Big Boss Lager

North Carolina
United States
Big Boss Lager, Big Boss Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Built for the beer garden, the ballpark or the back porch, we lager this Munich-style helles until it’s as bright and clean as the Old World beers that inspired it. A delicate balance of top-flight German pilsner malt and traditional Hallertaur hops make Big Boss Lager as drinkable as it is flavorful to keep you coming back for stein after stein!

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Hallertau
Malts: 
Pilsner
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Big Boss Lager by Big Boss Brewing Co. is being reviewed as BJCP category 4A, Munich Helles.

Pours a clear yellow gold with tiny bubbles raising to the creamy white persistent head. The aroma opens with low levels of grainy malt with hints toast. The malt is followed by some spicy and floral hops. Very clean fermentation. The malt dominates the hops but everything is subdued. The flavor provides a slightly sweet grainy malt with hints of toasted multi-grain bread. A light spice and floral hop joins in to provide some additional interest. Moderate levels of bitterness assist in balancing the malt. Medium dry finish, clean, crisp and fresh. Remnants of the spicy hops linger faintly on the palate. Medium bodied with moderate levels of carbonation and a very smooth and creamy impression but not mouth coating.

 Wonderful beer! Ultra-drinkable, providing lots of malt character and ample hop bitterness to maintain a nice balance. The spicy and floral hops keep things interesting and enjoyable. The aromatics seemed slightly subdued. The toasty aspect is not to style, while unexpected and perhaps out of place, it was very nice addition non the less. Other than these minor infractions, Big Boss Helles is very enjoyable indeed.   

Brewery Introduction

Big Boss Brewing Company was founded by Geoff Lamb in 2006 and shipped it first beers in the 2nd quarter of 2007. Local household favorites emerged in the form of Bad Penny Brown Ale and High Roller IPA.  The company continues to expand their portfolio of barrel aged beers, and now canning new... Read More

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