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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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We like to call this a Northwest Amber Lager, but it is often categorized as a Vienna style lager. The beer originally started out resembling a Steam Beer¯ style beer, but we’ve slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where it’s really just a lager beer, and too smooth, to fit that category. The color looks like a Vienna style lager, but the amount and type of hops, and the grain bill are quite different. We use Magnum and Cascade hops in this beer, and they blend well with the American (51%), German (43%) and British (6%) malts we use. The beer features strong hop character, along with smooth malt, caramel, and toffee flavors and aromas, with a refreshing bite in the finish. This beer goes really well with pulled pork and brisket. (1.012 BG, 5.0%, 36 IBU, 9.0 SRM)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle (bottled Apr 14, 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Simple and mild and a bit too sweet, but clean and reasonably pleasant.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (300) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours hazy orange-amber with a meringue-like dense off white head. Nose is grassy, citrusy, bready, biscuity, and toasty. Flavor begins grassy, some doughy bread takes over, some floral honey, followed by a biscuity, crackery, and toasty malt finish that lingers. Great balance, mouthfeel, and complexity for the style. Another almost perfect beer by the northwests most under appreciated brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1339) - Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
From bottle. Clear amber golden color with plenty of bubbles. Aroma is caramel malt, grassy hops, and hay. Taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit, grass, and a light citrusy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, with a good balance of sweet malts and light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (618) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle / pours clear dark copper with small and sustaining head. Nose of malt and hop. Taste is primarily malt, diluted hop. Very weak finish - wanting more hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. malt and light mineral aroma with light hops. Malt and light spice flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Spice and light earthiness lingers with light mineral and light hay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3193) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma is berry sweet with light cherry syrup and Munich malt richness. The flavor is dry and floral with dark Munich character. Toasty with multigrain complexity. Strong, grassy dry bitter finish. Wow. One of the best of the style I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3rd Noble Beer Sangha: From bottle, thanks to Jesse, pours murky topaz with beige halo. Malty, bready aromas present in flavor, along with noble-like hop flavors. Medium-lean mouthfeel, dries out wonderfully. Solid, bold lager, yet not etheral.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a beautiful amber with thin head and lacing. Grassy aroma with caramel and some toffee. Taste is moderately sweet with a bitter hoppy finish. Nice easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2605) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle at home after a long day at work. Pour is clear amber with a fluffy off-white head and great lacing. Snappy, crackers, toffee, grassy, slightly fruity, husky, and caramelly aroma. Taste is chewy malt, toffee, cookie, light grass, slightly floral, slightly toasted cracker, and oranges with a crisp bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Clean and easy drinking lager but not quite up to their pilsener’s standard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Reddish brown, sizey beige head. Smells like rye toast, with a touch of grass. Smooth and crisp palate. Hints of caramel, stone, rye and grass. Nice depth of flavor.


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