Northern Light Lager | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Northern Light LagerNorthern Light Lager

Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to the American standard of a classic lager, this light golden beer is our mildest offering with a creamy, smooth taste.

Added by beernut7 on 08-01-2002

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4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 6/26/14. (yeah, I know this is the 3rd one this evening but oh well. Sometimes go several days without doing a review or there ya go!) :) Bottle chilled own to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a pretty golden honey in color with about a half-finger of a white head. Some spotty lacing is seen that sticks to the glass. The aroma is of wheat with a touch of honey. The taste is even more flavorful with more of a honey taste. Crisp and smooth actually with a slight tangy finish. No bitter aftertaste. This is a good brew.

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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2/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - straw yellow, translucent

Smell - light wheat, minerals

Taste - minerals, metallic, light corn

Mouthfeel - light and watery, very crisp

Overall - not bad, like a macro, good lawn mower beer. This is my first in a sampler platter, hope it gets better :)

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had reviewed this beer, and BA lost the review within seconds of my leaving it. The finer points:

Pale yellow. Pure white head, moderately sized, pretty good patchy lacing.

Difficulty drawing out a faint aroma. Pale malts, grains, bit of sweetness, touch of grass.

Flavor is malty, pale with some caramel sweetness, grass, light grains undertone, faint hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel is overcarbonated, obviously light-bodied, crisp and clean.

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Northern Light Lager from Granite City Food & Brewery
2.85 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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