Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fulton Standard Lager Review

Name: Fulton Standard Lager
Style: Light Lager
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 18

Fulton recently launched a new year-round beer called Standard Lager....but the beer itself doesn't bear the Fulton name, save for the "Brewed at" location on the side of the can. In fact, the name of this article should technically just be called "Standard Lager Review," but for consistency sake, we'll go with what we got.

So why is this? Well, according to Fulton, they wanted to make a beer that doesn't bear their name in order to reach a broader audience of people who normally wouldn't drink craft beer, hence why it's a lager. They're also releasing this in 12-packs, so you can tell they're investing a lot in this new brand.

Appearance - Mildly cloudy dark orange color with a light amount of visible carbonation. The head is pretty foamy but there's nothing left behind in terms of lacing.

Aroma - Pale malts & grains with a light amount of floral hoppiness. Aside from that, not much else.

Taste - Pale malts and barley on the front of the palate with a light touch of floral hops in the back. The aftertaste is quite dry, save for some very light barley notes.

You know, if this is the beer that Fulton intends to use in order to reach a wider audience, then I am pretty confident that they will succeed. It's got a light-but-good flavor and it feels crisp and refreshing. It may not be the thing seasoned craft beer fans are looking for, but as a crowd pleaser, this does the trick.

Fulton Standard Lager - 8/10

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