Frisco 1501 Historic Lager | Public House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Public House Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JLaw55 on 02-22-2017

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Amber
S: Sweet malt with a bit of hops
T: layers of sweet malt, roasted caramel, and grain pushed aside briefly by herbal hop's bite. This leaves a crisp finish with lingering nuttiness.
F: Medium to full. It tastes rich.
O: A meat and potatoes type of amber lager. I really enjoyed this ample flavor and layers to sort out but does veer toward the malt side of things for me (maybe because that is what I like) . Can be simply drank or analyzed. Enjoyable and will get again.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nausicaa-taos
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

It tastes as ancient and proto-steam punk as they were probably going for, but nonetheless, it fails to be notable aside from the gimmick. It's not dirty enough. It can play sidekick to beef, but is neither the type of soft nor angry to sip completely on its own. There's not enough body to discover and it feels too thin for the ingredients.

Though it's a stunning ambered copper and fills a half-emptied glass with a nice, lingering aroma.

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Photo of dustin22martin
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a steam beer type lager, warmer fermented, but not as dry and crisp as i look for even in a california common type, and the red colored sweet malts end up sort of taking over this beer a little bit. i like the flavors though, there is a nice malt richness to it, caramely and earthy toasty, but i can also taste the bready lager yeast which is nice with the malts, quite substantial, and not without some grassy hops on the back end too, well layered. this has a fall vibe about it, some almost oktoberfest elements with the lager yeast being so flavorful and the malts having a sweetness about them, granted less european in the grain build, but still, there are some real commonalities. id like for it to have a little more finish, a bit drier and snappier as it winds down, it sort of lingers and its a little less drinkable than i want it to be, but the flavors here are old worldy and excellent. these guys have on the whole done a really nice job with the classic styles, and while this is much more of a rich amber lager, its a well made beer and something rather uncommon in the modern craft repertoire...

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Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear mahogany color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, biscuit, slight hop, earthiness, hint of nut, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a California Common / Steam Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of nut, biscuit, pale malt, sweet malt, hops, slight yeast, hint of alcohol, and slight earthiness. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and body, good feel, but blend is overly nutty and earthy.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark amber color with a small, tan head of foam. Good roasty presence with toffee and caramel. It has a nice bitterness up front with roasted malt and caramel.

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Frisco 1501 Historic Lager from Public House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 11 ratings