Beaver (1637) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odell's Harvest Hemp Lager was available at the brewery on one of their rotating pilot taps. I think it was around 6.? % ABV. The description said that it was orignally intended to be an Oktoberfest, but it was late and they used darker malts. I got this from the brewery yesterday in a growler and didn't get a chance to try it until today, so it may not have been as fresh as possible.
It poured a dark brown with ruby highlights, and had almost no head and very little carbonation (maybe due to being a day old?). It had a nice aroma of roasted malts with a touch of sweet chocolate. It's taste was exactly what you would expect from the smell...a sweetish roasted malty taste (that became more pronounced as it warmed), with a little bitter aftertaste that was not really hoppy though. It tasted a little watery, but was very drinkable nonetheless. Overall, it reminded me a lot of a slightly weak porter, not very lagery at all. I would definitely drink this again, and can hopefully try it fresher next time.