Hoppin’ John Lagerbier
Fonta Flora Brewery

Hoppin’ John LagerbierHoppin’ John Lagerbier
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Style:
Smoke Beer
ABV:
5.2%
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Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 0%
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Ratings:
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Hoppin’ John LagerbierHoppin’ John Lagerbier
Notes: Lager brewed with hickory smoked wheat malt, Carolina gold rice, and Sea Island red peas. Collaboration with Buxton Hall BBQ
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 2
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden amber in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate burnt orange + honey + bright yellow + pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a handful of very small patches of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of smoked + wheat + biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel + light fruit (apple) sweetness and a hint of rice adjuncts. Light aromas of lager yeast, hints of iodine, and hints of floral hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of smoked + wheat + biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel + light fruit (apple) sweetness and a hint of rice adjuncts. That is followed by light flavors of lager yeast and iodine. Finally there are hints of floral hops which impart a hint of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving lingering smokey flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable and fairly smokey with a light amount of iodine flavors + aromas present. I can easily see this pairing well with BBQ.

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Hoppin’ John Lagerbier from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2 ratings