George Washington's Own | LagerHaus Grill & Brewery

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LagerHaus Grill & Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NeroFiddled on 12-24-2010

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Originally a small beer based on a recipe by George Washington, this has now been reformulated as a strong beer.

Barley was also added to the original recipe, which just had molasses; and a historically accurate version of molasses was used which offers more fermentable sugar than current commercial versions do.

The body is a very hazy, deep mahogany brown. (For scoring I ignored the haze because of the historic representation - it would not have been filtered).The short head of frothy tan foam drops readily (possibly due to a bar glass that's not quite 'beer clean').

The nose is limited but does express some dark malt, and to a certain extent, burnt sugar. No hops are present, as might be expected.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and zesty on the tongue.

The flavor immediately reveals the molasses, and there's really no other way to describe it than just 'molasses'. It's right there at the center of an otherwise toasty and darkly caramelish malt. A touch of acidity and a firm bitterness balance it, and the alcohol never shows. It's unique, and it's interesting that the molasses is so clearly identifiable, but it's also not a particularly complex ale. It starts and finishes pretty much exact the same.

As to drinkability, there's nothing off-putting about it, and you could easily drink two (the happy hour offer is 2 - 4 - 1, meaning that if you order it you'll get 2 pints for the price of one). The question is, would you want two? And I guess the answer to that is a very individual one depending on how much you enjoy the thread of molasses flavor. I enjoyed it, but I understand molasses is almost a love it/hate it flavor.

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George Washington's Own from LagerHaus Grill & Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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