December 2014 - Lager Styles

This month's Beer feature is Lager Styles
Lager Styles Reviews
208412
Birra Peroni
Peroni Gran Riserva Rossa
Bright copper color. Delicate aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and grain, dried pear, and honey with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry medium-to-full body and a mildly astringent, captivating, medium-length finish with touches of lettuce, radish, minerals, and water chestnut. A pure, dry, grain driven beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208449
Rogue Ales
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
Opaque black color. Rich, attractive aromas and flavors of roasted chestnut brittle, dark chocolate, and spiced figs with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of mocha latte, mesclun, and earth. An attractive, balanced, and very sessionable black beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208595
Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Take Two Pils
Gold color. Lively aromas and flavors of lemon-thyme chutney, lavender, and buttered baguette with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits overtones of peppercorns, arugula, and toasted nuts. A fantastic, flavor packed pilsner for all occasions.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208513
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Aramis
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of toasted fruit cake and pineapple-banana custard with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and an astringent, delightful, long finish with shades of pepper, rye toast, and grapefruit rind. A delicious, balanced, hoppy lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208489
Birra Moretti
Doppio Malto
Gold color. Bright aromas and flavors of honeyed toast, fruit pastry, and delicate herbs and spices with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with overtones of cream, greens, and minerals. A delicious malty lager with an evocative Belgian character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208490
Birra Moretti
La Rossa
Bronze mahogany color. Bright aromas and flavors of caramelized citrus, cranberry toast, and honeycomb with a vibrant, medium-to-full body and a mildly astringent, elegant, medium-long finish that shows nuances of chocolate raisin, golden beet, radicchio, and mocha cream. A superbly sumptuous, malty lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208478
Full Sail Brewing Co.
LTD 07 Oktoberfest
Bright copper color. Rich, toasty, fruity aromas of apricot and pineapple marmalades on toast and peppercorn muffin with a tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an astringent, subtle, medium-long roasted parsnip, pepper, radish, and floral spices finish. A wonderfully zesty Octoberfest.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208483
Ore Dock Brewing Company
Reclamation IPA
Copper color. Rich aromas and flavors of grapefruit marmalade, mango chutney, and herb bread with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an astringent, delightful, medium-long finish that exhibits overtones of pepper, light pine, honey, and tangerine. A delicious and well balanced hop forward IPA.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208484
Ore Dock Brewing Company
Saison
Bright gold color. Inviting, spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of herb-pepper baguette, fruit chutney, spiced nuts, and coriander with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a mildly astringent, complex, medium-long finish displaying notes of sea salt, arugula, and minerals. A delicious and well balanced saison with great herb and spice notes.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208491
Birra Moretti
Baffo D'Oro
Gold color. Delicate aromas and flavors of toast and salty plantain chips with a supple, crisp, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a appealing, medium-length finish that exhibits shades of pepper, watercress, nougat, and earth. A finely tuned lager that will be a Swiss army knife at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208515
Epic Brewing Company
RiNo Pale Ale
Hazy amber color. Rich aromas and flavors of pineapple cake, grapefruit, and mango with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an astringent, appealing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of pine, rapini, and lemon pepper. A robust, zesty IPA-like pale ale with great citrus fruit notes.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208452
Issaquah Brewhouse
Little Frog Pale Lager
Gold color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nougat, spiced pineapple, and multigrain toast with a supple, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mildly astringent, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of roasted corn, pepper, and salt. A delicious, vibrant, and balanced lager that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208593
New Glarus Brewing Co.
Staghorn
Copper orange color. Delicate aromas and flavors of honeyed raisin toast and spiced nuts with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-length finish with accents of dried tropical fruit, watercress, and root vegetables. A finely balanced Octoberfest beer that really nails the style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207043
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Erlkönig
Cloudy sunrise golden color. Attractive aromas of caramelized citrus, banana herb muffin, and ferns with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a chewy, tangy, passionfruit-kiwi gelato, pepper and sharp lemongrass accented finish. A powerfully delicious doppelbock.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208411
Birra Peroni
Peroni Gran Riserva Doppio Malto
Bright golden amber color. Delicate aromas and flavors of toasted baguette, praline, and egg custard with a creamy, tangy, frothy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of pepper, dried fruit, radishes, and root vegetable. A rock solid malty lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208594
New Glarus Brewing Co.
Totally Naked
Bright gold color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of dried mango, toasted Hawaiian bread, corn pudding, and cream of wheat with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of melon, sweet citrus, and toasted nuts. A superbly balanced and refreshing, lighter styled lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208534
Pecatonica Beer Company
Quinn's Amber Lager
Hazy color. Aromas and flavors of gingerbread, molasses cake, dried fruits, and delicate spices with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, engaging, medium-long finish that shows notes of dark honeyed raisin toast, roasted nuts, and arugula. A very tasty and sessionable amber lager with nice fruit, grain, and hop notes.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208415
Port City Brewing Co.
Downright Pilsner
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas and flavors of cheese popover, braised root vegetable, and roasted pepper with a silky, lively, frothy, dryish medium-to-full body and a mildly astringent, interesting, medium-long finish with shades of arugula, pepper, citrus, and minerals. A lovely, zesty, and mouthwatering beer that will be great with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208487
Birra Moretti
Grand Cru
Cloudy dark golden amber color. Bold aromas of fruit salad, creme brulee, lemon verbena, and banana nut muffin with a chewy, lively, frothy, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long exotic spices, mint jelly, and arugula finish. A rich and zesty Belgian amber that will be great at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208413
Birra Peroni
Peroni Gran Riserva Puro Malto
Bright old gold color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of peach butter and scone with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mildly astringent, interesting, medium-length finish with suggestions of peppery greens and radish, minerals, young coconut, and crusty bread. A lovely malty lager that will be great at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208551
Cerveja Bohemia
Reserva
Bronze copper color. Aromas of molasses cake and toffee with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length roasted nuts, peppery spices, and earth finish. A solid, well balanced barleywine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208474
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Session Export
Gold color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of peach danish, mango gelato, and toasted pound cake with a supple, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish with shades of tropical fruit custard, roasted corn, and delicate spiced nuts. A nice fruity lager that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208592
New Glarus Brewing Co.
Hometown Blonde
Gold color. Interesting aromas and flavors of vanilla yogurt, mustard greens, and lemon-orange marmalade with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a graceful, appealing, breezy finish with accents of roasted corn, peppered melon, and mesclun. A very tasty, well rounded pilsner.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208414
Port City Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest
Deep amber color. Rich aromas and flavors of toasted fruit pastry and banana creme brulee with a supple, vibrant, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mildly astringent, delightful, medium-long finish conveying impressions of honeyed orange, radish spouts, rye toast, and pepper. A nice, well-balanced Octoberfest with great table appeal.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208499
Privatbrauerei Hofmühl
Kellergold
Old gold color. Toasty aromas of roasted grain and corn, dried fruit, and herb muffin with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a mildly astringent, lettuce, sprouts, minerals, and honeyed toast finish. A tasty, easy drinking, grain driven treat.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208488
Birra Moretti
Zero
Golden yellow color. Aromas of toasted grain and nutshells, honeycomb, and clay with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry light body and a mildly astringent, amusing, medium-length sweet corn, watercress, pear skin, and pepper finish. A tasty and very well made nonalcoholic lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208516
Epic Brewing Company
Cross Fever Amber
Deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of roasted grain and nuts, cocoa, and peppered veggie chips with a silky, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing notes of latte and radish. A nicely composed amber ale with fine peppery hops.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208586
Fountain Square Brewery
Workingman's Pilsner
Golden yellow color. Delicate aromas of orange cake, fancy lemon soap, and toasted peppercorn muffin with a vibrant, dryish medium body and a mildly astringent, charming, relaxed pepper, Swiss chard, and roasted golden beet finish. A solid lager with nice hop presence.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208578
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Visionary Brew
Copper bronze color. Aromas and flavors of spicy pumpkin and spiced nuts with a creamy, vibrant, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a bitter, medium-length finish with impressions of roasted nuts, coffee, fig, and rapini. A tasty, nuanced spice beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208684
Rooney’s Beer Company
Rooney's Lager
Bright old gold color. Bright aromas of toasted rye raisin bread, herb muffin, and dried mango with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mildly astringent, medium-length peppered kale, toasted nuts, and radish finish. A rock solid session beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208522
Sprecher Brewing Co.
Oktoberfest
Copper mahogany color. Inviting aromas and flavors of sweet toffee and coffee nut cake with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a mildly astringent, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of roasted nuts and grains, pepper, mocha, and radish sprouts. A nicely balanced, super sessionable Octoberfest.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208707
Stevens Point Brewery
Point Onyx Black Ale
Opaque dark brown black color. Bright aromas and flavors of chocolate nougat bar, fig cookie, and mocha with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, relaxed finish displaying notes of root beer float, chestnuts, and arugula. A tasty, appetizing dark brown ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208596
Vancouver Island Brewery
Bohemian Pilsner
Old gold color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple pastry, orange blossom honey, and pear sauce with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mildly astringent, captivating, medium-length finish that presents notes of bitter greens, pepper, and nutshell. A rock solid pilsner with pleasing bitterness on the finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208493
Birra Moretti
Radler
Cloudy silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of lemonade and lemon muffin with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a compelling, medium-length finish with notes of lemon ice. A tasty radler for a hot summer day.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208585
Blue Heron BrewPub
Roktoberfest
Deep amber copper color. Aromas and flavors of dark toasted fig bread, nut brittle, and chocolate citrus peel with a supple, crisp, frothy, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing notes of salty roasted nuts, pepper, arugula, and minerals. An easy drinking Octoberfest with a nice hop bite on the finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208747
Burleigh Brewing Co.
