Native Lager | The Native Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by UnionMade on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
57
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
22.92%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 57
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 UnionMade
2.22/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a sunny yellow, a vigorous pour generating a thick white froth. Excellent clarity, completely transparent, with numerous carbonation bubbles floating up. The head slowly settles into an even coating, leaving a thick film of lace where it once was. Lots of lace coating the glass all the way down.
Unfortunately, the aroma is a bit skunky, in an odd vegetal way. Rather cabbagey, or the warm lettuce that you get on a fast food hamburger. The sweetly pungent scent of skunk ass rises up to greet me. A grainy pils malt lies beneath, which is actually pretty pleasant. Some lemon, as well as a little breadiness
The flavor starts with a rather sweet, very bready pils malt. A bit artificial feeling, a vague creamed corn flavor, with a sugary white bread feel. A bit of apple and lemon in the middle, moving into a mildly skunky, vegetal finish. The hops are a bit underpresented. I don't think it's age, but rather a stingy hand with the hops. Fairly grainy malt in the end. The white bread sweetness continues into a lingering, surprisingly dry finish, considering the sugary, dextrinous feel. A bit of that vegetal, limp lettuce flavor in the end, with a white bread sweetness. Rather heavy for this sort of lager, with something more towards medium. Sluggish, lazy carbonation does a satisfactory job of moving the beer across the palate. A somewhat crisp, though middling mouthfeel. The dryness in the end is pleasant enough.
It seems like it would be an ok beer, without the wierd vegetable flavor. I'd like to retry it sometime, a fresher sample, preferably. Nothing mind blowing, but we could do a lot worse than this in some bars I've been in.

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Photo of beernbbq
3.68/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Breakers pool bar. Definitely enhances the experience when coming to Florida from the frozen north. Definitely a nice American style lager, falls somewhere between Yeungling Traditional and Brooklyn Lager. All-malt, light German hop nice, easy to drink and refreshing on an eighty degree day. Finishes clean with mild bittereness.

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Photo of StevieW
3.7/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another offering from the Fresh Beer, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale. This is also being offered in local pubs and restuarants as an alternative to the regular AB dominated line-up.
Medium yellow color, thin white fizzy head. Very much expected from a lager. Nice hop presence on the nose. This smells like your dad's beer. Very traditional beer flavors. Slightly sweet, but a bit more full bodied and flavorful than a Budweiser, Fosters, MGD beer. Think of it has the Brooklyn Lager's little brother, less hops for sure, but still a crisp, dry finish, and very suitable for the Florida summers. Some will find it thin and watery to finish, but it is decently drinkable. I'm guess I'm just not impressed by lagers anymore, but this and the Brooklyn Lager are the best tasting I have had in a while.

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Native Lager from The Native Brewing Co.
3.01 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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