Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Lagur

Beer by the Grill: Lagunitas Lagur
Lagunitas Lagur Lager

After I put in several hours this weekend on my second spare job it’s time to sit back or put a few things on the grill and enjoy another beer that has been sent to me by the brewery for my comment.

Lagunitas Brewing has sent me a can of their new summer lager, named, auspiciously enough, “Lagur.” It’s your basic German style lager, at 5.0% abv, described as having a new hop varietal named “Loral 291.”

It pours with a slight nose or cantaloupe at the start. A foamy head over a somewhat brassy, well filtered gold beer body.

The nose in the glass is a little less melon, a little more tropical fruit, like mango. There’s some bitterness that creeps up in the aftertaste, suggested a mutant German hop rather than the piney American hops that get such a workout these days.

It’s a little more involved than yer fadder’s summer lawnmower beer. Ah! Speaking of which, I never got a chance to cut the grass. Or fix the front door hinge. Maybe I need to hire some help for the house. And for that, I’d need a third job.

But seriously, this a light beer, but with a fruity and bitter note that needs to be paired with, perhaps, other fruits, or a seared meat or fish.

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