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:
548
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zizouandyuki
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmcarter23
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IceAce
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the can in a snifter. This decent little lager pours a lightly chill hazed pale straw color with a modest head of white foam that settles to a thin ring, tiny layer, and very light lacing. Nose of sweet malts, lemon grass, and subtle breaded malts. Flavors follow the nose with sweet breaded malts, light honey, and subtle herbal hop notes on the back with a touch of lemon grass. Nice mouth feel, medium high carbonation and a clean sweet finish. Decent for the style.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a frozen goblet. This would be a good session beer at 4.5 % A B V.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 LukeGude
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Standard light lager

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdub70085
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerPHD
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never encountered a North American version that so perfectly nails the style--close your eyes and this IS a Munich Helles.

Pours pale gold/straw, slight chill-haze, lots of tiny bubbles, audibly fizzy. Loose head of a finger or two that is nevertheless surprisingly persistent.

Smell is biscuit/cracker, pale malt, slight dough-yness and gentle herbal hopping. Taste is crisp, bright, crackery, dough-y, again with that slightly herbal, green "bite". Bready, slight lemon. Light, refreshing body, active carbonation. It's outrageously priced (several *actual* Helles lagers are available locally for half the price, despite having to be imported half-way across the world), but I can't fault the quality of the beer itself. Very nice.

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

Photo of frio80
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Longfin Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 548 ratings.
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