American AF

Louisiana
United States
American AF, Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

American AF - an American Light Lager brewed by an American Independent Craft Brewery using Pilsner malt and Saaz Hops. We will celebrate independence with every sip of this super crisp brew while we’re grillin’ & chillin’

Profile

ABV: 
4.4%
Hops: 
Czech Saaz
Malts: 
Pilsner, Cara-Pils
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

American AF by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. was judged as an American Light Lager, BJCP Category 1A.

August is a wonderful time to be sampling American Light Lagers. Offering a combination of refreshment, quality and flavor, craft brewed versions of this style are a far cry from the fizzy yellow cans of 'lite' beer served at many a summer get-together (well, they were when it was safe to get together!). This excellent example--American AF--makes me wonder why craft light lagers aren't a larger phenomenon. Upon pouring it has a pleasantly sweet corn aroma with a touch of bready malt. There is a faint, generic "adjunct" aroma in the background that would be expected in any light lager. It pours with a low white head and is a clear, straw color. This beer has bready malt flavors and a tasty dose of corn. Hop flavors are low and herbal. It is lightly bitter and dry throughout. The medium-light body makes this beer crisp, but carbonation (medium) should be higher. Overall this is a really tasty beer.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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