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Taste Test: Firestone Lager

Way back in 2000 Firestone Walker’s original Firestone Lager was retired after getting “squashed by the hoppy beer craze,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.  “But now that people are finally coming around to the idea of craft lager beers, we felt it was high time to revisit and reinvent Firestone Lager.”

So Firestone has reintroduced their lager to the masses and we were lucky enough to get a our hands on a few cans before its launch next week. So how’s it taste? Damn good.

This classic Munich Helles-style lager pours super bright and golden. Clear and light, low carbonation. Aroma is moderate bready, toasted malt notes. The beer drinks dry and clean, insanely crushable just like a good lager should be. Hop bitterness is appropriately low with a great malty balance.

We paired this jawn with a Philly soft pretzel because what goes better with a crisp lager? Firestone Lager launches in Philly on Monday March, 26 so keep your eyes peeled for this one.

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