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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our Winter Lager seasonal went over so well in 2011 that we decided to make a year-round beer! Route 66 is a traditional, amber lager brewed with four types of barley, Hallertauer and Willamette hops giving it a crisp, malty finish. 5.0% ABV and 18 IBU’s. Available only in bottles and on draft at select locations. Go here to find out where!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (650) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Poured from bottle, clear golden orange, good head and lacing, extremely smooth with great body...particularly for a lager. I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to try this Okie brew. Very chuggable and more flavor than you’d expect. I’m quite surprised by this given several circumstances.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackl (5608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Sample @ Great Arkansas Beer Fest. Copper pour with a small head. Husky grain and grass. Honey. Pretty neutral. Similar flavor. Taste is similar. Sweet grain, bread. Light apple crisp. Light body, active carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3692) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
From a friend. Almost positive this came from the Beer of the Month Club. Pours amber with a beige head. Medium body. Nose is malts. Flavor is malts and some bitter hops. Flavor and bitter finish. Perfectly OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (15638) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sample at Great Arkansas beer festival. Clear very pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of light hay. taste is light watery straw. Plain.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head. Biscuit and maltiness are forward. Slightly sweet. Decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beachmaster (225) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light copper, with a small head that rapidly fades, leaving fair lacing. No noticeable nose, and a slightly malty, very faint taste. Watery, not much there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Appearance: clear copper, with a quickly fading light tan head and no lacing. Aroma: toasty, caramel malts, light toffee, hint of cola. Taste: sweet, toasty malts, caramel, light molasses, warm brown bread. Finish: ends with a pleasant, earthy, mellow hops that balance the lingering sweet toast. Notes: Some confusion. Bottle says ’66 American Amber Lager’. Not sure if this is their ’Route 66 American Lager’ or their ’Amber Lager’. Either way, it’s darn good. Comparable to, but better than, Yuengling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Trevor. Pours golden clear copper with rapidly settling off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, toffee, lightly nutty, and quite sweet. Flavor is sweet up front, toffee/caramel. Mild and straightforward, but less offensive than your typical premium lager. Moderate carbonation, light body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
z_man (1) - - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Aroma - A little off-putting. Buttery toast with a whiff of creamed corn notes - A little unpleasant. Appearance - Bright copper color with nice white head that dissipated quickly and left a thin lace on the glass. Taste - Malty sweetness dominated by toast and butter. Did not detect much caramel flavor by my palate. Finished up reasonably dry. Palate - A little thin for a malty beer. Overall - If I were sampling based on aroma I would have passed. This is not a beer I would come back to after my original tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7578) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Draft - Light sweet grains. Pale gold with a rich white head. Sweet pale malts with a dry finish. Pretty nondescript and bland, but better than most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (227) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 12, 2014
With a quickly diminishing head and very light amber coloring, this brew does not impress from word one, but is a solid entry in the amber lager category. Solid malt backbone aids in balancing the hop character that is admittedly more robust than your standard amber (which I consider a plus). Overly effervescent, i do t see how this was ever a winter seasonal, but matches well with the early days of summer. A malty, clean finish closes out the brew. Great for when you want something with more interest but the clean finish you want in the high summer days of the south. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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