77 Lager | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PartyBear on 09-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
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Photo of bobbo_
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of blinktwice
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle tried 23 Oct 2010. Courtesy of L&D, thank you very much! Batch 177, best before date 13/07/11. Served in the 0.25 L DAB mug.

Ok this beer exploded out of the bottle as soon as I opened it. What gives? Smallish white head. Medium carbonation. Lightly hazy bright deep golden in color. Somewhat sour, grainy aroma. Ok, this sounds weird, but the dominant taste I get is dustiness, followed by a little mineral graininess. A moderate sweet graininess throughout, becoming a bit dryer in the finish. Lingering tartness in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body, light ethanol.

Cannot recommend.

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Photo of DrNo
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bylerteck
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle my friend brought from Edinburgh.

A - Pours a really nice hazy blonde colour. Nice carbonation coming up to a one finger soapy white head that fades to a cap pretty fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Slightly soapy with nice lemon, grassy hops, biscuity malts, and some orange zest. Quite nice.

T - Grains, lemon, biscuity again, less orange but it's still there. A little soapy and some citrus zest again with grass.

M - Aggressively carbonated, too much so for my taste. Fairly light yet nice body and a touch of sweetnetss in the finish.

O/D - A decent 'craft' lager. Nothing too special here and doesn't nearly compare to Mikkeller's Vetoboro Pils, but it works and it's easy drinking. Too much carbonation and lacking in noble hop character though.

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Photo of kopinaton
4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of grapetonix
2.82/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hmm, hazy medium light yellow. Not exactly beautiful. Medium head and carbonation. Not impressed...

S: Like with most lagers there is malt skunkiness, but it is far less prevalent than in most cheap lagers. Maybe slight tones of citrus but hard to say. Not offensive, but not the least impressed with this...

T: Plain lager. Very little hop taste. Tastes good for a standard lager but can't really call this interesting.

M: Smooth and easy to drink.

O: Plain lager - You are better off with anything else from Brewdog unless you actually like to drink unsurprising brews.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle 4,7% Abv.
Best before 11/08/12
Served cold in a Brewdog Teku glass.

Appearance: Pretty standard pour; clear golden body topped by a good sized white head that lasts well and leaves average lace.

Smell: Hmmmm, my initial impression is that this smells just like any average pilsner. Where are the hops?
Clean pale malt dominates, some bready notes and a touch of grassy/floral hops.
Thankfully warming brings improvement through more hop character (freshly cut grass and floral notes).

Taste: Sadly the taste leaves the same first impression as the smell but does not improve significantly with warming. Clean pale malt and grassy hops are present in equal quantity, but far from enough to make the beer interesting. The finish is drying and acceptably bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light body with crisp carbonation. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall: A little dull for my tastes, but on the plus side it is clean and refreshing.

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Photo of smcolw
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly no head and what is there settles to a single layer of rim bubbles. No lace at all. Deep straw color and crystal clear.

Fruity with an undercurrent of unmated, untoasted barley. Very light hop.

Better hop in the taste. This is a spritzy beer with subtle complexity. Relatively dry, but there is a fruitiness as well. The hop comes on with force in the swallow. The aftertaste provides a flowery mouth. The body is light as one would expect for this style.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A fizzy, cloudy, bright orange colour. Thin head with next to no retention.

S - Orange, lemon, with some floral notes.

T - Follows the nose. A slight hoppiness adds to the citrus.

M - Highly carbonated (too much?), light in body, crisp and refreshing.

O - An OK but unambitious pils. A step up from the macros but I probably wont revisit it as so many others in the same price range do the same thing better.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light amber colour... white head poured pretty big and foamy then faded to decent frothy layer which was maintained throughout by a good steady stream of carbonation... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Some caramel mixed with biscuity malts, peppery and grassy hops, light candy sugar, doughy bread, light almond nuttiness, some spicy tropical ripe fruits (orange, light peach)..

Taste - Good strong peppery and grassy hop bitterness, biscuit malts, juicy fruits (pears, orange), some soapy traces, very light toasted bread, light floral honey sweetness, faint chalkiness, some graininess...

Feel - Crisp, sharp and dry... Light body... A very quaffable pilsener...

Overall - A good clean crisp flavourful lager... One of Brewdogs best offerings

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Photo of patra7
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a typical pilsner glass (200ml), 1 week before BB Date.

Appearance: Light amber colour, hazy, with a white head of about 1 inch.
Smell: Delicate but distinct hoppy flavour. Grassy and citrusy.
Taste: Hoppy, citrusy, earthy; only slightly bitter. An aftertaste resembling something …burnt.
Mouthfeel: Quite fizzy at first; the first sip gave me a real pinch, but it then got milder – overall medium carbonation. Medium body. A rather “coarse” texture for a pils but enjoyable nonetheless.
Drinkability: Very refreshing, easy to consume; the small bottle felt just like a starter but I only had one.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've been looking forward to a BrewDog for some time now, the allure of a company that touts the strongest beer in the world has been brewing inside me (no pun intended).

