Pop's Old Fashioned Lager | Westfield River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Westfield River Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dools9 on 10-25-2013

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of ColdOneKev
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of pisano
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Dools9
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. can. sampled on March 22, 2014.

It pours medium amber with a tremendous, white foamy head that lingers to the end. Loads of lacing.

The aroma is pretty basic with a bland biscuit and caramel malt note and a low profile hop character. Nothing much beyond that.

The body is medium.

The taste is much like the aroma. Atypical for the style with a sweet caramel maltiness and a modest hop bitterness at the end. There us little to say about it beyond the fact that it uis pretty basic.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beet poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer with some lacing already on the glass from the head reduction. It is a hazy golden yellow with a little clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready, toasted and sweet pilsner malts followed by some grassy hops. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

Taste: Decent chewy and toasted malts characteristics with some noble hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, a bit smooth, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: A decent Vienna lager with room for improvement. In a can too.

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Photo of Boto
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draught @ Brewery. This one pours a clear, yellow color. There was about no head on it or any lacing. There was about no aroma. There was minimal flavor, but it wasn’t too bad. A fairly typical light lager.

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Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of horshack7
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a very thick and rocky head about two fingers thick. Upon thinning out lots of thick lacing is left behind.

Aroma: Buttery biscuit notes, caramel malts, faint grapefruit, piney, with a little bit of dryness in the nose.

Taste: Quite bready in the front with notes of lemon zest. Piney, grapefruit notes finish it off. The mnouthfeel is fairly smooth with a light dryness.

Notes: Very drinkable top to bottom and best of all it's a tasty Lager. Cheers.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass, hazy, honey gold with a 2 finger frothy head which slowly recedes, lacing the sides of the glass. Fresh mildly citrus aroma that carries through in the taste. Full-bodied and well carbonated it has a very clean finish. Overall a very refreshing lager.

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Photo of jlindros
3.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yay cans.

Pours a huge fluffy fizzy 2+ finger head that forces me to stop pouring, perhaps the downfall of cans sometimes, fades slowly with nice lacing, mostly clear slight hazy golden tan colored.

Nose brings some toasty straw malt, blond malt, little golden corn and grassy straw, mild grassy hops under that, hint of a crisp lager like note.

Taste brings more light toasty malts, grainy straw, grassy, lots of toasty pilsner malt and cracked straw, little golden corn husk like flavor but not a bad thing. Then mild grassy hops, a little leafy, light bitterness, with a mild fruity lager note and quite crisp. Finish is crisp, a bit more hop bitterness pop and grassy hops, grassy toasty straw malts add just a touch on the finish otherwise pretty clean. very late on the finish a hint of a fruity hop note.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of airy carb, maybe just a bit too much carb actually as it gets a little distracting.

Overall pretty nice, much better than I expected, nice straw pilsner like malt forward with great straw grassy toasty malts, just enough grassy hop bitterness to make me want more, but I wish there was a bit more, nice crisp lager all around. Very drinkable, tasty, enjoyable, just a bit too much carbonation.

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Pop's Old Fashioned Lager from Westfield River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 10 ratings