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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 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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2011
22 oz from Rothís 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2012
Tasted on 4/23/12 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade with hannont. Pours clear orange amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving soapy residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is nutty cereal malt and a lightly creamy aroma, with some pine needle and resin hops. The flavor is more of the same, with the nutty cereal and lightly creamy malt up front, moving to fairly intense bitter pine hops on the back. The body is fairly light with lively carbonation and a long nutty and bitter pine hops finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2009
not sure why this beer is languishing at 3.22 when the rating are 3.5 and 3.7. Iíll try to get the rating deservably higher. weird. the average goes up but the actual score goes down. what type of math is ratebeer using???? it was 3.22 when I rated it as a 3.8. now its 3.05. thatís stupid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2334) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3319) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22 oz bottle. Misty amber with a spongy white head. Nose is toffee, orange, apple and light pine; lovely. Medium light with bright but soft carb. Taste is bitter lemon, juicy grapefruit, hint of caramel. These folks do great lagers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottled. Pours dark orange with a lovely, fluffy off-white top. Good retention and lace. Aroma of toffee, caramel, earth, and dough. Medium sweet and refined. Light bitter attack followed by a nice dose of malt, minimally sweet. Medium body, thin-oily texture, average carbonation, and a solid, long bitter finish. Very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle from Corvallis. Pours a reddish tinged amber with an offwhite head. Nose shows some soft sweetness and clean, herbal hops, tending towards an English type character. Toasty malt with a drying finish. Medium bitterness and richly malty overall. Really nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2. Amber colored pour, smallish white head. Nose and flavor show that itís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2575) - 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 pilsenerís standard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (327) - 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.


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