Light Lager | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by IrishRedRock on 09-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
3.01/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an adjunct light lager. It is far from a good beer in my opinion but it is exactly what some people want when they go for light beer. A brewpub built in the housing building for the Franklin and Marshall college in Lancaster is going to sell plenty of this swill. It is served as light as any clear yellow beer and has about as much flavor. dry with a vague bitterness and lagering dry astringency and grain in the mouth. It is crisp, and cut the heat of my spicy qusedias. This is what it is. 'nuff said.

Hope this is helpful.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden body rests beneath a thin head of bright-white foam that fades shortly but somehow manages to leave some light splashes of lace about the glass. The nose delivers some grainy malt and a light note of white grape. The body is light-medium and it's nicely crisp across the palate with a fine, median carbonation. The flavor is just a touch husky, but basically delivers the same grainy maltiness that's found in the nose. It's balanced by a light bitterness that leads to a drying finish with some residual malt left in the mouth.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a buttery-gold with a bright clarity and a creamy smooth bright white head that was ½ fingers high and despite its small nature retained well leaving a thick lustrious bubble wrap lacing. Visible carbonation was light. The creamy and frothy capping was a nice touch earning this just enough for a good overall rating per style.

S: The aroma was light with pale grains. A small touch of fresh green herbal hopping is slight but noticeable.

T: The flavor was buttery sweet grains with a soft herbal hopping. There was a small cold metallic nature im sure that was contributed by the low abv of 4.0% or brewing process but really doesn't hinder things to much here, but was noticeable. Overall was fairly decent per style.

M: light bodied, slick with small traces of carbonation.

D: Overall a good lawnmower type beer, easy for the downing,with an ok enjoyment factor. Does the job, a good tweener beer or intro in the craft world. Light in calories, light on the tongue and light in abv%.

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Photo of MmmIPA
3.88/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ginger ale colored body with a small white ring around my glass.Nice carbonation going on in here.Fruity smell and a very clean taste with a light body and refreshing taste.Nice clean hop taste,small corn taste and a malt taste also.Really nice beer for a light lager.If I could only drink light beer,this is what I would drink.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It arrived with a finger of bone-white head with good retention. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was virtually non-existent. Mouthfeel was medium with a very light, unobtrusive taste on the tongue. I got a slight honey/lager flavor, especially as it warmed. The finish tended towards dry. Sure, I could drink a lot of this beer, but why bother? I just found it to be too bland to be worthwhile.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I noticed a lot of women drinking and returning for this brew. I guess that's why the put it out, or why any brewer makes a light lager...mass appeal. Of course, this is better than your run-of-the-mill crappy American macros, but at a brew festival, this was the bottom rung. Had a light straw colored appearance, with a very thin white head. Aroma and flavor were lacking, a bit of sweet malt and dried veggies in both. Smooth, clean, and easy to drink, but with so many better choices, why would I?

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Photo of abcramer
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of brez8791
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of stirgy
3.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled at their brewpub in Newark, DE. This poured an extremely light and fizzy pale yellow. Highly carbonated but without any perceptible head. A very nice light lager beer. Not much going on with the aroma, except a small amount of sweet citrus graininess. The flavor is light, somewhat fruity, a bit sweet and very crisp. Hop bitterness is low, but right on. A spritzy and lively beer. High “quaffability”

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Photo of tgbljb
3.48/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served as a pale yellow colored weer with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is so light as to be non-existent.
Taste is also very light with some sweet fruity notes present.
Refreshing in the mouth.
Good for what it is. As Phatz said, considering where it is, they will sell a lot of this stuff.

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Photo of tomthumbsblues
2.55/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am always skeptical of light beer, but since I was at Iron Hill in North Wales, I decided I would at least give it a try. This beer is a very pale yellow and has a very thin head which is lasting. Some lacing occurred too. Smell reminded me of a frat party. The taste however, was better than most of what you would find at such parties. The taste started out good, but finished a bit unsettling to my palate. Mouthfell was watery, but I expected this. If I were ever to drink light beer, this would be the one.

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Photo of RedWeizen83
1/5  rDev -64.8%

Photo of francisweizen
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden with a very light head of snow-white foam. Aromas are of light biscuity malts, and subtle zesty hops. The taste is nice and light, very balanced, but all too blah for me. This is a simple light lager, meant for the masses, nothing more, and nothing less. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and refreshing and the drinkability is quite good. Not bad for the style.

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Photo of krisandajt
2.3/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first instinct is to flame this beer because it was lacking in many departments. However, as I think about it, given the style...this is what I should expect. There is a percentage of people out there that want a light, simple, lack luster beer...well this is it.

Appearance: Little color, hardly noticeable. Zero head.

Smell: The smell of my meal and my surroundings was more potent than the beer.

Taste: Very light, almost non-existent.

Mouthfeel: Had decent carbonation and was very very smooth.

Drinkability: If light beer is your thing, this beer is for you. Personally, I like there to be something noticeable in my beer...something needs to stand out. This beer is very light, and average at best.

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Photo of RiekerStarBrew
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is definitely a beer brewed with the people in mind, or in Iron Hill Brewery's case, college kids. The beer in my glass was a clear, dull yellow color. The aroma was subtle, which was a foreboding sign of the subtle flavor to come. The aroma had faint signs or grain and alcohol, but really no hop presence. And, finally at last...that dull, adjunct beer flavor. Wow, it has been awhile. Overall, this should be a beer enjoyed by the masses, but I think I am going to pass.

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Light Lager from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 16 ratings