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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Two centuries ago, on the site of what is now the Fort George Brewery block, fur magnate John Jacob Astorís expedition boldly built a trading post they called Astoriaóthe first US settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Today, weíre proud to craft the Official Bicentennial Beer of Astoria. Many West Coast brewers in the 19th century had no ice, so they improvised an effervescent beer by brewing lager yeasts at higher-than-normal temperatures. Described as a ďrefreshing drink, much consumed by the laboring classes,Ē itís the inspiration for 1811 lager.

More flavorful than most modern lagers, and fermented at warmer temperatures, 1811 is lovingly concocted from 2 row malted barley and cracked maize; corn was a popular beer ingredient in pre-Prohibition days. 1811ís hop character gives it a distinctive Northwest style worthy of Astoriaís 200-year history.

Organic 2 Row Malted Barley
Cracked Maize
Sterling Hops
Galena Hops
Astoria slow sand filtered water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Can date: unk A: pours a yellow ale with a single finger of egg white foam, which dissipates to a solid sheet of the same. The lager has excellent clarity. lace rings. S: Grain, sweet bread, light hops, grass, some soil and a good pils quality. Nice. T: Grainy, smooth, lightly bitter with some nice sweet tones and a good czech like water profile. I like the flavor and would call this pilsner in a second. And a good one at that. M: Light body, moderate carb and a smooth finish. Well done. O: Previously really disappointed with this one, now really happy with it. Totally dig it actually. Happy this is now available in the area. Serving type: can 09-07-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden pour with a decent off-white head. Light aroma, pale malts, bready and lightly doughy, lemon, and a touch of spice/grassiness. Good flavor for what it is, lightly sweet, malty, light citrus and biscuit, light adjunct. Good for what it is, would drink if available here. Not in love like my boi 3fourths, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Can. Nice design. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A sweet grainy nose with some lemons and light fruit. A great flavor: bitter hops, marmalade, sweet lengthy bitter finish. Refreshing. Maybe itís the Maize, but the earthy base is cool. Bitter lemon rind. Super clean. Really grew on me. MJís rating of this beer is epic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Split can with some co-workers. Poured a clear straw yellow color, with a small fluffy white head. Aroma was light malts, sweet notes. flavor was light malts, some corn notes, some earthy hop notes to this one. Relatively clean, easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2014
Can sample at tasting at Leviís place. Thanks Levi. Unlike the commercial description here, this can says Saaz and Centennial hops were used. Clear straw with a white head. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, graininess, a corny note and some bread. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, a bit grainy, and quite a strong bitterness with some grassy hops and a piney hint. Light to medium-bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1029) - Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2013
From can. Clear golden color. Earthy aroma of corn, grassy hops, and herbs. Taste is smooth light malt, corn, and resinous pine and grass hops. Quite hoppy for a lager, almost like an IPL. Finish is hoppy and definitely has corn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (272) - Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light lemon hop. Appearance: large, frothy, white initial head with good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-yellow body. Taste: lightly bitter, citrusy initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: light body, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very good. Refreshing. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Appearance: slightly hazy brownish gold with one finger of rocky white head. Aroma: toasted white bread, honey, lemongrass, slightly catty, resinous, fruity hops. Taste: grassy, citrus and floral bitterness up front, with a toasty, sweetish caramel malt undertone. Finish: crisply dry, with a lasting bitterness balanced by a toasty malt sweetnes and a bit of a zing. Notes: Very hoppy for a lager, almost like a pale ale/lager hybrid. Wonderful balance, palate, and flavors. Would absolutely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Iíve been drinking this regularly for about a week now. I called it for German hops in the nose with their bright lemon oil character, very much like Spalt and Hallertauer in their pithiness only more green and pungent and raw-smelling. The bitterness gives it away as American hops where thereís an intense lemon rind astringency on a very soft body leaving the mouth parched and puckering. They canned it with yeast, Iím so glad to see that. But it is risky to shake around in a backpack or pocket. It mixes in and you have a hefeweizen-looking bitter paint-flavored beer. With a day unmoved to settle and a careful pour the yeast will sit at the bottom of the can. After that you have a golden glass of Oregon lager with a glowing haze and a fine white head and it looks like a zwickelpils right out of Franconia. Yeast creaminess softens the already pillowy malt texture. just above 5%, and it appears off-dry with the bitterness overwhelming the mouth with a lasting cotton-mouth finish but really itís very sweet, and with Spalt hops and harder water I could see this coming out of Germany instead of Oregon. Funny enough itís the coastal Oregon soft water that gives it a very Czech-like full, savory texture softened even further by the yeast. Not even a touch of what I consider corn. Zero corn flavor, zero corn smell, only a fuller body with less sweetness, working in perfect harmony with strong bitterness in the same way as an assertively-hopped English bitter. No garlic, no pineapple gum, no pine resin, no Christmas tree or pet pee. Itís Rossdorfer Urbršu with Americanized strains of high AA Saaz and itís lovely in every way. Iíve put down 15 cans so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery public house. corn, grain, clean, lemon, light grass. bready, floral. - 5.8

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