Sea To Sea Lager
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Sea To Sea LagerSea To Sea Lager
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German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #107
Ranked #35,772
3.69 | pDev: 10.03%
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
Sea To Sea LagerSea To Sea Lager
Notes: Our San Diego roots are landing in Virginia Beach! Bringing you freshness from East to West, Sea to Sea is an unfiltered Zwickel lager layered with German Pilsner malts, Hallertau Mittelfreüh and Czech Saaz hops, 2-row barley, and traditional Pilsner yeast. This sessionable brew has a light body with subtle sweet malt and fruity hop flavors, notable lager yeast, and a crisp, clean finish.
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 189
Photo of Dewsby
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a light straw color with creamy white head, decent retention and lacing. Wish there was a little bit more haze.

S) Strong straw and grain, a bit of almost toasty nuttiness. Quite nice.

T) Everything in the nose is on the palate, as well as a smidge of grassiness. Very drinkable.

F) Honestly, has a great body for the style and is super crisp. Perfectly carbonated.

O) This is a really solid brew, easy recommendation to anyone looking for a drinkable lager with some character to it.

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Photo of michiganmatt
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pour a nice 3.5 SRM color, with a light amount of pure white head. Slightly hazy with a good amount of visible carbonation rising up the beer.
S: A fairly standard European pilsener aroma. Smells fresh and pleasant.
T: A nice balance of of bready malt flavors and hop flavors. Flavor is a little weak though (that, and I rarely drink beers with this low of an ABV)
F: Light-bodied, moderate-high crispiness.
O: Nothing special

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at The Vine on February 18, 2018. An unfiltered Zwickel lager layered with German Pilsner malts, Hallertau Mittelfreüh and Czech Saaz hops, 2-row barley, and traditional Pilsner yeast. This sessionable brew has a light body with subtle sweet malt and fruity hop flavors, notable lager yeast, and a crisp, clean finish.

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Has a grainy, yeasty flavor as per the style. There's a little bit of citrus and a prominent grassy hop flavor. There's a little bit more hop bite than I prefer from the style, but it's still highly crushable and satisfying. I would especially find this appealing on a warm summer day, as it's quite crisp and refreshing. I just think there's just a little bit more of a sharp, aggressive hoppiness on the front end than I would prefer.

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Photo of D1noB
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight citrus Be bread notes, crisp lager carries everything else to the finish.

Taste rating in words: it's that one person who picks up their two buddies, during a race and carries them to the finish line.

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Photo of JayQue
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy, straw yellow color from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Big white head with good retention and plenty of thin lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor include lemon, yeast, some mild wheat bitterness and grassy hops. Everything is mild and understated but pleasant enough. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Goes down real easy. A good example of a fairly subtle style. A good summertime thirst quencher.

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Photo of rarigney
3.01/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a very old can picked up by my wife. Probably should have taken it back, but wanted to give it a shot. This review may improve if I revisit this beer in the future.

Pours hazy straw with a big, puffy white cloud of foam that recedes slowly and leaves gobs of sticky foam on the glass. Initial aroma is yeast and bready malt, overtaken quickly by a strong soapy smell. Taste is somewhat better than the smell, with strong grain and yeast with a lemony kick. Medium body, good carbonation.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Best by 10/31/16"; drank 6/23/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy yellow/orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy bright white head; strong, frothy lace.

Lemon, fresh bread & sea salt notes in the nose; interesting!

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Fresh bread & faint lemon flavors up front; dry clove & faint sea salt notes on the finish.

A nice enough lager with some depth; I doubt this well ever be my favorite style, but I found this mildly enjoyable.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: light straw hue with a dash of haze, a moderate effervescence, and a finger of frothy white foam. It reminds me a lot of a witbier, actually.

Smell: quite grainy with plenty of yeasty aroma and a dash of spicy hops. Stylistically on-point.

Taste: much like the aroma, it's sweetish, grainy, and with a definite rough-hewn yeasty, lagery character. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. It works darn well for a beer this light.

Overall: with a low ABV and interesting flavor, this is an eminently quaffable beer.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - hazy golden color with white head

Smell - bread, biscuit, grass, herbs

Taste - biscuit, bready, grass, herbs

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, bready sweetness upfront, herbal hoppiness on the back end. Drinks crisp and clean, easy drinking.

Overall - good example of a kellerbier, easy to drink, I would drink this again.

Price point - $1.99/12 oz can

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Photo of Urk1127
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A bit hazy light yellow, slight head
Smells is barely there but a but of a herbal smell
Taste is doughy, sweet malt like pizza dough, herbal hops, hay, rounded off and smooth. No bite.

