Lincoln's Lager | Rolling Meadows Brewery

Lincoln's LagerLincoln's Lager
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Lincoln's LagerLincoln's Lager

Brewed by:
Rolling Meadows Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Though fuller bodied than most lagers, this is a true American Lager- stored cold, or "lagered", in our brewery until it has reached perfection. This beer is defined by its crisp, clean flavor, caramel color and refreshing bitter notes.

Added by emerge077 on 08-05-2011

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of brandonld23
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is grainy malts and slightly funky perfumed fruit. The flavor is grainy malts, proprietary yeast, citrus, fruit/berries and a dryish/slightly tart finish.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Cloudy Amber orange, nice creamy white/tan head, a little sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Some breads malt, a little grassy/spicy hops and yeast

T: Sweet bready malt, some spicy hops, a somewhat overpowering taste of yeast

F: Light body and medium carbonation

O: Yeast is very overpowering in this one, and it is quite malty sweet

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of zeledonia
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to match1112 for the BIF beer.

Pours a medium orange amber, quite hazy, with one finger of off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Doesn't exactly look like a pale lager to me, so I'm not sure if the BA style is accurate. Darker and much cloudier than I'd expect, which has me intrigued. What is this beer?

Smell is faint, grassy (on the malts and hops, I think), with a pronounced lager yeast snap. Also has a very light musty melony aroma, like a hint of Belgian yeast. Interesting. Still not sure what this thing is.

Tastes like... a beer. Having a hard time pinning anything down. It's definitely crisp, and clear-flavored, by which I mostly mean unflavored. It takes a long time before the grains hit me, and they're followed by just a touch of spicy herbal hops. Then that odd musty character again. But everything I'm describing has to be drawn out, like a fisherman drawing on in on line that's a little too light.

Feel is good. Medium-light body, feels fluffy but has a bit of weight. Carbonation is a steady buzz, picking up right when it hits my mouth, and not dropping off until the flavor does. Gently drying, and crisp in the finish. The best part of the beer, IMO.

Not bad, but not great. Doesn't have a whole lot of flavor, of any kind. Quite sessionable, but somewhere in between refreshing and flavorful. Needs something - oomph, better balance, just something.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BierStein711
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the Brewhaus, this local pub is in the shadow of the Old State Capitol where the presence of Lincoln was known.

Two finger head on a murky colored beer

Smells: Lager yeast, a little lemon

Taste: lemony, grassy, and grainy

Mouthfeel: Moderate

Overall, this is a solid beer from an all right brewery. I may have to track it down in a six pack.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of match1112. Thanks Matt!

It pours a murky rust colour, has a +1 finger head of foam, and has a lot of sticky lacing.

The smell is of sweet caramel malts, bread, and a very light hint of hop bitterness.

The taste is bready, grainy, sweet, with zero bitterness. The more I sip, the bigger the bread; kind of like NB Fat Tire on steroids without the nutty character.

A good mouthfeel and is okay in drinkability. It's a good thing I like malt forward beers or else...

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ehammond1
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, match1112!

A much darker appearance than I would have anticipated: a hazy brown with some floating sediment and a moderately sized very light khaki colored head. This leaves the glass relatively clean on the way down. Atypical for the style.

Sweet grain and bready aroma, along with cereal malts, though it lacks any of the dirty dish towel aroma I despise in many beers of this style. That's definitely a plus.

The flavor was similar to the aroma, with cereal malts, mild hop character, some grass, and bready sweetness leading the way. For the style, this was really nice.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Tasty and drinkable especially for the style.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Lincoln's Lager from Rolling Meadows Brewery
Beer rating: 24.1% out of 100 with 29 ratings
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