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:
143
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of Redgoatman
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mleahy180
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nesfelle
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, the latest offering from this brewery to make it up here to northern Alberta. Glad I was able to procure a single serving.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one skinny finger of weakly puffy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves not much in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a bit of wet saltine cracker, some middling earthy yeast, and leafy, weedy, and floral hops. The taste is gritty, grainy and bready pale malt, a touch of sodden breakfast cereal, still overly-existent, and somewhat phenolic yeast, and more leafy, grassy, and floral hop bitterness.

The bubbles are pretty low-key in their palpable frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, a small clamminess kind of hitching a ride from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the plain graininess doing well to persist among the lingering floral and grassy hoppiness.

Overall, a simple, and none-too-special version of the style, as the expected clean crispness just fails to materialize. Easy enough to put back, if you're not really thinking about it, I suppose, but not around here, especially given the ongoing and unfavourable US/Canadian exchange rates.

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Photo of Didier
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow in color with a slight amount of haze, and a small white head.

S: Light and bready with a hint at sweetness, slight floral aroma.

T: Slightly sweet, with some light bread notes, and a touch of floral hops.

M: Light and bubbly.

O: Overall a simple and enjoyable beer. Easy drinking, nothing too fancy, but I don't think it needs to be.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice white and bubbly head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear pale gold that has a yellowish appearance. The appearance isn't bad, it just looks decent and, in a certain light, pretty good.

The smell is nice. It has a nice and upfront floral hop note coupled with a slightly sweet but mostly bready malt note. The smell is pretty strong and you can distinguish the various notes. Other than that, it's note very complicated.

The taste is fairly good and contains the same notes as the smell. The main notes seem to be the floral hops with a bit of grass to it and the same bready malt notes.

The feel is the best about this beer and gives it a stronger score than otherwise. The beer has a light body but still has a bit of weight that places it in that grey zone between medium and light in addition to some biting carbonation that gives it a bit of texture. A very refreshing finish.

Overall, a pretty nice MHL and worth getting when the weather is appropriate. Recommend.

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Photo of WestmontDon
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Barnoloid
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is an easy sipping lager. Pours a straw color with vibrant carbonation. Sweet, honey note in here with some biscuit and bread notes. Faintly hoppy, which adds an extra layer here. Very solid.

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Photo of Mumbled
4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a light to medium straw with a thin white head that dissipates to tiny patches, leaving slight lacing. Aroma of slightly sweet bready malt with a hint of biscuit, lightly grainy, slight grassy hops.Flavor follows with light bready biscuit malt, hints of grain husk and and light grassy hops, progresses from slightly sweet to dry biscuit in the finish. Light to medium bodied with nice peppery carbonation. A nice domestic take on a helles lager, with a good balance of slight sweetness and dry grain. A bit of husky grain keeps it from being bland. Pleasant and on style.

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

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vestlake
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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