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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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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 LXIXME
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Mpenders
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Lanstrum
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Klasala
4.75/5  rDev +64.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.17/5  rDev +9.7%
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 Mudawg
4/5  rDev +38.4%

Photo of salthemonster
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of BuckSpin
3.45/5  rDev +19.4%
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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Photo of BeerMick
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mpalestino
2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jlindros
3.03/5  rDev +4.8%
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 ehreesejr
3.69/5  rDev +27.7%
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 -18.7%
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 Oakenator
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of cwelder
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +38.4%
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 tobelerone
2.69/5  rDev -6.9%
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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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Iron Hill Light Lager from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 58 ratings