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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
12 oz bottle, from the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber, maybe even a bit too dark for a Vienna, with a small fizzy beige head that vanished completely. The nose is dry toasty malt with a certain amount of huskiness, a little dark caramel, very slight floral hops. Malt forward flavor, sweet, toasty, caramel, even a little nuttiness Finishes a little on the husky side for being a lager, minimal hoppiness from from to back. The flavor and the mouth feel are not especially clean or crisp like I want from a Lager, and there’s really not a whole lot of Vienna malt character. Medium bodied with fizzy moderate carbonation. This is certainly drinkable, and not a bad beer per se, but it pretty well misses the mark for a good Vienna to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet nutty with german style malts. Caramel, toffee, and a thin body. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a medium, white, frothy head and a copper body. A lot of tiny sedimentation. Nose of yeast, wine and lemon. Thick with a caramel malt taste and a slight tin finish. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours a deep ruby amber with brown and an smaller bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel, lightly toasty, some floral notes, along the sweet malty side of things. Flavor of nuts, toasted malts, some metallic, light hop flavor, sweet toffee malts. A decent well made beer, just not something I would go out of my way to get.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
(draft @ Wagner Valley Brewing Company - Lodi, NY) Orange pour with a thin white head. Light malty aroma with some mild hop bitterness. Nothing out of the ordinary. Flavor is exactly the same. Some light malts with a bit of hop bitterness. Kind of ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bready malt, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of cola, sweet bready malt, some vegetal notes as the beer warms. Thin, watery, grainy body. The aroma/flavor composition are more like a doppelbock than a vienna to me. The flavor gets worse as you drink it. Not a fan. 6/4/5/3/11 (2.9/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours a flat transparent amber color with a minute white head. Aroma is roasty and nutty--maltiness. Start is very sweet, but not cloying. Honey--pleasant. Unfortunately, there isnt really much more character. End is kind of smokey tasting. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through the first two sips and left no lace. Mild aroma of malt and not much else. The flavor is weak malt that is both bready and a bit grainy. Flat would be the best way to describe the flavor. There is some very minor hops at the finish. I would not call this a bad beer, but I would say that it is dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3576) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 I had a draft sample at the Flour City brewfest at Rochester NY. This brew had a ample body with a hearty flavor. I’ll have to try a bottle sometime. 6-13-06 I had a bottle and I tasted more hops now than before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Nice copper color with minimal head. Slight aroma of caramel, malts and a bit of hops. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, malts and slight hops. A bit watery.

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