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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

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Added by bsp77 on 09-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,508
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
42
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 15
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 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 RyanTheLion13
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
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 +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Demi
2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of umustdrink
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlHungus
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 CraigP83
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -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 elec
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 bsp77
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
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: 3.84 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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