Northern Light Lager | Union Station Brewery

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Brewed by:
Union Station Brewery
Rhode Island, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Silver Medal Great International Beer Competition (2012)

Pilsner-style ale is brewed to be light-bodied, balanced and refreshing. Soft hop aromas fade to a subtle malt sweetness that finishes clean and dry.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by beernut7:
Photo of beernut7
2.1/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presents a darker copper color with no head. Light Saaz spice to the aroma carries into the flavor pairing with a dry malt character. A mild bitterness flows throughout the lager creating an easy-drinking beer, but very light on the flavor. Good for the masses, bad for me

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Photo of Todd
1.32/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A pretty horrible excuse of a beer. Odd flavours, little to no malt body or sweetness and a weak lemony hop character.

The finish is a mouthful of grain tannins -- annoying and won't go away.

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Photo of Bebum
2.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of kkazemi
2.6/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.09/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap 3/21/2015 at the brewpub in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light caramelized malts, grain and lager yeast.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, grain and a thin malt character. Then some malt sweetness follows. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect creating a little balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little flavorful, goes down very easily since there isn’t much to the beer, not filling at all, mild kick, good representation of style, given the type of beer and its target demographic this is a solid option in comparison to the more popular beers in the style.

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Photo of Raime
2/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another from my neighbors box. Figured tonight was a good night for some drinks as I choke down the rest of my cardboard flavored pumpkinhead.

Looks the typical suspect. Clarity on high, yellow, super fizzy large head that rapidly dies down into nothingness. No lace with no stick.

Smell is ultra clean. There's realistically no smell ti be noted. I've only had this nose in a few other lagers since I've started doing this. Strohs and rolling rock come to mind when taking a whiff of this.

Taste follows suit. Probably the most watery beer I've ever put into my mouth.

Seltzer water feel with a crisp finish and a moderate level if carbonation.

I'll give this a flat 2 across the board purely for the fact it was not offensive in the least. Has no actual flavor. Probably the blandest brew I've ever had. But that's better than something offensive. Could likely drink thirty of these easily.

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Photo of mschofield
1.66/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale yellow gold, topped with a one finger white head.
Bit of a grassy, grainy aroma. Very grainy.
Grainy, a bit spicy, tiny bit of lemon zest, cantalope. Mainly tastes like cereal.
Light and crisp.
There just isn't much to say about this, I know brewpubs like to have an alternative for the macro drinkers, but when you only have 5 taps why waste one on a light.

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Photo of rpbisaillon
2.49/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreightonSM
1/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Northern Light Lager from Union Station Brewery
Beer rating: 2.15 out of 5 with 10 ratings