Longfin Lager | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
549
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Jensen66
5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Grog_Guzzler
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Longfin is my favorite beer... Period. Which is why all the 5's. I buy it when ever I see it. Best on tap. Problem is I can't find it everywhere. Longfin is one reason why I frequent a local restaurant in my town. Ballast Point... You did good with this one.

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Photo of danmorrow44
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of stumac
4.78/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at Pinthouse Pizza. Just writing something down because it won't let me just post a number rating. Kinda dumb...

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Photo of BBS323
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Very good taste

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Photo of J_Dub
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of K_Rittschof
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Favorite American Helles so far.

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Photo of BlakeyBrew
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Beerlover
4.71/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrMeerbill
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really good lager if your not pretentious about lagers buy it don't think to much just kick back and drink

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Photo of Cyning
4.63/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seabas1
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great, easy drinking beer for any reason.

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Photo of Bsanderson323
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of beerrat
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good not the best easy to drink

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a good example of a Helles Lager, simple and delicious for a hot day.

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Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a lager glass.

A: Dull straw color. Great clarity. Three fingers of bubbly white head retain easily. Clumps of lacing cling here and there.

S: Doughy and grainy barley malt, hay, grassy and herbal hop spice, slight floral bouquet. Very clean.

T: Sweet Pilsner malt. Bready, grainy, and doughy. Hay. Exceedingly clean. Hop oils and a predominantly floral hop flavor balance evenly with the malts. Lavender. Grassy. Clean finish sees the hops kick it up a notch with an herbal/spicy quality.

M: Light bodied with a round and firm malt texture that presses gently into the tongue. Silky. Mild hop astringency grips at the teeth. Crisp bite of carbonation cuts through the body and provides a lot of scrubbing action.

O: An awesome helles lager. Just about perfect really. God I could quaff back a lot of this. It actually angers me that beers like this get no love or attention from American craft consumers. Everyone's palates have been beaten dumb by IPA and Imperial Stout flavor bombs to the point that they don't appreciate the subtleties of well-crafted lagers, or the effort and attention to detail it takes to brew them. For God's sake people, drink more than just IPA all the time.

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4.4/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of ricke49
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great biscuit malts and refreshing mouth feel / swallow. A summer session winner. Sweet. I always appreciate European styles made just right next door in California. No bewilderment about freshness and transportation across the sea.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brondeau
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious, easy drinking lager. Sometimes you need a break from stouts and IPAs and your taste buds just need some time to relax. This is a great beer for that. Smooth, goes down easy but still tastes like beer and not like water. Great session beer. This is going to be my new go-to fill-the-cooler picnic brew.

P.S. Had this can at Sweet Tomatoes in Chatham while waiting to pick up a pizza for the family.

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 549 ratings.
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