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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A classic German-Style Beer, Brewed in San Diego. Our Longfin Lager has become one of the go-to beers with the team at the brewery. A solidly balanced Helles inspired Lager with a clean, slightly hoppy finish that could easily fit in at any German beer garden. We think it’s perfect for enjoying on the beach, the boat or anywhere else you can put an ice chest full of beer.


Bartzilla's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (600) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
I get this in 6 pack cans. Nothing glamorous here. It’s an easy drinking lager and I just had one right after a Tecate. Marginally better. Though I wasn’t expecting to be blown out of the water either. I’d only suggest dumbing down the price of a 6’er a little, especially if this is the intended nature of this beer. Don’t get me wrong, not a bad beer for a standard lager, but for $10.99 a 6 pack, I was hoping for something notable to write about. Doesn’t get me shit-housed like Big Eye, so that’s a plus. Still $4 cheaper than a 6 of Sculpin, so that’s good too. One little thing that irks me, however... the cans are packed so tight that it’s impossible to crack one open, even as slow as possible, without it spraying globules of beer over everything in an 8-12" diameter. I like the beer and I love LOVE Ballast Point beers, but I can’t return to this on the regular.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2016
A light golden beer with a thin white head.. The aroma is sweet with notes of Halletaur hops. The flavor is sweet with light notes of grass, leading to a dry and rather bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (999) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 10, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Really classic helles aroma with the specific honey and bread crust. Taste follows, really classic. Malty at first with notes of white bread and a touch of honey, slightly bitter and hoppy finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Overall they nailed this one, it’s really true to style but not a beer to remember.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Not the best helles, but a pretty good beer. Light, clear, medium bodied, with a bready malt base. Light grassy, slightly toasted finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (983) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 ounce can. Pours a nice golden yellow with a one inch white head that last. Taste is of malt, hops, grass, bread, citrus and some spice. Grass, hops, malt and bread nose. Has a pretty good body with a mostly clean finish. Overall an excellent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Blond color, small head. It’s a very clean Lager, with delicate malt touch, no hops, very low bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
12 oz. can picked up locally. Pours a clear yellow gold color with a medium sized white head the diminishes quickly. The aroma and flavor have pale bready malts, crackers, light citrus favoring lemon, corn, soft drinking beer that certainly doesn’t pop like some of their hoppy offerings.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (12998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is quite dry, with notes of dry biscuity malt and straw. Flavour is along the same lines, with notes of corn, straw and very dry biscuity malt. Pretty generic but clean and drinkable. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Can pours a clear yellow with a full fine and lasing bright white head. Classic light pale pilsner malts, a little noble hops for bite but very smooth nd slightly sweet. Tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzerfaust (784) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 14, 2016
355ml bottle from Club de Cervezas. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly and leaves a small lacing. Aroma is weakly malty with almost no hop presence. Vaguely bready and grainy, weak, neutral with some evanescent floral hints. Not offensive, but really dull. Taste is quite watery and neutral as well. Almost no bitterness, bready and grainy. Dull. Inoffensive. Light bodied, mid-high carbonation. Refreshing and crisp. I really do not feel tempted to give this one higher scores. A great brewery making a dull beer where there’s nothing to appreciate really. It’s not just a style problem, since Schlenkerla Helles is a wonderful rendition of it.


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