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:
551
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sanitarium16
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zythophile
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can Date: 11:48am on...
Palate Contaminants: none

Appearance is a super clear yellow with plenty of white head.

Smell is rice. It's a lager, so I guess expectations shouldn't be too high.

The taste is fairly rich for a lager. The main flavor is fresh wheat grain, but there's not necessarily a wide spectrum of stuff. Mild bitterness, but that's based on my taste buds. Any other flavors I get seem to be big-scale agriculture, mostly sweet corn, plus a slight bit of banana (in a good way). It's what I'd give somebody who wants a Coors Light. "Here. Try this."

Moderate thickness and well integrated carbonation.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a light straw color with a thin white head. Initial impression bready malts and citrus; very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is medium; quite refreshing. Finish is dry and refreshing. Would be a really good summer session beer.

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Photo of KitoUY
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPadilla
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Raime
2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkh895
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
2.46/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very tasty representation of the style. A little malty with medium fizz. Very drinkable. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of smithj4
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz can poured into a pint glass, no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy medium yellow, two finger head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Bright, crisp, clean smell.

Taste: Well balance, bright clean. A hint of hops as the beer warms.

Feel: Light to medium body, not overly carbonated yet is not flat.

Overall: Very tasty lager, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 551 ratings.
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