Native Lager | The Native Brewing Co.

Native LagerNative Lager
BA SCORE
3.01/5
58 Ratings
Native LagerNative Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Native Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
nativebrewingco.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,027
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
58
pDev:
16.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not sure why folks are hating on this one so much, maybe the contract brewing or something, i dont know, but the beer isnt bad, and when placed in a macro context, its leagues better. a little heavy, corny, and slightly sweet, but thats the island sort of style, and i think it works in the florida context, this is sessionable for sure too. great golf course beer, cleans up a seafood palate, and has enough body and bubbles to be both refreshing and satisfying for a craft beer drinker. not watery, adjuncty, or metallic at all, all problems that plague lesser quality lagers. not sure what the negative side is, other than its a little sweet and a little boring, but this is far better than its been given credit for being, although i suppose the recipe may have underwent some changes over time. a fine florida lager in my opinion, not going to change the world, but its certainly better than any BMC beer ive had.

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Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - A light aroma of malt with a hint of spicy hops and some sulphur in the background.

T - Bready malt up front with a bit of a husky grain note. Any sweetness quickly fades in the middle as some earthy hop notes come in. Finishes with a bit of an acrid husk flavor and some more earthy hops that provide moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a very dry finish.

D - There is a nice, earthy hop character present throughout the beer. The hops are partially balanced by grain character but it is extremely dry and lacks any real malt depth. This is drinkable and could be quite good with a touch of sweetness and a more robust malt profile.

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Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of clayrock81
2.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a seethru straw gold with minimal head and no lace. A burnt veggie, leafy aroma (I hope no adjuncts). Watery and slick, easy going down the hatch with some minor hops and more of a veggie taste. A non-descript, but at least also a non gag-inducing, light beer. Compared to their other beers, why bother with this?

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Photo of cjgator3
2.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours an ever so lightly hazed golden yellow color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is a clean lager smell with some grain and very minimal hops.

T- The taste like the aroma features some malt and a low hop bitterness. Not bad, but nothing really stands out.

M- The mouthfeel is light with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Not a bad lager, but not great either. I could drink a few of these, no problem. However, it doesn't really stand out in any way to purchase again.

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Photo of drpimento
2.41/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured with a typical macro- white head and no lace. Color is an almost hazy burnished brass. Aroma is a bit spicy, citrusy, hoppy and about the best thing going for this beer. Flavor was similar but not so nice. Watery. Kind of an alcoholic character to it. Four or 5 swallows into it and it looks sad and dead. Not a great finish either.

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Photo of Jason_cs
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brenden
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for including this as an extra in a trade.

This pours very much like champagne: a big, bubbly head that fades (certainly not as quickly as the typical macro light) and some active fizzy carbonation in the glass. The color is a deeper, darker gold than any macro I've seen, light or otherwise, with very few exceptions. This one even leaves some thin, spotty lacing behind.
The nose is tame with some grains and a light tangy sweetness. There's an herbal element to a light hops note.
The flavors are fairly sturdy for a light. There's definitely some herbal flavor and something earthy in there, and it's fairly well-balanced. Hops and malt both make an appearance on the tongue. There's a citrus tang in a finish that doesn't linger long.
The body is light, though not watery or especially thin, with a fairly crisp feel and even just a little smoothness.
If I had to go light, I wouldn't mind making this one a backup to Sam Adams light if it was available to me.

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Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is gold to light gold with a fingernail of off white. The aroma is faint, but what I do detect is corn. I taste Vienna malt and faint German bittering hops. The mouth is light and quaffable.

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Photo of gatornation
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a mostly clear straw color with a white small head and minimal lacing..had to order this lager while in FL ..smell was adjunct with a malt biscuit odor..taste was grain ,rice and flour mix in some hops and biscuit and you have a sub par adjunct lager..mouth feel was carbonated had some residual flavor if you looked for it..you can drink alot of this if you have some chips and salsa to add flavor to iit

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Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DIM
2.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My bottle says this was brew and bottled by Indian River Corporation for Native Brewing www.freshbeerinc.com. I guess this is the right beer, my label looks very different.

Not much to say about this one. It was a very pale yellow and poured with a short lived, fizzy head. Sweet smelling grains and little else in the nose. This tasted like a corny/adjunct lager. No real hop or malt character to speak of. The body was thin and fizzy. Overall, I found myself craving a Yuengling lager. This was just too sweet.

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Photo of ssimpson89
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of KensWorld
3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chaney
2.68/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this as an extra from Pittsky. Awesome trade Jesse!

A: Poured a fizzy, crystal clear yellow color ... the same color Stone Brewing Co. warns you against over and over again. The head was about 3 inches + that settled into a froth within seconds.

S: A bit of bready malt, but also a bit of sulphur.

T: Light bodied, but I guess this is a light lager right? Decent mild sour-dough bread taste, but the sweetness seemed bleached out.

M: Smooth for sure and very well carbonated. Malt presence was sufficient to help drowned out some of the sulphur.

D: Hey, it's still better than St. Paulie Girl!

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Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of daliandragon
2.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this bad boy up at Krause's supermarket on Highway One in Key Largo this past weekend. They have a decent selection of singles and this caught my eye with it's no nonsense label and packaging.

Beautiful golden color is offset by the complete lack of head and intense, almost scary carbonation. Nose is faint but unpleasant.

Taste has some balls for a light beer, with a slight kick of hops to accompany the neutered but present malt. Mouthfeel is watery and pretty thin. For a light beer this really isn't bad at all. I woldn't look for it again but would pick it above macro lights and most macros any day.

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Photo of Beer21
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of farrago
3.28/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thick creamy head, close to bleached white, the microfoam dissolves quickly to a thin surface layer, not much lacing but enough that you can say it’s there. Bright orange to golden color, very clean and clear, so many bubbles it looks like a snow storm. Very sweet nose of sugar cane, honey, corn syrup, quite peppery too with a dried herbaceousness as well, solid lemon zest, surprisingly ripe peach and apricot fruit scents, overall sweet and agreeably simple. Light to medium-bodied, fluffed up from the downy soft carbonation, more adjunct like flavors of corn syrup, meal, honey, sweet spices like nutmeg or coriander. The white pepper element lower here while the grassiness makes for a drying finish. The apricot, peach, yellow apple fruit steady throughout. It is really unremarkable yet at the end of the day it still brings a smile to your face. Makes you not want to analyze it much.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light clear filtered honey hues with scant bubbles that FIZZLE! out like 2:00 am wall flowers when the bouncer bellows, "You don't have to go home but ya can't stay here!"

Scents of bright saaz like pilsner scents.

Sweet lager-esque leafy malt flavors & hay. Unpleasant lingering cloying vegetal aftertaste.

Medium body with slightly sudsy feel. Easily drinkable, but due to a diluted flat character.

Last swigs: Tongue coating cloying celery vegetal linger. In the end...barely drinkable.

Beer is usually good. Happy adventurous travel beering.

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Photo of Drew966
3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Native Lager pours a light orange with a white head that dissipated quickly from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma, while very mild, is hoppy. Taste starts out malty and finishes hoppy. A touch of sweetness is also present, but not overwhelming. This is better than I expected. Definitely better than the big three. Contract brewed by the Indian River Brewing Company for Fresh Beer Inc. Worth a try.

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Native Lager from The Native Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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