Tap Room No. 21 Lager
World Brews

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American Lager
Ranked #526
Ranked #47,854
2.8 | pDev: 16.79%
World Brews
California, United States
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Reviews by Jadjunk:
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2.82/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

#85. This runs under $6 for a 6-pack with the other varieties in tow when the price is right. Found at a well stocked grocer in town, but haven't seen it anywhere else.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a glass mug at room temp.

(Appearance) Pours a very fizzy 2 finger depth head that recedes at an alarmingly quick rate, slowing as it approaches a thin sheet of foam, but subsides within about 2 minutes of the pour. Color is a pale peach-amber and is very clear with little clarity imperfections. Carbonation is spritely and can be seen everywhere throughout the glass. The combination of the uninteresting color and consistency plus the disappointing head quality give this beer a very lackluster appearance. 2

(Smell) Quite the lager aroma, but with no notable characteristics aside from some crisper cheap grain malts, bready tones and perhaps a hint of corn which gives the beer some very noticeable sweet highs. Hops are nowhere to be found, and any other complementary flavor in spices or caramel are also nearly indiscernible, although caramel presence is not out of the question. Hardly potent enough to excite me but it's stronger than some of the weakest aromas I have experienced. 2.5

(Taste) At first comes a subtle arrangement of malt flavors, none too strong and the first taste is light and balanced. Barley malt, some bread and slight yeast notes and yes, a touch of corn on the back burner round out the flavor. It's not very exciting but it's flavorful enough to be defining. Very sweet, perhaps too much so, and it would be nice to have some appropriate bitter to complement the flavor otherwise, but it's not terrible. 3

(Mouthfeel) Slight tongue tingle from the notable carbonation presence but the rest of the drink remains an airy smooth. It's got quite a light body and there's little distracting taste to slow the drink down. It's noticeably thin. Alcohol presence is locked down well and the finish is sweet and slightly dry. Not bad. 3

(Drinkability) It's quite drinkable as none of the malts in here are overbearing on the tongue and it's flavorful enough to separate ever so slightly from the average macro. My biggest concern with the drinkability is the draining sweetness which is just too over-the-top for my palate. No doubt the existence of corn and cheap grains helps bring this character to the front, but aside from that deterrent, this remains a decent lager with an above-average drinkability. 3

Verdict: I don't feel quite so taken advantage of due to saving several dollars on a sixer that is normally close to the $10 range, but otherwise it's a pretty average lager with nothing special. Balance of the malt is nice and subtle but the sweetness is just too much to keep me going back for more. I'll expect better things from the other two varieties I found at the store. C- (2.7)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kromes
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: yellow straw color with thin white head. Lots of carbonation in the beer.

S: honey sweetness, yeast and a little bit of floral, earthy hop.

T: The honey and yeast taste is very strong and sweet up front. This gives way to a touch of bitterness and herbal flavor from the hop.

M: Light body. The carbonation is high. The finish is semi dry.

D: This is an average lager. Not bad. Tastes better than your run of the mill american lager, but about the same in all other aspects.

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3.5/5  rDev +25%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.57/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look - Light straw color, clear. Color of the froth is off-white. Good carbonation, and about 2.5 fingers of foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - Hoppy in character. Mostly a wheaty smell, but I seem to catch a hint of something fruity..very light and subtle though.

Taste - Very well-balanced...hoppy flavor is only slightly noticeable. Other than that though, not much is flying out at me in the taste. Texture is creamier than I would have thought, but also fairly well-balanced.

Drinkability - This is a good-tasting, but not very complex beer. Still very drinkable in that it just tastes good, but isn't very mind absorbing.

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Photo of Schneic8
2.93/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Poured a copper color with a white head that somewhat lasted. There appears to be a lot of fizz and carbonation.

Smell: Mild smell with nothing overpowering. Light and hard to pick up.

Taste: Sweet taste that is somewhat watered down. Maybe some slight citrus but no real discernible flavors.

Mouthfeel: Slight crispness but not as much carbonation that is present in the appearance. Goes down smooth with no after taste.

Overall: Nice beer but with few outstanding qualities. It goes down smooth and is easy to drink. Not sure if I would try again.

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Photo of Andrew644
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- light gold with a nice white foaming head.

S- a slight malt smell but little else.

T- a slight malt and hop flavor but not near enough. For a regular lager this doesn't have enough taste and is more like a light beer.

M- needs more carbonation.

D- its average, nothing better.

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of G2Brew
3.96/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my second Tap Room No. 21 (from World Beers of Navato, CA.) This time it's a lager, and that's all they call it -- Tap Room No. 21 Lager. I was hesitant, because something that only identifies itself as an American lager could be anything from Bud Light to SA Black Lager. But I was feeling adventurous, so here I am, sipping this brew. It’s not bad, closer to a Sammy than a Bud, at least.

Poured cold (40F) from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A – A little (1/2 inch) off-white head, with low persistence and almost no lacing. The color is great though – a golden amber with excellent clarity. The color makes this a pale lager, although the flavor tells me it’s more of an amber lager. It’s a toss-up, to me, but I’ll go with pale.

S – There wasn’t much nose here, and I was a little disappointed. There was a nice malty aroma, leaningtoward the caramel/amber malts, but not nearly as much as I would have liked.

T – Generally balanced, but a little malty sweetness. The flavor runs heavily toward amber and caramel malt, with a very noble hop bite, slightly floral, and a little spicy – just a hint of clove, and possibly cinnamon. There is a lot of complexity in the flavor of this beer, but I poured it too cold. You won’t appreciate it all until it gets up to 50F +. There is a lot of aftertaste, both of the hops and the amber malt. It’s not unpleasant though. A strange metallic taste comes through on the palate after a while. Not sure if I like that so much.

M – The mouthfeel is light to medium, but with a LOT of carbonation. I’ll make sure my next one is warmer, with plenty of time to form a good head and maybe get rid of some of that excess carbonation. That may affect my impression.

D – The overall drinkability of this beer is very high. It’s a good lawnmower beer, or a decent session beer, especially for your less zymaturologically attuned friends. The sweetness, spiciness, and carbonation combined to give me a first impression not unlike ginger ale. It improved as it went along, and I suspect that it will be better if I open the next one warmer, then allow it to rest in the glass a bit before tasting. I reserve final judgment until after I’ve experimented with the rest of this six-pack.

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

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2.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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Tap Room No. 21 Lager from World Brews
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 63 ratings