Standard Lager | Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
54 Ratings
Standard LagerStandard Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bsp77 on 09-21-2016

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#17,112
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.09%
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Photo of Demi
2.35/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kraticus41
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
3.12/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MykeJ
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chaz
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear (brilliant) golden-amber in color, topped with an off-white head. Good head retention and lacing.

My first impression other than a pale golden-amber beer in a Libbey "shaker" pint glass is of the biscuit malts on the nose, and that's enough to place this one in the above-average category, especially if it was a NAIL. ; )

The malt character on the nose is sweet but not-to-sweet, and I expect it follows on the palate Otherwise reasonably neutral altogether, and with minimal hop character. That last remark might surprise some people who grown accustomed to today's rather hoppy American ales.

On the first sip it's almost assertive, very malty and "grainy", reminding me of some of the better and more widely-distributed premium lagers which were available in the upper midwest (northwest) when I was very young. Lightly sweet and lightly tangy, with drinkability being the focus. Biscuit malt is present throughout.

Hmm. A reasonably dry beer, with a smooth malty character, lighter and less bitter hop profile, and a very easy drinking mouthfeel. So what's the deal? According to a pro brewer friend "That's the kiss of death, Chaz!"

This is not a beer (or beer style, to be honest) which will "wow!" a first time drinker, much less a Craft Beer Lifestyler*.
On the other hand it will fit right into the wheelhouse of a lot of people who are -NOT- Craft Beer Lifestylers, and altogether it's a very good all-malt American lager.

*So how do you know if you're a CBL? You dig SOURZ ((ZOMG!!11), you chase WALEZ and delivery trucks, you're a Hophead, you're a Yeast Geek (you try to culture yeast left in the bottom of an imported Hefeweizen) and homebrew and so forth. You know who you are!

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Photo of Ri0
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It was so hot this September day (91) that I drank it straight from the can. A very clean, cracker malt aroma. Very simplistic flavor of clean and crisp malt that seems like a Pils sans hops. Has a bit of zest to keep it interesting. Refreshing with light carbonation.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Standard Lager pours a copper color, with a small, but lacing head. Big roasted malty aroma. Taste is smooth and sweet. A nice roasted flavor, on a big malty backbone. Very smooth. Overall, no frills smooth, sweeter and toasty beer.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyecko
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ish1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a lager glass

Pours a red-amber, but not like an alt. More like a cross between a red and a light lager. Excellent head that quickly dissipates. The lacing is a bit lacking, though that's not unexpected. Still, it has a very nice color and plenty of big inviting bubbles. A fine looking lager.

The aroma is all malty grain, ranging from light toasted biscuit to clean grain-bin powder. Some suggestion of adjuncts is present, but not offputting. Hints of pepper and spice. Clean and crisp. Nothing spectacular but solid.

The flavor is a step below the aroma. More macro-like in this respect, though still quite a bit better. A nice range of malt flavors, again from "raw" to "toasted," but very muted. Hops are a little there, but don't quite get "there" in the balance department.

The mouthfeel is a little watery, but otherwise this is a great warm-weather quencher. Light, clean and crisp with plenty of, but not too much, carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid lager.

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Photo of herman77
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DW78715816
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very solid lager. Looks great poured into a glass. Malty yet easy drinking.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice flavorful full lager. Darker gold to amber and mostly clear. Smallish white head. Rich grainy taste with balancing bitterness & full mouthfeel for style. Not a quick thirst quenched but a slower easy drinker. Is smaller than it feels.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: Goebel Liquor / Rob’s World of Beer in Wichita, Kan.
Price: $7.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: March 14, 2018
Consumed: March 16, 2018
Reviewed as: American Amber / Red Lager
Misc.: Canned on Aug. 3, 2017 at 1:01 p.m. CT (I think)

Had three of these previous in Wichita on a work trip. Gave them each a 3.5 on Untappd, writing, “Should have looked up this beer before buying it. Detecting blueberry. May review later, but for now back to work.” Well here we are. I was expecting this to be a bit higher than a 3.5 with a full review, but a 3.75 seemed like a 50/50 chance heading in.

Poured a medium amber mostly clear color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent foamy layered spiderweb lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled Corn Pops, grass, honey, brown bread, biscuit, grain and light blueberry. More of the same from the can, maybe more compact. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted about as good as the nose, maybe slightly better. Got Corn Pops, honey, grass, hay, brown bread, biscuit, Wheat Thins, grain and hints of blueberry. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt clean finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was much better than the last few nights out of the can. Just a very good American Amber / Red Lager. (Overall - 3.75)

3.82 | 86 | B+

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Photo of Squire
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pretty rose gold amber color with white cap.

Aroma of sweet malt and floral hops.

Flavor is a more generous serving of what's found in the scent. Mildly rich sweet malt with a solid presence. Malt forward with counter balancing floral hops that finishes malty sweet with a bit of hop firmness in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Just a good, solid malt lager with enough going on for it to match most food styles yet interesting enough to drink on it's own. The kind of beer I wish they would serve at our County/State Fairs instead of the usual AALs. Yeah, definitely the thing for Fair food.

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Standard Lager from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 54 ratings