Birdsong Brewing Co. & Triple C Brewing Three Little Birds Rice Lager

Three Little Birds Rice Lager is a collaboration between two local Charlotte breweries, Birdsong Brewing CO. & Triple C Brewing. This rice lager is 4.4% ABV. This beer uses new and old-world hops as well as flaked rice. This lager pours a golden yellow with a rocky and sticky one-finger white head. The aroma is dry, sweet, crisp, and light. The flavor is sweet, crisp, dry, Cucumber. The mouthfeel is light. The finish is dry with a cucumber flavor. Then comes an aftertaste of dry cucumber and light hops. This beer is a good beer that is not overly dry for a rice lager. They (rice lagers) tend to be drier. This beer has a refreshing crisp overall flavor that I recommend trying. I give Three Little Birds Rice Lager an A-. The dryness keeps it down a notch. But it’s an otherwise good beer. Please stay safe, always be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Kona Brewing Co. Longboard Island Lager

This Lager is another beer from Kona Brewing Co. in Hawaii. This bar is Longboard Island Lager. It is a flagship beer from Kona Brewing Co. This lager is 4.6% ABV. This island lager has Pale(premium 2-row) malts, Mt. Hood, Halletrau, Sterling, and Millennium hops. This beer pours a yellow/gold color with a one-finger white fluffy head. The aroma is crisp sweetness, bread (biscuits), and a light hop note. The flavor is smooth, crisp, sweet, a little hoppy, and a bit of bread. The mouthfeel is light. Then this island lager comes to a nice clean, crisp, smooth sweet finish. The aftertaste is semi-sweet with a nice crispness. This beer is a good beer and one that is widely available. I see it in grocery stores, beer/wine stores, and bars/restaurants. I give Longboard Island Lager a B+. It has a great flavor that isn’t strong or weak. It’s just a good solid beer, nothing stands out, and nothing terrible. This beer is great for a nice hot sunny day at the beach or wherever you enjoy beer. I recommended this one. Please stay safe, always be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Golden Road Brewing Golden Road Cerveza

Golden Road Cerveza is from Los Angeles, California and is 4,8% ABV. This beer is a Mexican-style lager. From what I found on their website, and is no longer around. In its place is Street Cart (salt & lime cerveza). This beer pours a golden color with a one-finger quick white head. The aroma is crisp with biscuits, & sweetness. The taste is similar, with breaded notes, crispness, and some light sweet notes. The mouthfeel is light. Then it has a refreshing, lite, sweet finish. Then you’ll get an aftertaste of light sweet breaded malt notes. This beer is a pretty standard Mexican-style lager. I would give Golden Road Cerveza a B-. The overall beer is light on flavor that isn’t bad. I would recommend this beer. But it is one that you could drink and forget. Nothing stands out. Please be safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Heineken 0.0

You might have already heard about, seen, or had Heineken 0.0. Heineken 0.0 is a Dutch beer from one of the world’s largest brewing conglomerates. This beer is a lager that is alcohol-free and even has television commercials. This beer pours a clear golden color with at one and a half finger white quickly fading head. The aroma is metallic, with a light sweetness. The taste is thin, watery, clean, and malty. The mouthfeel is light. Then it finishes with a light, watered-down sweetness. Then you’ll get an aftertaste of malts and that sweetness. This beer is not terrible, but I would call this good. I found Heineken 0.0 to be just below average. I give this alcohol-free lager a C-. I found no off-flavors to this beer, but I didn’t find any great ones either. It does have a similar taste to a regular Heineken, just without the alcohol. If you like regular Heineken, you’ll probably enjoy this 0.0 too. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Cerveja Musa Eye of the Lager

This beer is the last beer I have from Cerveja Musa. This beer is Eye of the Lager, which weighs in at 4.5% ABV. This beer is a Pale Lager. There are Traditional and Spalter Select hop in this beer. This Pale Lager pours a yellow color with a one-and-a-half finger white head. The aroma is spiced, breaded, and floral. The taste is clean, hoppy, and spiced, and you’ll find some bread notes. This beer’s mouthfeel is light. Then comes a finish of light hops and bread notes. Then you get an aftertaste that is even lighter on the hop flavor with a hint of spiced bread. This beer was better than I was expecting. But it didn’t really wow me. I give Eye of the Lager a B-. I found this one from Musa to be better than the previous beers I’ve had from them. The 4.6% ABV helped this beer, and it didn’t have as mild flavors, but they weren’t as bold and flavorful as some lagers I’ve had. I recommend Eye of the Lager if you find it here in the States. I don’t think it comes to the US. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Fonta Flora Lake James Rind Lager Beer

