RateBeer
Home >

Gila Monster Amber Lager

 (RETIRED)
overall
25
64
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"The combination of barley and caramel malts and choice hops results in a clean, malty beer."


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a light copper with a substantial foamy white head that quickly fades. Mostly caramel malts with trace amounts of bitter hops on the finish. Ends slightly sweet. Alright.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 26, 2006
I had almost forgotten this beer. One that turned me off to ambers for a long, long time. In retrospect, it probably isn’t that bad ... chose it many a day over the macro-brews available at the corner liquor store. Copper colored. Slightly hazy. Fast disipating head that leaves almost no lace. Perfumy (not floral ... definitely perfume). Nutty, caramel, slightly astringent, but not terribly dry maltiness. Medium body. Earl Grey tastes ... not terribly hoppy (minimal, floral, orangey hoppiness - Earl Grey) a midling entry in the amber scene.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Pours a hazed, amber/copper with a fast head that leaves a wisp of film. Aroma is fruit and floral in the guise of a heady man’s cologne with some chewy caramel malt. Nutty bitters with astringence makes for a boring flavor after such an interesting nose. (Additionally, I agree with Cornfield on the style discrepancy... this is darker than a simple Pale Lager and has some caramel to back it up.)

<font size=-4>I ended up with a bottle after a meeting of <a href=http://www.workinlate.com/LoSBD2.html>t LoSBD<font size=-1>

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
A bit thin, but respectable amber. Sweet caramel and toffee notes, and some tea leaf bitterness as well. I wish the hopping had been more robust.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Hazy amber with a tall, frothy & bubby light beige head that laces as it quickly fades, leaving island-like clumps of foam floating upon the top of the drink. The aroma is sweet malts with a fruity overtone. The flavor is nice and malty, but any hopping is negligible. It the finish is malty sweet with a slight metallic bitterness. Not sure why this is a "Pale Lager" when it comes across more like an American dark

<font size=-4><a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 RAYBOY01’s Fridge<font size=-1>

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2005
HAzy with a quarter inch head.light fruity aroma with a stong malt flavor. Minimal hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigbeermonkey (1) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
a delicious caramel and malty combination in this lager. very smooth start, taste, and finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2335) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours a light amber body with a moderate head. Aroma is malty and basic. Flavor is smooth caramel and toffee. There is a lingering aftertaste. Finishes sweet, and is very easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber with a medium head that diminished quickly. Medium aroma of hops and malt. Medium body. Medium flavor of malt and spice with a short finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2005
Pours a rediish copper, minimal head, very thin lacing. Aromais sweet, dominant malts, almost no hop spice. Flavor is more of the same. Malts are decently toasty, nutty, and flavorful, but there is absolutely no balance here. When the hops do make an appearance, it’s a mild, grassy bit in the finish. Not bad, especially considering the low price point of this product. This brewery used to bottle Schlafly beers under contract of St Louis brewery, and did a good job with those.


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  7  8 9


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