DELCO Lager | 2SP Brewing Company

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2SP Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Joecaddie on 07-22-2015

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by tigg924:
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, amber in color with half inch head. Taste is toasted malt, big caramel, and grain. Medium-light bodied, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Maybe not the most complex beer but very tasty. This is one I could see myself throwing back several of because it is so exceptionally smooth. I will get this one again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnCap523
4.64/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Since I'm not an IPA or ale drinker to any degree, American style lagers are my preference. This new beer brewed about 20 miles from my house was a revelation as most local craft brews like Victory (around the corner) tend to focus on the aforementioned bitter beers and even their lager is on the strong side. So, for me, Delco Lager hit the mark. A typical amber glow reminiscent of many customary American amber lagers, there is a mild caramel and mild herbal note to the beer which is not overly carbonated and, at least from the colorful can, does not produce an abundant head. The beer is generally light and mild and can be described as an all day drinker's delight at 4.0% and produces no discernable aftertaste. While it's not inexpensive (around $40 at retail for a 24-pack of cans- or $5.50 in a can at a taproom not too far from the brewery), or easy to find, for me it is worth going out of my way to pick up.

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickGraham
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2SP Brewing Co. "DELCO Lager"
12 fl. oz. can without packaging codes or freshness dating
$2 @ Shop Rite, 2800 Fox Street, Philadelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Pours a slightly hazy orange/copper colored body beneath a finger thick head of white that holds fairly well but then eventually drops to nothing more than a standard collar. Hopefully there will be some lacing left behind as I drink it. The aroma is malty with a hint of mineral, some light caramel, some light fruit, and brightly floral hops. The flavor has a touch of tartness to it, and the fruitiness combines with what seems like almost burnt sugar rather than caramel. I'm not sure if they're using it, but it's reminiscent of Vienna malt to me. The floral character remains along with a little bit of spiciness and some background herbal notes, and lingers in the finish with a dollop of the sugary malt. It's nicely balanced by a firm bitterness though, and finishes mostly dry. Medium-light in body and crisp.

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Photo of Tarheel219
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermerica
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was unaware of this brewery until the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, gave me this beer. I haven't lived in Delco since the 90's, but still have fond (mostly) memories of growing up in Chester. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, light grains. Taste is bready malts, caramel, smooth and highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good beer that I could easily consume several of.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lambdon
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep copper amber brown wit a touch of brass gold edged hue for the body color. Fluffy toped white head, easy three fingers on the pour, with a small settling crown. Looks like a good solid looking marzen.

Aroma continues a nice trend. Small amounts of toast and fine like sugar caramel like malt. Hints slightly roast but not burnt too. Clean presence with soft hint of herbal possible hop. Very nice.

Palate comes a little less exciting. Wet bodied and powdery like tasting malts. Clean but touches of mild caramel but with a sticky yeast and pasty mouthfeel. Not a lot of malt depth going on here, maybe a bit of wet and water chocolate perhaps.

Hinted like it was the Yuengling killer but not living up to the expectation's either.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jjd315
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drtth
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The clear golden copper colored beer is served in a shaker pint with a 1/4" white head that soon recedes to leave a bit of scattered lacing on the sides. Sipping creates several patches of lacing that soon slide back to the liquid.

The aroma includes some nice bready malt backed up by a touch of slightly herbal hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with some bready malt sweetness against the background of herbal hops that help to dry out the sweetness for the ending.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the bready malt sweetness begins to recede and eventually leave the lightly bitter hops to close out the show.

On the whole a decent lager for occasional consumption or if one is looking for a beer that can comfortably served at a party on the porch with a mixed group of guests. But that said I don't find it particularly outstanding in any way. So I'll probably not repeat it every often.

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sampled from can

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Photo of SiepJones
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keeling
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
2.3/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Golden amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Caramel, bread, and soap.

Caramel and bread. Luckily the soapiness is lost on the flavor. No real hop presence other than helping to keep some balance.

Medium-light bodied, crisp, slick, and sweet.

A very simple malt forward Amber Lager. A tad on the sweet side and could use a little more balance. For a 4% Lager is surely tastes stronger than it is, and that's not a good thing.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color and clear. Good starting head but it settles quickly to a thin layer of minute bubbles. Some spots and streaks for lace.

Caramel and light blackberry are the two initial smells I get. Low hop, low sweetness, but both are present.

The taste is sweeter with more caramel than the smell. Very much a traditional American amber. The hop is muted but balancing. Rich body with an ample carbonation level. The aftertaste is short with a bit of brownish malt toast.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: yellowish orange with a 2" head that slowly falls to a thick foam.

Smell: light vegetable and grass aroma.

Taste: mild malt base, bread, orange, some grass, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Crisp throughout. Lightly refreshing.

Overall: a mild mannered lager that is easy to drink.

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DELCO Lager from 2SP Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 56 ratings