Heurich's Lager | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Heurich's LagerHeurich's Lager

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nmann08 on 08-12-2013

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts and grains. Taste is grains, lemons, malts, light and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but not a great example of the style.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a can glass, and also a Libbey style pilsner. Throwback! 1860DOB03813 on the bottom of the can. Great now we aren't even using standard can dating any more apparently.

In the pils glass, a brassy 14 carat gold body color, more dull looking in the can glass, with excellent rising carbonation, very fine, slight slow creep and then some faster racing towards the top. Real nice existing head for a lager, simple bleach white and at two fingers. Leaves a light creamed puck, thin, and small soaped ring. More whipped and flattened creamy quality but also good staying power.

Aroma is pretty basic, not too exciting, but also hardly faulty or terrible. Light malts and a bit of very faint toast hiding in the background. Clean, not much sticky yeast quality, or heavy sugar sensing. Has a basic classic American lager quality but more subtle and not completely dumbed down. Pretty keeping it safe here.

Palate takes a very interesting turn. There's a very herbal hop sting at first, then followed with some sweet character. Slightly syrupy but also with a real honey and green herb bitterness in the mix. Real mid palate and front forward flavors that are thick, virtually no aftertaste. No crispness, but an almost ale like body that forgoes clean lager finish, for more thicker malt and possible adjunct tones. Eventually repeated sips bring out a VERY noticeable hop bitterness that meets with some honey character, and dextrose like sensing sugars. A bit of strangely boozy warmth in the stomach but not so much in flavor at least.

This is quite an interesting take on a historic ale, It is far more hop forward than I was anticipating. It doesn't remind me so much of clean lager, but far thicker and aggressive. I do enjoy this, but it's also just a bit too sweet for me, but it's a fun brew, totally drinkable, and stands out easily amongst the large mass produced stuff of the same "style".

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Photo of lillitnn92
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -42%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

32oz brewery filled growler. Pours a clear paler gold color, topped with a frothy covering of bright-white head. This maintains a moderate richness, leaving back a smattering of rich lacing down the sides of the glass. The nose is fresh with a combo of floral, grassy, and spicy notes. A tangy mix of green citrus and sweet bready character sits along the back. The taste has a crisp and zesty bitter bite to it that finishes dry and spicy. The hops are barely holding that bready sweetness back (made even stronger by the alcohol) but manages to just keep the overall flavor profile balanced. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a crisp feel on the tongue and then more of a firm creaminess along the back. Alcohol does add some thickness to the body and ends things a bit too much on the warm side. This was interesting. I liked the crisp and spicy mix of German and Czech hops here but the high alcohol cut back on the overall smoothness and drinkability of this. It’s definitely still worth a look though, plus it’s a cool bit of history as well.

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Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice historic research and reinterpretation of a local lager. Tasty and stimulating.

Presentation: Growler from DC Brau's NE headquarters. Small dry board with general growler offering notes. Served in a tall pilsner glass.

A - Straw to pale gold pour, assertive frothy head, moderate to small retention with a nice memory ring, and attractive lacing.

S - Soft nose, bready touch with a pleasant hint of lemon and grain on the nose…

T - Sweet initiation, bready notes, sweet lemon with a soft lingering bitter nose over the lager sense with a somewhat grassy touch..

M - Medium body and carbonation, nice lingering texture, with a pretty solid feel.

O - Rather stimulating, this flows very nicely...

Notes: …while nothing that would drive me crazy by style this is surprisingly tasty. Very likable, and something worth celebrating. Nice research and collab story with a rather tasty brew to back it up.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of nmann08
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw golden yellow, really airy and foamy head sits on the beer for a while.

Smell is earthy, straw, grains, piney hops.

The flavor is a little sweet and spicy at the same time. pepper, straw, grassy. Some bitterness from the hop content.

The mouthfeel was thicker than I expected upon looking at it, but it still finishes crisp. Very refreshing.

Honestly, a very cool idea to work with the family to brew this classic recipe again.

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Heurich's Lager from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 20 ratings