Beer: Summer of Lager
Brewer: Cisco Brewers
Rating: **** (8.4 of 10)
Poured from a can, Summer of Lager grows a foamy head with lots of carbonation bubbling through the golden liquid. The scent is of fresh-cut grass, and the taste follows the nose with a grassy flavor followed by spicy hops and a hint of appe. Tufts of lace cling to the glass and finger-width of head still persists after settling in the glass. It’s a nice, refreshing beer and good for a warm day.
From the same brewer:
- 7.2 – Cisco Island Reserve Lager
- 6.3 – Cisco Brewers Bailey’s Blonde Ale
- 6.2 – Cisco Brewers Winter Shredder
Beer: Bohemian Pilsner
Brewer: Von Trapp Brewing
Rating: *** (7.1 of 10)
Comments: A golden, sparkling beer with a musty grain and spice aroma. The taste is of biscuits, but bitter around the edges. No lace and no head quickly after you start drinking, just yummy basic Pilsner flavor.
Beer: Bo-Steam-ian Lager
Brewer: Cambridge Brewing Company
Rating: *** (7.6 of 10)
Comments: An interesting blend of beers bringing together the Czech pilsner with the California-style steam beer. The beer has a rich golden color with a bit of haziness, but not much head. The aroma is an earthy bread crust. The taste is reminiscent of sweet pasty but with a spicy, fruity tang. There’s just enough hops bitterness for balance, but not enough to overwhelm the beer. The beer has a medium mouthfeel and leaves behind a light lacing. This is a well-crafted and tasty experiment.
Beer: Peak Organic Fresh Cut
Brewer: Peak Organic Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz. can
Rating: ** (6 of 10)
Comments: This is a summertime beer that looks like golden sunshine with a bit of haze and smells of fresh-cut grass. The taste is hop bitterness moderated with a little pepper spice. The head deflated quickly and the beer has a thin mouthfeel. This beer is bit too much on the bitter side for my taste but is a good summertime beer.
Curiously, I’ve reviewed this beer before from a bottle and liked it more then.
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