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Hi-Wire Lager | Hi-Wire Brewing

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Hi-Wire LagerHi-Wire Lager

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ZEB89 on 12-01-2013

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Reviews by pathman:
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of chiefbender
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle retrieved from North Carolina and served in a lager glass.

Appearance: Surprisingly clear for an unfiltered beer. Amber-yellow body. Modest size white head has good retention and leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: Suggests more hops than malts, with hints of pepper and citrus.

Flavor: Malt dominated up front with the hops quite subtle until the finish and aftertaste. Slightly bitter, herbal and lemony.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Finish dry and crisp.

Overall: A refreshing, somewhat bready lager beer that should work well with many foods.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mlockman
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard lager taste, not much going on but nothing disagreeable, either.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/30...clear blackish gold, ring of white foam sits on top. Notes of straw hay and grass. Smooth citrus taste, light lemon. Cris finish, citrus close. Nice bite. Solid opener.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet. Had on-tap.

A- Pours a clean light Amber color with a 1/8 inch head that Bears little retention time before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer spackle of surface foam in the center. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Tame aroma of grainy malt and a slight alcohol edge.

T- Decent bready malt character with minimal hop bitterness and a clean finish. Slightly sweet with a faint booze aftertaste.

M- Crisp and clean with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Pretty good for what it is: a refreshing, easygoing lager that quenches the thirst but also provides some flavor.

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Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of cracker malts. No bitterness is perceptible, but there are just enough underlying hops to mask any sweetness from the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lager is easy to drink and has a nice malt body.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FrothFanatic
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice lite little lager with a golden finish, a thin head comes out of the pour that dissipates immediately, high carbonation. It tastes like a well made lager, well balanced, A tinge of sweetness in the yeast combats a bitter aftertaste. I would buy this again.

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of OldManMetal
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This lager pours off of a significant sediment to a brief-lived, medium creamy white head on a crystal-clear, effervescent pale-straw-colored body; lacing is fair, consisting of irregular bands and caverns. The aroma is light and clean: sweetish lagery grains counterbalanced by noble and tea-like hops, with a hint of lemon and slight alcohol overtones. The flavor is very well-balanced (malt/hops), and is more assertive than the nose, but follows it for the most part; the lemon character is tartish and more pronounced, and there are hints of apple in the malt. The bitterness is pleasantly assertive but is not overbearing or clingy. The finish is quite clean, followed by the onset of a very modest earthy/noble bitterness that lingers for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is a biggish for the very light body, and is slightly astringent; the texture is slightly creamy and prickly from the enthusiastic carbonation. This is a very tasty, super-light, refreshingly crisp lager with a comfortably archetypal flavor profile. (12 oz bottle, no code date)

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a small to medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of cracker malts with a hint of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of cracker malts with a light amount of bready malts and just a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of floral hops which contribute a very light amount of bitterness to the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, rather malty but with just enough hops to counteract any sweetness. Refreshing.

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Photo of bmorebeer888
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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