Review: Ballast Point Longfin Lager | Craft Beer & Brewing
Ballast Point Longfin Lager
95 out of 100

Style: Lager

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 17

95/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Ballast Point Longfin Lager

What the brewers say

“A classic German-style beer, brewed in San Diego. A solidly balanced helles that finishes clean with a hint of hops, our Longfin Lager would easily fit in at any German beer garden. But we think it’s perfect for enjoying on the beach, the boat, or anywhere else you can put an ice chest full of beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A nice spring day on Marienplatz in Munich. Starts with a whiff of sulfur aroma and moves into light bready Pilsner malt and restrained spicy German hops (herbaceous, floral), and light white grape–juice notes.”

Flavor: “Grainy but still crisp and fairly dry. Emphasis on hops is slightly pronounced. Slightly bitter. Nice bread and light Pilsner malt flavor. Medium-light mouthfeel.”

Overall: “The nose is perfect. Nice malty flavor. A little dry and bitter for the style but very drinkable. Quite enjoyable and broadly in the helles style.”

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