Gypsy Lager | Fordham Brewing Company

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80
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75 Ratings
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Gypsy LagerGypsy Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
fordhambrewing.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rhettroactive on 02-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
12.54%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Trentt2
2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Budlum
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joberlander
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rclangk
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrMullet
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden yellow.
Smell is grainy and sweet.
Taste is grain with a little bit of fruitiness.
Balanced and somewhat crisp. Pleasant.

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Photo of flek
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow color, very clear, foamy head and lacing that retains.
In the nose there is a slightly earthy and fresh cut hay aroma. It is mostly clean and not funky.
A bit more malt forward, less crisp and bigger body than what I'm accustomed to in a lager. Graham cracker sweet on the tongue, however, some spicy hops qualities take over mid palate that provide some balance.
Not a bad lager; tasty enough. I'd like the body to be lighter and crisper and the sweetness more balanced in order to rate it higher.

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Photo of SDL1911
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Helles lager misses a lot of marks. Not recommended.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marraybay
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Karen's beer: She liked.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therubicon
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

FORDHAM GYPSY LAGER 3/1/16

Another from a beer club shipment. We don't get Fordham brews in my state.

Attractive label art of a Flapperlike (gypsy?) woman which immediately gives the brew an old timey air.

a: Clear medium gold with an inch thick white head which receded to thin patchy surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s: Slight light fruit.

t; Immediate grape notes over some solid biscuit malt. The malt becomes more dominant as it warms.

m: Medium, more substantial than many lagers, good carbonation tingle.

o; A good quite true-to-form Helles lager. Sessionable and flavorful.

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Photo of zotzot
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Better than popular lagars
But still somewhat watery

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of En29356
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trbtodd
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnParadee
1.66/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Reagan1984
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tillmac62
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

BOD 6/19/15. Pours a clear golden. Normal head volume, poor lacing and retention.

Nice typical lager nose - some biscuit, a hint of hops, and a touch of buttery diacetyl.

A surprisingly light medium body with a fair amount of smoothness. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a subtle prickly finish.

The flavor profile is good with a reasonable intensity, little complexity and is well balanced. It delivers a bit of biscuit and a hint of hops initially over a grainy undertone. The middle has a very subtle bitterness and is where the buttery diacetyl is noted. The finish is somewhat crisp and slightly dry. A good starter beer.

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Gypsy Lager from Fordham Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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