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!

Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Beer ¡Órale! Mexican-Style Cerveza

This beer, ¡Órale! is the newest beer from Shiner Beer’s Spoetzl Brewery. This beer is a 4.5% ABV Mexican-style Cerveza brewed with Agave. Before I get into this beer review, I’d like to thank KLG Public Relations for sending this to me. This Mexican-style beer pours a golden yellow color with a fizzy one-finger head. The aroma is sweet, clean, and slightly dry. The flavor is crisp, refreshing, a little sweet, and smooth. The sweet is from the addition of Agave. The mouthfeel is light which you’d expect from a Mexican-style beer. Then this beer finishes with a light sweet resting flavor that fades as it continues into the aftertaste. This beer ¡Órale! is a solid offering from Shiner beer. This beer is a B+ beer. I recommend trying it. Most of the time, you will find this style is just lager with lime. Now that can be both bad and good. But the Agave is something different and will set this apart from other Mexican-style beers. Please be kind, be safe, and remember, always enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

O.G. Yuengling & Sons Traditional Lager

Yuengling is one of the oldest breweries in the United States, it has been around since 1829. This beer is their Traditional Lager, 4.5%. It’s an Amber lager, and it is easily accessible, found in most places that sell beer. This lager beer pours a copper, amber color with a fizzy one-finger white head. The head fades rather quickly. This lager has a caramel sweet aroma. The flavor is caramel sweet, malty, and light. The mouthfeel is light. Then this amber lager finishes with a bad metallic sweet flavor. There isn’t much aftertaste, except for a flavor or the inside of the vessel that this beer was made in. I found this Yuengling Traditional Lager to be boring and not very good. I give this beer a D-. The bit of caramel sweetness Barley made it tolerable. Yes, I did finish this, but I did it quicker than I normally would. I wouldn’t recommend this amber lager. It’s something I would pass on New Belgium Fat Tire is a better choice for an amber lager. I have reviewed that beer if you’d like to check that out. But there must be people out there that like this beer for it to be around for so long. They must be doing something right, at least by the people who like this Yuengling Traditional Lager. Please be kind, be safe, and remember to always enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Town Brewing Co. Spratt’s Premium Lager

Lager is probably a bad word when it comes to craft beer drinkers. That’s is because we craft drinkers think of Bud, Miller, Coors beers. These are not good beers, according to craft drinkers. But there is more and more lager beer made by craft beer breweries. This particular lager is Spratt’s Premium Lager from Town Brewing Co. It comes in at 4.6% ABV, which is on the lower abv scale. This Lager beer is brewed right here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Spratt’s Lager finest pilsner malt, heirloom rice, and American hop. This lager beer, pours a clear gold color with a bright one-finger white fizzy head. The aroma is clean, sweet, and fruity. The taste is also clean and fruity with a white bread note. The mouthfeel is light. Then this lager beer finishes with a crisp light fruity flavor. The aftertaste is slightly dry and fruity. This lager beer is better the most macro lager beers. It’s a B-. There is nothing memorable about this beer’s flavor profile, and that’s generally what a lager is. If you want something simple in a beer, I recommend Spratt’s, Premium Lager. Please be kind, be safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!