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John Harvardís All American Light Lager
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light golden color, cold and carbonated, a North American original style. Hops, an aroma variety, make this sparkling lager crisp and clean.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Draft... DC location... Sparkling clear, yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head. Well-balanced with some subtle notes of honey and mash. Light-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish. Surprisingly good for the style as itís not among my favorites. Refreshing!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
On tap at the John Harvards Brewhouse in Wayne, PA. Poured a light straw color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of corn and light grassy hops. Lightly malty sweet with a light hop taste as well. Very thin and light body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
A standard light. Maybe patriotic, but not necessarily all-american. Nothing exceptional here, but women and rednecks will love it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2004
I guess a lot of brewpubs feel the need to brew something like this to cater for the unenlightened masses, but itís not really a very interesting style. Very pale gold colour. Adjuncty aroma with plenty of wet cardboard too. Dull mouthfeel, with a sweetish finish. Didnít taste too fresh. On tap at John Harvardís, Washington DC.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
i felt like a bit of a moron for tasting this but it was 11 in the morning and i wasnīt feeling the best so it seemed smart. very pale, no flavour other than sugar and grain

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5274) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Springfield, PA location... Poured a golden color with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma of dirty taps, and a trace of hops. Taste was malty, corn, and alittle hops as well. Despite the smell, this was very refreshing.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2003
aka Northern Light Lager at the Union Station Brewery (part of JH chain but keeping their original name). Sweet cider nose, very light, hints of hops, decent for a light, pale and watery-looking, that's all I have the energy to write about this beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Tap at Lake Grove, NY. Called Long Island Light Lager. Golden color. Fruity malt aroma. Medium flavor of malt with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body. Basically a tasty Bud.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2004
Light aroma of Cascade hops. Hoppy, fizzy. Some shrimpy and shellfish iodine qualities. Dry and a bit tart. Fizzy water body with a long hoppy finish. Union Station, Providence, RI.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3892) - 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.


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