Sea to Sea Lager

California
United States
Green Flash Sea to Sea Lager beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our San Diego roots are landing in Virginia Beach! Bringing you freshness from East to West, Sea to Sea is an unfiltered Zwickel lager layered with German Pilsner malts, Hallertau Mittelfreüh and Czech Saaz hops, 2-row barley, and traditional Pilsner yeast. This sessionable brew has a light body with subtle sweet malt and fruity hop flavors, notable lager yeast, and a crisp, clean finish. 

Profile

ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
23
Hops: 
Saaz, Hallertau Mittelfreüh
Malts: 
Two-Row, Pilsner
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma of this pale Kellerbier is a great blend of noble hops (earthy, herbal and a touch of spice), pale malts and yeast. The yeast and malt provide a slight bread-like quality that rounds out the hop aromas nicely. It appears as a slightly hazy pale straw color with a very slight head of fine, off-white bubbles. Like the aroma, the flavor is all about hops, malt and yeast. The malt is very grainy with a touch of astringency, and it lacks the malt sweetness that might balance the grain. The hops lend appropriate bitterness for a Kellerbier along with significant hop flavor, again somewhat floral and earthy with just a hint of spice. The grainy flavor lingers through to the finish. Moderate carbonation and a moderate body round out the mouthfeel. This is a very good summertime beer that's very much in the German tradition. If you enjoy pale lagers, especially fresh ones, I would recommend giving this one a try. The grainy harshness holds it back a bit, but this is still a nice Kellerbier.