Beachside American Lager | Florida Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Drew966 on 02-22-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by chocosushi:
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Photo of beveritt
2.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes:

P: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Label is gold and features a palm tree. "Specially brewed for the relaxed Florida lifestyle."

A: Pours with one finger of nearly white head. This settles to an incomplete thin layer of foam. The beer itself is the color of light honey with a very slight chill haze. Some lacing.

S: Slightly sweet malt with a little metallic taste in the finish.

T: Semi-sweet malt with honey like finish.

M: Average carbonation level. Body is okay.

D: A decent example of a usually non-descript style. Nothing special, but nothing terrible either.

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Photo of DaveFL1976
2.64/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Oh yea! Another microbrewery trying to make a clone of a macrolager!

Why, guys? Why?

Beachside lager pours the same familiar yellow as practically every macrolager. The difference here is that it actually has a decent head on top of it. It sticks around for a decent enough time.

Smell is unimpressive. Very slight malt, and very, very slight hops. My nose may have just been putting hop-like sensations through my olfactory nerves in a Pavlonian-style reaction. In other words, not much smell. Not much taste, either. It's not bad. It's jsut not there. Fairly highly carbonated, but that's ok for the style. This is a burping beer. And it is drinkable. I'm just not sure why one would choose to pay twice a macrobrew price to get essentially the same product.

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Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of IronLover
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with dense white foam that reduced to a thick cap that left nice lacings on the glass. Grain and grassy aromas with a very slight hint of toasted grain. Smooth, buttery feel with refreshing carbomation. Light, bready malt flavor up fromt with grassy flavors through the middle and light biscuity flavor at the finish. By far the nest adjunct lager I've had. Not sure why acraft brewery would bother with this style.

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Photo of Drew966
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I couldn't find this beer in the database, the bottle says its brewed by Indian River Beverage Corp, but the website says that Indian River Beverage Corp. is now the Florida Beer Company (see: It appears that they are now one in the same. This looks like a typical macro lager, and the smell is inoffensive. Tastes pretty good for the style (I'm not actually sure if this is an all malt lager or not, hence I put it under macro lager), no off flavors, and actually tastes pretty good. I think this is a much better choice than bud/miller/coors as it tastes much better. I might have to get my bud drinking friends to try this. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for a lager.

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Photo of nick76
2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is malty in a macro lager way with an adjunct like quality that makes it a little corn like and a little acidic. There is a little bit of grassiness. The appearance is pale gold with a slight hazing and a small head. The flavor is not too bad it's incredibly simple with just a corn malt taste and a touch of bitterness. The palate is right for the style. Pretty much a standard lager.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with decent lacing on a clear golden with amber hue body. aroma is mild and malty. Flavor is simple with mostly caramel malt but it is full and not watered down. Light to medium body and high carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing. Not memorable or forgettable, just a beer.

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Beachside American Lager from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 8 ratings