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Normally, I do reviews on bbq products…sauces, rubs, injections, etc. Today, my review is about something just as close to my heart as bbq…BEER! Specifically, my review covers a new lager product on the market named American Patriot Beer!
John Beal, a familiar name to us who live near St Louis, MO, was already a successful roofing business owner. He and a group of friends decided they were tired if seeing American businesses being acquired by foreign entities. This included the great beer maker and St Louis icon Anheuser-Busch, recently taken over by Inbev., a Belgian company. John Beal and his friends decided to make their own bear….a St Louis made beer….an American Patriot Beer!
Type: This is a lager style beer that comes in regular and light forms. Today, I reviewed the light form.
Label: Patriotic red, white and blue with a little silver thrown in. It reminds me a lot of the New England Patriots football team colors. While this stirs up bad memories of Superbowl 36, the packaging looks stellar.
Color: Amber and bubbly. Very classic of a lager.
Taste: Light and refreshing but not without taste like some other light beers. It’s got a little hoppy note without being overly bitter. Very balanced.
Overall, this is a great beer. Balanced, refreshing without being watery, a little hoppy and a little malty with no bitter aftertaste. I can see this product growing quickly in the St Louis market and beyond. If you are in or visiting the St Louis area, this lager is worth a try. As a plus, the light version only has 102 calories!
Note…I can’t help but compare this product to one I’ve been drinking since I was 21…Bud Light and more recently Bud Select. I have to say that while similar, American Patriot Light is superior to Bud Light in taste because…well…it just has more of it. I think the little extra hoppy/malty note just puts this over the top.