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Longfin Lager | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.61/5
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566 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#37,276
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
566
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
154
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 566 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of Zythophile
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +6.4%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of Raime
2.92/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkh895
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
2.46/5  rDev -31.9%
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 -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kamahl16
2.59/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rjk00
2.87/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Average lager better than some just wouldn't buy again

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Photo of mjurney
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden-straw color, clear. Lots of carbonation. Bright white head.

Aroma:
Grassy, bready, a little spicy, crisp, clean.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Grassy, grainy, white bread, a little honey. Hop bitterness is mild, spicy-herbal. Finish is dry, clean, crisp. Light-medium bodied, very crisp, clean, refreshing, highly drinkable.

Overall:
Its a really good American-made Helles.

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Photo of Cyning
4.63/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Antc2382
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleMan66
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It poured a golden with a one finger white head. I thought it was perfectly hopped and balanced out with a slight malt taste. I am really impressed with this beer!

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Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 566 ratings
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