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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2901) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6413) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear amber copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a mild to moderate smoked character, caramel, some earthy notes, wood, hints of fruit, apple, cherry, body is lighter, overall, just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a little lighter on the smoke than i was hoping for. a pleasant enough brew that shows a little fruit and carmel in the nose and flavor. medium bodied. subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2391) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, slight smoke, biscuit aromas. Smoke, caramel, bread, malty flavors. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (310) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Nice dark amber color. Small amount of head. Smells of dark smokey malts. Leaves a dry feeling on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2249) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This was a better beer than I had imagined. Pours a crystal clear amber. Very slight aroma of smoke but mostly caramel and malt. Flavor has more smoke but it isn't overpowering. Not a fan of the style but this is probably the best one I've ever had. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear orange hue with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are malty, bready, honey, light smoke, toasty, nutty and dried fruit. Flavors are smokey, nutty, maple, molasses. Fuller bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmongoose (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12oz bottle pours a cloudy amber color with off white head. plenty of carbonation and floaters. minimal lacing so far. strange aroma of caramel and smoke. almost a semi sweet smell. flavor is well...caramelly sweet smoke. almost a medium bodied lager but this is not a good smoked beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours red with a small head. Aroma has malts and caramel, kinda boozy. Nice, smoky and sweet flavor, malty overall. Little chocolatey at the end. Pretty decent. 4.5% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from BevMo: Poured a dark natural golden honey color that appeared as a burnt amber hue while only a thin layer of head graced the top of my beer. The aroma was full bodied with a rich base of caramel malts that really gives off a scent of smokiness. The flavor is pure rauch with a thick taste of smoked malts that makes this beers one the better rauch or amber style beers I’ve come across.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (606) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Appearance: very clear bronze to amber color, small tan head Aroma: rich malt, roasted malt, pretty intense aroma Taste: coffee, smoky, strong dark malt for an amber, some hops show themselves on the finish Palate: highly carbonated, not dry at all, minimal aftertaste Overall: pretty strong malty smokiness dominates this beer, pretty good I just prefer more hops than malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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