Being a New Yorker isn't about where you're from it's all about your attitude. Having an attitude isn't brashness, more a self-confidence of being comfortable with who you are and not letting anyone or anything undermine that.
You can be many different things in life but you can only ever be 100% New Yorker.
So, yeah! As the picture shows, in my haste to taste I poured the beer before I took any pictures. Generally that's not a problem, well it with dark glass bottles. So I included a stock image, courtesy of the New Yorker Beer website to properly showcase the product. Think of it as a before and after shot!
I cant find a lot about this Lager online, there doesn't appear to be a detailed backstory, invented or otherwise, as is the marketing norm nowadays. Nope, New Yorker Fine Lager Beer Is a Lager without a History, but is it Lager without a soul?. New Yorker Beer appears to be completely fresh in every sense
Pouring a pretty standard light straw Lager colour this Beer is at first, weak on the nose, its a lager, so don't expect the strong deep scents of other craft beers. I find all Lagers have that generic scent.. once you really stick your nose in and get a whiff there is a maltyness coming through.
While Lager certainly isn't my favorite kind of beer, this one is streets ahead of the mass produced fizzy water that the big producers throw out.. the kind of beers where the cardboard case has more flavour than what's in the bottle..
New Yorker Lager is a solid beer! It's refreshing with a palatable flavour and a full finish. An ice cold New Yorker Beer would be a welcome sight after a long day of Sightseeing in the Big Apple.. A great beer for a six pack and Frisbee in Central Park.
It would even go down well on our one day of Irish summer weather... though for that you will have to wait a year, as we had that weather in early April
Sometimes I think I am a little hard on Lager, yes of course I have a preference for more flavour some craft ales, but I need to remember that Lager was the starting pitcher for my Beer Journey. It may not have the sophistication of IPA or Amber Ale, but then it's not trying to be those brews! When served cold to a thirsty booze hound like me, then it's a good solid classic beer, well New Yorker is, I'm still not acccepting some of that other crap that people drink.
New Yorker Beer is served in 330ml bottles at a strength of 4.2%
I received my bottle of New Yorker from the kind folks at Pierhead Drinks. No money was exchanged and no endorsement of this product was requested or implied.
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