Blue Collar
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American Lager
3.89 | pDev: 9.77%
Oct 06, 2020
May 07, 2013
A soft and malty German helles lager with a lemon-like Saphir hop punch.
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Rated: 3.92 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 06, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can't really say anything bad it has all the good points of a lager mild grains good sweetness moderate hops and a slight skunk twang. Good beer for a couple of bucks
Jul 20, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
At long last, I am finally getting around to an extensive brewery horizontal to clear out a massive backlog in support of The CANQuest (tm). I knew that I had a number of their beers in abeyance, but it was not until I beCAN assembling them that I realized just how extensive my inventory actually was. 2/16.

From the CAN: "Blue Collar Lager"; "Proudly Brewed In Pennsylvainia"; "PIzza. Beer. Happy."; "Please Enjoy Fresh, Preferably With Pizza. Do Not Age."

Age? This one? Heck, no! In fact, this one was the impetus for me to get things in gear & start the horizontal. Speaking of starting, I started with a Crack! of the vent, followed by a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It was wonderfully carbonated and formed just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that seemed to regenerate itself throughout. Color was a gorgeous Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, CANvincing The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus to join me for a taste. Nose was clean and adjunct-free, biscuity with a slight lemony citrusiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, slightly better than average for a Lager. The taste was liquefied lemon biscotti, especially from Enrico's in Pixburgh's Strip District. Mmm. I used to make routine runs dahn air when I was attending Pitt & especially when I was interning at Arsenal Middle School. Mmm. I really liked its lemoniness, which also CANtributed to a pleasantly dry finish. This merits CANsideration as a CANdidate to fill the beach-bound cooler this Summer, IMHO. YMMV.
Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2017
Rated: 3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by brian60 from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by REVZEB from Illinois

May 13, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Budlum from Maryland

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by baybum from Pennsylvania

May 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Mar 18, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by Fievel from Pennsylvania

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by MaximusBeerLovimus from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jan 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bvdubn from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2013
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Reviewed by orangesol from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First and foremost, this is for the new blue collar lager, not the old version.

A - Pours clear golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of lightly sweet grain, bready pils malt, spicy and citric hops and not much else. A little slow at the beginning it starts to come out once it warms up. Smells really fresh and inviting.

T - Starts off with some of the sweetness from the malt and some of the spicy hops quickly giving way to some dulled fruitiness and the chewy pils malt. Quite balanced throughout with nothing standing above anything else. Finish is pretty clean with only a bit of lingering chewiness. Like the nose it just tastes like a nice, refreshing lager.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, mildly hoppy feel throughout. This stuff is way too easy to drink, my glass disappeared super fast on this hot day.

O - I liked the original version but this is even better. It is just as easy drinking but the lighter body just works better. No one flavor dominates making it disappear quite quickly. Another lighter option in a sea of big Pizza Boy beers.
May 31, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by ncaudle from Virginia

May 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2013
Blue Collar from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 24 ratings