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 Sound_Explorer
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistaya
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Cornucopia, Eugene. Very nice light yellow/gold color. Aroma pleasant flowery. Tastes more like a NW Pale with sight bitterness but still solid corn undertone. Mouthfeel also very nice. Too bad Prohibition put an end to the style (until recently) -- it's very much better than the American Lagers that survived.

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Photo of Hydrophobic
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 20oz 'pint' from a tallboy can.

Appeared a clear bright golden with pillowy white head, slow meandering carbonation medium-large loose bubbling and lots of sediment suspended throughout. Head descends to pond scum. Shitty lacing, with lazy bubbles sticking around to the end.

Nose is the best aspect of this beer: buttery sweetcorn, malted barley, maple syrup.

On the buds is a huge malt backbone (for the style) and a very distinct lingering hop bitterness. Tastes just like a lovely APA. Hoppiness surprising.

The beer is lively, but goes down smooth and sits softly on the palate.

Overall, the brew is tasty, obviously carefully constructed and intentional. Why they named it a lager is hard to say, as i drinks just like a NW Pale. A nice hybrid with a nod to history. Enjoyable anytime.

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Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woemad
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 TwoTrees
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 510a
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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 volk1970
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Donkster46
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of RoverRickSkirvin
4.49/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of freed
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Dylanjf
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of jamesrfnanney
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Dave_Sutula
4/5  rDev +8.4%

1811 Pre-Prohibition Lager from Fort George Brewery + Public House
3.69 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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