North Fork Lager | Payette Brewing

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79
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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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North Fork LagerNorth Fork Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States
payettebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American Lager has a laid-back personality and pairs well with just about all edibles. Hops bring a mix of woody, green, floral and fruit notes with subtle herb and spice character. North Fork is a sessionable beer with lower alcohol content for a quick, smooth run. Pack plenty for your post river run refreshment.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
14.6%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Spikester:
Photo of Spikester
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured clear gold with three fingers of white foamy head. Average retention but fair lacing.
Smell is clean malts and some herbal hops.
Taste is similar with smooth malts and a nice hop presence.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. Finish slightly dry with a lingering bitterness.
Overall a nice example of this style although not many comparable to try.
A plus for me is the the low abv. Good flavor and easy drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.61/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, Grassy, Herbal, Bready

Pale yellow with a fluffy, creamy head. Floral and fruity in the nose. Smooth, light in body and carbonation with a semi-grassy hop character with herbal undertones and a soft citrus oiliness. The malts are a bit sweet with a dry, bready finish. North Fork is a good lager, but it's missing the clean, crisp carbonation that the style is known for. If Payette adds that, they’ll have a great one.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #111 (April 2016).

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of nuebs
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drinkup27
3.89/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBird82
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Edit: Just noticed this was my 2000th review here on BA.

Picked up a single can tonight at the COOP... Poured into my skinny weizen glass... clear light golden with a short lasting white head that left no real lacing.

Nose is clean pale maltiness.... hops are there to balance... tough discerning what varietals.. sorta grassy/floral.

Flavor is dominated by bready maltiness... bitterness comes on mid palate on toward the finish... hops are again pretty background grassy.

Body is light... carbonation is good... extremely drinkable.

Honestly, this is pretty well done... A good pale lager made only about 10 blocks from my house. Nice.

3.25/3.25/3.25/3.5/3.5

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Photo of atryes
3.97/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zorro
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear yellow colored beer with a smallish white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and bread. Mild flowery hop aroma.

Starts out dry and slightly tart. Taste of mineral water and toasted grain. Mild bitterness but it isn't much.

Mouthfeel is light.

An OK lager just don't expect much from it.

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Photo of Justin-m
3.56/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear straw colored pour with a white one-finger head. Grainy aroma with a hint of lemon. Taste follows the nose with grain and a hint of noble hops. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with flavors of grain and yeast.

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Photo of Benish
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of BDWeigand
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CodyPorter
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of rarigney
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gaddabble
3.74/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Virginia Inn, on to the beer:

Bone white head on-top a pee yellow beer, showing good head retention and lacing. The aroma is light overall;grass and aromas and little else. This lager sounded like a great idea to pair with a moules-frites lunch,and while palatable, could have been so much more. Hay in the raw deliver a promising start. Sourdough bread yeast gives the base a different accent to the common lager, however this beer does go astringent quickly, which is the real sin. Still, it is better than the Bud Light and Corona's commonly found at parties.

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Photo of S-Taylor
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of gartlesby
3.84/5  rDev +19.3%

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North Fork Lager from Payette Brewing
3.22 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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