Animal Beer
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From:
Wayfinder Beer
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #59
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,703
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.41%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 21, 2023
Added:
Nov 12, 2022
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Mild and Crisp, with a timeless taste, the beer that made Portland infamous.

Brewed in Collaboration with our friends at Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Animal Beer combines the choicest Oregon-grown Cascade hops with mild complexity of Mountain-malted Genie barley from our friends at Linc Maltings and locally sourced corn.
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
great combination of fresh Oregon hops and barley snooth ipa great frm the first taste
Jan 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.98 by brewskis from Indiana

Jan 16, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by pkalix from California

Jan 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear bubbly yellow body, large eggshell white head and thick lacing. Smell and taste are clones: bready yeast, pilsner malt, pale grains, lemon zest, light grassy hops, and kiss of minerality. Super clean and crisp with a touch of paleness, simpler with high carb, dries out nicely. Great pilsner, had in winter but would love on a warm day at happy hour in the biergarten
Jan 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Jan 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.2 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 28, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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A clear straw yellow with a dense white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is a clean American lager with a mild but noticeable toasted cereal character, a lightly dusty, fruity hop character. A little sterile? On the palate, this is clean, fruity with a mild fermentation character, soft dough and an heirloom grain character. Fruity citrus and firm hop bitterness, but there's a mild fatty/oily feel that doesn't work and reminds me in ways of Kingfisher instead. More corn than i typically care for. Solid.
Dec 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Dec 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can

Pours two fingers of creamy white head into my Pilsner glass. Retention is pretty good, half of the head remains after a few minutes and a sliver lasts most of the way down. Lacing is somewhat inconsistent, but frothy and not too bad. Body is pale yellow, crystal clear, with a healthy amount of bubbles coming up. Looks pretty good.

Nose has a really nice malty backbone, bready but it’s not a deep breadiness - still very clean. Some faint fruity esters that compliment things wonderfully with a bright feel. Faint pine/earthy hop profile in the background. This smells outstanding.

Flavor has that malty base, but it’s much more subtle. Hops dance on the tongue briefly, but are also very subtle. Certainly leans towards the maltier side of the two. Esters show up for a nano second in the finish. While not as potent as the aroma, it’s still bigger than most Lagers. Very nice regardless.

Mouthfeel does a good amount of work completing this “maltier and heavier than the status quo” character. The body is medium in weight; carbonation is medium-high; it’s clean, but not quite crisp, with a smooth feel. Not dry, and there is a hint of sweetness that comes out more over time. Bitterness is pretty low. It gets a little heavy as it warms, but overall it’s a good mouthfeel that works well.

Drinkability is great.

Overall a solid Pilsner with an elevated body and a wonderful nose.
Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 11/4. Pours a light straw color with a finger or two of white, frothy head. Light aroma of yeast with a whiff of freshly cut hay. Taste is slighly bitter up front, pleasant maltiness and smooth finish. It's a nicely crafted pilsner, with some added corn for a touch of sweerness. 5.3% ABV. Released in the late fall, this beer brings in memories of warm summer evenings and ice cold beer.
Nov 17, 2022
Animal Beer from Wayfinder Beer
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings