Full Review

North Coast Brewing Co.

North Coast Brewing Co.
Laguna Baja Mexican-Style Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

North Coast Brewing Co.
Laguna Baja Mexican-Style Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Bright dark copper color. Aromas of vanilla yogurt covered almonds, berry jam, bran muffin, and savory herbs with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length toasted grains and black tea finish. A dry, very food-friendly lager with a lengthy finish of dark toasty nuts and grains.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: vanilla yogurt covered almonds, berry jam, bran muffin, and savory herbs
Taste Flavor: toasted grains and black tea
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Macaroni & Cheese, Steak Fajitas, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, very food-friendly lager with a lengthy finish of dark toasty nuts and grains.

The Producer

North Coast Brewing

The Producer
455 N. Main ST.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
USA
1 707-964-2739

Dark Lager

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Dark lagers (also known as Dunkel or dunkel-style lagers) range in color from dark brown to black and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. At their best, these beers combine the dryish chocolate or licorice notes associated with the use of dark roasted malts and the roundness and crispness of a lager. Munich dunkel style lagers are also included in this category. These beers tend to be fuller-bodied with a hint of bready sweetness to the palate, a characteristic of the typical Bavarian malts used. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager, Hofbräu Dunkel and MOA Noir Dark.