1st Gear | The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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Brewed by:
The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pathman on 04-18-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
23.81%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19
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Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of JBGOODE
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, pale, yellow-corn color, with a halo of white head. Nose of subtle toasted grains and sweet cream. Flavors are tangy sweet and roasted forward, with a toasted corn backbone. Smooth, light, and balanced in mouth. The aftertaste is light grain and cream again, with a smooth, light, crisp finish.

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Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Lordhelmit
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am going by 1 day old memory here. Went to LaB yesterday and sat down at the bar for lunch after 4 hours on the road. Ordered a "1st Gear" first. I believe it was like a cream ale or something? Anyway, it was a medium auburn color and smelled pretty much like toasted bread. Taste was very mild and watery. Overall a 3. It was okay!

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pintofparadise
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of kmm1793
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcsbeer
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice looking beer. Wipe the frost off the glass, very crisp and clear. Not a lot to offer for the nose. Taste was mild mannered non threatening and easy going,a little thin in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.19/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance: Pale yellow body, minimal haze. Small, white head.

Smell: Scantly bready malts, a whisper of implied cereal sweetness. Very light spice, very light citrus showing from the hops.

Taste: A lightly bready maltiness, even less grain. Restrained sweetness. Small hint of corn. Hops yield a little lemon and a small dot of spice. Low bitterness. Drying on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Simple, sufficient cream ale.

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Photo of target88
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1st Gear from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
3.36 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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