Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Florida Lager

So a couple of people were talking about Florida Lager with me in the past month or so. I told them I had it, when there was this special label to commemorate the Space Shuttle's final launch. "No, no, no. This is different," they insisted. Since I wasn't sure, I kept my mouth shut. Today's the day I went back and found that post from last March. Sure enough, Florida Lager. Go figure!

Anyway, since today is the start of South Florida Beer Week, apparently, I decided that Florida Lager was an appropriate option. I mean I guess I knew about it, sort of kind of, being the social butterfly that is me. This particular beer is brewed by none other than The Florida Beer Company. No kidding.

Let me first congratulate the brewery on a very nice label. Great colors really catch the eye. Fun and interesting, yet readable, font on top of a design of grain and hops. The State of Florida is in a bold green in the middle. The story on the side panel states that this is "a tropical inspired craft lager". OK then.

Sweet grainy aroma with a little grassy hops in the background. Sweet grain flavors also take over in the beginning, along with a nice toasty quality, too.  Good hoppy balance. Grassy, a little spicy, and just a touch of some fruitiness in the background. I'm gonna say peach (because I just played Mario Kart). Medium body, medium carbonation too, a little prickly. Refreshing and flavorful. Very nice easy drinker that I challenge you locals to take to the next BBQ you get invited to. I should have done that last Saturday and not wasted my body on Coronas, Miller Lites, Jack Daniels DownHome Punch, and (yeah, I'm saying it) Magic Hat #2 (9).

5 comments:

Michael Jurewicz said...

South Florida Beer Week started yesterday ;)

I think the beer isn't bad at all but I hate the label. Too much like Ed Hardy. And really does anyone find that stuff cool anymore?

Michael Jurewicz said...

And FINALLY a comment of mine has published on your new site.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Haha Mike. Well, I wrote the review yesterday, which was "today" then. You didn't think I was drinking at 8am did you? I get it that I didn't plan well, though.

I see the Ed Hardy in it too, mostly b/c of the colors, but I like it anyway. I'm so tired of shitty boring half-assed labels and ones that are still on bottles after a decade with no upgrade from their clip-art origins...

dale said...

I like the label, much better than the old one. I think I had this beer a couple of years ago and was underwhelmed. I'll give it another shot.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Dale. Yeah, give it a go next time you're in a lager mood. Not bad, good flavors, easy drinkin'