Duke Helles
Bright gold color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of raisin toast and lemon cream with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a fast finish with notes of lettuce, mineral, peppered jicama, and nuts. A crisp, relaxing lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208558
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Gulo Gulo I.P.L.
Amber color. Rich, fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple cake, lemon-mango gelato, and tapioca with a supple, lively, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a mildly astringent, delightful, medium-length finish conveying notes of pepper, almond nougat, and herbs. A nice fruity, toasty lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208609
Eddyline Brewing
Boater Beer
Golden yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of buttered nuts, dried fruit, and sourdough with a supple, crisp, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a finish with notes of roasted turnip, pepper bread, omelet, and water chestnut. A nice savory pilsner.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208611
Eddyline Brewing
Jolly Roger Black Lager
Brown black color. Delicate aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, praline, and instant coffee with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with notes of nut shells, over roasted coffee bean, bamboo shoot, and turnip. A pleasantly crisp black beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208577
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Pecker Wrecker Imperial Pilsner
Amber orange color. Delicate aromas and flavors of stewed veggies, dried tropical fruit, and wet grain with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a mildly astringent, amusing, breezy finish imparting impressions of salted nuts, toast, pepper, and orange marmalade. A table friendly combination of sweet and savory flavors.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208492
Birra Moretti
Moretti Lager
Gold color. Bright aromas and flavors of frittata, banana, and coconut flakes with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish imparting overtones of minerals, grass, and pepper. A solid lager that will cover a lot of bases.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208547
Cerveja Bohemia
Confraria
Bright golden amber color. Odd aromas and flavors of dried banana, flan, and root vegetable with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish displaying notes of bubblegum, delicate spice, and banana pudding with light oak. A sweet fruity Belgian blonde ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207658
Champps
American Draught Lager
Golden amber color. Delicate aromas and flavors of banana and coconut custard pies and spiced apple with a supple, crisp, frothy, dry light-to-medium body and a breezy finish with shades of toasted nut and pepper. A solid all-purpose lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208565
Delafield Brewhaus
Oktoberfest
Copper bronze color. Lively, yeasty aromas of apricot yogurt, beet chevre salad, and toasted nut bread with a silky, vibrant, frothy, medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length corn, turnip, lemon marmalade, and pepper finish. A nice earthy Octoberfest for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208588
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager
Brown black color. Curious aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, burning leaves and newspapers, and grilled and stewed veggies with a supple, bright, frothy, dry medium body and a prickly, odd, brisk finish that presents shades of ash tray, charred nutshells, peppercorns, and burnt coffee. A very rustic, burnt beer for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208584
Castle Brewery
Lite Lager
Gold color. Toasty aromas of egg sandwich with a soft, crisp, effervescent, dry thin body and a short-lived nutshell, lettuce, and balsa finish. A serviceable light quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208548
Cerveja Bohemia
Weiss
Hazy golden yellow color. Delicate aromas and flavors of banana chip and delicate spice with a satiny, bright, frothy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth finish displaying overtones of water chestnut, sprouts, and wafer. A solid, dry wheat beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208470
Pacific Western Brewing Company
Cariboo Malt Liquor
Gold color. Delicate aromas and flavors of buttery roasted corn with a soft, bright, frothy, dryish light body and a smooth, carefree finish with touches of kiwi, melon, tapioca, and cream soda. A solid quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208650
Stanley Park Brewery
Noble Pilsner
Straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of buttery toasted muffin and dried pear with a soft, crisp, frothy, dry light body and a smooth, buoyant finish with accents of toasted grain. A nice toasty lawnmower pilsner.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208549
Cerveja Bohemia
Escura
Brown black mahogany color. Curious aromas and flavors of diet ginger ale, red licorice, spiced chocolate, and sassafras with a supple, bright, under-carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, odd finish displaying notes of nutshell, straw, and watercress. A bit on the sweet side, serve with spicy cuisine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207656
Das Braü
Pilsner
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of fresh crusty baguette and lemon curd with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, crisp finish that shows nuances of bread crumbs, vanilla pudding, sweet lettuce, and turnip. A very bready, fruit forward quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208591
New Glarus Brewing Co.
