True Love
Champion Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #319
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #43,203
Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 12.46%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
From:
Champion Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
79
Okay
Notes:
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a light level of retention, fading kind of fast to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a hay and grainy smell mixed with a little bit of a grassy smell. Along with these smells comes a touch of must and paper.
Taste – The taste begins with a cracker malt flavor that has a decent showing of some hay. Some flavors of a light sourness is upfront, with it being a light lemon flavor. As the taste advances some hop flavors of a earthy and herbal nature come to the tongue. With a bit of a floral hop taste as well one is left with a somewhat odd, but still lighter taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is slightly higher. For the style and low abv. the feel is good and makes for a easy sipper.
Overall – An OK lager, but not the best. I would have liked something a bit more crisp overall.

Feb 07, 2020
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Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear light gold color with generous white cap and lacing.

Aroma is mild to me with a small malt presence yet the floral, spicy hops are bright with an emphasis on the spicy.

Taste is actually hop forward with an emphasis on hop firmness. I think this may be the metallic aspect some other reviews mention but to me it tastes of a simpler sort of hoppiness not unlike that found in a Czech Pilsner rather than the grapefruity citrusy approach used by a number of American Brewers. I get it and I like it.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Brewer calls this a Mexican Style Lager yet the hop level is higher, or seems so, than those of that style I've usually found whether import or domestic. As a stand alone it works pretty well and in fact may be preferable to match something like spicy Thai food than a beer with less hop firmness.

Dec 23, 2018
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argock from Virginia

3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

03/23/18 on bottom of can.
Clear straw yellow with 1-finger foamy white head with minimal retention and scant lacing.
Sulfuric but not overwhelmingly so, like a Czech pils; otherwise, cereal graininess but light overall
Flavor is not sweet and corny like you expect but highly mineralized and a bit harsh, like an underhopped German pils. Moderate bitterness and heavy metallic aftertaste.
Feel is light and highly carbonated.
I would not go back to this - doesn’t seem that easy to drink given the bitterness and metallic, mineral finish.

May 16, 2018
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer tastes like your typical session IPA. Watery. Metallic like finish that lingers. Bitter. Only difference is that it is a lager and has a slight graininess to it. Sure I can down this one with ease in the summer, but the aftertaste leaves little to be desired. Many better summer beers to enjoy than this one.

Jul 11, 2016
True Love from Champion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 20 ratings