The Raven Special Lager

Maryland
United States
The Raven Special Lager Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
79
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
31 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

The Raven Special Lager is a perfect balanced lager beer that goes well with any kind of food, but particularly with spicy food or when you just want to sit down and enjoy a beer with friends.  With a shot of Woodford Reserve chased with chilled Raven Special Lager is a near perfect combination. The rich golden colored beer is an exceptionally smooth Southern German lager, somewhat malty but well balanced between the hops and malt.  Experiencing the clean finish and pleasant lingering aftertaste of The Raven Special Lager, one can truly say that The Taste Is Poetic.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
50° F
Hops: 
Bravo, Tettnang, Mt. Hood
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Dark Munich, Vienna, Crystal
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
31 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

This is a very clear light amber beer with a low white head. The aroma is that of a fairly clean lager beer that has nuances of toasted caramel and pilsner malts as well as flowery European hops. When it warms, there is a distracting apple aroma that creeps out of the glass. The flavor is simple and straightforward.  The toasted malt is very apparent with a little too much apple flavor creeping in. There is a firm, lingering, smooth bitterness in a surprisingly malty and fruity finish. The malt profile is pleasant and the beer is easy to drink. The apple, while low and subtle throughout the profile, is distracting and not appropriate for the style. This is an easy-drinking, simple beer that is refreshing but not distinctive.