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: BAZZAM! This beer does not like being kept under 4 degrees in the fridge - it came bursting out of the bottle like it had something to prove before the slightly tan head died down to nothing. Body is a cloudy honey orange. 4/10.

S: Smells like various herbs and cannabis... a party waiting to go down. The grains are bludgeoned to death by the hops in this so-called Lager. There is also a hint of cut grass (grains?). 7/10.

T: The hops dominate with a spicy/herby character that finishes dry and soured. It's like a challenge thrown down by Brewdog, a gauntlet slapped across the face of US micro-brewers saying "Oi! We Scots can brew complex hop driven beers too"... I like it. There are much stronger beers out there that have much less flavour than this. The only thing that detracts from the taste is that it doesn't really qualify as a Pilsener in my books - it's more of an APA in flavour style... bit of false advertising there. 8/10.

M: Maybe as a result of the explosion of foam that came out of the bottle when I opened it but this beer is fairly flat (making it seem even more like an Ale), not that I have a problem with that. 6/10.

D: It does say "Juxtaposition Pilsener" on the bottle - perhaps that's the juxtaposition (that it doesn't taste like a Pilsener). Who cares? It's a decent beer that goes down well, that herbaceous character is at home with my taste buds any day of the week. 8/10.

Food match: I would juxtaposition this brew with a gourmet pizza and be quite satisfied... in fact I will!

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Photo of billshmeinke
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled purchased and consumed in London.
A: Clear slightly darker golden color. Finger and a half of rocky head. 4
S: Smells of fruity lager yeast. Some earthy notes, and even a touch of corn. 3
T: Tastes of apples, pears, grainy cereal like yeast. Fairly sweet with a straightforward clean and hoppy slightly bitter finish. 3.5
M: Well carbonated, medium bodied. 4
A solid lager that I would probably buy more often if it were available in the US.

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Photo of Rossi
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Distinctly average pilsener from Brewdog. It's refreshing, malty with a slight taste of hops. Gone is the metallic taste that dominate some of the other Brewdogs, which is a big improvement. The colour is a dark golden and in common with all the Brewdogs I have sampled the head was nicely compacted. Everything is good apart from the taste and mouthfeel which are a little rough in the homebrew tradition.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright yellow color lager with a nice compact foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma consists of light sweet floral malt with light dry hops. Taste is really dominated by lightly sweet floral malt with very subtle note of hops. Refreshing with nice cereal touch and good carbonation. Light unrefined grainy notes is a bit disappointing but still very good overall.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 330 ml brown bottle, best before date listed as 28-10-11, with this being batch 314. Pours out a slightly hazed rustic gold hue, with a all creamy off-white head that slowly settles to a thin cap.

Grainy notes on the aroma, with some sweet bready malt and dry, spicy, earthy hops.

Flavour seems to have some loose ends, although what should be there is there, it just seems a bit astray. Dry grains up front followed by some sweet buttery bready malt (not diacytl though), with the spicy and herbal hops kicking in during the middle as well. Those hops carry things through the finish and into the aftertaste. Just doesn't seem to come together though, something seems a bit off....

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, velvety smooth texture, with moderate carbonation.

Just something about this German Pils puts me off, and I can't put my finger on it. It's okay for what it is, and I'd take it over domestic macro any day, however I can't see myself picking up more of this. Perhaps it didn't travel well. A pass for me in the mean time though.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden coloured with a very nice, bubbly head that has okay retention. It settles to a finger sized head with some nice lacing.

Quite well balanced and very hoppy in smell. There is some grain like aroma in there too along with some citrus and herbs as well. Very nice, especially for a pilsener.

I felt this one tasted similar to Punk IPA in some respects, particularly with the pine like taste upfront and the hoppy bitterness that immediately follows. Very nice at the start although somewhat subdued in the finish, yet still a very nice beer.

Crisp in the finish although perhaps slightly too dry. It is smooth & highly drinkable and quite pleasant.

Quite unlike every other pilsener I have tried but in this case different is good. I enjoyed it a lot & is certainly one I'll come back to in the future. Worth a try & a beer that I recommend you try.

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Photo of Wattsox
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, consumed Mar 2011, BBE Jan 2012.

A - Golden body with decent tight-bubbled head that hangs around for a long time, leaving a lot of cling on the glass.

S - Balanced aroma of grainy malts and grassy hops.

T - Typical to the style of a European pilsner, quite bitter and hoppy with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Not too many elements stand out in the taste.

M - Typical to the style, light to medium body, medium to strong carbonation.

O - Overall probably not too bad as a Pilsner and perhaps an entry level craft beer, but not something I would drink much of again.

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77 Lager from BrewDog
3.36 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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