541 Lager | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jdense on 06-14-2011

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Brad007:
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3.17/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. I've heard good things about this brewery from a friend.

Sweet and grainy malt in the nose. Not much else is there. Hopefully, there's more to the taste than that.

Ditto on the taste. Very sweet with just a touch of crispness. Buttered bread comes to mind as well. I was hoping for some hops to balance it out but to no avail.

Flavors linger at the back of the throat. Carbonation is mid-range. Goes down alright.

Not a bad attempt at the style. The sweetness of the malt might turn off purists though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rbarrett86
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours hazy gold with one finger of white head. Minor lacings.
Smell is grains, some minor floral hops.
Taste is malty sweet with a decent amount of bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is fine, carbonation is adequete and medium bodied.
Overall a better choice than macros but slightly let down compared to Hop Valley's other styles.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a thin white head that dissipates to a patches and a thin ring around the glass. Nice lager aroma of bready malt, grain and lightly citrus and floral hops. Flavor follows with mild grainy malt with a distinct corn flavor (although I don't think adjuncts are used here), mild citrus hops to finish. Light bodied. A crafty answer to macro lagers, with a little more flavor, but not really all that distinct. Pleasant like most in this style. The corn flavor is certainly odd; I've never tasted that in macros which actually do use corn. One of life's little mysteries. Not a big drinker of of light lagers, but this is harmless.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stratusjeans
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerMeDrD
2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden brew with a thin white foam and a thin veil in the Affligem chalice. Very aromatic with perfumey hops and cereal. Fairly thick-feeling body.

Really flavorful, though surprising. It's like a Pilsener with a distinct corn taste. So sweet, which is actually quite pleasant, it's just an oddity in my experience. the aftertaste is more crisp and overall it's quite a likable, gulpable light brew. Quite tangy and the light dose of bitterness adds to the drinkability. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Washington.

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Photo of TheFlern
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from the can into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a very clear light golden color with tons of visible carbonation with soapy white head that left chunky lace

S- Big pilsner malt, lemon, sweet graininess, creamed corn. Pretty sweet aroma

T- Very sweet creamed corn and graininess. Some lemon notes. Very sweet flavor profile.

M- Very high carbonation, medium to lighter bodied, mostly dry

O-A very sweet lager, a little too sweet for me. A pretty simple tasting lager, not too much going on.

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Photo of wortmeister
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Moose90
2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into shaker pint.

A — Pours a clear and straightforward yellow color into the glass. There is a white colored head that forms, but settles rather quickly into a thin soapy layer, little to no lacing left behind.

S — Smell is grainy and sweet, notes of sweet malts, pilsner malts, little bit of a crystal malt sweetness and an odd corny adjunct like aroma as well.

T — Taste is much like the nose, a sweet and lightly bitter beer. Some adjunct note in there still but can't quite figure it out. Sweet for the style though.

M — Light in body, crisp, a little bit heavy, but still refreshing enough.

O — OK overall, just seems kind of pedestrian and not as well made as it could be.

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Photo of RichM162
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Coors quality at premium pricing.

Did they just repackage this recipe and start canning it as the Light Me Up Lager? Not sad that it's disappeared from shelves.

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Photo of gartlesby
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerme5
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of unclemole
3.48/5  rDev +3%

Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of IndieJones72
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A light and refreshing beer best suited for an after-work reward when you still have to drive home. I dislike the macro lagers, but sometimes an american lager is just what you need and this is an pleasant, easy to drink alternative.
L- clear & golden colored - head unknown as I drank it straight from the can.
S - Fresh and somewhat malty
T - Pleasantly sweet and smooth with a very light touch of hops.
F - Nice carbonation and mouth feel for a light bodied beer

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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