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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizardking3 (53) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pretty solid for a lager. Very light straw color, faint malty aroma. Goes down smooth.... Very sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (469) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2628) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (3939) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
writerljberg (650) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Canny can can A: Gold color with many many bubbles throughout. Fluffy white head that starts to diminish, but remains in a decent abundance. N: Maltiness, grape husk, a touch of sulfur, biscuit and cracker, Pine and earthiness. Leafy. T: Very bitter with malt to balance. However, this resembles a strong IPL. Good thing. M: Medium body. Resinous, but still an easy drinker. O: A damn impressive beer that might fool you into thinking its an IPA. Potently hoppy pounder.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2014
Can sample at tasting at Levi’s 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (319) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1479) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1216) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5828) - 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 it’s the Maize, but the earthy base is cool. Bitter lemon rind. Super clean. Really grew on me. MJ’s rating of this beer is epic.


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