People are always looking for a light colored beer. Porterphobes may relax and take a big sigh of relief at the Fisgard 150 Bavarian Lager.
The name suggests serious opacity, instead we have a beer that could get itself some serious popularity.
A few years ago I visited Flensburg in the north of Germany, near the border with Denmark. Things are different there. The bartender may spend five minutes slowly pouring your beer just to make it perfect, as they did in the Alter Meirhoff Vital Hotel and Health Spa.
On the other hand they may quickly pour a meter-long tray of small glasses for you and your friends the way they do at the Brewhaus. Beer is served so quickly here that the washroom has a sink designed specifically for vomiting. Let me repeat that, a sink for vomiting.
This beer transported me directly back to the Vital Hotel, of course, while I was there I spent more time in the bar than in the Spa…
Fisgard 150 from Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing, is a lot like the airy lagers of Northern Germany. It has a light floral aroma and mild sweetness that every lager lover should try.
I am yet to find such a true representation of a German Lager as I have with this beer. It is light in colour, with a faint grainy aroma, and a beautifully smooth and subtly floral taste, with a nice sweet finish.
The sweet finish is really what could be the Achilles heel of this beer, and is what makes it really not as authentic as it could be. But I kind of like it.