Tag Archives: Pale Lager

663. Jack’s Abby Brewing Hopstitution

Jack's Abby HopstitutionI don’t make it down to Mass enough and have yet to visit Jack’s Abby but I expect that will change soon. Picked up this bottle in Vermont as Jacks Abby is distributed there and you can find bottles at various food and beverage stores.

Being an extra pale lager I expected the beer to be light in color and that is what I got, a nice pale yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma was lighter than you get from an IPA but still very pleasant with a bit of citrus and grassy hops.

Taste again is on the lighter side but the hops are present and enjoyable. Slightly bitter finish makes this a very easy drinking beer. Bottom line is I need to drink more Jack’s Abby beer. 

Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Brewers Description: 
The hardest part about making new and exciting hoppy beers is sourcing the hops you need. Most hops are bought under contracts which are signed two or three years in advance. We occasionally get opportunities to acquire small quantities of specialty hops that are enough for one batch of beer, but no more. This beer allows us to feature hops that we would otherwise not be able to make use of.

305. Yuengling Traditional Lager

Another lager from Sunday afternoon and another beer that I got through a friend. This also may be my first review of a green bottle beer – I’m not going to look back through the prior 304 reviews but I cannot think of another green bottle beer.

This beer looks to have potential after the pour with a nice amber color and thin white head. Again the aroma is typical lager style with some sweetness but almost no hops. Beer is fairly simple but more flavorful than the prior review of Cisco Brewers Light Lager. Certainly some sweet malts to start and a slightly bitter finish. Overall a quality lager and certainly sessionable at 4.4% ABV. 
A decent amount of flavor for a lager
Alcohol Content: 4.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Yuengling
Brewers Description: An iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor – with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original delivers a well-balanced taste with very distinct character.

304. Cisco Brewers Sankaty Light Lager

Had a couple of lagers in the fridge on Sunday and decided with Summer coming to an end it was time to drink them and start making room for the stouts and porters. This is my second canned beer from Cisco Brewers and truly a session beer with only 3.8% ABV.

Pours a pale yellow with a nice white head full of big fluffy bubbles. Just like the Pale Ale the head disappears very quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is what I expect from a lager – meaning not much, maybe a little sweet smelling but no hop, fruit or anything exciting coming from this one. Taste is quite bland but very light, easy to drink and refreshing. Not a bad beer but just not my style.
Cons: Very simple
Alcohol Content: 3.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Cisco Brewers
Brewers Description: Sankaty Light Lager is a light American Golden Lager. This delicious creation is light-bodied with tremendous balance and distinct hop character. At 3.8% alcohol and 126 calories this light beer has true flavor and body while being easy to drink and easier on the waistline. It is named after the famous lighthouse that has stood on a bluff on the southeastern side of Nantucket Island since 1849.

275. Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager

This may be the lightest color beer I have reviewed but was exactly what I needed last night with my pizza.

Beer is very pale in color with a decent white head. Smell is simple but satisfying with a nice malt character. This beer is crisp and dry with not a lot of flavor but slightly sweet and bitter. Well balanced but simple. Very drinkable, refreshing and worth trying if you enjoy lagers.
Pros: Crisp/Clean
Cons: Simple
Alcohol Content: 4.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Kona Brewing
Brewers Description: Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.

65. Atlantic Brewing Maine Logger Lager

Well it took me 65 beers before I came across one that I could not finish. I have nothing good to say about this beer. Had about 1/3 of the beer and the rest went down the drain. So far Atlantic Brewing Company is 0-2 with me. I am still have hope for the Bar Harbor Summer Ale but this one I will not give another shot and it has taken the bottom spot on my list of least favorite beer.
Pros: NONE
Cons:  Skunky aroma, bad taste and aftertaste
Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ½☆☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Atlantic Brewing
Brewers Description: Not currently listed on Atlantic Brewing site.

2. Sam Adams Light

This is my everyday beer. Light refreshing, full flavor and low calorie make for a good combination. Goes great with dinner, after a long day of work or anytime.
Pros: Low calorie, easy to drink more than one.
Cons: Being a light beer it does give up a bit of flavor.
Alcohol Content: 4.07 ABV
Calories: 119
IBU (Bitterness): 10
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Great tasting with a clean, smooth finish. Sam Adams Light® is not just a lighter version of our Samuel Adams Boston Lager® but rather the culmination of over two years of tireless research and brewing trials that proved to be worth the wait.  Brewed using only the finest two-row malt and Bavarian Noble hops it has a smooth, complex, roasted malt character that is superbly balanced with the subtle fruity notes of the Noble hops. Sam Adams Light has a crisp and smooth finish without any lingering bitterness, leaving you yearning for that next sip.