Hi-Wire Lager
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Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #101
Ranked #24,846
3.69 | pDev: 11.11%
Sep 12, 2021
Dec 01, 2013
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Notes: This true American Lager is made with 100% Pilsen malt with a delicate body and light hop profile. Layered in the tradition of the style to full maturity. It's a break from the typical craft American beer scene.
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3.5 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2021
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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Effervescent yellow, bordering lime green, also too pale. Clear.

S: Almost no hops whatsoever. Smells sweet.

T: I think if you like the taste of this, you're a noob.

F: Sticks to your palate, while also being watery.

O: You can most assuredly find a better beer than this.

May 07, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by lagrluvr

Beautiful clear light straw, white airy head fades off pretty quick.
Fresh pale malt aromas, light noble hop, mineral notes. Classic!
Taste is smooth pale malt, nearly buttery richness, and clean lager heaven.
Lighter than an Urquell, and almost as bready, traditional pure lager beer goodness.
I love this beer, and get it every month in 6 pint packs, and prefer it most times when it comes to pale lager.
Hi WIre is a great brewery.

Apr 21, 2021
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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by matt-evans2 from Wisconsin

traditional craft lager. a step up from other light beers

Jan 26, 2021
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3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by MAB from Canada (AB)

From the 2020 Advent Calendar.

In a word: Boring

Pale and fizzy, so it looks like an American Lager. The low ABV jives with the "light and crisp" label.
Drinkable-- definitely. But Gold Medal award winning? The bar must be pretty low.

Dec 18, 2020
3.87 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on Oct 02, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jadpsu from Georgia

Single shelf at Legacy:

LOOK: Pours a mostly clear, very light pale straw yellow. Head is snow white with decent retention as well a
decent amount of side glass lace.
AROMA: Grassy, corn husk with bread malt foundation.
TASTE: Crisp, clean, refreshing some mild bready malts. Mild bitterness in a tart, drying finish.
Overall, very nice lager.

Sep 01, 2019
3.38 by DOCRW from Washington on Jun 01, 2019
3.69 by oberon from North Carolina on May 26, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight hop and floral hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight hop and floral flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good lager

May 19, 2019
3.11 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on May 14, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Purdom from Georgia

Great lawnmower beer.

Mar 29, 2019
3.84 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina on Mar 10, 2019
3.05 by markallmon from Tennessee on Mar 10, 2019
3.58 by fisherbray from Florida on Jan 04, 2019
3.71 by Zylod from West Virginia on Dec 15, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

Golden color,light colored lace/head. Moderately thick mouthful and crisp taste. Too sharp a finish for my Lager palate.

Dec 01, 2018
3.9 by spiejak from Michigan on Nov 03, 2018
3.9 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2018
3.75 by cnealc from North Carolina on Oct 07, 2018
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3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by psycHOPathy from Georgia

Clear pale gold body, thin foamy head
Earthy grains, some malt, some tartness
Earth, brown sugar, pear, acorn, lemon, cucumber
Light, a little dry
This beer isn't very good

Oct 07, 2018
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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Foyle from North Carolina

On tap in pint glass. Pours a thick white head that recedes slowly with mild lacing. Color is light golden. Aroma of lightly toasted malt and grassy hops. Flavor of yeasty esters, cracker and biscuit, with a noticeable bitterness for balance. Quite good.

Sep 29, 2018
4.05 by dtevans5 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2018
4.21 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Aug 01, 2018
4.85 by Jamesstepp97 from North Carolina on Jul 27, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by bubseymour from Maryland

Ok beer. Kinda crisp/hoppy but light. A good mindless beach beer.

Jul 18, 2018
4.06 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina on Jul 06, 2018
4.07 by HigginsBT1 from Ohio on Jun 03, 2018
3.75 by tykechandler from Kentucky on May 21, 2018
4.4 by superwho24 from Arkansas on Apr 30, 2018
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4.61/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Dmac99 from Ohio

This is a well balanced German/American style lager. very crisp easy drinking. I wish there were more of these craft Lagers on the market. It is a neglected style these days.

Apr 07, 2018
3.32 by rairis01 from Dominican Republic on Mar 18, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness for a good bit. Great robustness of bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes presence. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is an excellent pale lager! All around great robustness of bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavors and never watery feeling for the ABV. Nothing but clean Pils malts and mild earthy hop balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Dec 09, 2017
3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia on Nov 27, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is slight citrus hops. The taste follows the nose.

Nov 19, 2017
3.68 by robebo44 from Virginia on Oct 22, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BrewMaven from New York

A shade deeper than pale gold with a receding half inch head..A cover stuck around and deposited a decent amount of lace,

Smell and taste were both pleasant..Mouthfeel was not as thin as I thought it might be..Overall a crisp, refreshing brew for any time of the year.

Oct 01, 2017
3.43 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Jun 12, 2017
3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 11, 2017
4.09 by Zach136 from Georgia on Jun 07, 2017
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