Iron Hill 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our lightest beer. Brewed to give a crisp, clean, refreshing taste with very subtle malt and hop flavor.

10 IBU

Added by BuckSpin on 05-26-2005

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 57
Photo of KTCamm
3.17/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11/29...fairly run of the mill light lager. Decent enough lead in to a tasting sampler. Very pale yellow color, some foam, little nose. A little watery, slight lager/hop taste. Goes down clean and smooth.

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Photo of ehreesejr
3.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer for anyone that is dieting! It is not as good as the regular lager but better than most other light beers I have tried except Yuengling.
The taste is fine and the appearace is fine but very pale compared to Yuengling.This beer needs to be very cold for my taste but that is the way I prefer most beers.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.35/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, PA. Pours light golden hue with short-lived white head and nice lacing. Aroma and taste is of light hops and some sweet malt. Body is light and slightly crisp. Finish is short and slightly sweet. Light lager it is.

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Photo of tobelerone
2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap in Media. Pours a very pale straw yellow with a decent cap of foamy head. Nice lacing on the glass, perhaps due in part to the lower ABV. Good clarity.

Aroma is fairly bland; grainy; with a touch of sweetness; very light hops detected. Unexciting flavor; not terrible, not particularly tasty; passable for the style I suppose. Grainy cereal quality; corny taste; moderate sweetness that dries up in the finish; low bitterness, hop character is so vague as to be practically non-existent.

Light bodied (of course); medium-high carbonation, not overly fizzy, fortunately. Drinks easily, like water, because it's pretty damn watery.

Look this isn't the worst light beer you'll try but it ain't the best either, even when the competition is pretty lackluster. There's just not much here at all. But I've had so many other beers at Iron Hill I figured I'd give this one a shot. Not something a craft drinker is going to enjoy, but then, you already knew that.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed at the Wilimington, DE location brewpub.

A: thin sliver of a white head on a clear pale golden body.

S: smells of grain and sweet corn, little on the malt side.

T: this one is very light and watery with mostly sweetness provided from corn and as advertised malts and hops are basically absent.

M: light body and high carbonation. very refreshing.

Overall: highly drinkable. I would still like at least SOME malt flavor here but its not a bad tasting beer overall.

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Photo of staticmaneuver
2.83/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Maple Shade Iron Hill brew bar.

S: It looks like your basic light American lager. Pale gold with white a weak white head. Some tiny bubbles.

A: Has almost no smell, but maybe a little malt or even a doughy smell.

T: Very crisp and clean, piney hops.

M: It's refreshing. Smooth and very watery.

O: If you like light beer this could be for you. It's better than the macro stuff, but nothing special. It would be great after a long day working outside. The beer has to be very cold.

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Photo of jlindros
3.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brew pub.

Crystal clear pale watery color, very light head.

Nose has almost nothing, the slightest hint of malt and off lager aroma.

Taste is also very light, almost adjunct like, I also get a slight off almost skunk flavor, hints of light malts and lager flavors but not very crisp either despite being so light.

Mouth is very light bodied, watery, decent carb.

Overall not the best lager around, not very good either, maybe a step up from the Macro adjunct lagers but doesn't have much going for it.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iron Hill Light Lager ontap @ Ironhill West Chester

Pours a crystal clear American standard gold with a bone white head and ok retention. In the aroma, cereal grains and malt, light hops. Tastes like a very clean example of the style. Crystal/pale malts, light sweetness and then it finishes abruptly. What else could you ask for in a Light Lager. It only makes sense that the West Chester Iron Hill would have something light for the college kids. This kicks the shit out of the PBR and Piels from Jakes I drank back in the day.

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Photo of treehugger02010
2.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a 10 oz glass of this at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA. It came in a fat tulip glass.
Appearance: The body is a crystal clear pale yellow color. The head is a bright white color, one finger tall, not the best retention, very thin and sporadic lacing, and very tiny bubbles.
Smell: The aromas are completely absent.
Taste: The flavors are metallic, pine hops, and berries.
Mouthfeel: The body is thin with a clean finish.
Drinkability: This is a not the best beer.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of audirs4s
2.05/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Very light lager which unfortunately reminded me of a Miller Light. For the person who likes a very light beer and doesn't like taking a risk this is the beer for you.
This beer seemed almost watered down and very lacking in flavor
For all those who enjoy drinking good beer, move along, nothing to see here.

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Photo of Foxman
2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a crystal clear straw yellow, like Snapple apple juice, but carbonated. A finger of bright white head settles soon. Lacing is incidental and sparse.

The aroma is very ephemeral, but when it concentrates for a moment it bears pale malt, a mellow doughiness, and a very light hop spiciness.

Upon tasting, the malt is again especially thin, with a mere hint of grain but more sweet than I expected. The hops are again lightly spicy, but lose any semblance of character quickly. They do, however, crisp things up before a finish lingers with a dry trace. If you have to drink light, it's not the worst profile around.

Very light bodied, the carbonation gives a fizzy but decently mediated liveliness to the palate.

I don't drink light beer. I figure, why bother. I'm not alone, I know, but I figured, hey, why not give it a shot here? I'll tell you why- light beer is never anything more than a dim shadow of what a fuller version might be. But still, despite it's inability to truly measure up, it's one of the more drinkable specimens I've come across, because is ends up being crisp and even refreshing. That said, now that I've tried it, I'll be steering clear in the future.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.73/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serverd as a pale yellow beer with puffy white head that quickly fell toa thin ring. Smell is very minimal with only a slight sweetness to be found. Taste is also very light, slightly sweet, but suprisingly refreshing. Finish is cold and refreshing. They have done a nice job with this beer, keeping it light but preserving some nice flavor.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a light golden pale straw hue with a bright white head leaves nice even lacing with decent head retention going on. Aroma has a touch of light herbal hops some watery toned cereal grains, this is for the masses. Taste has a light sweetness touch of hops and cereal grains including 2 row malt, corn and rice yet it's clean and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light bodied somewhat higher carbonation than desired nothing special light and watery. Drinkability would be good as lawnmower style beer however I desire more flavor and when you brew in the light lager category it dumbs down your whole lineup just brew a helles.

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Photo of kaszeta
2.45/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at their Brewpub.

This beer is pretty typical of a "light beer". Pours with a very pale hazy gold color with a simple white head. Smell is primarily yeast with a light malt note. Taste is very watery, as if they actually waterred down another beer, and it has almost no mouthfeel. I'm not impressed, but at least it isn't *bad*, the drinkability is decent if I didn't have anything else on hand.

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Photo of BuckSpin
3.45/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served as a 4oz sampler)

Poured a clear, pale gold hue, nicely epervescent and bubbly. A thin, white head danced on the bubbles and disappated rather quickly with no real lacing. The nose was like the color - light, crisp, hints of a mild body, springlike.

Its very even and smooth on the tongue, with a what can best be described as an ordinary taste that finished thin & watery with a slight aftertaste. It is what it is, no real suspense or surprises. A lot of people were enjoying pints of it, but that's to be expected when the word "light" is mentioned. It wasn't bad, nor was it really good - I'll pass on this next time.

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Iron Hill Light Lager from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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