Naked Lap Lager | Cortland Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by suspect on 02-21-2011

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Hojaminbag:
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3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Naked Lap lager has a dull, golden-colored body with a lot of carbonation bubbles moving around. The bright white head is soapy with OK retention. It leaves a few spots of lacing behind.

Lots of pale malt in the aroma, with grain and sweetness coming through.

Naked Lap is pretty sweet, with almost no hop presence to speak of. Grain and cereal come through first, but a malt sweetness soon overwhelms them. The finish has a hint of fruit in it from the yeast. The sweet flavors definitely dominate this one, but it isn't bad at all. Naked Lap's flavor profile is definitely aimed at converting drinkers who are used to adjunct lagers.

Actually medium bodied, with very creamy carbonation.

Naked Lap is a solid lager; everything that I have tried from CBC has been well-done, and this beer is no exception. Personally, I would like the beer to be less sweet and a little drier. Maybe some more hops would help too. Still, this is a solid beer.

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3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k47k
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light, crisp, with lots of cracker and a hint of coriander or other light spice. Sunshine!

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz. tallboy can.

2.5 A: Nearly clear golden yellow color. Pour yielded almost no head and what did form fell instantly and left no lacing.

3.5 S: Straw and hay foremost. Strange latex-like component, but it isn't so bad and it doesn't distract from the nose. Grassy hoppiness. Super clean with a light neutral maltiness.

3.5 T: Like the nose, hay is the strong flavor. Grassy hops. Touch of earthiness. Neutral malt sweetness. Again super clean, just how I like it.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of bite, but very smooth otherwise.

3.5 D: Pretty good beer. Aside from the weird nose, it's exactly what you'd want from the style.

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Photo of OGShotzy
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.59/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of craftaholic
2.91/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light and biscuity. Head is non-existent. Cereal grain maltiness that will pair well with meals and oh so sessionable

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a crisp, pilsner malt scent along with a slightly fruity, yet dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is decent as well. It has the standard pilsner malt flavor that's easy drinking and clean in the finish. It's not as hoppy as a German pils, so it's more attractive to a larger audience. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's tasty, yet simple enough for the non beer nerd.

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Photo of suspect
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a CBC growler into a standard pint glass filled at the brewery.

A: Beautiful golden yellow in color. Poured from growler didn't lend to very much head. Lacing also disappeared quickly.

S: Not at all overpowering, not much to the smell, but for a lager, it wasn't offensive.

T: Nicely balanced lager without much of an aftertaste at all which is a concern for me with lagers.

M: Light bodied, nicely carbonated.

D: This beer was a nice beer to drink on a warm afternoon when I wasn't looking to get totally schnockered by a beer with a 7% abv. To have this with lunch was a really nice treat. Will get better as the weather gets warmer.


Since I'm the first reviewer, here is the description from the website:

A traditional American Lager - Like swimming naked on a hot August night, this beer refreshes - without being weighted down by calories or hop bitterness. Serve ice cold and enjoy...

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Naked Lap Lager pours yellow with an SRM of 3. It shows an impressive tall off white head that falls pretty fast. Light hearted bubbles wafting to the top of a bright and clear beer. This style can use up to 25% adjunct either corn or rice but it does not have to. In other words you can make a premium lager with all malt. I think what I notice on the nose of many adjunct lagers is something I call a high corn sweetness. I call it that because it seems high to me. Like the malt is somewhere below it but in reality it never is . That is not disappointing if you are looking for a lighter palate. This one does not have that. It does have a pleasant scent from corn, a touch of grain. Low malty aroma. Very faint touch of herbal on the nose.

I want to bring this beer to you in comparison to the standard or the light lager. I think people refer to the standard lager as the light lager although there is an actual lite lager beer style. So there are no measurable differences to that other style on the nose in the guidelines, but once you get to the palate you can really start to see differences. The malt in this one is breaddy and has some depth to it that the standard lager does not. A measure of fullness. You can feel it envelop your tongue but only lightly. Because the carbonation in this style is not as fizzy as in the standard lager it stays on the palate longer, giving you a good chance to see that malt. It's not weighted down and it does travel the palate moderately fast. It's dry and the carbonation accents it with those lovely lager bubbles making it crisp. Markedly less carbonated than the standard lager and with a slight carbonic bite. In this beer the corn adds flavor and lightness that is not too conspicuous. It blends with the barley malt nicely but never dominates. The palate is genuinely malty. In the standard lager, you could call the breadiness white bread but without any toastiness or crust on that bread. In this style it presents a light white bread also but you can taste a bit of delicate crust. What I don't taste are any of the fuller or stronger flavors like caramel or toasted bread. Strong flavors are a flaw. It finishes malty, dry and lightly sweet. Hops are herbal and offer only a shy bit of spice that turns out to tickle you more than you realize as the leafy herbal becomes sweetly prominent for only a moment before the swallow. This beer has what you would call a "dry sting" and I love that! What that is , is a very slight touch of acidity because of carbonation and you can tell because it isn't fruity and it's just at the finish . Both styles can give you a dry sting but you can honestly say this one is not fizzy and the other one is. In words that is the difference between very highly and highly carbonated. This beer is clean on the nose and on the palate with no fruitiness. It finishes with a pleasant bitterness that flourishes a bit. Not too much lingering from the aftertaste but a little corn can be found there too. [​IMG]

I thought this was excellent. According to what I have read about Cortland Beer Co. this beer is very popular locally and I can see why. It's tasty and satisfying. The bjcp calls that feeling of satisfaction in the drink "more filling" than the light/lite lager and I think that's humorous. It's golden in it's flavors, and will even show you a bit of sunshine in it's bright malt when it's fresh. A good lager to me, is cheerful and should make you feel optimistic. In my opinion diacetyl takes the optimism right out of a beer. This beer had no diacetyl on the nose or in the drink. Like all well made lagers this beer does not have to fear room temperature. I don't have to drink it quickly or ice cold even though the can said to serve it ice cold, and no off flavors developed.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lovindahops
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love local. Always have, always will. Here's to CBC review #3... Naked lap lager

A- a golden macro yellow with a head that leaves no evidence wxcept some lacing. HOWEVER! This looks inviting on this 55 degree april 8th night in cuse

S- faint, faint, faint fruit scent with that adjunct scent. Makes me nervous, but I will hang in there. At any rate there is some lemony crispness

T- a good crisp malt taste with some flavor that arises from the crisp style. I have respect for what theme CBC is trying to accomplish. The flavor is present

M- crisp but flavor still enrobes the mouth. I like it

D- pound this in the heat. CBC tells it like it is a is delivering a crisp local lager that quenches your thirst. Sh*t'$ gatorade after a suicide run! I'll rock this all summer!

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Naked Lap Lager from Cortland Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 22 ratings