Tap Room No. 21 Copper Lager

What's that? Another Tap Room beverage? The last one wasn't so great, was it? Why torture yourself with it?

Fear not, reader, I'm willing to undergo this horrific (or possibly tasty) experience to protect you from bad beers and encourage good ones. After all, the amber ale was pretty good, and this is a copper lager, so they are similar in color. That's something. Isn't it? ISN'T IT?!?

The head dissipates into a mere film of near nothing with a thin ring around the edges. Predictably, the color is a crystal clear copper. The aroma is a puff of malt with a fringe of hops around the edges. I expected something like citrus, but this is more like sweet rolls or bread sitting right near the flower section of the grocery store.

First sip proves the aroma to be accurate. The taste is very doughy with a vague hint of hops in the background. It's relatively devoid of taste for the most part. Lagers tend to be more watery than ales, and I guess this is a bit tastier than others in the category. I certainly wouldn't put it in the same bucket as something like Bud or Coors. It's probably pretty good with some food.

A bigger draught takes a bit of the shine off of it, but it's still a good beer. The floral notes are more pronounced, and there is almost no hop bite or even carbonation bite like I got in the amber ale from them. The finish hits with just a hint of flowers on the edge of that malt and then glides away. It's a decent, but fairly generic lager. If I were ever to have a generic beer that was a white can with BEER written in black on the sides, I would expect this to be it. It is good, but too forgettable.



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