Extremely well done. Doesn't feel like 4% just creamy, grassy, dry hay but not a dry finish at all. A rounded finish with the doughy malts.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy spider web lacing. The aroma starts off sweet bready/biscuity malts to grassy sweetened hops. Super light appropriate bitterness. Dried fruity lightness. The flavor leans biscuity sweet. Grassy hops challenge with an underscore of the same bitterness level as in the aroma. Low riding sweet biscuity aftertaste. Quick wet sweet finish. On the palate, this was a light on the body with a fantastic sessionability about it. Carbonation rides nice and light. Semi-smooth sweetness lends a sticky portion over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good zwickelbier/kellerbier. I would have again and hopefully with some brats.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a faint amount of sediment suspended within. There's an inch of tightly compacted bright white on top. The aroma is of light sourdough malt and faint grassy hops. The taste is very much in line with the aroma with plenty of sourdough bready malt and faint grassy hops in the back of the palate. The mouth is very light, crisp, and quaffable.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty cool beer. It foams like there is no tomorrow. Super carbonated. The aroma is a smallish fresh scent. The taste is watery and transparent and the finish is just as clean. This is lighter than the lightest and very good at what it does.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

October 24, 2016

12 oz. can, tulip

A – Deep straw to light gold with just a mild level of haziness. A half inch of pure white sudsy head with short retention. Looks like there’s some effervescent carbonation once it settles.

S – Very crisp, bitter on the nose. Herbal, spicy hops, with perhaps a very light touch of lemon brightness. Very much in character with Saaz hops. Light grainy malt, bread dough, and flour.

T – Light flour and bread dough, just enough to provide a backing. Low herbal hop flavors, Saaz-like, with more of the lemon/citrus than was noted on the nose. Very clean.

M – Spritzy carbonation that makes itself very known and then quickly disappears. Only mild bitterness, mostly on the finish. Slightly creamy up front, then a very dry, flavorless finish, as though the beer was never there. Crisp, snappy.

O – Just about a flawless lager, my only issue is that I wish it wasn’t quite so light/mild on flavor. That said, it is balanced, easy drinking, with no off-putting components.

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Photo of zeff80
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a bright, straw-yellow color with a small head of off-white foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, floral notes and citrus. Sweet toasted caramel with a crisp, citrusy bitterness.

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Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly cloudy yellow colored beer with a tall puffy white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and slightly soapy. Scent of saffron and grass.

Starts out highly carbonated and mildly bitter. Taste of toasted grain and a slight tartness that makes me think lemons. Grassy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

An OK lager, but I normally want something heavier.

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Photo of wedge
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BEST BY 04/04/17

Very lightly hazed yellow hue with a small, creamy white head that sticks to the glass here and there. Spicy Saaz, grass, and light flowery hops in the nose along with cracker-like malts and some mellow lager yeast. Crisp grassy, spicy noble hop flavor...doughy biscuit malt, slight citrus rind. Dry, clean, easy-going light body. Solid hoppy Pils.

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Photo of EMH73
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, light straw color with a one inch, fairly well retained head. Smells earthy with malts. Tastes of light sweet malts, a hint of hops, grassy and very slight bitterness. Light bodied, well carbonated, clean and crisp. An easy drinking beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, into pilsner glass

fairly clear, light yellow in color, foamy white head. good lacing and head retention. aroma is grainy, corn, grassy hops. taste is a little cleaner, milder. slightly sweet. thin bodied.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light straw color, aesthetic haze. Head starts off strong at 2 fingers and with a fluffy volume, but recedes rather quickly to 1/2 finger leaving bubbly lace behind.

Aromas of stale hay, moldly straw, hayshed funk.

Starts with a crisp golden malts taste, then drying out with moldy bread, straw, and some other herbal off-flavors. Saaz hops come in strong at the end, bringing back some freshness somewhat, and shining as the star of the beer. Still, the whole of the thing is not that enjoyable.

Feel is crisp and clean, just as it should be, with a nice bite at the end. Yet it still dries out somewhat!

Overall, this could use some work. The Saaz hops were a nice touch, but when I mostly taste moldy bread and stale hay, something is awry.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: hazy gold color, thin head, minimal lacing
S: malty, slightly breadth
T: earthy, lots of malt
F: light body, a little upfront mouthfeel
O: I don't have a lot of experience with zwickels, but this is easy drinking and enjoyable

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Photo of CTHomer
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very slight haze; very pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: grassy, grainy, some DMS;

T: earthy with a touch of grass from start to finish; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking; not very interesting;

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - Yellow, with clarity. 1 finger of head, no lacing leftover

S - malty, breadiness, grass

T - Fruit, bananas, slightly spicy, and malty finish

F - crisp, medium carbonation

O - An average lager, only 4%, so sessionable

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Best by date of 11/16/16

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and pale yellow with a white, half finger head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving a thin, broken layer of suds. Not much for lacing.

Smell - Mellow breadiness. A hint of hay and grass. Faint apple skin.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mellow breadiness and some light hay notes. Faint apple-ish esters. A touch of grass and spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a good amount of bitey carbonation. Crisp, drying finish. Easy drinker for sure.

Overall - Just slightly over the best by date, but I don't think the flavor has degraded much. A fresher can would be ideal, but I think I have a general grasp on what this beer is about, and it's not quite what I'd look for, even in warmer weather.

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