Free State Wakarusa Lager

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Premium Lager | 8 Ratings |
This crisp, full flavored lager beer starts with pale malt and a blend of dark caramel malts for a full bodied malt character and a deep amber color. Styrian Golding hops balance the sweet malts and add a fabulous aroma. The slow, lager brewing process gives this beer a super clean, crisp flavor.
This beer was fashioned around the Copperhead but it is darker, a bit more full bodied and uses a different hop. Styrian Goldings are a new hop for us, and you may expect to see them again. While cascades are generally described as having a citrusy, grapefruit tang to them, I would be inclined to say that the Styrian Goldings have a citrusy tang that leans more towards an almost lemony character. They have no relation whatsoever to the East Kent Golding hops.
Named after the rich Wakarusa River Valley which passes to the south of Lawrence. The fertile soils of the Wakarusa’s flood plain have yielded incredible bounties of fresh produce over the years. We hope that this beer represents that fresh flavor and quality. O.G. -14.5/1047. Hops - 50 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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