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Lefty's Lager | Excel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
excelbrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MadCoBeerMan14 on 09-08-2014

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Ranking:
#36,011
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
pDev:
18.08%
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Lager malts... mild citrus and noble hops.

T/F: Cracked grains and German style malts. Modest sweetness.. mild lemon citrus. Grassy.. sharp and crisp. Well carbonated. Mild bitterness from the hops.

O: An above average Helles Lager. On point for style... drinkable. Definitely did not hate this.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excel brewing Co. "Lefty's Lager"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2.17 @ Beer Belly's Beverage, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Clear golden body beneath a finger-thick head of bright white foam that drops shortly leaving no lacing behind as it goes. Aroma of sweet bready malt with only background hops. The flavor delivers more graininess in the malt, and a light touch of floral, lightly grassy, and spicy hops. A moderate bitterness balances it and it finishes semi-dry as the sweetish and grainy malt steadily fades. Earthy and spicy hops are left to linger. Medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the palate. Overall a fairly decent rendition of a Munich-style helles that's satisfying and drinkable.

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Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours like a domestic lager.
Smells of breadiness, and slight hop.
The amount of breadiness of a Helles Lager is a little lighter than I like, and the hop bite is a little much, but still a good Helles.
Very light, crisp, and refreshing offering.

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Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tone
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Munich Helles Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, hint of hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, better than average MHL, but nothing outstanding.

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Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale, hazy and golden. The beer has a thin white head, and an ready, malt forward smell the taste is soft, slightly sweet, and malty, with a light herbal hop flavor. Medium body. Good.

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Photo of ejk99
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chadkuhns80
1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

Wasn't really impressed with it. the aftertaste was really bad.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of MadCoBeerMan14
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Lefty's Lager from Excel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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