The One They Call Zoe
Hops & Grain Brewing

The One They Call ZoeThe One They Call Zoe
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From:
Hops & Grain Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #8
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,342
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 11.2%
Ratings:
391
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 23, 2022
Added:
Apr 09, 2013
Wants:
  39
Gots:
  63
SCORE
88
Very Good
The One They Call ZoeThe One They Call Zoe
Notes: None
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Ratings by beaulabauve:
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3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jun 23, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very light overall, with some grain and a little bit of caramel. Along with these smells comes a touch of orange and lemon citrus and a bit of grapefruit hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp cracker malt flavor that is mixed with some light sweetness of harvest fruits as well as a touch of caramel. Some very light herbal and earthy hops are present upfront, both of which get slightly stronger as the taste advances. At the same time a bit of grapefruit hop also joins the taste, and with a fading of some of the slight sweetness that was present upfront, one is left with a crisp and clean taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is slightly higher. For the style and the tastes, the feel is good and makes for a refreshing and easy sipper.
Overall – While not super flavorful, it is easy drinking and refreshing. A good warm day brew.

Apr 23, 2022
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 20, 2020
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

ever wanted to taste your lager? start here.

near copper body pours with an off-white head that has low retention and leaves patchy sticky lacing as it settles to a halo

aroma is malty sweet, slight yeast, lemon peel and grassy hop

taste follows the nose

mid-level carbo and body; smooth with carbo prickles and a clean dry finish

Jun 28, 2019
 
3.5 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 25, 2019
Photo of mintzmeet
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mintzmeet from Washington

Great lager. Light but still very flavorful. Slight banana yeasty taste, but it’s an underlying note. Easy to drink. Mouthfeel average. Five percenter.

Mar 30, 2019
 
5 by greenredmonster from Texas on Jan 02, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Beer poured from the can. Beer poured with a very murky dark yellow appearance with a thin head and patchy lacing. Very floral aromas that go with a sweet, somewhat earthy, grapefruit taste. Good carbonation and texture. Overall, really good aromas and taste.

Nov 21, 2018
 
4 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jun 18, 2018
 
3.96 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Jun 10, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice hazy dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly hoppy, with some grapefruit. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, nice touch of grapefruit, nice sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a slight dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

Mar 29, 2018
 
3.59 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Mar 01, 2018
 
5 by LeonardFournette from Texas on Feb 22, 2018
Photo of acadonnelly
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by acadonnelly from Texas

Easy to drink. Very even keel, mellow. Not hoppy (I don't like hoppy beers). Many people might think this is kind of a boring beer (probably because it's not very hoppy, which tends to be all the rage right now) , but I really enjoyed it.

Dec 05, 2017
 
3.5 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island on Sep 06, 2017
 
3.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Aug 11, 2017
Photo of stephens101
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

Pale yellow orange with one finger of thick tan froth. Smells of straw, lemon and grapefruit. Tastes of straw/grain, grapefruit and pear. Light and flavorful without much going, which doesn't always mean bad. This is the kind of beer that tastes good and does its job without even having to think about it.

Jul 12, 2017
 
3.67 by monorailred from Texas on Jul 09, 2017
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy golden yellow color with a decent transparency to it, enough to see a soft ever so small carbonation rising at a moderate pace, white foamy head rises just a bit and falls adequately like a normal American Pale Lager. The llacing is sporadic and kinda all over the place. The smell had crisp grains, light corn, slightly spicy and has what seems to be some lemon zest (I think). The taste was at first bitter but lends a slightly sweet side to try to come out. There isn’t any aftertaste and it has a dry crisp finish. On the palate, it sits about a light on the body and is pretty sessionable. Carbonation is good for an American Pale Lager and for me as there’s a nice crisp texture rolling about my mouth and tongue. Overall, hey, what a nice American Pale Lager and in cans.

Jun 28, 2017
 
3.78 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Jun 14, 2017
 
4.21 by The_Epopt from Texas on Mar 06, 2017
 
4 by Davit from California on Feb 24, 2017
 
3.81 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 02, 2017
 
3.95 by EnojysAnyBeer from Colorado on Jan 07, 2017
 
4 by ovaltine from Indiana on Dec 01, 2016
 
3.53 by stebbi7833 from Texas on Nov 10, 2016
 
3.44 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Oct 13, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by kemoarps from Washington

Pale golden yellow body that is a little murkier than I'd think, with an initially massive white head that settles in and leaves beautiful lacing as it goes.

Not much nose to be had unfortunately. Grainy/biscuity malts lead with maybe some grassy hops.

Taste begins with a light fruity sweetness which is quickly augmented by a bready malt presence. A touch of sweet perks its head towards the end before settling in to a not unpleasant mildly bitter finish.

Smoothe and incredibly easy drinking. Would probably be quite refreshing on a nice day.

Oct 13, 2016
 
3.63 by monk2021 from Texas on Sep 24, 2016
 
3 by Dface from Texas on Sep 12, 2016
 
4 by nickfl from Florida on Sep 05, 2016
 
3.81 by Frenzeljr from West Virginia on Aug 24, 2016
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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by PhilsPils from Texas

OK, if this is a lager, then LAGER it! Seriously, I think some time in a lagering tank could make this a really nice beer. The bitterness and carbonation seem spot on to me and it pours with a nice head. But some of that haziness must be coming from suspended yeast because it tastes way too yeasty/bready to be a clean lager. Certainly very drinkable and in this hot summer heat, I will enjoy finishing the sixer...just seems like it has the potential to be more.
EDIT/ADD: Wow, that first can must have been some sort of aberration. I have now had two more beers from that six pack and they were as different from the first as could be. Very clean, both in appearance and taste. Nice subtle hops and malt dominate the taste and NONE of that yeastiness of the first can. VERY strange...I am going to change the rating too and my apologies to H&G.

Aug 10, 2016
 
3.75 by Roybert from Texas on Aug 01, 2016
 
3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jul 28, 2016
 
4 by Berg-the-Boiler from Illinois on Jul 22, 2016
 
4.06 by cbaz from Texas on Jul 15, 2016
 
3.5 by chubenzino from California on Jul 10, 2016
 
3.68 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Jul 07, 2016
The One They Call Zoe from Hops & Grain Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 391 ratings