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Standard Lager | Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
42 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bsp77 on 09-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,530
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
42
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Demi
2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kraticus41
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nolster
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MykeJ
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chaz
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
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 -7.6%
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 -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.57/5  rDev -7%
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 -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyecko
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ish1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
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 mattmarka1
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

we are seeing a lot of accomplished craft breweries go back to the basics with beers like this all over the country, and i am a fan of the trend, its nice to have some local, fresh, craft lager, no matter who it was designed for, i think we all crave beer like this once in awhile, something simple and crushable, good with food, light enough but light years better than the macro stuff. this is a cool one, because its a red colored lager without the normal caramel sweetness of the vienna malts that usually color these this way. not sure what grains comprise this one, but the fact that is stays dry all the way even though its got a little color and body is really nice. a slight grassy hop profile and a fresh lager yeast with a fully compatible and not at all irrelevant flavor. great with richer food like a burger and fries, but also nice as a hangover starter upper, as a night cap, or even as a palate cleanser in a session. fulton has proven they can make the big and bold and strong beers all very well, and its nice to see them attack something a little more basic with the same vigor and attention to detail. this is high quality lager, dont be fooled. perfect mouthfeel for the style too!

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Photo of elec
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a white head . cracker meal malts and grass and hay with crisp hops both in smell and taste. Sweet and crisp mouth feel, medium carbonation , a nice medium hopped lager ,very drinkable for summer.

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