Farmery K Krush Lager

Thanks Chris & Lawrence over at Farmery Estate Brewery for sending this beer my way - unfortunately I'm always several months or years behind on beer reviews. Last year there were a few hemp-themed beers released right before the legalization of marijuana back in October. Fort Garry released a hemp-themed beer, as did Farmery. Farmery's hemp beer was K Krush Lager, a lager brewed with certified Canadian hemp sourced not far from the Neepawa brewery.  Alongside the hemp contains barley and hops harvested from Farmery Estate Brewing's fields in the Erickson and Arden, Manitoba areas.

Appearance: K Krush Lager pours a crisp blonde lager with a moderate amount of cloudiness to it. There's a light amount of carbonation in the body, while the head has a nice frothy snow white head that diminishes pretty gradually, leaving behind a very light amount of lacing.. while the head itself is a light layer of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma: Starts out sweet with notes of caramel, a tad bit of cereal notes, hint of lemon and a bit of grassy hop presence to it. No hemp-like presence so far, unfortunately.

Taste: Quite lagery with a crisp light malt profile to it, a tad bit of lemon citrusness, light grassy hop profile, and a bit of a floral presence as well. I'm thinking that the floral presence here is from the hemp.. it's a bit bitter, but has a very subtle peppery presence in middle of tongue that diminishes immediately. Very easy to drink, a bit grainy, a bit floral.

Overall Thoughts: I've only had a couple hemp-themed beers over the years. The ones I remember most had more of a bitter, near pine like presence to it. This one is more crisp, light and lagery but with a bit of a floral presence in it still. The aftertaste is a tad apple-like.

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