1st Gear | The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
North Carolina, United States
lexavebrew.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pathman on 04-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
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0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by pathman:
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

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Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
2.62/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I normally like cream ales but this was my least favorite beer at LAB. It was very light pale, thin, with very little head, was too sour and not creamy enough. It actually reminded me of Genesee Cream Ale which isn't a good sign.

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.72/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBGOODE
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
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 +15.4%

Photo of Lordhelmit
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of pintofparadise
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of kmm1793
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcsbeer
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +15.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.19/5  rDev -1.8%

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 +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1st Gear from The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
3.25 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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