Aerialist Spring Lager | Hi-Wire Brewing

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3.94/5
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28 Ratings
Aerialist Spring LagerAerialist Spring Lager
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Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by jhartley on 03-25-2016

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#15,398
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
pDev:
7.87%
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured one and a half bottles into a half liter stein a very light golden with a nice billowing nearly two finger bone white head that had very good retention.A mix of crisp toasted malts,and a mix of herbal and citric hops in the nose.Quite dry and crisp on the palate with a lemon tinge coming thru,as I drink more the toast maltiness shows up more,herbal in the back end.I just wanted a lager with a little substance after work today,this fit the bill nicely.

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Photo of BB1313
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/26/18. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light pale golden with some haze to it; big fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas have mild hints of citrus along with some malts, bread and grains. Some fresh grass and pear. The flavors follow the nose. More pear along with some hints of white grapes. Lots of fresh grass. Bread and crackers are there. Mild hints of grapefruit in the finish. Malts do their thing. Moderate to low bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. It's extremely fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice lager. The hops are there, but don't dominate. It's very refreshing and fun to drink. The craftsmanship is on point. Enjoyable stuff. I like it.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UnicornBrewing
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hi-Wire Aerialist Spring Lager - Hops bite mouth like a wire bites into the well callused feet of said tight rope walker. This is a spring lager, and it’s winter now, so no wonder a bit of sourness has set in on the show. Hops seem to have mutated into a tough yet fruity gang of hangers on talking about good times while stuck inside with cabin fever. Not quite fresh but still entertaining and hopeful for the next season. Luckily the malt is quality and used in appropriate quantity as to not sap up the show, staying under the spotlight so the hop talent holds up the tent.
@hiwirebrewing #hiwirebrewing #hiwire #aerialist #asheville #nutkickreviews
https://hiwirebrewing.com/seasonals/aerialist-spring-lager/

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Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/18/2017. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts the whole glass. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, berry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, peach, lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, berry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, mango, melon, berry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very good hoppy pale lager style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the mildly bitter finish. Balanced Hull Melon/Mandarina hops and Pils malt flavors. Very flavorful for the ABV. Nice hop flavor presence, without much bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Ashburnzeb23
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerryMills
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminds me of an apa. Very hop forward lager.. Nice smooth drink with no bitterness but big hop flavor.

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Photo of Determined419
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregu2
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojo
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Pale yellow with clarity, 1/2 a finger of head and some lacing

S - German pilsner malts, biscuits

T - Biscuit, german hops. More like a pilsner than a lager

F - Light body and crisp

O - An average lager, probably refreshing on a hot summer day

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakley
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 12 oz. bottle of Hi-Wire Aerilist Summer Lager into a Tipping Point pub glass...fair head, dissipating quickly. Very lemonade appearance...The aromas? Holy fresh fruit, like a fruit basket! German Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria hops blast off nicely, asking me nicely to chug it down...
SO light, dry and yet the fruit peel and rind effects trick the mind into thinking it is an ipa or apa. But it's so smooth, and un- bitter in taste, that it cannot be...it's just clean and light and champagne-ish. The malts are hidden in there somewhere I suppose...so very different and refreshing, to say it quickly...I've had two 6 packs of this in the last month or so, and will have more until season ends. Truly unique and refreshing. Definitely a mainstay of my warm weather seasonals. Hi-WIre is one of the best brewers in the US/world, if you ask me.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While the beer could just as aptly been named Houdini, its a lager that drinks like IPA. Drying the malt backbone to near pin-point perfection with the frame of a lager, the light bodied beer. And they newly developed Germanic hops are far from the traditional saazer types and more resemble those of the pacific northwest.

Aerialist layers into the glass with a bright and golden hue, only a hint of keller-bier haze to provide a modest translucent glow. Aromas of orange, peach and other stone fruit ride along with faint apple, melon and bread. Early sweetness greets the tongue with part grain and part malt for a crisp and cracker-like breadiness that's soon to dissolve.

And as the sweetness and malty structures retreat, the hops build in with the taste of citrus and orchard fruit. White grapefruit, slightly under-ripened orange, light lemon and apple precede a spicy, herbal and lightly piney bitterness. Hints of honeydew, kiwi and nectarine waft about with a peppery, gin-like bitterness that follows suit.

Light bodied, crisp and clean, the beer's grain character is sharp and refreshing, never distracting or unnecessarily astringent. A quick finish offers a glimmer of citrus and spruce with a light mint and tea linger in slight aftertaste.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djgustafson
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jak
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Aerialist Spring Lager from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 28 ratings