Longfin Lager | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.61/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Longfin Lager has become one of the go-to beers with the team at the brewery. A solidly balanced Helles that finishes clean with a hint of hops, it would easily fit in at any German beer garden. But we think it’s perfect for enjoying on the beach, the boat or anywhere else you can put an ice chest full of beer.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,587
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
585
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
158
Trade:
0
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Photo of corywalston
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear and sunny yellow with a medium sized head.

Smells most strongly of toasted grain. Mildly sweet smelling, Noble hop scent is flowery and grassy. Fainter scents of saffron and lemon.

Starts out dry and tasting of toasted grain with a medium sharp hop bite. Soda cracker malt is the main flavor.

Mouthfeel is light. Good hot weather beer.

Dry easy to drink beer pretty much sums this up.

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Photo of itsatax
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good color, but a little cloudy. Taste is good, but a little too hoppy for the style. In short, it's a typical American helles. Enjoyable, but can't be compared to the Bavarian beers. Almost a different style.

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

Photo of Stevedore
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, pint glass. Clear golden yellow body, one and half finger white head, good retention and no lacing. Straw, a bit of toasted grain, mineral, light floral. Not much going here, but it's got plenty of flavour if not complexity and finishes clean and easy on the palate. Really takes off the thirst. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, not particularly bitter, a straightforward lager.

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Photo of RDW
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On draught at Old Chicago.

Pours a pale gold, inch of foam.

Smells grainy, corny, sweet not in a good way.

Taste is grainy, some corn, very light bitterness.

Boring as hell.

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Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of takusan1000
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Half-full
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of floral notes, caramel and bread. Sweet caramel taste with a mild bitterness.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoccerSeuss
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 Oz bottle into pilsner glass. Poured a clear straw color with fluffy cream colored head that dissipated to ring. Almost champagne in appearance with the continously rising bubbles. Hints of grass hops and sweet bread malt on the nose. Taste followed aroma. Light to medium body, smooth with a bit of dry finish. A good breweries and I could easy see myself sipping on the beach or boat as advertised.

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Photo of norinco
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tnelson1
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacStinson
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimplySinister
2.4/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A – Straw colored, clear, poured from standard 12 oz can into standard pint glass. No head. No lacing.

S – Faint. Muted Hops. Cereal. Bread.

T – Mediocre at best. Typical macro lager flavored with a dash of extra hops.

M – Mediocre.

D – It’s just a standard lager with extra hops. You could session this one as it is 4.5% abv but the price point is a major con. I didn't really like this one and I definitely won’t buy it again. Truthfully, it was almost a drain pour but I can't do that to a beer this costly.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite a light beer, not that much to it. Not as comparable to a true German hell that it doesn't have that much of the associated fresh cut grass of the noble hop or the malt back.

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 585 ratings