DIRIGO (Latin: "I direct" or "I lead") is the motto of the great State of Maine. It is symbolized by the Polar Star which has guided explorers, travelers and dreamers since the beginning of time.
A special blend of Vienna, Carmel and Munich malt give DIRIGO Crimson Lager its deep red color and medium body. Flavors of toasted grain, and sweet malt are balanced by the gentle citrus bitters of traditional hops. Our bottom fermenting yeast and weeks of patience contribute a smooth lager finish that pairs well with spicy foods, hearty stews and sausages.
TheBeerBabe (5) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer pours - as advertised - absolutely crimson. The taste of this beer is primarily malty, with some biscuty notes. There is also a solid hop overtone, that shows up at the beginning of each sip. On the whole, it is one of the most drinkable beers I’ve had in years. It isn’t so heavy that it makes you pace yourself, but yet isn’t thin enough for you to forget about it between sips. The Caramel and Munich malts are just right, and the little notes of hops that come through on the aroma are just right to keep it interesting from the first pour to the very last.
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with ruby hues...a super thin tan head. Aroma has some tea notes and light maltiness...yam n.tes. Flavor follows suit...balanced...some dry leaves and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is more earthy/bitter than malty/leafy.
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