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Foggy Bottom Lager

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Has a medium body and is unusually creamy smooth on the palate from start to finish.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2004
This isn't the worst lager I have ever had, but it certainly is not memorable. The taste was malty with a hint of hops. The texture was sharp and harsh (I thought), but a friend of mine thinks it's pretty smooth.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 19, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 06-May-06 in trade with Otter, thanks Jeremy!) An old favorite from when I lived in the DC area and commuted daily to the Foggy Bottom area of DC, this is a nice standby beer. It’s balanced, flavorful, enjoyable and under appreciated. Malty, caramely, moderately sweet, and mildly bitter flavor has a pleasant toastiness and some honey toward the finish. Body and carbonation are medium. The nose is noticeably more grainy and less sweet or toasty than the flavor. Medium-dark amber color is only a little hazy, and the light-tan head pours to half an inch before settling to a wide ring. Only spotty lacing though. Too bad that the resurrection of this historic District brewing tradition is over because this is, err, was a really nice Maërzen.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Tap at the Froggy Bottom. Nice amber color with a white head. We got a whole pitcher for about 7 bucks. Not a top beer but definitely something I like better than most of the macros around. Malty flavor, big on malts not much hops.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Yet another beer popular in Washington (obviously because of the name, for one), which is made far, far away from here. Were local breweries bought out in spades here recently? Despite popular confusion, there is a difference between Foggy ale and lager, though the taps don’t always say which it is. This was the Lager, Timberlake’s, Washington DC. Slightly creamy, not terribly easy to drink, but retains the hops. Almost like a poor imitation of the Brooklyn Lager style. It’s often seen as the better option in pubs, but I’m not so sure.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Poured an amber to copper color with a decent initial head that laced ok. The aroma was of caramel. The flavor was caramel with some hops (somewhat like an amber ale), and as it warmed a dry spicey-hops (not typical marzen spicing, more peppery) type finish. Dry mouthfeel was the signature of this one and it didn’t remind me much of a marzen style beer, like the label says.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a fair head. Malty and caramellic aroma. Flavour of malt, bit toasty, caramel, some hops. Mild bitterish finish. Good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OStrungT (7) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007 does not count
This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color, with a thin white head. The head fades quickly, leaving a small puddle of head floating on the top. This beer has a sweet caramel malty aroma. I detect a slight citrus aroma as well. Nothing too strong, just a clean mild aroma. It also smells slightly grainy. This beer tastes much like it smells. Sweet malt upfront. It has a crisp, clean citrus flavor. A slightl grainy flavor is alsp present. This beer is crisp and refreshing. It goes down smooth, leaving a sweet malty aftertaste. This beer would probably make a great session beer. It is not too high in alcohol. Also, it has a nice mild flavor. Overall: Thanks go out to ggaughan for hooking me up with this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle. Pretty decent lager, though pretty standard. Too bad it’s now retired, I just discovered it at the store the other day.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goolsby (3) - USA - APR 20, 2006 does not count
A very good local brew. Nice initial tase, but a poor aftertaste.. A great beer to get after you come in from the cold.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Draft at Norfolk airport 2003. Typical golden lager color with a small head that tries to last. Aroma is not much, maybe some spicy honey. Taste is a nice balance of lemony-bitter herbs and honey malt. Light-bodied and watery with a good hop tingle. Not my first choice, but quite often a good substitute for the ales that were tapped out.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2006
(bottle) Amber lager. Reasonably full bodied with malt flavor. Unfortunately had an aftertaste of dishwater


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