Southside Lager

Georgia
United States
Southside Lager, Arches Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This American amber lager celebrates our grassroots beginning on the Southside. We first brewed this beer at our home brewery in 2005. It was one of our original and most cherished recipes. It was developed with a simple American grain bill to produce a profile which is light enough for Summer and hearty enough for Winter. This style offers a malty foundation with a distinct color and a hint of caramel from the old-world mashing techniques used in the brewing process. We add noble hops to create balance and a mild spicy bitterness. It was born on the Southside.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
26
Served at: 
40º
Hops: 
Magnum, Hallertauer, Tettnang, Saaz
Malts: 
American Two Row, Crystal 60
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Southside Lager by Arches Brewing is an International Amber Lager, judged as BJCP category 2B.

This light amber colored beer has a gentle caramel aroma and a whiff of corn. It could be perceived as fairly neutral if you aren’t really paying attention. The flavor is similarly understated yet flavorful, with low caramel and sweetness and a touch of corn adjunct. This beer is balanced in the sense that nothing in particular jumps out, which is exactly what one would expect from the style. Its bitterness and malt flavor are wholly in tune with each other. It is well-attenuated, dry in the finish, crisp and well-carbonated. Especially notable is the absence of any of the mass-market flavor impressions you might expect from an International Lager, which is definitely a good thing. Overall, this easy-drinking beer straddles boundaries and nails its category. Kudos to the brewers on an excellently crafted brew.

Brewery Introduction

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey... Read More

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