February 2020 - Lager

February 2020 - Lager
This month's Beer feature is Lager Styles

Lager Reviews

Hofmühl Hell
97 points
Brilliant light gold color. Floral, sweaty, sulfurous, grassy, clean aromas of butter toasted multi-grain baguette with scrambled eggs, lemongrass tea, and sandalwood with a soft, crisp, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, short honeyed citrus peels, pepper bread toast, classic old world hop, and honeyed quince and melon finish. A brilliant, vibrant Helles with pinpoint precision and generous flavor.
Hofmühl Privat Pils
94 points
Brilliant yellow color. Grassy, clean, toasty, herbal, floral aromas of nougat and saltines, buttery egg croissant, and spanakopita with a velvety, soft, fizzy, dryish medium body and a graceful, charming, medium-length cracked pepper crackers, mango slices, and fresh thyme finish. A spot on Pilsner with impressive drinkability.
Hofmühl Original Rother Kellerbier
93 points
Minutely hazy gold color. Yeasty, woody, herbal, grassy, fruity aromas of graham crackers, hawaiian roll, and honeyed bread with a creamy, soft, petillant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length toffee hard candy, caramel apple, toasted whole wheat english muffin, and roasted nuts finish. A round and chewy Zwickl.
Sigwart Hell
93 points
Brilliant light gold color. Clean aromas of dried fruits, toasted banana nut muffin, egg croissant, and cedar wood chips with a velvety, soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, brisk praline, orange pepper, apple custard tart, and cornmeal finish. A crisp, malt-forward, appetizing Helles with instant appeal and flavorful crushability.
Federbräu German Single Malt
89 points
Brilliant gold color. Sulfurous, vegetal, minerally, floral, fruity aromas of fresh basil flower, multigrain bread, waxy honey, and cannabis with a round, crisp, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, crisp zucchini bread, orange glazed cookie, honeyed toast, and overripe pears finish. A clean, crisp Pilsner sure to please.
Chang Classic Beer
88 points
Brilliant yellow color. Clean, earthy, grainy, sulfurous, rubbery aromas of oregano herb muffin, egg salad sandwich, cake flour, and dried flowers with a soft, crisp, spritzy, dryish light body and a smooth, crisp light anise cookie, bibb lettuce, arugula, and clementine finish. A tasty and easy drinking Lager that is sure to please.
Broken Tooth Brewing Pribilof Pounder Lager
85 points
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Fruity, fresh, citrusy, tropical aromas of egg sandwich on cinnamon raisin toast, lemon zest, pineapple juice, and water cracker with a silky, tangy, spritzy, fruity light body and a smooth, short brioche tops, strawberry leaf, orange slices, and fresh baked bread finish. A crisp and tangy Lager for happy hour.
Barrow Brewing Co. Lagersaurus Tex
84 points
Brilliant old gold color. Grassy, herbal, minerally aromas of grilled pear and grape salad, succotash, creamed spinach, and black tea with a round, soft, spritzy, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, amusing, medium-length hominy, honey toast, and turnip and greens finish. A funky, earthy Lager for the table.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Sesion Cerveza Mexican Style Lager
84 points
Brilliant yellow straw color. Minerally, minty, herbal, woody, floral aromas of baked papaya, butter roasted corn, honey roasted almonds, and hard boiled egg yolk with a soft, crisp, fizzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, rapid orange seltzer, kiwi and jicama, pepper, and quinoa finish. A light, crisp lawnmower beer to quench your thirst.
Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Printers Everyday Yellow Pilsner
84 points
Brilliant yellow color. Fruity, woody, floral, vegetal, sulfurous aromas of stewed veggies and beans, honeyed corn bread toast, tropical fruit salad, and dried herbs with a satiny, soft, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, brisk grilled citrus salad and peppered greens finish. A lively, hoppy Lager with a savory center.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium Lager
83 points
Clear brilliant golden yellow color. Chemical, fruity, grassy, green aromas of fruit loops, mango nectar, and hint of bbq sweet potato chip with a soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a short-lived orange custard tart, sprouts, spiced poached apple and plantain, and pepper dust finish. An easy breezy Lager for the beach.
McFleshman’s Brewing Co. Pirates Cove Lager
83 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Buttery, perfumed, fruity aromas of butterscotch, citrusy yogurt, fresh flowers, and dried citrus with a creamy, tart, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and a sleek, medium-length tangy lemon, first proof sourdough, bitter greens, and dried orange peel finish. A smooth, sweet Lager for dessert lovers.
Grand Junction Brewing Co. My Dirty Dancer
82 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Rubbery, chemical aromas of pear skins, overripe banana, and waxy fruity candle with a slightly chewy, soft, spritzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length apple turnover, lemon candy, tangerine segments, and vanilla cookie finish. A sweeter take on a classic American Lager style.
Amelia Island Brewing Co. Blue House Mexican Lager
81 points
Minutely hazy clear medium dark color. Buttery, artificial aromas of buttered wheat toast, carob, chocolate hazelnut yogurt, and caramelized carrots with an oily, petillant, sweet medium-to-full body and a polished, medium-long cream soda and bamboo shoot finish. A serviceable Vienna Lager for pub grub.
Pagosa Brewing Company EisBahn Lager
81 points
Brilliant light gold color. Green, fruity, vegetal, floral aromas of apple and pear rice candies, floral candle, sprite, and paper mache with a silky, flat, petillant, dryish light body and a smooth, short tangy lemon cookie, shortbread, and white asparagus finish. A hoppy earthy Lager for the table.
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