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 duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kamahl16
2.59/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rjk00
2.87/5  rDev -20.9%
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 +9.6%
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 +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Antc2382
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleMan66
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
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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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grog_Guzzler
5/5  rDev +37.7%
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 Celtics76
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
2.77/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Junior
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Miami66
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.82/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

pours into a mug, pours a light golden color with no foam head.

Smells slightly skunky with a mild hops note to it.

Tastes mildy skunky like a euro pale lager with a subtle hops flavor int he aftertaste.

Mild carbonation with a crisp clean feel that drinks easy.

Overall pleasant, not not bad ont he tongue. Easy to drink. Easy to enjoy.

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Photo of Totalpackage411
2.89/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Ok beer, super light, there's much better ballast point beers to try

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

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

Photo of ajwii33
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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