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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
Ranking:
#42,086
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
32
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
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2
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of randal
4.4/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is spot on for what the brewer was intending. A light beer (not sure if it was really a lager or not) with real malt and hop flavors. The crisp malt is very enjoyable in this beer.

I applaud any brewer that takes the time to put some care and attention into their standards. So many brewpubs throw out a sub-par light beer for the masses just so they can say they have one. I think, in part, it is the lack of caring about this style which has given it a bad name. North by Northwest has made an exceptional helles beer. Try it with an open mind.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an average looking traditional lager color with just a little more body. Tastes very similar to a macro lager expect it has a very distinctive bready taste to it all throughout the sip. Pairs well with food, and is also a good brew if you are just in the mood for something simple and easy drinking.

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Photo of ATXboozer
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of PCaravan
3.44/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like a previous poster said, this is the beer all brewpubs make that is intended for those who would prefere budmillercoors. I only had this because it was part of the sampler and I didn't expect much from it. I was surprised though. Northern Light has to be far and away the best brewpub "piss beer" I've ever had and is why most of my marks are slightly above average. The aroma and taste is clean with Cascade hops noticably present all the way through. In the mouth a malty sweetness prevails at fist and then finishing with a light pleasant bitterness. While I don't think this is the best beer I've ever had by a long shot, I think the brewmaster here has a real masterpiece here given the contraints under which this beer was made. Not only will this satisfy the budmillercoors crowd but there is enough here for even the "real beer" lover to enjoy.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear, straw golden color with a small snow-white head and modest carbonation, fair lacing.

Aroma: The Cascade hops pleasantly dominate the aroma, with lesser malts beneath.

Taste: Very light and sweet at the start, the Cascade hops bring in the middle of the taste, with some light berry fruit notes hidden beneath. Towards the end of the taste some grain notes appear, while the hops linger on past the finish.

Mouth feel: Light and pleasant with mild carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Surprisingly complex for a light lager. A very nice hot weather beer and a good choice to introduce macro-drinking friends to better beer without scaring them.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cgrunin
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Roybert
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gfg0020
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -4.8%
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 LXIXME
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of midaszero
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass

There is not a whole lot that is special about this beer it is just pretty average. While nothing to write home about it is easy for sessioning especially for those who enjoy American macro lagers.

Overall just a straight average score, nothing bad and nothing good to really say about it.

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Photo of JDV
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light smelling, and I got a hint of apple juice and corn or grainy sweetness. Very light, a bit watery, but drinkable and for a pale lager, actually has a bit of flavor, and is much more satisfying than your standard pale lager, I thought. I could drinking this if I was in the mood for a light beer on a hot day, actually.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fabiand
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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North By Northwest Northern Light from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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