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kev reh
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Username: Kevreh

Post Number: 156
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone out there drink this local Northern Virginia beer? I ask because it has a taste I find odd. Almost like a hay-like flavor. Is this intentional? If so is it from the grain (and which). I don't think its an infection or anything because I can pick it up both in bottle and tap.

Just wondering.

Kevin
 

Troglodyte
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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I’ve had about 6 pints of the stuff in the ten years I’ve been in DC. Although I haven’t had it recently, I definitely have it filed away under the “Aqua-toberfest” school of American lagers that look tasty but don’t make much of an impression in the mouth.

That said, the stuff they used to serve in their Alexandria pub was pretty good, especially their alt and heffewiezen.
 

Bob L.
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 03:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was not aware that Dominion had a pub in Alexandria; I thought their only pub was at the brewery in Ashburn. They do contract brew for some local restaurants. Here is their description of their lager

"Our best selling lager beer, Dominion Lager is brewed with four types of malted barley: German pilsner, Munich, Carapils, & Caramel. The bittering hops are Perle and Hallertau from the Yakima Valley in Washington state. The aromatic hops are domestic Tettnang, German Hallertau Hersbrucker, & Czech Saaz. This combination, along with a classic German lager yeast and a long, low temperature lagering process results in a mild, smooth, complex, & flavorful brew. In 1997, Dominion Lager won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Widely available in bottle and on draught. ABV:5.4%"
 

PaulK
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Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A hay like flavor is quite common from German pilsner malt. I like the flavor a lot.
 

kev reh
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Post Number: 157
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Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 - 10:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul-


Is that right? That would explain it then. Guess I'm not crazy about German pilsner malt.


Thanks