glass

S: Not impressed with this one at all! Kinda has a malt liquor smell to tell you the truth.

T: Caramel upfront, then a honey like substance on the finish. I think it's more honey to me than anything, and that's not a bad thing. It's sorta like drinking malt liquor but with a honey taste

MF: Nothing to speak of here, sorta thick and doesn't coat your tongue with anything to enjoy.

O: I would buy this over any macro lager any day, that being said.. I'm disappointed with this beer a lot. I paid like 15 dollars for a 12 pack and didn't get an enjoyable experience from it. This is one of the local brewery's in Va near me and I was hoping for better.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Speedihd
2.53/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bubseymour
2.64/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 1 finger head. Murky Belgian wheat appearance with stuff floating around in the glass (assuming yeast).

Smell - Like other Starr Hill's it has a Belgian ale smell to it

Taste - Bitter and crisp, nothing really flavorful. Strange bitter aftertaste that lingers but doesn't compare to other hoppier American Ales or IPAs

Mouthfeel - ok

Drinkability - kinda watery for a 5.57% beer. Seems lighter than it is.

Overall - I don't understand how this is classified as a lager. Not very impressed with this one from Starr Hill

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of goldbot
2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, copper color, a bit of off-white head. A slight fruit aroma, maybe citrus and berry, but otherwise no aroma at all. Light malt flavor, mild, with a touch of floral and fruity hops. Very light but smooth. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel. Good drinkability but this beer is pretty un-noteworthy in every sense.

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2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Transparent golden orange coloration with a soapy head. Retention was odd in that the head seperated into a few different clumps and the lacing was spotted.

S - Corn and bready yeasts, not bad but not much in the nose.

T - Very odd...really hoppy, some malt backing, and a bit of skunk. Can't get used to this one...astringency and acidity are high as well.

M - Light bodied, harsh carbonation, mild finish, lingering aftertaste which isn't entirely pleasant.

D - Mediocre at best. This one wasn't very impressive, and I probably won't revisit. Stick to their Amber.

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3.49 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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