KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear pale yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that diminished rapidly, down to a sparse film with a very small collar and some poor spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt, a mild grassy hop and a soapy yeast with a strong adjunct odor (rice and grain).
The taste was lightly acidic and had a light mild sweetness throughout with an ever so light bitterness at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a mild grainy Lager taste left to linger for a short time longer.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall a pretty basic tasting Lager, that is nice and low in alcohol and light enough not to fill you up. In other words, a great session beer that would be a good addition to a hot days beer selection...
SHIG (4210) - 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 (1597) - 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 (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (6194) - Ruhrcity, 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 (3222) - 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.
Chad9976 (1541) - Orlando, 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 (3798) - 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.
Banksiz (71) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faintly malty nose with a touch of lemon. Slight brothiness as it warms up. Slightly maltier flavor than most American lights. Medium body, no off-flavors. Bitterness inoffensive, no harshness. A creditable effort to make something that’s a step up from mass-market American Pilsneroids.
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very slight smell and same light flavor smooth and equal mix of malt and hops, very neutral and light
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ours clear yellow with a modest white head and a floral aroma. There is a fruity light malt flavor with a carbonated slightly bitter finish.