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M350 | Rapscallion

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Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jlindros on 01-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of taez555
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a clear orange body with a small white head.

Nose is pretty non descript. Some malt and grain and caramel. Very mild.

Taste is light to medium bodied with a nice chewy malt. There's a pretty nice hop bitterness that gives some balance and bite. No strong hop flavors, just an good earthy balance. Malt is simple and fresh with a solid grain and caramel backbone. Ends with a clean taste.

As a Marlborough resident I totally love the idea of a beer to celebrate the towns 350th aniversay, however Rapscallion is far from the good ol' days of Creation and Premier. This is a nice easy drinking Middle of the road lager. Nothing amazing, but not bad. Just a nice MOR slighty hoppy lager.

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Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was created specifically for the 350 anniversary of the town of Marlborough, MA (now a city). It was a remake of the Concord Brewing's Harvard Lager and released at Allora's Restaurant in Marlborough and is only available there for now, but will be making to a few other restaurants in the city soon. Unveiled on Jan 1, 2010.

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And now for the review.

A: Creamy 1 finger head over a clear golden brown color.

N: Nose has hints of crisp lager goodness, very light Euro like sweet malts, and a nice dousing of mild pale grassy hops.

T: It's slightly sweet with toasty malts, more pale bitter hops with some grassy flavors and hints of lemongrass, a little bright fruity flavors, a little creamy, and very clean and crisp. A nice hoppy flavor and bitterness but remains light and refreshing.

M: Pretty light with decent carbonation.

F: Slightly bitter finish with lingering grassy pale hop flavors, and the bitterness slowly rises a bit before hitting a quick peak and then fading just as fast. There's still a slight malty sweetness on the finish as well. Some nice crisp lager flavors as well.

Overall a really nice lager. Crisp, light, refreshing, and a nice pale hop character. Better for spring than winter, but still a nice one to have. Worth a try if you are in the area.

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M350 from Rapscallion
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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