Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tagus Original Beer

Tagus is brewed in Portugal.  I will guess that it takes its name from the Tagus River that flows from Spain, through Portugal, reaching the sea near Lisbon.

The beer is 4.5% ABV and pours a honey golden in color.  Mine has some floaties, which is very likely not by design for a lager.  There is a short head of white foam that rapidly dissipates.  The aroma is very malty grain, a touch of straw and a touch of lager funk.  The taste is very richly malted grain, a touch of malty sweetness, that is cut by the crisp carbonation.  There are some counterbalancing hops evident, but no real bitterness on the finish.  This is quite a malty golden lager, but good.  I bet fresh on tap in Portugal it is an excellent lager.

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