Mustang Summer Lager | Mustang Brewing Company

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Mustang Summer LagerMustang Summer Lager

Brewed by:
Mustang Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by bump8628 on 04-30-2012

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by soonerlight:
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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Photo of mojohawk21
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewAskew
4.14/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a nice white head that falls to a paper thin film and leaves very little lace. Color is a rich, clear gold. Aroma is very pleasant with a sweet grainy malty presence with grassy/spicy/ floral German hops in the background. Flavor delivers on the promise of a session beer and a Munich Helles. Sweet, soft malty flavors mix well with the soft floral contribution of the hops, which is a welcome change from the typical hoppy Pilsners, wheaty wheats, fruit-infused ales, boring "blondes", and crappy adjunct-laden macros that are considered summer, lawnmower fare. This stuff feels great in the mouth, just the right CO2 and no astringency. Overall, I really like this beer for the summer, it has that unmistakable painstaking flavor that only decoction-mashed German lagers have but with a subtle contribution of the hops and no wheat or weird ingredients. Mustang wins.

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Photo of hellraisinT1000
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Basoos1
1.25/5  rDev -62.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jmbranum
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my favorite style, so take this review with a grain of salt.

Enjoyed from a bottle at Harry Hudson's in Oklahoma City.

Nice slightly malty aroma.

Flavor at first is rather boring but improves as I drink it. Lots of grain, balanced with a nice crispness and a little bit of hops. Lingering dry aftertaste but not off notes (as I'm using to having from any "summer lager" that is more macro in style).

Medium mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, I like it ok but I'm not wowed by this very dry lager.

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P:  Pours a bright golden color that is crystal clear and active with carbonation rising to the top.  A 1/2 in of foamy white head that is gone quick. 

S:  Fresh sweet grainy malts, lemon, hay, bananas, peaches, and subtle salt and spices. 

T/M:  Sweet grains, honey, green grapes, banana bread, and basil.  Medium body and prickly carbonation.  Finish is wet and leaves behind bitter white and green grapes. 

O:  I liked this beer a lot. It's a great beer to enjoy while relaxing around the house.  The flavors mix well and the hops to malt is just right. 

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Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, pale gold color with a small, bubbly white head. If left very minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel with some sweet floral notes.

T - Caramel, toffee and bread crust. A touch of spicy bitterness adds balance.

M - Crisp and smooth. A light bodied lager that is fairly dry.

O - Easy drinking Helles Lager. Could see it selling well in a blazing hot Oklahoma summer.

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Photo of tronester
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light yellow. Smells of freshly milled grain. Taste begins with a very light cracker malt flavor, followed by a bit of herbal, soapy hop flavor, and finishing with a bit of bittersweet flowery flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty good. Overall an ok beer, better than your average macro, but doesn't live up to many Munich Helles I've had.

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Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of OKShylock
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of eskimojoe
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bump8628
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold, thin wispy white head. Grass and black pepper hoppiness on the nose leading to clean crackery malt body. Some bitterness on the back end gives a bit of oomph to an otherwise light beer. Goes down easy, which I guess is the point of a summer lager. Not bad, but I'll go for Sierra Nevada Summerfest over this for my summertime lager needs

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

A - Clear golden body with a fleeting white head.

S - Sweet grains, bright grassy aroma, tangy fruits come out, grapes come to mind.

T - Sweet grain wrapped in grassy and peppery bitterness. Some honey and biscuits come out as it warms. Finishes with fruity with notes of grapes and lemon zest.

M - Firm medium body with low but prickly carbonation, wet and rich on the palate.

Much better than expected. A good firm mouthfeel helped keep the flavors rich and malty. I would definitely pick this up again.

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Mustang Summer Lager from Mustang Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 18 ratings