American Lager
Guns & Oil Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #27
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
72
Ranked #36,143
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 15.89%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
30
From:
Guns & Oil Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  11
SCORE
72
Okay
Notes:
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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.01/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L-Looks like any adjunct American lager. Bubbly with a small fizzy head. Straw colored.
S-Malt and some grape. Obviously there is some wheaty-ness, but nothing too deep. Doesn't really need to be though.
T-Wheat with a slight sweetness from the grain.
F-Refreshing and nice when it's cold.
O-Man, nothing really to see here. It's way better than any big corp adjunct lagers. There was literally nothing offensive about this beer at all, and it also had a nice sweetness with a good freshness so I can't hate on it. Just doesn't have anything interesting about it. Pretty much a game day chugger. I enjoyed it. If I'm going out to a lake somewhere this summer and it was available I'd snag it.

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is rated to style-dang good adjunct lager.

Had it from tap in a tall glass. Beautiful head and lacing atop a clear yellow body. Slightly sweet but fresh smell and taste. A bit bread and a pleasant slight bitter finish.

Yeah, it tasted best ice cold, but it was still good after it had warmed, something rare for an adjunct.

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Photo of mjurney
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Crystal clear, straw color. Tons of carbonation rising. Thick bright white head that sticks around, leaves a good lacing.

Aroma:
Crisp and clean. Some sweetness, just a hint of corn.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet grain, white bread, some corn. Clean lager yeast. Hop bitterness is super low. Finish is very crisp and clean, just a hint of dryness. Light bodied, well carbonated, refreshing, super drinkable.

Overall:
It's very good. One of the better American Adjunct Lager.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Can. May 22nd.
Typical light gold colour, not so long lasting head of foam.
Smells of grain and corn. Ever so light hint of hops.
Tastes like a typical AAL. Better than some, worse than others.
I don't get the Texas-Denver connection.

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Photo of Bullyy56
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

We just started selling 6 packs of this beer at my work, and after hearing my bosses good feedback, I decided to take a pack on my day off.
The look is as you'd expect of a lager, with a clear wheat-gold color and a foamy head.
The smell is similar but not as corny as some of the other lagers I've tried, with a bit more of a natural, almost crafty smell to it.
The taste is where you can really see a difference. It's a bit more flavorful in themes of the malt characteristic, and even had a slight hoppiness, but not so much bitterness.
The mouthfeel is nice and even, with a definitive lighter body than a typical Budweiser. Feels easier on the mouth than a pbr or even a coors.
Overall, this lager has much more character than any I've tasted so far. The drinkability is high, and while it is a bit pricier than the BMC norm, it's certainly worth getting a taste of.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at James Coney Island (Houston, TX), served in a frosty shaker pint. Clear, pale golden yellow with a nice cap of white head and sparse lacing. Mild aroma of white bread and pale malts. Clean, grainy, honeyish malt with just a hint of grassy, bitter hops. Light body and crisp,
sparkling carbonation. Light, very drinkable AAL (without any typical off flavors) - perfect to wash down a dog and bowl of chili.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep golden in color, verging on orange, with a small, persistent white head, profuse, fast-rising carbonation, with thick, irregular lacing about the glass walls.

Aroma: Moderately sweet, bread and grain aroma, with just a hint of noble-like hops.

Taste: Opens with bready, slightly tangy malt, with a faint toast. As the taste progresses, mild, noble-like hops strike a balance with the malt. Finishes clean and dry with just a hint of gracious herbal hoppiness to bring the taste to a close,

Mouth feel: Rich and full, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A really nice example of a familiar style. Give this to your macro-lager drinking friends, so that they might understand that the style of beer they drink every day can be done well.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not a great beer, but it is pretty perfect to drink with some bbq on the back porch on a hot West Texas afternoon, which is exactly what I used it for.

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Photo of rkotas
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer at a local food to table restaurant. I generally don't drink American lagers, but this was paired with one of the courses. I thought the color was nice, with yellow-orange hues. This lager tasted great -- very crisp finish and smoothe. This beer was loved by everyone at our table.

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Photo of Bigalduncan64
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Easy drinking lager. I choose this over Miller or Budweiser because it's made at a local Texas brewery. Other than that, you can drink a lot of these just like you can any other American adjunct lager.

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American Lager from Guns & Oil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 30 ratings