Which Lager Fest beers are you looking forward to the most?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Fests' started by Todd, Jul 20, 2021.

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Which lagers are you looking forward to the most?

This poll will close on Aug 20, 2021 at 1:17 AM.
  1. BeerThugLife + Indie: Para Mi Gente with Organic Blue Maize

  2. Dovetail: Baltic Porter

  3. Enegren: Nighthawk

  4. Halfway Crooks: Radix

  5. Jack's Abby: Destination: Australia

  6. Live Oak: Pre-War Pils

  7. Russian River: STS Pils

  8. Schilling: Landbier Dunkel

  9. Urban Chestnut: Stammtisch

  10. von Trapp: Dunkel

  11. Wibby: Volksbier Vienna

  12. Wolf's Ridge: Buchenrauch

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,449) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Simple poll. Which of the Lager Fest in Cyberspace offerings are you looking forward to the most? Pick your top three.

    For more info on the beers: https://www.beeradvocate.com/lager/

    And for fun, we'll do a post-fest poll to see which ones were your favorites.
     
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  2. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,176) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Off the top of my head, there is (are?) a smoked lager or two...

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    And now looking at the current list, the Live Oak 'Early American Lager' intrigues me...
     
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  3. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,927) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    :+1:
    That Live Oak is pretty much tops on my list, and I'm sure they can pull it off with style.
     
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  4. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,176) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Yes, there is something about early recipes (of nearly any style) that I easily get drawn too...it will be interesting to see what kind of data points they can tell us about the current version of the beer (i.e., yeast used, malt bill, etc.)...
     
  5. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (5,013) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Schilling Landbier dunkel - its a beer Ive wanted to try even before this fest and I need to try more Schilling beers. The ones I have had from @TongoRad were excellent.
     
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  6. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,927) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Same with you and Dovetail, man :+1:.

    It sure seems like a solid collection of brewers so I'm really looking forward to it.

    It sure
     
  7. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,176) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    The Landbier Dunkel is an excellent beer!

    I got a couple of cans via Tavour (should have gotten more). I gave it an overall rating of 4.33. I'll be glad to see it with the LagerFest package.
     
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  8. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (5,013) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I remember seeing that one - it was a 2-pack right? I had to skip it as Im not suing tavour these days (too much beer already).
     
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  9. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,176) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    It was a two-pack - a rustic landbier and a dunkel. I got two two-packs (because, like @Todd, I really love lagers more than nearly any other style - west coast IPAs being the exception)...
     
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  10. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,729) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    It is excellent, and 4.2% ABV if I recall, so super sessionable.

    It would have been something I'd vote for except I have easy access to it in MA.

    I would hope you don't sue them...

    What'd you think of the Rustic Landbier? I think they're both excellent.


    I voted for Stammtisch since I think I've only had it once at the brewery, and I've always liked Urban Chestnut's beers.

    And then the Rauchbier, because it's one of my favorite styles. And the Vienna, since I don't see many of those around.
     
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  11. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,176) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    I liked that one, too - 4.09 overall from me, so I liked the dunkel a bit better...
     
  12. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,602) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    I'm sure it would be either of the Dunkels if I hadn't had both already - but having two repeats didn't stop me from purchasing this fest package. Like many, a Rauchbier is intriguing, and I liked many of the beers I had at Wolf's Ridge a few years back.

    I'd love to try Live Oak's Hefe, which of course doesn't fit in this fest, but I'm still curious what they are sending us. And since so many people have been posting Dovetail recently, that's another one I'm looking forward to trying.
     
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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,927) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    My third vote (beyond the Live Oak and Wolf's Ridge) is for the Enegren Nighthawk, and I'm pretty curious what the roasted wheat malt does for a dark lager. It seems like a twofer ingredient: a good shot of body building proteins while simultaneously providing a flavor boost.
     
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  14. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (3,701) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    Dovetail, Live Oak, and Schilling, in no particular order.

    Aw, screw it - I can’t wait to try them all. That’s why I purchased two allotments - double my pleasure.

    Let’s do this!!!
     
  15. beerking1

    beerking1 Disciple (352) Feb 24, 2004 Virginia

    Rauchbier! Always Rauchbier!!
     
  16. dmnota

    dmnota Initiate (58) Nov 29, 2009 Illinois

    Love Wibby, and can’t get it since my parents left Colorado. Wish we were also getting their dunkel but I’ll take what I can get!
     
  17. erosier

    erosier Poo-Bah (1,691) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
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    I cannot wait for the Wibby. Went once while in Longmont a few years back. Everyone at Left Hand and Avery was raving about it and it lived up to the hype!
     
  18. kalexeff

    kalexeff Initiate (12) Nov 15, 2020 Ohio
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    Dovetail Baltic Porter tops my list. I had their Vienna Lager once and it was exceptional. The Baltic Porter sounds great.

    I would have voted Wolf’s Ridge Buchenrauch next, except I’ve already had it. Shout out to a very good Ohio brewery.

    After that, the Pre-War Pils is intriguing. It looks like a lot of people agree.
     
  19. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (3,551) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    F2020X3 was excellent, so I’m excited to see what BeerThugLife can do with lagers. The blue maize in Para Mi Gente sounds interesting, too.
     
  20. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,602) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Good point. Checking out the voting so far, I'm now also looking forward to the breweries I don't know with less votes, rooting for the "underdogs" :grinning:
     
  21. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,143) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I'm going with the Dovetail Baltic Porter because I don't see that style very often and I want to revisit it before I forget what one is like.

    Also going with the Wibby Vienna Lager to compare it to one that my local German-inspired brewery makes. The Vienna Lager is also one of my favorite styles.

    Actually I'm looking forward to all of them.
     
  22. Mr_Straw_hat

    Mr_Straw_hat Initiate (11) Feb 16, 2020 Ohio
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    Honestly BeerthugLife & Indie, Live Oak, and Russian River are the ones I'm looking forward to the most.

    But I'm looking to expand my taste for the style more as this style is not my usually go to.
     
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