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Southern Drawl | Great Raft Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing
Louisiana, United States
greatraftbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hop forward lager with complex, citrusy aromas derived from German hops and wheat phenols. We use our house German lager strain to provide a fresh backdrop for this perfect session lager. Mildly traditional...Wildly drinkable.

Malts: German Pilsen, German Wheat
Hops: Tettnanger, Perle
Yeast: House Lager

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
105
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of JohnnyCuse
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of holygrams
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopsohard
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superwho24
4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

how does this beer not have higher ratings? maybe its the lack of tradition in here, its awfully hoppy for a pils type, i get that, but its a decidedly new school take on a classic, and with all the hops in here, this should have extremely wide appeal especially for how well made it is. i really dug this. golden in the glass with a tall white head on it and an aroma of pineapple and grapefruit, really punchy hops, grassy too though, perhaps a mix of old and new world varietals, but definitely dry hopped i would think, it has that aromatic for sure. its not out of line in nose or taste though, and while it sure is hoppy for a pils, its not gnarly or anything, and well short of what we know ipl to be like as a style, there isnt that much bitterness here. i like the body that this has, smooth and a little rounder than most pilseners, and i like the drying lager yeast. the hops have citrus and earthy notes alike, a little lemon to it in the finish, zesty but not bitter. awesome carbonation and fully refreshing and drinkable. this is a great beer, tons of character, and something that in my opinion deserves far better rankings here on BA...

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Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tubeyes
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white colored head. Cereal grains, some piney hop notes, and a little citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied and crisp. Finishes with piney hop notes and cereal grains.

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ccryder
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark straw yellow, crystal clear. Head is a light ring around the edges.
Nose is biscuity and bready. A touch of hop character.
Taste is biscuit and bready malts upfront followed by a subtle, slightly citrusy hop character. Finishes with a clean crisp body. Really good beer. Interesting take a German Pilsner while not losing the 'original' beer.

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Photo of monk2021
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.09/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

L - pale yellow body with a white head that dissipates quickly
S - yeast, grass, biscuit
T - follows the nose. Not much flavor. Very bland
F - thin coat, not much carbonation
O - reminds me of drinking a bidweiser with less carbonation. Nothing special. Very light beer that I could drink a lot very quickly. Cool can art

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with copious amounts of eggshell colored head. Better than average head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness & grassyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well & a hint of lemon up front. Bready sweetness & grassyness combine as this warms, pears as well. Finishes dry, crisp & fruitty

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, nice balance

Drinks easy, not great, but solid

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Photo of KensWorld
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Southern Drawl from Great Raft Brewing
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 105 ratings