The Bottom Line
- Full flavored, golden lager
- A bit too sweet
- First beer produced under the Lemp name in years
- Pre-Prohibition style beer
- Full flavored lager
Guide Review - Standard Lager Tasting Notes and Review
The Standard Lager is clear and golden in appearance, a shade darker than the standard straw color of Pilsner. The head is white, small and brief. The nose holds lots of promise with a subtle sweet fruitiness that makes you wonder if perhaps this is a mislabeled ale. The Lager's flavor doesn't break that promise with sweet, full flavor and a grainy finish. The hops are rather lighter than I would have expected but they still offer a decent balance. Overall, this is a very nice beer; what I would imagine many pre-Prohibition lagers were like.