SteamPunk

Texas
United States
Noble Rey Brewing Steampunk Steam Lager
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our nod to the classic West Coast California Steam Lager. A robust malt flavor and a satisfying hopped finish, gives this beer a smooth and easy finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
43
Served at: 
40 - 45° F
Hops: 
Cascade, Northern Brewer
Malts: 
Munich, Aromatic, Crystal 80, Two-Row
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

An earthy, somewhat resinous, woody aroma mingles with hints of medium-dark, toasty malts and some yeastiness in this beer. Light esters can also be found, although they are subtle and non-distinct. The color is medium amber, although clouded by significant yeast that apparently did not result from handling and pouring the beer. A light tan head floats on the top of the glass, reducing to a very thin layer that collects on the edge of the glass as time passes. The flavors consist of minty and woody hops with obvious, but not overpowering, hop bitterness accenting a firm and toasty malt flavor. The finish accentuates the hops with bitterness and a lingering, minty hop flavor coming to the fore. The mouthfeel is medium with well-balanced carbonation. This beer captures the essence of a California Common very well with rustic American hop flavors, good bitterness, and toasty malt flavors and subtle fruit esters. I would highly recommend this for its quality and as a good contrast for the more commonly known California Common beers.

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Beer Recommendation

The California Common beer style (aka Steam Beer) as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a variation on an American Amber Ale that provides drinkers with a more toasted, woody and minty hop character through the use of traditional American hops and toasted crystal malt. Light fruitiness should be expected from the rustic American hop varietals, though citrusy hop elements are misplaced. A toasty, grainy, caramel malt-based Amber beer. Read on to discover our California Common reviews. 

The California Common beer style (aka Steam Beer) as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a variation on an American Amber Ale that provides drinkers with a more toasted, woody and minty hop character through the use of traditional American hops and toasted crystal malt. Light fruitiness should be expected from the rustic American hop varietals, though citrusy hop elements are misplaced. A toasty, grainy, caramel malt-based Amber beer. Read on to discover our California Common reviews. 

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