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Judge's Review: 92 Rating - Not My King by 13 Stripes Brewery

August, 2020

Not My King

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Not My King by 13 Stripes Brewery is an American Lager and is being evaluated as an American Lager (category 1B from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). American Lagers are known for their light flavor profile, low bitterness and high attenuation. 

Not My King pours golden in color with excellent clarity and a moderate, finely beaded white head. The aroma is of light pilsner malt with light herbal and floral hops and no esters. The body is medium-light and the flavor is light pilsner malt and a hint of corn with a light herbal hop character. The beer finishes lightly bittered with a lingering light pilsner malt.

This is a very well-brewed American Lager. The malt and hops are subtle but apparent. The fermentation attributes lend to a very clean beer. While this might not be every craft beer aficionado’s favorite style, it is still worth checking out. This beer would be great after mowing the lawn or after a long afternoon run.