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Burning Brothers Brewing Midway American Lager

Burning Brothers Brewing Midway Lager

Dedicated Gluten Free American Lager

Today is an exciting day for you light beer drinkers! This is a review for the Burning Brothers Brewing Midway American Lager. This is a gluten free lager brewed in a dedicated gluten free facility in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Living here in the land of the IPA’s, it’s often easier to find a hoppy gluten free beer than it is to find a light one. This should be a nice switch for the palate. This particular gluten free lager is brewed on sorghum and rice syrup. It has a 5% ABV and 24 IBU.

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The Taste Test

Midway American Lager

The Midway Lager pours with a vivid gold hue that has a tiny bit of cloud to it. The color changes a LOT based on the lighting conditions, as you can see in the photo. The head is phenomenal. I kid you not, there’s still a 1/2″ head sitting on my beer and I poured it a good 10 minutes ago! (Sometimes it takes me awhile to get to the “reviewing”part.)

Another noticeable quality when pouring is its carbonation. The mild clarity combined with its light color allows this lager to put on quite a show when poured. (Am I the only one that loves watching carb bubbles dance this much?!) Overall, the Midway Lager has a strong visual appeal…which leads me to a strong thirst.

It has a fairly light aroma, one that I would liken to a rice beer, with the faintest presence of hops. When I take my first sip, the fine foam takes its place as a beer-mustache. Yaaaaass! Boy, do I miss that! The taste reflects the aroma. It’s light, refreshing, and thirst quenching.

It has a fairly light aroma, one that I would liken to a rice beer, with the faintest presence of hops. When I take my first sip, the fine foam takes its place as a beer-mustache. Yaaaaass! Boy, do I miss that! The taste reflects the aroma. It’s light, refreshing, and thirst quenching.

gluten free American Lager

The malt flavors actually remind me a bit of a buckwheat beer, which is odd since this beer is crafted on sorghum and rice syrup. No sorghum twang here, but there is a light syrup sweetness. The body is light and I feel the beer would be best served nice and cold. It’s a bit sharper when cold, and a bit softer once warmed–but I prefer my lagers to be sharp. :)

I’m not picking up on much hop definition. There’s a slightly sweet mouthfeel, followed by a dry finish. The first thing you detect is the carbonation as it hits the tongue, then its malt qualities fill the palate, before it finishes with a dryer quality that is largely hop-free in flavor.

Burning Brothers Midway Lager

Clocking in at a 5% ABV, this is a pretty easy drinking lager. It is certainly beautiful. Visual appeal is 10/10 in my opinion. The only thing I would wish for is a little less of that light syrup sweetness. The hops are gentle, which allows the malt syrups to take center stage. The beer does finish drier, but that sweetness returns a bit in the aftertaste. Not too bad. But enough for me to notice it.

I’m curious what you frequent lager drinkers think of this Burning Brothers brew. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Cheers!

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Gluten free since 2011. An unapologetically passionate dancer of many paths. Lover of thunderstorms, golden retrievers, and AMAZING craft beer. Bitter and hoppy is my jam. ★LindsiKay.com

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SteveHere
SteveHere
1 month ago

Great review which pretty much sums up how I feel about this local brew. When it first came out I really wanted to love it, but have to say I only liked it. It’s that aftertaste that just leaves me wishing I would have had one of their other beers. This one comes in a distant 3rd place compared to their Auntie Ms Red and Pyro, which are both great brews! Cheers! 🍻

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