John Harvardís All American Light Lager
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Light golden color, cold and carbonated, a North American original style. Hops, an aroma variety, make this sparkling lager crisp and clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015
Location: Draft at the Union Station brewpub (Providence), 3/28/15

Aroma: The nose is pale malts, some straw and adjunct notes as well.
Appearance: This one is clear gold in color, with an average sized white head, and decent lace.
Flavor: It has a pretty similar flavor, not a ton here, lightly sweet, malty, mild bitter.
Palate: This one actually has a nice feel, it is pretty easy drinking, clean, and not watery.
Overall Impression: This is a decent one for a light lager. There isnít a ton here, but it works well from a feel perspective and it looks pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hivemind (880) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
On tap @ Union Station Brewery with Erica earlier today in Providence. Hazy gold pour with a pilsy nose. Clean palate with notes of straw and tiny hop bitterness. Good for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Sampler Golden pour with a tight white head. Aroma is sweet, crisp malt. Flavor is much the same, sweet, a bit corny, malt and a nice clean finish. Not bad for a pale lager but definitely not great

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at brewhouse. Pours a clear golden color with a thin head with little lacing. Smell is mostly malty sweetness, with hints of honey. Taste is mostly malty with a very light hoppy bitterness in the background. Crisp, with a good level of carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 5, 2008
At the Union Station in Providence - Called Northern Light Lager. Brewer says it is a different receipe than John Harvards. I couldnít make out any real scent. Week feeling, very light. Maybe a little hop taste, but more watery than hop. Would not try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Goodgrief (1964) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 17, 2007
July 2005 - This didnít even have enough color to look like urine. Poured yellow cloudy water with no head. Taste had a touch of sweetness that wouldnít have been half bad if it was a little fuller. This beer had absolutely no bite...like they forgot the hops entirely...didnít even have the typical lager bite. Blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Tap at the Lake Grove location: Very pale golden pour with a fading white head. Has a simple straw aroma. Very light bodied; crisp and clean. Pale malt back, with a late & subtle hop grainyness. Decent example of the style. (A style which does not demand much)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (5137) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Two draught pints at Wayne, PA location on 10/06/06
Clear light, hay-yellow body is pretty standard, with a flurry of carbonation at first and a small, fully dissipating white head that leaves no lacing.
Very weak aroma is faintly grassy, sort of mossy as well, with a sticky sort of fruitiness that combines with light powdered sugariness to rather repel the senses. Not a whole lot going on, things just seem sort of stagnant and dominated by water and plain old two row. No yeast apparency and no diacetyl in the nose.
Touch of cardboard/paperiness is apparent right away, with a hint of buttercream and light corn-like sweetness. Itís all rather subtle though, and mostly covered by water and grainy malt that is mostly attenuated. Hops are minimal, with just a hint of dustiness and dry grass. Soggy, with heavily loosening carbonation, but overall, at least the malt is still there and there are no glaring flaws. Could stand to be lagered longer. Bit of sharpness on the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
For a light beer this one was actually pretty flavorful. However, I donít drink light beers (came in the sampler), so I didnít find enough flavor in it to write home about. Nice golden yellow color, adequate carbonation, and a good hoppy balance to a malty taste. Nice crisp and fresh draft touch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Stratford, PA: Bright gold in the glass with a slight hop in the aroma. Not much else. Goes down quick and first in the sampler as itís going in to water down all of the other beers.

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