This beer Lake James Rind Lager Beer, has local barley, heritage corn, local water Melon, fresh lime, and Tajin. This Lager is from Fonta Flora Brewing in Nebo, North Carolina. It comes in an easy drinking 3.8% ABV. I got this from Whole Foods. This beer pours a light pale yellow color with a taste and fizzy one-finger thin white head. The aroma is of watermelon, lime, and biscuits. The flavor is similar to its smell with watermelon, lime, light spices from the Tajin, and light biscuit. This beer is also clean and refreshing. The mouthfeel is light, and it is almost nonexistent. Then you get a watermelon/lime finish. The aftertaste is a short linger of watermelon and lime. Fonta Flora Brewery is hit or miss, some of their beers are good, and some aren’t. This lager is good. I give Lake James Rind Lager Beer a B. The overall beer is light and easy to drink. I’ve had watermelon and lime beer with bolder flavors, but I recommend this one. It is good and would be better on a hot day after yard work, a lawnmower beer. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to always enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Fonta Flora Brewery Nebo Pilsner

This beer is named after the town in which it was brewed. Nebo Pilsner comes in a 5.2% ABV. This beer is from Fonta Flora Brewery. This Pilsner is fermented cool, conditioned cold, and lagered for no less than eight weeks. This beer pours a golden yellow color with a two-finger fizzy white head. The aroma is sweet, crisp, and with a bread flavor. The flavor, however, is a different story. It’s crisp with sweetness, then peppery for some reason, which is uncommon for a pilsner. It is black pepper. Then this beer finishes with a creamy black pepper note. Then you get a lighter-pepped aftertaste. This beer wasn’t good, and I’ve never tasted a pilsner like that (peppery). I give Nebo Pilsner an F+. I don’t know if it’s terrible or, if I got a bad batch or something. This beer is not one I recommend at all. The pepper notes make it nearly unable to be finished. This is the first Fonta Flora beer that I have not liked. All the rest are good so far. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest Märzen Lager

Coming from the New York City borough of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Brewery, this beer is Oktoberfest Märzen Lager. This is 5.5% ABV. This beer has ready malts and noble hops. This is a seasonal beer, usually for October, hence the name. I’m not the biggest fan, of the Brooklyn Brewery. But I like Oktoberfest beers. I gave this one a try. It pours a copper/amber color with a fizzy one-finger white head. The aroma is sweet, malty, bread, and rich. This beer’s flavor is bread, malty, sweet, rich, and smooth. It does have a slightly thick mouthfeel, but the mouthfeel is medium overall. Then this fest lager finishes with a cloyingly sweet, breaded malt flavor. Then you get a smooth aftertaste of sweetness and bread malt that lingers until you take another sip. This Brooklyn Brewing Oktoberfest Märzen Lager is too sweet for my liking. I give this one a C+. It’s not the worst I’ve had, but the sweetness is a little much halfway through the twelve ounces, and I don’t think I would have another after having one. The beer’s flavor is not terrible, but it does overwhelm the taste buds. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

This lager beer is Oskar’s Lager from Oskar Blues Brewery. It is 4.2% ABV. This lager beer has 95 calories and 2.5 grams of carbohydrates. That may seem like a “lite” beer, and that is correct. But as you can probably see, it does not say lite or light on the can. So why is that? That is because “light or lite” beer is usually associated with big macro beer breweries,\ and that would turn off a craft beer drinker, and they probably won’t buy it. This lager pours a light gold color with a one-finger white head that fizzy away rather quickly. The aroma is sweet and bitter, and there is some fruit. The taste is crisp with light sweet notes, there are better notes and fruitiness, and it goes down clean. This lager is a crushable beer, and it is easy to drink. The mouthfeel is very light. Then this beer finishes clean with bitterness and a dry-ish note. The aftertaste is bittersweet and doesn’t linger for a second. This lager doesn’t taste like a low-cal/carb beer at all. I give Oskar’s Lager a B+. The flavor is good but not sharp or flavorful enough to make this a percent larger. I still really enjoy it, and I highly recommend this, even if you are looking for a low-calorie beer. It’s good! Please be kind, stay safe and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Legion Brewing Oktoberfest Oak-Aged Oktoberfest Lager

This Oktoberfest Lager or Märzen Bier is Oakoberfest Oak-Aged Oktoberfest Lager. This beer comes from Legion Brewing in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a 5.5% ABV. This beer, is aged on charred American Oak. This beer pours a deep amber/copper color with a four finger slowly fading beige head. The aroma is of caramel, malted notes, spices, and vanilla. The flavor is a creamy caramel sweetness, spiced notes, malty flavors. It has a dry finish with a light bitterness. The aftertaste is a bit dry. There is also light spiciness, and some faint bittersweetness. I’ve had better Oktoberfest Lagers. This beer not so good I’d give this a D+. It’s not the worst Oktoberfest style beer I’ve had, but it comes close. It has more bitterness than I like, even though it has an International Bittering Unit of 27, which is low. This beer isn’t near the IBU’s of any IPA or Pale Ale. That is not what you typically find in a Märzen/Oktoberfest Lager. The fact that this beer is aged on American Oak is interesting. You don’t see this style of beer aged on or in anything. I wouldn’t say you should stay away, but I wouldn’t seek it out. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!