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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The East Coast Lager is an easy drinking “golden” lager with a wonderful balance of crisp malt flavors and flowery hop finish. Built specifically with very low bitter aftertaste, the aroma is as clean as the taste. A difficult beer to brew because of the gentleness… this beer is magnificent!

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3.4
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
drank last day of August out east on LI, 12 fl oz brown bottle in a beer koozie, slight sample of aroma, definitely deserves to be poured into a pint glass if available, lingers on your palette, solid lager ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2004
small white head on a golden yellow beer. LIght grain aroma, some malt flavor met by bitterness, but neither are very strong. Light body, finishes on the sweet end

3.3
MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle - from sampler pack. Pretty good. Good malt flavor, enough hops. Clean tasting.

3.3
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Thanks jcwattsrugger. Pours a tanslucent soft pale yellow with a frothy white head. The nose is earthy, sweet, grassy, hay, . The flavor is mildly sweet, grassy, hay, mild bitterness, some waxyness. Pretty decent. Well balanced, no off characters. Some waxy bite on the way out.

3.3
wlajwl (7063) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Rather good aroma for a pale lager, bready and slightly sweet. It has a rather simple but effective pale lager taste to it, it has a light bitterness to it, the label doesn’t lie. Pretty good pale lager.

3.3
jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 28th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange yellow, darker than the standard "pale lager".
Aroma: Aroma of faint floral hop, some cereal malt but not bad like other pale lagers.
Taste:Some floral notes, citrus, light bitterness, light malt
Palate:Light body, quick aftertaste.

Summary: First off, thanks Ben! I figured it was appropriate to drink this "East Coast Lager" while the East Coast is about to get drenched by Hurricane/Whatever Sandy. To be fair, I see pale lager don’t think very much of the beer. However, I’m impressed with this one. Nice lighter beer, nothing outstanding but it might be the best of it’s category I’ve had. Oh, and Ben, if you are still reading, whatever bad finish you tasted on your sample of this beer is not on this one.

3.3
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
gold hue, white head. solid dough nose and mouth. generally trends sweet, light grass. medium body.

3.2
ChainGangGuy (4925) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body, a bit stingy on the head size, with only a slim, white head that fades quickly. Smell: Cereal-scented malts, grains soaking in tepid water, and the meagerest hints of florals and citrus. Taste: A sweet cereal maltiness greets the tongue, followed by a small hint of crackling graininess. Lightly floral, lightly spicy with a minor touch of bitterness. Smallest trace of citrus lurking in there as well. Sweetish, ever so slightly crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: It’s drinkable, it’s decent, easy on the flavor, but goes down easy, too.

3.2
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Single bottle from HyVee, Davenport. Hm, pours a golden color when my impression of an "East Coast" lager is shaped by the more amber colored Sams and Brooklyns and Yuengling. But okay. Sudsy head, lots of bubbles clinging to side, and a pronounced papery oxidation smell under the cap make this look like a bowling alley beer. I can catch a small amount of malt on the nose, nothing huge. But then, an agreeably malty taste with some peppery German hops right up front. Thought I caught a bit of extra saccharine, but it slipped away again. Finishes up nice and malty, just don’t know what this has that keeps it from being called a pilsener.

3.2
ryanscourt (1531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Very crisp flavor. Crisp finish. Sweet hop finish. Nice flavorful enjoyable lager. Nice crossover attempt.


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