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Alma Mader Brewing

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4.05 | pDev: 3.21%
Alma Mader Brewing
Missouri, United States
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kemoarps from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crisp yellow body with a big fluffy white head that leaves wonderful lacing once it eventually recedes.

Nose is initially sweet round malts that trend a little more citrusy, but not like hoppy citrusy, than I was expecting. Grains come in over the top of that.

Flavour has elements of grassy and lightly citrusy hops that are a little juicier than I'd prefer for the style. Under this is a really refreshing layer of crackery pils that is just what I was imagining when I popped open the top.

Appropriate levels of carbonation that add to the beer, while the body is a nice medium level that doesn't get too heavy, but retains a decent amount of presence, creating a pleasing middle path.
I like the pilsner underneath it more than I like the dry hopping in this instance (but I'm also less inclined towards dry-hopping than most in general). I'm immensely grateful to @Harrison8 for sending this along as part of his NBS BIF #11 box! Thanks Harrison!

Apr 20, 2020
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swid from Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow (a bit darker than straw) with about 2” of off-white head, collapsing after a few minutes. The aroma is a little grassy, but otherwise typical for a craft lager.

The flavor is very crisp and light, with just enough hops to balance the hops. The finish is very clean, with just a hint of bitterness at the beginning that then becomes a little sweet after a few seconds. A very enjoyable lager.

Crowler canned 3/28.

Apr 04, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent golden straw with two fingers of white foam forming a thick layer over the top of the beer. Head retention is good. Aroma is straw, wafery, crackery, bready malts with very thin doses of herbal and floral hops. It smells light. Flavor profile follows the same path, hitting notes of wafery, crackery, bready, lightly nutty malts with herbal, floral and resiny hops over the top. Balance is slightly more towards malts giving the feeling of biting into a crispy slice of fresh bread. Mouth feel is crisp with a moderate and modest level of carbonation that greets the tongue initially and then echos away. Thickness is medium-thin. Overall, stand-up pilsner with a little bit of hop play; however, far from enough to distract or thwart the balance.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 32oz crowler. Canned 3/25, consumed 3/29.

Mar 29, 2020
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Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4 ratings