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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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ZigZag River Lager is an old favorite from the Portland Brewing archives. It’s a clean, easy-drinking golden lager brewed with Nugget and Tettnang hops and a touch of malted wheat to give it a crispness perfect for Portland summers.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (247) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
I took a week off from beer during finals week, and celebrated the end of my academic quarter with a sixer of this. I was in the mood for something more appropriate for winter, but this caught my eye and I realized I’d been meaning to try it. So, here goes. 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color, slight white head, no lacing. Aroma is grassy and yeasty. Flavor has a strong malt backbone. Mouthfeel is a bit lively, very crisp. Overall, a very good lager, and very refreshing. Makes me wish it was summer already.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy gold, with a big head and some lacing. nose is malt, yeast, a bit of hop. Crisp but lackluster taste, malt, yeast. Wett muddy finish, but still very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1946) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle on a Horizon Air flight home from Santa Barbara

Deep gold pour, white head. Malty nose. Surprisingly big flavor, assertively hopped with lingering lemon-peel oils. Malts confer a bit of sweetness but are overwhelmed at the end. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dittoson (24) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
A truly clean and easy drinking beer. Aroma, taste, and palate are all smooth and not overpowering. A good beverage to have two or five of.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3800) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a mostly clear light amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is malt forward, with some grains and light bread notest to it. Taste isn’t too sweet, and ends up being bready with a slight bit of caramel. Better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squizzle (151) - Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Good, dependable Portland beer. I think it pour pretty in a glass. Lager borders on ale taste. Recently found this for 98 cents a big bottle at my local grocery store. Right on!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3656) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle: Poured a golden to orange with whispery white head. Aroma is grain. Taste is a nice fresh grain, wheat, and corn.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - AUG 31, 2013
Medium gold, slight haze, white head. Neutral grainy malt character with a very light touch of caramel, a little floral hop note, medium bodied. Drinkable but pretty one dimensional.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (400) - Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2013
An average lager. Bready/wheaty, slight maltiness, alcohol is a bit noticeable. Somewhat smooth but not too easy to finish for the tongue. Nothing standout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice bread crust malt aroma and flavor, with subtle floral character. Also some not-so-great seaweed-like character. Mild, pleasant bitterness.


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