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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 Z’s prominent smoke flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3409) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a deep red amber hue with a huge white head. woody, slightly smokey aroma like that of a fireplace. some herbal malt tones in there as well-slightly sweet fruit in the malt character. Some leather notes as well that I liked. This is really interesting, like a vienna lager with smoked malts. kinda different if you ask me. body was medium with moderate carbonation. Smokey flavors start the palate followed by those herbal malts with a slight hop note as well. smoke lingers a little, but not overbearing. I like this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 16, 2005
12 oz bottle. Clear brownish orange with a smallish head. Aroma is light smoke which threw me off, cause I didn’t realize this was a smoked beer. Taste is light and sweet with some biscuit and orange, always with the light somkiness behind. Flavors blend well but for a smoked, I’d like some more smoke flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Deep copper body, dusty off-white head. Smokey beatles and smokey corn husk aroma. Tastes like a slightly smokey amber to me. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Dark amber color with a thick bubbly beige head. Grain and malt aromas with just a hint of peat. MIld smoke and some light fruit mix. Medium body. Toffee and dark toast also come to mind. Seems like a smoked ale to me in that it is better when warm. But then the medicine does seem to show up. Not a bad effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Rich orange rust in color with a bubbly and fairly large head of light tan foam. Subtle, malty aroma with hints of caramel, cookie, toasted malt, floral hops and a hint of smoke. Caramel, toffee and biscuit-like malt in the mouth, along with a touch of smoked malt. A pleasant beginner Rauchbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Pours a dark amber color. No head. Aroma of slightly smoky malt. Smooth clean malty flavor, along with a little hop kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Light, amber brown. Smells slightly earthy and of straw. Taste is bitter and thin - like apple cider vinegar. Smokey characteristics seem to resemble a barnyard bonfire: throw in a little hay, a few other odds and ends, and voila: Z Lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
I had this at the Tosa tasting. Aroma: smoky, woody, chocolate, grain. Appearance: Copper color. Good lacing, thin, weak head. Flavor: smoky, vanilla, chocolate, sweet malts. Palate: Acedic, acidic, medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Brew pours clear copper color with a nice big, fluffy off white head. Aroma is of bacon, wood, and barbecue. Flavor is right up there with the Schlenkerla’s from Germany. Profoundly smokey from start to finish. This is an excellent example of the style from a nice Colorado brewery. I will pick up a sixer of this next time I am in Boulder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Origan rate: 2.9
</br> Pours a translusent brown/orange with almost no head. Aroma of salty smoked meat! The tastes is smokey and taste almost like smoked ham or salmon. A unique flavor I have never tasted in a beer. Not my favorite but has unique characteristics.
</br> Rerate:7/10/06: 3
</br> Still has a odd sweet smoked ham nose. Starts out moderetly sweet, followed by a hints of soy sauce, ends with a hint of smokey ham. Nice robust mouthfeel for a lagar with a nicely carbonated body. Interesting enough to have one in a great while.

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