Serve in Lager glass


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Share this beer with friends!
Two centuries ago, on the site of what is now the Fort George Brewery block, fur magnate John Jacob Astor’s expedition boldly built a trading post they called Astoria—the first US settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Today, we’re 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 “refreshing drink, much consumed by the laboring classes,” it’s 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. 1811’s hop character gives it a distinctive Northwest style worthy of Astoria’s 200-year history.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2567) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Can in Seattle. Hazed pale yellow, creamy white head. Musty aroma, quite sweet, lots of fruit. Some hops in body, creamy fruit sweetness. Some almost wit like spiciness. Nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7447) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Fort George, pours access pale golden with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of corn. Flavour is smooth, with notes of corn, grass and a decent hop kick at the end. Decent lager, but nothing I’d ever drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pale yellow out of a 16oz can Nice crisp pilsner lager. Fairly bitter and a bit corny

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"A decent lager that stands up well enough even head to head with their heavier stuff. Not up to par, per se, but hell...it’s a lager. Clean, crisp, slightly sweeter malts than expected, but no real faults."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Nice carbonation with a sharp flavor. Hop tinge that I was not expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
Can. Thanks Red. Solid hop presence, some slightly sourish note in nose. Hazy honeyish color. Light sweet maltiness, hope hit a bit, then it goes to balance in mid, quite decent bitterness in finish. Thin-medium body. Highly hopped for a lager. Feels like quite a bit more than 5.1%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizardking3 (153) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pretty solid for a lager. Very light straw color, faint malty aroma. Goes down smooth.... Very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1074) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Clear straw hue with creamy white head. Aroma is straw, sulphur, pineapple, cereal, grass. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and sharp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a slight astringent following and clean finish. Overall this is a really nice lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2896) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is grass citrus and cereal malt. Taste is as the nose with grass and a good malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4699) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Clear brilliant golden under a generous foamy white head. Nose was surprisingly grassy and spicy with a doughy background. Nice smooth flavor with a noble grassy earthy bitterness on the start, with a blonde cracker malt finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50