Land-Grant 1862 Ale

This was another one of the beers that I had out in Ohio that I can’t manage to find a picture for. Can you tell yet how much it’s irritating me? The Virgo in me is being driven absolutely insane about the fact that the pictures disappeared off my phone.


ABV: 5.3%

Style: Kolsch

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In 1862, President Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, giving the American populous the opportunity to seek a higher education. It called for one great state university in each state, and inadvertently led to tailgate parties, marching bands, fight songs and Bowl Games. Our 1862 Ale –a dry-hopped American take on the classic German beer– combines the crisp clean flavor of German Noble hops with the floral aromatics of American hops.”

Random: I’ve been watching a show about women in prison on Netflix while Val is at work.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body had a lot of floaties in it. The color was straw-yellow and it had a lot of carbonation. The nose was crisp and clean with grain and not much else. The taste was a lot of crystal malt up front with some mineral water. It also had white bread crust too. It had a medium thick body, which is much heavier than I’m used to for the style, but still had a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy bread crust and white flour finish. This was a good beer, I just wish that it was lighter.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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