Standard Lager | Fulton Beer

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
48 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,975
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
48
pDev:
9.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of pat61
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S: medium to medium low spicy, floral hop aromas with a hint of pine seasoning light malt.

L: beautiful, brilliant copper amber with streams of bubbles rapidly rushing to the surface to produce a thin, sudsy white head that rapidly reduces to a film.

T: wide array of malt flavors ranging from doughy bread to light biscuit roll over the tongue. Malt and hop spiciness combine and there is a faint fruit note. It starts with a light sweetness but by mid-palate hop bitterness grows to medium leading to a crisp dry finish and a lingering malty bitter aftertaste.

F: The body is medium to medium light and the carbonation is medium.

O: It is a flavorful, easy to drink lager brewed for those who want more than fizzy yellow beer.

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

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 StonedTrippin
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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 kraticus41
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bighuge
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazed caramel body. Thin off white head leaves a fair amount of lace. Aroma is dusy, grainy, malty....like a grain milling room. Flavor is malty and grainy... a little biscuity and a little caramelly. Hops are mostly around for balance but there's a really light peach accent that is adds a nice touch to the whole flavor profile. Very slight dryness on the finish that leaves you wanting another sip. Body is medium-full. Carbonation is even keeled and smooth. Solid lager.

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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 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 RyanTheLion13
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-deep gold/tan color..good clarity...looks impressive.

S-Slighty spicy aroma with an underlying grainy maltiness..

T-Slighty sweet...light breads and grains...toasty malts like a vienna style

F-Not overcarbonated...easy drinking but with some character...light side of medium bodied..finishes with a just a whisp of dryness.

O-Nice basic malty lager. All-malt lager and it tastes that way. I wonder if this is what lagers tasted like in the old days in the U.S. Well done. Scores are per style. One of my favorite lagers brewed in the states. Much prefer to the hop laden offerings so many places put out.

Update as a I finish off the 12 pack..: At times I get a bit of a spoiled egg flavor and aroma from some bottles. When on this is really good but the off flavors from some bottles in a concern. Interestingly enough it was not all the bottles. Maybe 4 or 5 of them.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Demi
2.35/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of umustdrink
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Medium orange color. Off-white head, pillowy, with good retention.

Smell - Grainy, toasted bread, spicy, herbal hops. Smells like Vienna lager.

Taste - Medium sharp bitterness up front, earthy, spicy and herbal. Sweet grainy finish with a lingering bitterness.

Feel - Medium carbonation, could be a touch higher.

Overall - Good drinking beer and a great value at $5.99/4-pack. This will join Wonderstuff as a go-to local lager for me.

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Photo of karlt
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlHungus
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fulton's Standard Lager pours a clear copper color. The head is a solid cap of white foam that lingers awhile. The aroma has some light caramel, some toasty mat, and a whiff of floral hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, but much more pronounced. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with appropriately ample carbonation. Overall, this is a really well made beer. I can see myself drinking this on a very frequent basis.

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

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 CraigP83
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden, one finger off white head. doesnt look like piss water like most american lagers of this ilk. Smells of sweet malt and Floral hops. The taste is lots of grain, wheat/corn? again backed up by slight floral hops, just a touch of bitterness but its hidden behind the grain. At 4.5% abv this is an everyday easy drinker. Im very impressed and will probably always have some in my fridge. Absolutely a winner

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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 elec
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 bsp77
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma and taste are both focused on biscuit and bread, caramel and cherry. The dry finish has some floral and citrusy hops, but balanced, not bitter. Relatively light body with ample carbonation. Essentially an easy drinking Vienna. I hope this is a big success for Fulton.

Reviewed off a sample bottle (full bottle), and I look forward to buying a 4 pack of tallboy cans.

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Standard Lager from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 48 ratings