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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2453) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland (from notes). Light coffee and caramel aroma. Some light caramel roasted in the initial /mid offers up some grassy hoppiness / final has a moderate bitterness and light chocolate notes. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Really good. Pours a reddish hue. First notes are toast and bread. A sharp kick in the middle and a little citrus. Simple and elegant.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Draught. Poured Dark amber red with thich white head. Much lacing. Not much aroma, just a faint maltiness. Medium bodied with a malty flavour. Lekker bitter edge and a good finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2. Amber colored pour, smallish white head. Nose and flavor show that it’s definitely an American hopped German style beer; more grass and light citrus bitterness than spicy, floral noble characteristics. Nice spicy, almost rye-like malt profile. Smooth and crisp. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1989) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2011
22 oz from Roth’s Sunnyside Market S.Salem. $4.79 Light amber, slightly hazy body with a really nice thicK eggshell white head. Good hearty malt aromas,a little grassy hop. Taste is mainlly light caramel malts followed by a great grassy,zesty hop kin the end. I really liked how this one went down..very good balance/change over from malt to hops. Overall the bect Steam i have had..went down an absolute treat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Mmmm, Vienna...! Not often I drink one of these. This was nice a crisp with enough maltyness to make it near perfect. Hints of citrus, grass, sugars, and a light hop note. Good stuff!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1532) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Rich, deep amber. Fairly cloudy. Nice blanket of white foam. Some lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a solid hoppy character on top. Hops are mostly citrus and floral with a little grassiness. Biscuit and honey. Mild toffee, a bit nutty. The taste is lightly sweet with medium-light bitterness. Very tasty beer. Clean and refreshing. Light but full mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2009
22 oz bottle from Market of Choice. Pours a clear copper with an off white cap of foam. Aroma is full of caramel, brown sugar and some raisins and other dark fruit. Flavor is very malty, great caramel and fruit mixture. Pretty sweet, very smooth and easy to drink. Tasty brew once again from these guys.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1461) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1264) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thanks to Eugene for sharing this. Clear amber, white head. Caramel, toast, biscuit. Light body, lively carb, short finish, crisp and flawless as Heater Allen is.


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