Free State Governor Robinsons Lager

Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Dortmunder/Helles | 3 Ratings | Special Release |
Earlier this year, the Lawrence Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) Committee suggested that we might make a beer to commemorate Lawrence's 150th Anniversary, which takes place this fall. The result is Governor Robinson's Lager. Charles Robinson, along with Charles Branson laid out the site for the town of Lawrence in what was then Kansas Territory in 1854. A committed Free Stater, Robinson was a notable leader in the anti-slavery (Free State) movement in territorial Kansas. He was elected Territorial Governor in 1856 under the Free State Constitution. He was later elected and served as Kansas first State Governor in 1861. Robinson also helped to found and served as an early regent of the University of Kansas. He would later imperil his career by opposing the popular prohibition movement in Kansas.
Governor Robinson's Lager is a German Helles style lager. Helles is German for pale. These lagers became popular around the turn of the century in Germany and are marked by a light color, smooth malt flavor and very modest hop character. This beer primarily relies on top quality German Pilsner malt for its flavor and body. American Vanguard hops are used to add a subtle hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It is a lager style, or bottom fermented beer, which showcases the flavors of the ingredients over the flavors of the yeast.
OG 12.5P/1050 Hops - 20 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
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Liquid
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Head
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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
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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