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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Brewed in the style of “steam” beers born in 19th-century California, Tarnation is Baxter Brewing’s first lager. American crystal malts provide light toast and caramel notes along with the beer’s rich amber hue, while Munich malt supplies Tarnation’s malty body. The complex malt notes balance the ample bitterness of American Northern Brewer hops (the signature hop for this style) giving the beer great balance. An authentic San Francisco lager yeast ferments the brew, yielding a clean, crisp and satisfying beer. This lager requires several weeks of cold conditioning (“lagering”), but we think it’s worth the wait.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (256) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours dark gold in color with an off-white head. Aroma is a bit flowery with fruit and spice. Similar flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3679) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Variety pack: pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is caramel, some hops, grass. Taste is a bit on the sweet side, but there is a nice hoppy element that balances out the malts. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (66) - FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
Great lager. Full flavor, nice bitter finish. Good level of carbonation. Only disappointment was the head, disappeared immediately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsandman (438) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a cloudy darkish orange amber, light white head. Aroma is must, mineral, caramel, grain, earthy hop. Flavor is bready grainy malt and earth hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2323) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Can at my brothers place grabbed some quick sixers to share. Pours dusty burnt orange small quick dissipating head. Nose is light florals and toast. Tastes of some like orange, sweet malt, mild pine hopping, cereal, some flowers. Fine palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
12oz can. Large off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, some earthy/spicy/grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some grapefruit/spicy/earthy, bread, light cherry. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryPlopper (36) - - DEC 18, 2014
Straw and banana scent. Amber color, not really lager-y looking. Big head when poured and bubbly. Grassy and hoppy taste. Carbonated mouth feel. This beer is nothing fantastic, but not something I will seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2487) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Lightly grainy clean lager. A good budweiser alternative for those that want one I suppose. Hops are very tame and everything is just clean. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4075) - Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2014
lightly crisp with a thick creamy sweet body. Moderate drinakbility, its ok. Definietly cool but not really what id be looking for. I can see how this is a great canned outside beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2399) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours a luminous copper color with a bready nose and some toasted grain accents. Palate follows with nice balance of grain and bitterness. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but nice fieldgrain flavors and a smooth bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (611) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Roasted malt aroma and flavor with a bitter hop finish. Bit of a lager funk but not bad. Predominantly caramelized malty. Enjoyable, but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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