DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Grocery Outlet in Vacaville, CA. Pours a clear yellow with a huge white head. Smells of grain a corn. Tastes sweet with a grain flavor. Not bad for a lager.
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light refreshing beer - 12 oz can - light hops and a crisp graininess throughout. Good for what it’s trying to be.
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Corn yellow with an appropriately corny nose. Fine thick white head. Settles quickly. Grainy white bread all day.
coldbrewky (1681) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can via big chris. A creamy and yeast twang mixed, grass nosed body. Light and fluffy body. Quick drinking snd smooth. Gently hopped. Does the can truly need the warni g...."contains barley" ???
SHIG (4501) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Poured golden and white head. Aroma is grassy. Soft grassy could be very refreshing on a hot day.
willisread (2272) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Mitsuya’s. Drank from the can. Grainy aroma with light berry and some grassiness. Thin body with a malty watery mouthfeel. Slightly metallic with a grassy finish. Not very good.
MichaelAwesome (6427) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eigentlich ein sehr angenehmes Bierchen, das sich wunderbar trinken lässt ob seiner Leichtigkeit. Daneben bietet es jedoch auch ordentlich Hopfigkeit, viel Frische, einen leicht trockenen Abgang. Gute Sache.
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. The beer has got a clear golden colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt, hops, miuld fruits and straw. Mild hoppy, light metallic finish.
shoulderbroken (3660) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Grub. Aroma is a bit sweet, bit of wheatiness, bit of berries. Taste is strawberry, fruity, bit of wheat at the end. Bit creamy. Light hop bite. Nice enough. I like the can design.
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For the most part, what separates “craft” beer from non-craft beer is the recipe. After all, the vast majority of the beer brewed and consumed in the world is of the adjunct lager style with only slight variations between recipes. So I’m not sure what the point of Caldera Lawnmower Lager is since it’s very similar to the Big Boys’ brews in every facet. Not that it’s bad, though; in fact, I’d definitely take this over a macro of the style, but there are better craft lagers out there.
I poured a 12oz can into a shaker glass. It was canned on 6/17/15 and cost $2.30 ($0.19 per ounce).
Appearance: Golden in color with spastic carbonation easily seen through the clear body. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which mostly dissipates but does leave a bit of a lacing.
Smell: Similar to other fizzy yellow lagers. No distinct malt or hop presence. Clean and inoffensive, though.
Taste: I think the best way to describe this palette would be as macro adjunct lager done better. Though that’s not that great of a compliment. The taste here is quite familiar – pale grain with only a touch of hops (it’s only 16 IBUs, after all). I get a slight tangy presence on the finish, maybe even some acetaldehyde. I was hoping for some real hop flavor, but there’s just a light dry bitterness throughout. It’s made with flaked rice so there is a familiar Budweiser-like component here. Still, it doesn’t taste like canned corn or metallic like many macro brews.
Drinkability: I drank this specifically on a hot and sunny summer day because at only 3.9% ABV, it’s exactly the kind of beer you want for the situation. Unfortunately, Caldera Lawnmower Lager is not especially refreshing. In fact, there is a bit of a starchy taste that lingers. I will say it’s plenty crisp and easy to get down, though I would not consider it for sessioning because I’m not enamored with the taste.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Ezo Beer. The nose is grainy bready pastry like light malts, herbal grassy hops. Light bodied, quite sweet and fairly fruity with a mildly bitter green hop finish. OK but kind of boring.