Defender's Choice Premium Lager | Fordham Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerSox on 03-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
26.28%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a brown 12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Has a mild, slightly sweet aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing although not a lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth. Goes down very easily. Overall this is a fairly decent beer.

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Photo of avisong
1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of BeerSox
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Crystal clear golden hue with a one and a half finger white head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Lots of tiny bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass.

Light and sweet grains with a slightly syrupy candy-like aroma in the background. The malts have a bit of a toasty quality to them, though very light. A touch of sweetness is in there as well. Light bodied.

A light, very malty, flavor which is good for the summer.

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.56/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, bright gold color with a tall, densely frothy off-white head. Retention is pretty decent, with surprising lacing. Nice.

S: Some grainy malt and grassy hops. Smell is fresh, sweet, and clean.

T: Considerable grainy maltiness. Slightly toasted as well. A touch of grassy/herbal hops for balance, but not especially substantial. Again, clean and rather malty for the style.

M: Rather full in body for the style. Carbonation is moderate.

D: Take your standard inoffensive macro, throw in an unexpectedly attractive appearance and some extra maltiness, and you have Defender's Choice. I don't think I've ever seen a beer with so many patriotic American appeals. The label has a battleship, a tank, a fighter jet, and a helicopter on it. U-S-A! U-S-A! In all seriousness though, pretty respectable and tasty for the style. I was extremely skeptical, but I'll salute this one.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Norfawkers
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy golden with minimal head

Smell: Not much there. Very faint malt smell

Taste: Sweet and malty

Mouthfeel: Heavy on the carbonation, but smooth enough

Drinkability: It's a step above Budweiser and the like, but still kind of bland. The upside? The bar I got the beer at donated 60 cents of every can sold to Fisher House.

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Photo of THECPJ
2/5  rDev -35.9%

Defender's Choice Premium Lager from Fordham Brewing Company
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