In The Tasting Room: Florida Lager By Florida Beer Company

The Florida Lager pours a yellow-orange with a slight haze. On the nose, I get a light butterscotch and caramel syrup aroma (very light) with a tint of metal, something found in many lagered beers. The flavor is a dry biscuit malt, moderate hop bitterness and crispness through the middle, with a mild sweetness at the end. It reminds me of a mild version of a Sam Adams Boston Lager.

Surprisingly with a lager, as it comes up through the 50's temperature-wise, more of the sweetness comes out, and the almost funky flavors evident in the colder temperatures disappear.

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This is a lager with heft. It's almost close to a marzen in fullness, and has enough malt character to do so.

Overall, this is a sweeter and warmer drinking version of the American lager, and something to keep in mind when picking up a 6-pack. A simple crisp, slightly bitter lager this is not. There's more malt complexity than you'd expect.

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