Thanks to Ken for sending me this pint of 1811 Lager from Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria, oregon. The 1811 Lager pours out a cloudy, golden-orange in color and is topped with a two finger, foamy, white head that slowly reduces down to a film. On the nose, biscuit, mild citrus, a little grass and a decent dose of sweetness. In the mouth, good balance with enough sweetness and enough hops to make this very enjoyable yet, still quite crisp. Mild simple syrup sweetness, spice, light citrus, earth and grain. Medium bodied. Effervescent carbonation. Thick sheets of lacing, to the point they are almost solid, on the glass. Pretty clean mouthfeel but the brew does have a chewy side. The finish is long with good hop bitterness and spice as well as being slightly dry.
Man, is this a good craft beer. If the youth of America was raised on 1811 Lager instead of Budweiser & Miller Lite, etc. America would be a better country. I'd make this beer a staple in my fridge if I lived close enough to be able to buy some. Highly recommended.
16 ounce can, 5.1% ABV
Beer 165 of 366 for 2012