Two Women
Dark golden amber color. Delicate aromas of roasted nut brittle, honeyed toast, and brown apple with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, cheery pepper, radish, roasted corn, and dried fruit finish. A nicely balanced, easy drinking lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208471
Pacific Western Brewing Company
Festbier
Bronze copper color. Aromas of toffee with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, salted nuts and lettuce finish. A solid fest beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208590
Peter B’s Brewpub
Oktoberfest
Deep amber color. Delicate aromas and flavors of egg sandwich and circus peanut with a soft, crisp, fizzy, dryish medium body and a mildly astringent, breezy finish with notes of pepper, fruit chutney, water chestnut, and nutshell. A solid Octoberfest.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208683
Rooney’s Beer Company
Veterans and Civilians
Bright old gold color. Lively aromas and flavors of oregano, salty roasted nuts, corn pudding, and light broccoli with a supple, crisp, frothy, dryish medium body and a seamless, breezy finish with shades of nutskin, lemon pepper, watercress, and dried peach. A nice savory helles for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208556
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Amber Lager
Copper color. Mild aromas of toasted tomato focaccia, brazil nuts, and orange blossom honey with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp corn chowder, mustard greens, pepper, and straw finish. A savory quaffer, best with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208557
Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Dark Lager
Brown black color. Delicate aromas of roasted nuts and honeycomb with a supple, frothy, dryish light-to-medium body and a mildly astringent, breezy birch beer, grilled carrots and turnips, and okra finish. A sturdy food beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208550
Cerveja Bohemia
Imperial
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of honey roasted peanut butter and toast with a supple, crisp, fizzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish displaying notes of turnip and sweet corn. A easy going quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208651
Hell’s Gate Brewing
Premium Lager
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted white bread and cashew butter with a soft, crisp, effervescent, dry light body and a smooth finish conveying overtones of lettuce and toasted nuts. A nice lawnmower beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207655
McCoy
Honey Pale Ale
Amber color. Aromas of gingerbread and honeyed fruit with a soft, shy, dryish light body and a bitter, brisk mocha yogurt, nutshell, and pepper finish. A carefree quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208535
Pecatonica Beer Company
Nightfall Lager
Hazy dark brown color. Toasty, fruity aromas of smoked jerky, roasted nuts, and chocolate fig with a bright, foamy, fruity sweet medium body and a odd, breezy over sweetened coffee, bibb lettuce, water chestnuts, and okra finish. A somewhat unusual combination of sweetness and vegetation; needs food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208579
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Texas Red Lager
Bronze mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of raisin toast, wilted spinach, and hint of bacon with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a mildly astringent, eccentric, relaxed finish that presents impressions of roasted corn, wet grain, dusty root vegetables, and pepper. A pleasant food beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208546
Cerveja Bohemia
Pilsen
Golden yellow color. Delicate aromas and flavors of honeyed green apple, pepper muffin, and lemon sorbet with a supple, crisp, frothy, dryish light body and an effortless, fast finish with impressions of sweet corn and green pear. A nice lawnmower beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208536
Pecatonica Beer Company
Oktoberfest
Amber color. Somewhat odd aromas of buttery caramel corn, grape soda, apple taffy, and vanilla candle with a soft, crisp, foamy, fruity medium body and a fruit salad, banana pudding, and arugula finish. A very fruity lager.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207660
Poppers
Dry Kiwi-Lime
Silvery straw emerald color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of hard watermelon candy and suede with a supple, bright, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with notes of lime popsicle and diet melon soda. A sweet candied quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208469
Pacific Western Brewing Company
Cariboo Blonde
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of steamed rice and cream farina with a soft, shy, effervescent, light body and a polished, terse finish revealing notes of turnip and nuts.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208564
Delafield Brewhaus
Hopfenstange Pils
Hazy color. Aromas and flavors of lemon marmalade on pepper bread toast, grilled radish, and hop pellets with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, sourish light-to-medium body and a mildly astringent, breezy finish evoking notes of roasted carrots, parchment, mustard greens, and herbal anchovy pizza. A savory, vegetal lager best serve with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208610
Eddyline Brewing
Kickin' Back Amber Lager
Dark copper color. Delicate aromas of roasted chestnuts, succotash, and breakfast burrito with a supple, bright, under-carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a stewed veggies, grass clipping, paper, and toasted corn tortilla finish. Serve with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207661
Poppers
Dry Raspberry
Bright pink platinum color. Confected aromas and flavors of strawberry milkshake and cotton candy with a soft, tangy, fizzy, fruity sweet light body and a silky, cheery finish with notes of diet red cream soda. A candied quaffer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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