1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States
fortgeorgebrewery.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients (label):
"2 row malted barley, cracked maize, domestic Saaz, Centennial hops, and Astoria slow-sand filtered water. No filters, finings or clarifiers."

Added by chumba526 on 02-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
15.72%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of markh814
1.77/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

tasted from a tall straight willi glass

appearance - yellow-gold, foamy head that went away quickly and left a little "scum" on top

smell - a little sweet malts, not much else

taste - grassy, and a little grainy

mouthfeel - over carbination with a dry finish

overall - i think i had an old can or one that went bad

Serving type: can

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Photo of fishguyac
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of zeledonia
2.34/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tasted 11 July 2012, reviewed from notes. Can dated 04/03, which I think means bottled 3 April 2012.

This is a stunning lager. Pours a medium golden yellow, pretty clear. Huge white head, dense, pillowy, and cratering. Great retention, and tons of lacing. Pretty.

Smell is dull - lager yeast and bland noble hops. Has that slightly corny smell that many lagers have.

This is bad. What went wrong? It's like the beers being mocked in those old Keystone Light "bitter beer face" ads. Bitter, but in a bad way. Doesn't feel like hop bitterness, instead it's astringent and unpleasant. I really do not like this.

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-bodied, a little heavier than I expected. Lasting finish, which is carrying that foul taste throughout my mouth.

There aren't many beers that actually taste bad to me. But this is one of them. I might just have to try it again, to confirm this experience (I'm a glutton for punishment).

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Photo of Chou
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Big_V
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of ZekeMillz
2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Out of a can, this beer has a very strong metallic aftertaste. I've found this to be common in other Ft. George beers, as well. Much better on tap.

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Photo of Donkster46
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of LXIXME
2.89/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A medium sized white to slightly off white head settles into a nice lacing above a cloudy thick well carbonated straw golden colored beer.

A very light aroma on this beer about all I can sense is some light sweet attributes, maybe from some lightly roasted grain malts.

A light taste, like washed out light grains that would seem to have been very lightly roasted, yet has a noticeable dry bitterness to the taste.

The dryness and bitterness from the taste are more pronounced in the aftertaste which is drying and without much taste on this lighter bodied beer.

Very light in taste, this would make the ideal beer pong beer, no bad tastes coming through like all the beers that come in 30 packs, yet its taste is very subdued so about anybody can drink it.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to Donkster46 for this trade.

Serving style : 16 oz can poured into glass

Appearance (4) : Thick, foamy three fingered head that recedes pretty quickly atop a mellow gold body. Opacity is about 80%. Good looking body.

Smell (3.25) : Hop bitterness comes out right away. I'm not fond of that in my lagers. Some spice, lemon peel, pale ale smells. I gotta say the hops are the most prominent smell here. Little to no malts...maybe a little faint rice but that's it.

Taste (3) : The front is great. Smooth, refreshing, light bodied. Exceptional, even. The middle is watery and smooth. The finish is identical to a pale ale with gobs of hop and lemon bitterness. The tastes I get are lemon rind, hops, light rice. An over-the-top hop bitter finish kills it for me in this category. Should have been a categorized or marketed as a Pale Lager.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Crisp and cool, watery, creamy. Ends hoppy and dry.

Overall (3.05) : If you're a hop-head, you'll love this beer. Unfortunately I'm more of a malt guy (maltese? lol) so I'm not too fond of this beer. I'm gonna end up pouring it. I can respect it, it has good qualities. It's just not for me. Way too much hop on the finish. /end

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Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of RHVC59
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of JMBSH
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Purdue
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can, poured into a pint Glass.

L: Crystal clear and golden, 2 finger white head, no lacing.

S: Sweet corn, woody, hoppy at the end.

T: Smooth yet a bitter hop finish.

F: Creamy, heavier than expected mouth feel, light to medium.

O: For an adjunct lager beer, I do enjoy the creamed corn flavor with a dry hop finish. Bittering hops are strong for the style, which is very pleasant. For the price, I could do much better, but good for what it is.

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Photo of Moose90
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from 16oz blue can

A — Pours a mostly clear and bubbly pale yellow color into the glass. A nice nearly pure white head forms and leaves behind some consistent enough lacing. Fairly unassuming and uneventful.

S — Grainy and bright, light, not a whole lot going on, a bit of cereal grain and some light malt sweetness. Slight Noble hop character of grass and bitterness.

T — Lightly grainy and semi-sweet malt notes are apparent initially. Some presence of Noble hops help balance out the sweetness.

M — Light and mostly dry, a nice carbonation level makes this one very refreshing.

O — Nice overall, a little bit sweet and the adjunct of corn is apparent. Still a nice enough lager that is refreshing and clean.

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Photo of pveilleux
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of volk1970
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of heerboth
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of KajII
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a hazy medium orange with a large white rocky head that had good retention, reducing slowly down to a large cap with some fair streaky lacing.

The aroma of a light straw malt, floral and grass hops and a mild soapy yeast with notes of caramel, corn and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was bitter from the word go with a mild caramel sweetness and finished rather hoppy with a slight citrus peel presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with the hoppy bitterness left lingering on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a light dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall a nice hoppy Lager with a smooth refreshing feel...

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Photo of stakem
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Kegatron for giving me a pint of this after his recent trip out west. Much appreciated my friend!

Poured into a pint glass, this brew appears a very hazed golden color with 2 fingers worth of yellowish stained head. The cap recedes slowly leaving patches and finger patterns of lace all over the glass. The head maintains with nearly a finger's strength throughout the duration from the constantly rising bubbles of carbonation.

The smell of this brew initially is strikingly hoppy which really caught me off guard. It displays a scent of citrus, fruit, grass, rinds and pulp. Once you go beyond the hop character in the aroma there is a stinky aspect of something reminiscent of pilsner malt. There is a smell included almost like stinky feet and cheese mixed with sulfur.

The taste includes as much initial hop character as the aroma led on. A citrus hop bite hits the tongue first and gives way to a fruity and rind flavoring that increases with bitterness that is herbal. The bitterness brings on more of a focus on grass character that gets increasingly more vegetative as more sips are taken. There is some sulfur present as well as a light mineral feel throughout this. At times there is a mild sweetness but it gets quickly forgotten due to the overall bitter aspect of this. It displays a long lingering herbal grassy character inside the mouth long after each sip is taken.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The first couple of sniffs and sips of this brew was a bit shocking but as the experience continued it got increasingly more familiar in an american adjunct kind of way. I wish I would have served this colder, perhaps that would have maintained the initial more pleasing aspects of this brew a little longer. However, when a brewery releases a beer that is their interpretation of a historical style, I am always a little awkward about reviewing it because it is so open to interpretation. For example, for a lager this brew really lacked the crispness to the finish and ease or cleanliness of drink-ability. It did display it's own unique character throughout though. I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to give this a try and would take it as a substitute any day for the typical american adjunct offering.

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Photo of AndrewGoria
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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