Beer To Drink When It's Hot Outside
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #2
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,587
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.93%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 07, 2022
Added:
Jun 12, 2019
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  0
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: An ultra refreshing warm weather lager brewed with flaked corn, key lime puree, and lightly dry-hopped with Motueka.
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Rated: 3.92 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Sep 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 19, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy, pale straw body with a frothy white head

S: Lime (real, not artificial like most light lagers), corn

T: Follows the nose. This is what light lagers with lime should taste like.

F: Light, crisp, quenching

O: Well done for the style
Aug 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear pale white gold and nearly headless.

I suppose this is for when their Key Lime Pie Gose sounds too imposing of acidity, because this is a tart lime lager that really edges close to sour territory due to the graphic nature of key lime.

That said, its lager qualities combine with the lime in a way that at times tastes a little like cleaning solution. While it might be a worthy beach beer, KLP is a much more enjoyable option, to my palate.
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.47 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2022
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
16 oz can from the Wall of Beer in Clemson SC served in a lager glass.
Appearance. This has a pale golden body with high clarity (at first but hazy by the end of the pour due to suspended sediment) and a decent white head.
Aroma. Reasonably hoppy with a floral note.
Flavor. Fairly clean if uninspired light lager. More citrus here than the aroma suggests.
Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review 1662
Beer to Drink When It's Hot Outside
Westbrook Brewery
Date: 12 August 2021
It is not hot outside; it is rather chilly as the autumn air chills Idaho. I poured into a pint glass; the temperature was 42 degrees. A creamy and frothy white two-fingered head was created from the pour. The moderate dissipation left loads of lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 2, pale yellow with hues of straw. Of all the light beer I have consumed thus far has one of the best appearances.

I first smell crackers, corn, and light cereal grains. Nosing further into the glass, I detect a hint of floral, herbal, and citrus. The nose is clean yet refined.

Lime flavors and corn are dominating my palate. Working past that, I taste lightly toasted malts, floral, and a hint of minerals.

The mouthfeel is clean, crisp, and refreshing.

The body is light, has medium carbonation, and has a light finish.

An excellent alternative to bud light lime, better flavors, and just as crisp. As far as light beer goes, this one is done well. Stylistically, the beer is accurate; no complaints.
Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It sure is hot outside so i reckon this is a good bet. Canned 2021/05/24

Pours a med large frothy 1.5 finger head with moderate retention, fair lacing, mostly clear pale to straw color

Nose brings some sweet malt, little cereal grain and corn, nice juicy lime and citrus, good balance

Taste light but flavorful, first up is mild corn and sweet cereal malt, that quickly gives way to a sweet key lime juice with only a little tartness, general citrus, my brain wants to get salt but it never comes and I think that would be a nice addition, mild creamy and soft lager, dry finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, med fizzy slight prickly carb

Overall Def a nice beer to drink when it's hot, a touch of salt on the back end like a gose would seal the deal
Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
So, had to let this one open up a bit. First couple of rushed glugs and swishes presented a pretty typical light corn lager with significant "limeyness"...think Bud light with lime...not pleasant. But not a fair assessment either. That "corniness" almost disappears, and suddenly it comes across as quite balanced. The lime now doesn't seem an out of place cover for a typical AAL. It is extremely light but not watery. SUPER refreshing. Off the charts drinkability. SUPER crushable.
Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 5/24/21, so 6-7 weeks old.

Looks good in the glass. Almost crystal clear pale yellow body with good carbonation. Small white head shrinks to a ring and faint covering, only a few wisps of lacing.

Not much of an aroma, just a little lime.

On tasting, well this takes me back to drinking lager & limes in the olde countrye. Very clean, light, refreshing, and just the right level of lime. Nicely balanced.

Mouth just about medium, finish lime.

Overall, clean, refreshing, easy drinking beer. Says it's a corn lager on the can, but there is no corny taste, so that's a plus. Very good light lager.
Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.22 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Oct 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear golden body. Mild tart lime juice, which carries the beer all the way through. Malt is very light and mild, and a touch of tropical hop bite balances it out a bit. Lighter bodied, crisp and strangely super drinkable. Goes down fast.
Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Donkster46 from Washington

Oct 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Sep 18, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is crystal clear whitish yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a narrow collar around the edge and a thin film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of white grape and lime are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of white grape and lime.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has a decent amount of aroma and flavor for a light lager.

Serving type: can
Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a clear pale golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has short retention

S- lime, toasted grains, corn, honey, citrus zest, hint of floral hops

T- clean and crisp up front with a lightly tart hit of lime, followed by some mellow malty sweetness, with a hint of corn coming through. The finish gives just a trace of citrusy hops, with some pithy lime and sweet malt on the finish

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- super refreshing and crushable, the lime provides just enough of a tartness to boost the flavor and make this a flavorful yet easy drinking light lager
Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From can - 5/20/20.
L: Pour with a thin white head, about an inch, that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Hazy, pale yellow in color. Little to no lacing.
S: Aroma an interesting mix of bready yeast, dry hops, and lime - pretty much as advertised.
T: Pretty light on the palate, with the corn sweetness and lime popping the most. There is a bit of the yeast/bread in the background, but no noticeable hop flavor.
F: Crisp, light, refreshing mouthfeel.
O: Utterly crushable and a perfect reflection of its name.
Jul 24, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a lightly hazy pale straw yellow in color with a moderate amount of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint pale yellow + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering a little more than 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready + grainy malts with a light amount of corn adjuncts and a light amount of corn adjunct sweetness. Slightly heavier than light aromas of freshly squeezed lime citrus and a hint of lager yeast. Light aromas of citrus/lime + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready + grainy malts with a light amount of corn adjuncts and a light amount of corn adjunct sweetness. That is followed by very light flavors of lager yeast and light to moderate flavors of freshly squeezed lime citrus. Finally there is a light flavor of citrus/lime + herbal hops which imparts a hint of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving a very light lingering fresh lime citrus.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol, a nice clean + crisp refreshing mouthfeel, and a touch of lime to sweeten it slightly - perfect beer for after a long 8.4 mile run in 90 F weather with a 73 dew point. Definitely sessionable and definitely a beer that I would have another.
Jul 20, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
smooth lager beer - was great to see craft breweries to make lager again -
Jun 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 19, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jul 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours crystal clear light yellow with a thin white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. No lacing.

Aroma - The key lime comes out lightly, some lemon . Mild corn and light floral hops.

Taste - Tastes like a key lime lager. Mild lime and lemon, corn.

Feel - Very light bodied and refreshing prickly carbonation.

Overall - Nice lager with key lime.
Jun 30, 2019
Beer To Drink When It's Hot Outside from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings