Hi-Wire Brewing Lager

Style: American Lager
ABV: 4.6
5 Stars


Well, sooner or later your luck runs out.

I dived into another Lager this week, Hi-Wire Lager from the Hi-Wire Brewing Company.  I honestly can’t even remember where I found this bottle but I suspect it was in a batch of pick-six I put together at a local store.  I’d never seen Hi-Wire before and since the height of Summer seems to call for lighter Lagers I thought I’d give it a try.

This is the second beer in a row that pours out perfectly clear, crystal clear, into the glass from the bottle.  It’s very translucent, you can see right through it and the first thing that comes to mind is seeing the world through beer glass(es).  The aroma is a straw / hay smell, with a mild sourness on the nose – very mild, not pronounced at all.

The taste: unremarkable to tell you the truth.  It fell short in any flavor but it did hint at grain, most likely a little corn flavor.  It goes down very smoothly, and is actually a refreshing liquid – kind of light, something you’d like on a really hot day after a heavy round of honey-do’s.  But still – very unremarkable flavor.  After the first few tastes I found myself just wanting to finish it and move on.

The beer has little to no body, higher than average carbonation and it does present a decent head when it’s poured into the glass.  But I doubt I’ll go back for more Hi-Wire Brewing stuff anytime soon and I have to say I’ll not try this one again.

Better luck next week I guess ……

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A craft beer fan since 19, used to look for your non-regular beers on frequent trips to downtown Windsor with friends, at 21 Ken basically took over an entire refrigerator with monthly visits to Merchants. With 5 years of podcasting prior, Ken decided to create the brand and show Better on Draft in the spring of 2015, and began creating his dream of a beer-centric website that wasn't too full of itself. He now runs the board and does a lot of the back office stuff while the show goes on, keeping everyone in line, and the beer flowing!