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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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From the 1700s through the early 1900s steamboats were used to transport people and produce the length of Seneca Lake. If there were passengers at a dock a white flag was flown during the day and a red flag in the evening. Amber Lager is a malty, full-bodied Vienna style lager. Its strong malt flavor and aroma arise from generous amounts of Vienna and Caramel malts,complimented by a delicate aroma of Tettnang and Hallertau hops. Wagner Brewing Company is pleased to announce that we received an award for excellence for Wagner Valley Dockside Amber Lager.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2002
This is the ONE beer that this brewery does right, and boy have they gotten it right! It’s remarkably subtle in its combination of Hallertau/Tettnang with the delicious Vienna malts. No wonder they won an award. Fairly sweet with buttery malts, it’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Their other beers sure do suck though. This one-hit-wonder brewery has the one-hit thing in common with A Flock Of Seagulls, who I will be seeing in concert in two weeks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
This is a fairly tasty dark lager. Usually I am not a big fan of lagers, but this is malty and sweet with a nice bitter balance. Excellent aroma and very carbonated, this is a good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Dark amber color. Intense floral hop aroma, sweet up front and a bitter finish, with no hop flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Transparent caramel color. Creamy off white edge head. Slow rising tiny bubbled carbonation. Solid Vienna malt aroma, clean water and spicy hops. Toasty and mellow with a smooth feel to it. Gentle malt sweetness. Clean, quenching light body. Long Vienna malt aftertaste and a building German hop balance. Very fresh tasting. Finishes richer with a more noticeable caramel topping. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
QXSTER199 (9) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
Seemed true to style. Big malt balanced by noble hops. Didn’t expect much from a brewery in a winery, but the beers were exceptional.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Copper; Faint nose; some fresh rye bread flavours in the malt; vienna malt very evident. A good example.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2000
Great malt and hop floral nose. Good head and lace, an all round good beer.


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