Cape May Lager | Cape May Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Kadonny
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this now in a couple of formats (draft, cask & can), but I'll reveiw the can since this is how most people will be drinking it. Poured from a can purchased from the brewery so it was nice and fresh. 2 week old can.

L: A light to medium golden color with a nice two finger white fluffy head that lasts. Nice lacing in the glass.

S: Biscuit malts, some slight honey sweetness coupled with the grassy, spicy and herbal hop smells. Smells pretty good.

T: Wow, so I was not prepared for this. This is fantastic. Typical lager flavors start off with the bready, biscuit cracker like flavors mixing with some smooth honey sweetness. But this is when the huge hoppy rush comes in. Quite surprising actually, but totally welcomed. Hops flavors of fresh cut grass, spicy zesty hops, some floral notes, even some slight lemon really mix well with the malt. Sweetness never takes over as the hops balance the beer perfectly. Finish is dry with just a tad bit of sweetness still offsetting the hops. This is a kick ass lager, so well balanced and uber drinkable.

F: Creamy up front, smooth in middle and dry at the end. Perfect carbonation, dangerously drinkable.

O: I've had a bunch of lagers in my day, but this one right now might be my favorite one out there. Cape May really nailed this beer in that us crafters will love it and appreciate it, but non-crafters can enjoy it too. This is already taking up a bunch of space in my beer fridge at the shore and it will continue to be on hand all summer. Well done Cape May, well done.

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Photo of RobHB
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first widely available lager from Cape May Brewing Company and it is damned good. I’d slot this on the same shelf as Carton’s This Town as the two best Lagers brewed in New Jersey. I’ll likely have a couple of six packs of this beer in my cooler throughout the summer.

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Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

The clear deep golden colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” fluffy off white head that slowly recedes to a cap and then to a thin irregularly shaped island of foam on the surface with a ring around the glass.while leaving some rings and sheets of lacing on the sides of the glass.. Sipping creates a couple of arches and several legs and lots of small patches of lacing.

The mild but clearly present aromas include some malt along with some herbal, spicy character that seems almost floral as well.

The mild but noticeable flavors include the malt with some almost honey like sweetness and some earthy, herbal and spicy character from the hops.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly prickly with the active, finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins as the malt sweetness begins to recede first and then be followed the earthy, herbal, spicy hops that recede more slowly and eventually leave the long dry ending to some earthy bitterness that eventually disappears on the back of the palate.

Overall this is a clean, crisp enjoyable beer that I’m finding quite drinkable and wishing I had another waiting in the fridge. While none of the aromas and flavors are intense they are all definitely present, well balanced, and play well together in that none overshadows the other and they are all identifiable at one time or another. This would be a good choice for a summer party on the porch where some of your beer-drinking guests think they don’t like craft beer.

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Photo of JRed
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden body with white soapy head that stays. Aroma of grain, honey cereal, grass. Tastes of grass, honey cereal, some hop bitterness swoops in. Light bodied with light carbonation.

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Cape May Lager from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 6 ratings