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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 BeerĚ style beer, but weíve slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where itís 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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9019) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 hello my new love. youíre stunning, youíre gorgeous and youíre everything i want in my life right now. memories of your rich toffee doughy sweet vienna malt make me cry when youíre gone. i can smell your perfumed peach fuzz and banana esters all over my clothes and pillow-case. itís intoxicating and confusing and stunning... iím out of my element here... all of this layered atop a perfectly toasty / seedy / baked cracker-y firm malt body, itís a bit much to handle. your hops are restrained beauty: earthy, musty, lightly spiced and herbal. youíre not too big and not too small - somewhere between fit and petite... thatís kinda my thing, you know? youíre firm and soft at the same time, and dear lord is your carbonation tight. i love how your sweetness isnít overbearing and your bitterness is kept in check. this is a long-distance relationship, i know, but iím in it for real.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
cheers to Googzoid10 for the trade. pours nice copper, small white-off white head. aroma, nice malts, biscuity nose, pale malts and mild hops. flavors, malty, grainy, mild bitterness, malt profile comes out as not too strong but enough to help enhance the experience. Light bready/biscuit malts with moderate piney finish. Solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8818) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange copper with a clinging off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied red malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish. A nice Vienna.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8269) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8108) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a deep clear amber color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity nose. The flavor is earthy, crisp, some rich caramel, grainy, some light bitterness. Very clean and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Courtesy of sebletitje, pours clear copper with micro thin white head. The aroma has mild level of pine hops mixing with rough earthiness and spiciness. The taste has an even mix of citrus, pine hops, some roasty malts and earthiness. By about midway there is an island of malt graininess before the hops and modest roast return to wipe away the grains into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a slightly off-white head. Aromas are fruity, bready, orange, citrusy, spicy, hoppy. Toasted malt and some caramel. Flavors are bready, toasty, cornnuts, nutty (nearly a victory like malt character). Some floral and citrusy hop character. Lively carbonation with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7873) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bomber to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Bottled on 09/22/14. Looks good; a very hazy amberish orange with off-white head. Smells malty with notes of toffee, caramel, lager yeast, and some bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as rich, with a touch of biscuit as well. Medium-bodied on the palate. A solid lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22. Alright, this right here is a pretty serious effort at a California Common. Before we go any further, cheers to Heater Allen for that. Pours a hazy rubied medium amber with a dense, creamy tan head that fades quickly to a loose film and decent stringy lace. Gorgeous tangy hop nose, plenty of pine in there on top of a nice load of caramel. Creamy medium body with plenty of lively carb. Toast, caramel, biscuit, and pine on the mid palate, with a nice clean herbal hop wash for a finish, with a tiny bit of resiny linger. This might give Anchor Steam a run for its money, and thatís saying something.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Andyís. Pours a hazy bright gold with white lacing. Aroma is fresh hop and clean malt. Mouthfeel is great with notes of fresh hop, citrus, pils, clean, malts. Yes.


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