Clearwater Light | Hops Grillhouse & Brewery

8 Ratings

Brewed by:
Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jimbotrost on 08-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of MattXT
1.99/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Hanselpb
3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.78/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

About 4 oz. served into a tasting glass. From notes.

A: Pours a pale straw color with only a small white film. No real lacing, as expected.

S: Almost nonexistent. There's a touch of corn sweetness, and MAYBE some crackery malts...that's it. Inoffensive, at the very least.

T: The flavor - though minute - actually isn't bad. A bit of mild graininess to start, only to finish with faint lemony hops. As a light lager, it's actually a success - it lacks the sickly sweetness most of its BMC brethren have, due to its hop presence. Still, it IS a light lager, which means it's boring.

M: Very crisp, light, and easy to drink. This is pretty much how a light lager should drink.

O: For a light lager, this is actually pretty great. Key words being "for a light lager". It's still really bland and lacking in flavor compared to even an average pilsner. If you absolutely must have this style, this would probably be the one to seek out.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.39/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes. Had on tap on 3/19/10 at the Hops in Alexandria, VA. part of a 6 beer sampler.

a - Poured a light golden color with a little bit of white head.

s - Faint smell of hops but not much going on here.

t - Again, faint hops, not too much going on. Tastes a little watered down.

m - Light body with low carbonation. Very easy to drink

d - Overall, this reminded me of BMC light beers. Not much going on in the smell and taste department. Watered down and extremely easy to drink. Not that enjoyable.

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Photo of clayrock81
2.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A waste if you ask me - not worth the time if you get the sampler and not worth the price if you are looking for a light beer. As is, this beer had a very light color with minimal head (no lacings, no retention). A somewhat sharp taste with the carbonation and hops, like a very low-key Pils. Goes down extra smooth with a thin body, almost watery. Still better than a bud light.

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Photo of hardy008
2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this at the now closed Maple Grove, MN location. It had an average appeance and very little aroma. A pleasant clean taste with an average mouthfeel. Nothing stood out about this beer, but still decent. This was drinkable for a light beer.Nothing special though. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of nriech
2.6/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This was the absolute lightest beer I have ever had. There was no smell at all, almost completely clear. Imagine an 8 once glass of water with 1 lemon squeezed in it. Thats how much color there was.

The taste was much better than I expected. No bad taste at all but then there was not much of any taste. What was there did taste like a good macro extra light beer. If for some reason you had to drink light beer, this would be the one.

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Photo of jimbotrost
3.22/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed as part of a 5 beer tasting flite.

The lightest offering avaialable at tasting time. Pour was light gold in color and sported a full head. Quite fizzy as beers in this style generally are. Slight hop note in the nose, quite a pleasant surprise. Served very cold, any off flavors would have been muted but none were noticable. Carried a nice amount of flavor for a light.

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Clearwater Light from Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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