North By Northwest Northern Light | North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States
nxnwbrew.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pegasus on 05-25-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's always lovely to see more light lagers on the market - especially when they're from craft breweries. I nabbed this 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with an unbranded pry-off cap at NXNW a couple weeks ago. Bottled: 02/19/15. Batch: 1650. Bottle: 070.

Served cold into a pilsner glass. Expectations are average.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~2-2.5 inch head of white colour. Foamy and frothy. Appears soft. Decent creaminess. Leaves little lacing as it recedes. Retention is above average - ~3 minutes.

BODY: Clear yellow. Clean, with no visible yeast.

Looks typical of the style, but above average. There're no stand-out characteristics.

AROMA: Grassy hops and pilsner malts. Grains.

That's it.

Aromatic intensity is average.

Not a horribly appealing beer aroma, but decent for the style. It's not watery, adjuncty, or cloying.

TASTE: Grassy hop notes, crisp grains, clean barley, clean lager yeast (replete with no esters), and pilsner malts. That's really it; it's a crisp clean balanced light lager with mild depth of flavour and nice flavour duration. There's little to say about it given its simplicity, but I do like it.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, highly carbonated, light-bodied, unrefreshing, and approachable. Complements the taste decently, but doesn't elevate the beer.

OVERALL: Drinkable, absolutely, but ultimately underwhelming. It's not a stellar beer in its style, and I wouldn't buy it again. Worth trying I guess, but priced rather highly for its quality. The Horizon hopping isn't bad.

C- (2.6)

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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. It looks like you would expect from a light lager. The aroma is mix of grain, wheat and some grassy hops. The flavor is more of the same. Very easy to drink, but not too much going on in the flavor or aroma. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of beersheppard
2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pale, color of straw, white fleeting head, no lacing

Smell: light malt

Taste: grains, pale malt, a little hop in aftertaste, but faint

Mouthfee: light

Drinkability: I wouldn't get again, just not much in the glass. I think this is present on the menu b/c this place doesn't swrve Bud Light and they need something to appeal to non-beer drinkerd. I can't fault the logic. Thanks for not lowering your standards, NXNW.

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North By Northwest Northern Light from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
3.2 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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