Longfin Lager | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Longfin LagerLongfin Lager
BA SCORE
3.61/5
Good
573 Ratings
Longfin LagerLongfin Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

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:
#38,032
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
573
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
155
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 573 |  Reviews: 117
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.

 419 characters

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.

 528 characters

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.

 180 characters

Photo of mikeg67
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is short and semi-dry. Good brew.

 233 characters

Photo of Dms844
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer sounded good going into the glass, it had a Fizz like a Coca-Cola. The bubbly head dissipated to nothing pretty quick and the beer is a very pale yellow not much to look at. It has a pleasant lemony smell and a light thirst-quenching taste. A good Light beer, I'd buy it again.

 289 characters

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

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with a 1.5 finger white head. Smells of malt and mild mild hops. Tastes of malt and some bread. Very nice medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall it's a tasty lager that I would drink again based on the cheap price.

 246 characters

Photo of daliandragon
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden and cloudy and dainty and pretty. Also, the head doesn't last at all. Nose is mild and malty and grassy but not irregular.

Taste is bread and biscuit notes everywhere, with minor pushback from noble hops. A little watery in texture but fits the style. Not unpleasant at all. Solid summer barbecue stuff.

 316 characters

Photo of fx20736
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RandyCongdon
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear head with a small tight white head, moderate retention, and some lines of lacing.

S: Super bright, golden bready, grainy as all get out with a light, crisp, honey sweetness--and just a faint touch of cool grassy/herbal hops.

T: Nice golden bread upfront--almost tastes like lightly toasted white bread with just a bit of butter. A kiss of honey sweetness. There's a pop of cool and minty hops with some grass and lemon throughout. A nicely grainy flavor, too. Finishes very crisp and lightly dry

F: Light, but not watery. Medium-high carbonation pushes the beer quickly across the palate. It's lightly sweet throughout but ends crisp and clean.

O: This is an excellent refreshing lager. It's sort of between Munich Helles Lager and pilsner. It's a bit more hoppier than your typical Helles--leaning toward pilsner--but retains the firmly golden bready sweetness of a Helles.

 898 characters

Photo of Shanex
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a teku glass

It's a good Lager not much, smell. I wouldn't purchase again but glad I tried anyway.

It's a beer for the head, not much in winter season', enjoy.

 187 characters

Photo of utopiajane
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I loved looking at this one even though it was a little hazy.

Hazy. Floral, no spice, light lemon. Crisp bubble shows some spice and then the malt finishes clean and golden with a bit forward bitterness. Subtle lemon is in the aftertaste. It has a bit more bubble than the usual helles. But that accents the brilliant hop and they don't tell you which one. So clean. Floral only. Beautiful.

 392 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 573 ratings