Classic Lager | Blue & Gray Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
blueandgraybrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 10-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the growler, it pours a golden amber with a small head, quickly dissipating to a ring. What nose there is, is lightly malty. In the mouth, well balanced between malt and the hops. A good brew!

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3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of the local brewer here in the historic city of Fredericksburg, birthplace of George Washington's mother - the Grandmother of her country?

It bears the appearance of your average lager: a golden hue with profuse carbonation bubbles and a minimal head retention.The nose is reminiscent of wet grass with subtle hoppiness and an underwhelming mouthfeel. While not impressed with the bottle, I did so with several of Blue and Grey beers served on draft at the Capital Ale House. (See My Review.)

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at B&G

Looked fine for a lager, mostly clear, golden color, with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer; not much in the way of lacing. Aroma of corn sugar, toasted grains, light herbal hops. Pretty much the same in the taste, corn, pale malts, light herbal hops, mineral notes. Light body, moderate carbonation. Easily drinkable, enjoyable for what it is.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Lee-s Retreat.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured a glistening gold color, with a slight chill haze, and about a 1/2 finger head.

S: Like most B & G brews, not much on the nose. I got maybe a bit of yeast, a slight bit of hop, and lots of coldness.

T: Very crisp and refreshing, with just the right amount of bitterness and the sweetness was well-tempered for sure.

M: The drinkability was definitely high here with a really nice, fluffy carbonation bill.

O: This is one of the brewery's better offerings. I'd have this one again in a heartbeat.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer while at Tru Luv's while visiting Fredericksburg. Very clean taste that lingers in the mouth, not disappearing like many lagers. Golden color was so pretty, my wife took a photo of me through the beer in her glass. We will try to find some locally now that we are back home.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber to Hess imperial pint glass on 1/9/12
*From notes

A: Pale vanilla yellow. Clean as a whistle too. A generous pour yields a loose and white 1.75 finger head. The lacing may be unremarkable, but considering this is simply a pale lager, I'm quite happy with it.

S: A bit stodgy. Cornbread, white rice and a solid dose of bittering hops fill my nose.

T: Creamy malt, with plenty of bitter hops to balance the flavor profile. It's extremely refreshing and insanely easy to put back.

M: Out of bounds. The feel here is almost sinful. Creamy, rich and complex. Yet as I'd mentioned, it doesn't keep the beer from being anything if not quaffable.

O: I really, really dug Blue & Gray's take on a Classic Lager. Easily one of my favorites in-style. It's inoffensive, yet packs plenty of flavor. It'll also pair well with just about anything in your fridge or pantry. This is a killer gateway beer for your soon-to-be craft beer loving friends. Highly recommended for you old school lager buffs like me.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Classic Lager from Blue & Gray Brewing Co.
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