6.8% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Dark tan, this lager’s dark tint caught me by surprise. Poured with essentially no head. A thin film stayed on the top after the first few seconds. Filminess lasted throughout consumption.
Aroma: The first whiff is clearly malts, followed quickly by fruit yeast (sort of a banana smell).
Taste: True to the smell, there actually is a lot going on here for a lager. With great balance of malts and fruity yeasts, it’s light on the hops (they don’t really come through much, if at all). Refreshing with a sweet (caramel) flavor.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, good level of carbonation (as much as I would expect for a lager). it is a bit heavier (syrupy) than most lagers out there.
I am very pleasantly surprised by this lager. It’s refreshing, but still full of flavor. This actually is the real deal. This might be a good gateway to craft beer for some, but it could also easily turn someone off. It sits on the fence somewhere between subtly craft and uniquely craft.