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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (574) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear bright yellow with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Notes of straw, cracker, corn, lemon and minerals - kind of bland. Light-bodied, with low carbonation for the style and a dry, malty, mineralic mouthfeel. A bit of a letdown after tasting the new Even Keel cans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft at CT Hops for Hope. Funny, was told it was an IPA. Totally drank as a Pilsner or nicely hopped and full helles. Well, there ya go, that’s what it was. The pour was very heady golden yellow, a foamy mess. Aroma was solid, great grassy hops and cereal malts underneath it all. Flavor emphasized some pilsy grassy elements with a bright firm hoppy presence over it all and in the finish. Clean, yet full malt profile and base, a big helles for sure. Solid in style, but their Sculpin is always a more exciting stand out!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Tap @ Ballast Point, San Diego.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Grassy and lemony aroma with herbs and mild hops. Flavor is grassy, herbal and grainy, some flour notes there too. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (5102) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma of grass, butter and cardboard. Taste is crisp, grassy and sweetish with hints of butter. Finish is sweet, malty and grainy with hints of grass. Quite bulky for a craft lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point, San Diego. Aroma has butter and some grainy malt. Flavour has mild grass, some butter. Hayish and milky finish. Pretty basic helles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Brewing Co (Little Italy), San Diego, CA. Pours a clear golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of husky grainy malts, hay and some floral notes. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, a bit of sweetness, hay and harsh bitterness. Light bodied. Harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Sour malt and caramel aromas. Sweet with medium bodied with sourdough and hay upfront and a mild earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (904) - - AUG 27, 2015
Can. Grassy malt aroma with straw and light hop and citrus notes. Pours pale golden colored with a thin white head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Starts with grassy malt and some citrus flavors with a slightly watery mouthfeel. Finishes crisp and clean with a bit of hops and straw with no aftertaste. Pretty standard lager, but it's very refreshing and highly drinkable which would make it a great choice on a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestlake (236) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle pour. Pours a golden with a virtually no head. Bready malts, some grain, and faint bitterness. Relatively clean and easy to drink. Basically this is okay. There are many better domestic and international options.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at Adobe in San Francisco, CA. Light hay, grass, some citrus. A very crisp, drinkable summer beer.

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