24 Beers of Christmas: Day 4

By scot in 24 Beers of Christmas, Beer on Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Day 4 of the 24 beer of Christmas is No F&cking Lactose, an American India Pale Ale, from Werk Force Brewing Company in Plainfield, Illinois. Always excited to a hopped up, non-spiced beer in the box, and throw in the fact that this beer has rye in it; anticipation builds. Another plus: Werk Force is a local brewery that I frequent as often as life allows. A lot going for this beer, let’s hope it lives up to expectation.

No F&cking Lactose looks great in the glass but the aroma doesn’t hit the bars that the can purposes. There isn’t a date on the can so I am wondering when this may have been fresh. The hop profile is grassy as opposed to citrus and fruit. Clean fermentation and a light rye bite make for an overall enjoyable beer just not the home run that I had hoped. Based on the beer in front of me, I wouldn’t have this beer again. Enjoy!

  • Look: 9.3/10.0
  • Aroma: 7.1/10.0
  • Taste: 6.9/10.0
  • Mouthfeel: 8.3/10.0
  • Overall: 7.0/10.0
  • Rating: 7.25/10.0

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