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Great Crescent Aurora Lager

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Aurora Lager is our latest beer - created as a tribute to the brewing traditions from the past it is based on a Dortmunder Export Style lager. The alcohol and hops are moderate at 5.7% ABV and 27.5 IBU. This beer uses all German Perle hops, domestic and German malts and our house lager yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
16 ounce can, I’ve had this in the fridge for a while so I have no idea how old it is or when I bought it. Head retention is decent, and there isn’t much lacing. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with almost an inch off-white head. The brew smells like bready and caramel malt, along with some light herbal/minty hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there’s also a bit of apple and pear noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a solid overall brew. I’d like to try a fresher can of this in the future. Worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

4/13/2011: Great Crescent Brewery Aurora Lager... Aroma: Interesting... Herbal and citrus peel. Appearance: Large, fluffy off-white head; cloudy orange color. Flavor: Bright citrus peel and plenty of floral nots with a mild bitterness. Palate: Medium-bodied; soft, but nice mouthfeel. Overall: Nice Summer-y beer.

1 pint can from Pour House Bottle Shop in Aurora, IN. Rating #9 for this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
jakebergs (13) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Solid very drinkable lager. I liked the clear brilliance and clean finish. Have one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
From on tap at the Brewriver GastroPub as one of their "Flight" sampler serving. This one is a golden lager with a touch more heaviness due to the aging... it’s yellow with a white head of foam and nice lacing, but I found the finish watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
16oz can. A little pool of foam forms on the top of the can when I open it. Over-filled? Huge foamy thick off-white head, little bubbles on the side of glass. Surprisingly soft carbonation. Clear golden color. Medium body. Some sparce lace. More dry finish. Nice lemon taste, light spice notes, grains - pretty flavorful for a lager. Nice zesty sweet taste, a little tangy. Maybe a little banana or kiwi flavor in there. Better than expected. Nice to enjoy with my subway sandwich

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsonerr (37) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Clear appearance with slightly fuller color than anticipated. Soft, pleasant hop aroma, mostly floral. Drink is crisp, with morw hop bitterness than expected, and a minty-ish finish. Really impressive for this style and, I think, the brewery’s best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at BrewRiver. Poured hazy golden color with a large head that lasted with a good lacing. Medium balanced aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor and medium bittersweet finished of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
Earlier Rating: 4/16/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Can shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy golden color with a large head that lasted with a good lacing. Medium balanced aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor and medium bittersweet finished of moderate duration. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Clear medium amber with a full, long-lasting head and splotches of lace. Taste and smell unite into a clean malt with grapefruit citrus overtones, followed by a light, but distinct, hop finish. The flavor doesn’t overpower, but it is definitely present, and is quite pleasant. Easy afternoon quaff. Recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2155) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Draft. Light golden body with a frothy white head. Aroma of hay, herbs with a hint of canned vegetables. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A bit thin for the style; it’s missing the malt breadiness and sweetness of a Great Lakes Dortmunder, for example. Style aside, there’s a lingering bitterness that’s nice. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1493) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2011
Aroma of fresh apple, pear, hay and light herbal hops. Appearance is slightly cloudy gold with frothy 1/3 inch head. Flavor has fresh fruity esters of the nose, with a light/moderate herbal hop presence, which dissipates into the finish. Palate is bubbly. Good for the style; would be nice to see this one on tap around SE Indiana soon.


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