Northern Lager
Oxbow Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
4.5%
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Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 1.81%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
7
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Oxbow Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Notes: Northern Lager is brewed with 100% malted barley and select Maine-grown hops.
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oberon from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a becker clear medium golden with a full finger white head that is gone pretty quickly for a lager,still nice color and clarity.Toasted grains and a mineral quality in the nose,mild sweetness detected as well.Sweetish and a bit grainy on the palate with a slight herbal smack in the finish for nice drinkability.No frills but a nice beer to have after a hot day on the job,pretty crushable.

Jun 26, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First new beer from Oxbow in a while, I'm excited. Canned 3/05/20
Pours a large foamy frothy head with med retention, fair foamy lacing, gets a bit rocky as it fades, very clear with a little chill haze, has a gingerale color and large bubbles forming and streaming

Nose brings nice grainy-sweet pilsner like lager malt, little doughy straw, fair floral slight grassy noble-like hops

Taste is a little different, the malt is not what I expected I think, some doughy like grainy-sweet lager malts, but a strange earthy flavor, actually the malt might just be sweeter and less attenuated than I expected and the hops are the unique component, earthy, and a strange earthy-fruit like character, it's not bad, just unique, a bit of a soft lager component, with med to a bit lighter bitterness up front, then med to a bit higher bitterness on the drier finish, a bit of a crisp bitterness like a good pilsner, getting a touch herbaceous late as well

Mouth is med bod, higher prickly carb, mild soft lager

Overall an interesting lager, definitely unique but still fits American Lager nicely, bordering into German pilsner category

May 28, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving a small patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is maltier than the smell, but has a moderate amount of bitterness from the underlying hops to help balance things out.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The aromas and flavors in this beer seem to be very simple, but I found this to be a good, well-balanced honest lager.

Serving type: can

May 17, 2020
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brother_rebus from Maine

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Toasty light copper hue with a sturdy white head.

Smells lagery but not tinny nor corny. Some hops pretty available.

Pretty ffloral tasting without being fruity or fake. No esthers really. Just good hop. Nice simple light malt flavor.

Feels as expected.

Yes will drink again.

Apr 20, 2020
Northern Lager from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7 ratings