Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Lagerbier, 5.5% ABV from Charleston, South Carolina which I received from a family member who purchased this from Winestore. Lagerbier pours a golden yellow color with a four-finger white head that steadily fades down to a two-finger head and stays. You get a crisp biscuit aroma off this beer that has a semi-sweet very faint corn-like flavor on the nose. The taste of Lagerbier is clean crisp with biscuit notes that have a little semi sweetness to it with a tiny hop note on the end that finishes with a twinge of a hop note a lots of lager biscuit malts with a aftertaste of Chips and a beady note that does not stay long with a light mouthfeel. Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Lagerbier grows on you as you drink it, I start out thinking this average, then a few more sips I thought it was above average than by the end I’d say it’s a B-. Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Lagerbier is one that I recommend and some worth a try. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
German beers brewers are pretty straightforward about the styles of beer that they brew. They tend not to stray far from the true version of a particular style of beer. This one Lammsbräu Organic Winter Spezial Premium Bavarian Lager, 5.1% ABV, is true to that statement. The style is known as a winter lager. Winter layers are slightly more malty and rich than are normal lagers would be. Lammsbräu Organic Winter Spezial Premium Bavarian Lager pours an amber color with a three-finger white head that slowly dissipates into nice wispy lacing around the glass. I saw nice amounts of light coming through and nice carbonation bubbles as well. The aroma is a bit sweeter than a regular lager would tend to be, and there is a faint earthy tone as well. You do get a faint biscuit/breaded scent. The taste is a bit malty, but not overly malty and you do get a little sweetness that isn’t there too long, but just long enough to enjoy. The sweetness is reminiscent of light semi-sweet chocolate. The taste is also earthy with a grassy like the taste, but not in the way an IPA would be. It is more of a lager. Type of grain flavor than an earthy flavor. The mouth feel is medium and the finish is nice smooth with a touch of malty sweetness. The aftertaste is slightly sweet with hints of earthy, grainy biscuit flavor. This Lammsbräu Organic Winter Spezial Premium Bavarian Lager goes well for a winter day like yesterday or today, not such an easy drinker, but close. Lammsbräu Organic Winter Spezial Premium Bavarian Lager is good, so it gets an A. German beers are always high up on my list, and even ones that I have not had before. Germans are masters and brewing beer and consistently brew great beer and this one was no exception, it was a good winter beer. So go out and pick up Lammsbräu Organic Winter Spezial Premium Bavarian Lager, and see what you think of it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Tarboro Brewing Sexy Canoe, 3.7% ABV is ode to light beer brewed in Tarboro, North Carolina will all malt. Sexy Canoe pours a golden clean, clear color with a one finger white head that disappears quickly leaving behind a white halo and clean biscuit aromas that have metallic malted semi sweetness to it. There’s not a lot of flavor on this beer, However there is some biscuity malt notes that have a metallic sweetness that finishes with a metallic bitter note and a clean crisp aftertaste that has a faint grain note and a light mouthfeel. Tarboro Brewing Sexy Canoe is not a great beer boring and gets a F+. The flavor hits you with an unimpressive quality and quickly goes away that is all boring. But this does drink quite easy. I would not try this you will be very unimpressed and very underwhelmed. So no I do not recommend Tarboro Brewing Sexy Canoe. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Festibier German-Style Lager, 6.3% brewing here in Charlotte, NC and purchased from Pop The Top. This is a traditional German-Style Lager that pours Gold yellow color with a two-finger clean white head that steadily fades away giving semi-sweet honey biscuit malts with a very faint light hop note. The taste is on the bland side with honey-sweet notes that coexist with a faint hop character and a biscuit notes that finishes with a very faint hop twinge and a faint sweetness that has a short aftertaste that is minimally sweet and hoppy with a slight metallic note with a light mouthfeel. Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Festibier German-Style Lager is slightly on the boring side getting a low C-. I’ve had beers in this style where the flavor popped this Festbier has an overall bland flavor profile and yet I did finish a pint of it and wasn’t totally grossed out by it but I would not by this again, but it’s not the worst choice. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Burial Beer Co & Heather Allen Handcrafted Lager Beer, A Damn Fine Heavy Lager Beer, 5% ABV is a collaboration I picked up a couple of weeks ago from Pop The Top. Heavy pours nice golden color with a thick three-finger head of snow giving off a biscuity aroma that has a slight yet faint fruit notes with a clean malted aroma as well that then gives you a biscuity bread crust taste with a faint malted note that come and goes on the middle of the tongue with a slight sweetness throughout that finish slightly sweet with a bread malt flavor that spills into the aftertaste that has a little sweetness of nice biscuit malts with a medium mouthfeel. Burial Beer Co & Heather Allen Handcrafted Lager Beer, A Damn Fine Heavy Lager Beer is good and refreshing with an A-. Towards the end of the pint it showing that this beers flavor starts becoming a bit much, slightly though. I could only have about four or five Heavy’s before I start to lose interest in this Lager beer, not that I had that many nor should you. I just had two, and it was good otherwise. Good balance of flavors without being overwhelming in any respects and yes I would go back for Burial Beer Co & Heather Allen Handcrafted Lager Beer, A Damn Fine Heavy Lager Beer and so should you! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
