Frisco 1501 Historic Lager
Public House Brewing Company

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Public House Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
3.65 | pDev: 7.67%
Aug 15, 2020
Feb 22, 2017
Notes: None
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Reviewed by fl3xagon from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass

Look: Ruby Brown color, almost no head. Very clear.

Aroma: Caramel malt aroma comes through on the nose. A bit of a hop spicy hop character sneaks through.

Taste: Moderate malt profile with the caramel flavor coming through nicely. Moderate hop bitterness. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Lacking in carbonation, but overall mouthfeel is still very smooth.

Overall: I've noticed with cans from this brewery that carbonation is lacking in every beer maybe due to packing issues. If that was solved, this would be a very solid amber lager.
Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Clear dark amber color with a decent off-white head that retains fairly well and manages a bit of lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt.
The taste is also dominated by caramel malt, with hints of biscuit, nuts and a touch of grassy hops in the finish. The body is light and smooth.
Altogether a decent brew, good accompaniment for a meal.
Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Sep 24, 2019
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Reviewed by 1angrydwarf from Kansas

3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 3.2 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Sep 30, 2017
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Reviewed by nausicaa-taos from Illinois

3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
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.
Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by dustin22martin from Missouri

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Aug 15, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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...
Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Aug 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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.
May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
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.
Mar 19, 2017
Frisco 1501 Historic Lager from Public House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 14 ratings