541 Lager | Hop Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
hopvalleybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jdense on 06-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
12.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TheFlern
4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wortmeister
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
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 rbarrett86
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IndieJones72
3.59/5  rDev +10.8%
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 LiquidAmber
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
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 jdense
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hop Valley, 5.13.11, $4 pint in shaker glass.

White head small bubbles, medium slow dissipation with significant lacing over clear straw yellow body, multiple streams of carbonation. Nose is clean, munich breadiness, floral hops, Taste mirrors nose. Mouthfeel is a bit on the light side of medium, pretty good effervescence. Not the most interesting beer, but well crafted, clean tasting, sessionable.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of karlt
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of New_Northerner
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of unclemole
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of gartlesby
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
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 RichM162
3.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Beerme5
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brad007
3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of stratusjeans
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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541 Lager from Hop Valley Brewing Company
3.24 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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