I have not had a Big Boss Brewing Company in a while until I purchased Big Boss Lager Beer, 5% ABV from Total Wine recently. This is a Munich style Helles Lager which is a pale lager beer produced mainly in southern Germany. Helles means “bright”, “light”, or “pale”. Big Boss Lager Beer pours a golden color with a thick four finger white head. The aroma smells like a traditional Helles with malty biscuity bread notes wafting into your nose. Taste follows the aroma with biscuit malt flavors with a light yet faint sweetness that is refreshing with a little crispness that finish smooth with a little biscuit malt flavor and a nice smooth aftertaste that is faintly sweet with a lighter mouthfeel. Big Boss Brewing Company Big Boss lager Beer really is a Munich Style Helles Lager and is well deserving of an A+, I highly recommend this beer and I will be going back for more of Big Boss Lager Beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Originally posted on July 7th, 2013
When it comes to craft beer the word Lager is looked on as a bad or dirty word. That can be so do to BMC (Bud Miller Coors) for brewing such bad or weak tasting beers. But I don’t think that lager is such a fowl word. I have had some great lagers and this Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Organic Lager, 5.0% ABV, is what a BMC/lager beer should taste like. Samuel Smith an English brewery has some of the best beers in the world. This lager is no different. Samuel Smith Lager pours a bright golden color with a pure white foamy head that says for a nice while and makes very nice lacing. There is tons of light streaming through the glass with tons of little carbonation bubbles. This is a beautiful look lager beer. The aroma on this English lager is bready from the malted barely used. I also found a cracker like scent among the bready aroma. The taste is not far off from the nice aroma; I found it bready up front and a little teeny sweetness toward the end. The flavors on this lager are crisp, sharp, light, and refreshing. The mouth feel is light and refreshing, and has a clean crisp bready like finish. The after taste is a tad bit sweeter then the start but fades out rather quick. I think this is Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Organic Lager is how a BMC should taste. Forget adding SO much water to the darn lager. This Samuel Smith beer is getting A+ from me. This is an excellently brewed lager and a great example of how lager is supposed to be. I have yet to have a bad Samuel Smith beer! All of the beers that they brew are just as excellent as the last. This Organic Lager is something I would have over and over again, and it’s good that is 5.0% ABV. I highly recommend trying this lager, so go and see how great this beer is! Cheers Please enjoy responsibly!
Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager, 4.5% ABV is a Pale Lager produced in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in which I purchased from Pop The Top Craft Beer Shop, which is my favorite place to buy great beers. Crunch Time pours a light yellow color with a three and a quarter finger white fluffy head that fades steadily leaves behind quickly dissolving lacing. Aroma on Crunch Time is faintly sweet, clean and biscuity with a very faint hop note that draws you to a clean crisp taste that is biscuity with very faint/light hop notes on the back of the mouth with a nice crisp finish that has light hop twinge that quickly fades into the lightly breaded aftertaste all with a light mouthfeel. Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager is good for a hot day and very crushable, which just means you can drink this down easy and go for many more and has a good refreshing quality about it but not one of the flavors really stand out on their own they all come together for a well-balanced beer that is an A+. It is lighter than a standard lager and isn’t heavy feeling after finishing a pint. I enjoyed Hopfly Brewing Company Crunch Time Munich Helles Lager and so should you! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
You probably haven’t heard of a Yuzu fruit. Well, Yuzu is a citrus fruit similar to the Kaffir Lime and looks like a small yellow grapefruit. Westbrook Brewing Co. Yu Zuper Nice, 4.5% is brewed with rice, a touch of Yuzu and lightly dry-hopped with Loral Hops. Rice lagers are typical of China and Japan. Yu Zuper Nice purchased from Total Wine pours a yellow lemon color with an almost two finger fluffy white head with an aroma of Yuzu, lemon sweetness hitting your nose with a rice sweetness as well. Taste is light with a nice juicy Yuzu/lemon flavor that slightly enhances the light rice sweetness that comes in on the middle and back of the mouth that is quite refreshing, especially on a warm humid day. Yu Zuper Nice finish with a light sweet crisp flavor and the] aftertaste is slightly and lightly tart from the Yuzu all with a light mouthfeel. This is Super nice and refreshing something that I could drink a bunch of, and I recommend you do the same. Westbrook Brewing Co. Yu Zuper Nice is one great beer, very well balanced and great use of Yuzu fruit with Loral hops in a rice lager. Hit hits the spot hard! I give it an A+. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Originally posted January 5th, 2014.
Most dark beers tend to be high on the ABV (alcohol by volume) scale, and that can either be a good or a bad depending on who you are and what you’re into. But I think that most beer drinkers what a darker beer with a lower more sessionable ABV and this beer fits that. Full Sail Session Black, 5.4% ABV is a Schwarzbier (black lager). Full Sail Session Black comes in a short stubby eleven-ounce bottle. Kind of looks like a medicine bottle. Full Sail Session Black pours a rich deep brown almost black color with a one and a half finger tan head that stays shortly and fade slower in decent lacing. I found very little light through the glass with a nice but small amount of carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Full Sail Session Black is malty with nice chocolate and roasted notes with hints of coffee note too. This beer really has a wonderful aroma to it. The taste up front is a big chocolate flavor that washes over the front of your mouth, then comes a slight roasted note that fades into a little coffee as it passed the back of your mouth. The mouthfeel is mild but has a slight richness. The after taste of big chocolate and a tiny bit of roast stays on your taste buds for a while. Overall this was an outstanding beer! I’m giving Full Sail Session Black an A+. This beer is very tasty and easy to drink with a nice level of ABV. I would love to have this again and again. I found it to be mostly one flavor, chocolate, but that was excellent. I highly recommend trying Full Sail Session Black. So go and try Full Sail Session Black for yourself as to what you think of it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!