RateBeer
overall
58
39
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Z Lager is an exotic lager with a slight aromatic smoke flavor, perfect for any occasion. Slight caramel undertones and a bright amber color compliment Zís prominent smoke flavors.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1277) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Fort Collins Z Lager has a medium, cream colored head, a clear, bubbly amber appearance, and minimal, splotchy lacing. The aroma is mostly of sweet, brown bread crust, but one can pick up a whiff of smoke in the sniff. Taste is of the same, with a nice, hearty, but not heavy, hop bitterness in the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Fort Collins Z Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mellow. Overall, this is a much more approachable and drinkable beer that what is offered by the Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbiers. Check it out and enjoy! RJT

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2272) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12 oz bottle. Dark burnt orange with off-white head and lacing. The aroma is strong smoked malts. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Smoky flavor but not overdone. Light caramel malts with a smoky lingering finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (604) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Itís been a while since Iíve had one, but I seem to differ crom the crowd here in thinking if was quite good. Just enough smoke and not too much sugar. All is good here.

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MasonBa (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Over the top. Everything is too much. The color is thick. The taste is straight BBQ sauce and hickory. The finish is salty. May recommend if craving ribs and can't eat food. No subtlety. Finish is sick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rjdomino (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Fuck this beer. Smells like hickory wood chips, tastes like teriyaki sauce and salt. Fort Collins Brewery tried a little too hard on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear brown-orange with an off-white ring. Aroma has a nice smokiness, with wood, malt, meat, and yeast. Taste is very smoky meat, with some malt and wood. Lingering smoke. The smoke dominates everything too much here.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
UncleKorm (844) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ small fully diminishing head. Medium aroma of sweet smokey caramel. Initial flavor light sweet finish is liquid smoke. This beer drinks like a watery BBQ sauce. It needs to accompany a meal, not one Iíd drink on its own. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Hazy, wood-amber with frothy tan head. Sent is smoked meat. Taste is caramel sweet and smoke... Malty... Light and a bit on the thin side... But still, quite good.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tubintheyampa (12) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Carmel color. Thin off white head. Smoky nose. I donít think Iím a smoky beer kind of guy. Not my style

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Nice smokey lager. Very woody. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 40


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50