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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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American Lager. Kettle Series. For all those people afraid of beer you can’t see through, this one is for you. Please refrain from drinking and driving riding lawn mowers; the wait will be worth it!


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2012
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... http://www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeer


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Can: Poured golden and white head. Aroma is grassy. Soft grassy could be very refreshing on a hot day.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2015
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1541) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
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.

RATING: 5/10

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (71) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Very slight smell and same light flavor smooth and equal mix of malt and hops, very neutral and light

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2747) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
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.


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