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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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2776) - 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.

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2525) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Poured a hazy copper with wonderfully fluffy head; tiny constantly moving bubbles give this a very creamy palate. Malts are burnt/sweet caramel, especially in the middle. Nice mildly warm hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Explodes out of bottle with a 5+ finger light brown head but fades quickly leaving only traces of lace. Murky brown/amber with a ton of chunky bits, ugliest beer I’ve seen in a while. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is raisin and yeast. Starts with sweet raisin & plum, there is a hint of yeast in the background, finishes smooth and is actually very drinkable. $1.00 for a 12 oz bottle from Hoosick Street Discount Bev. Troy, NY.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Hoppy, red malt nose. Red aleish flavor - tart and malty. Sweet lemony finish. Too tart for me. A bunch of beers have been too tart for me as of late..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Cola - colored with a thick tan head. The thick head also had very nice retention. Malty aroma, caramel and raisins in the palate. This is a smooth creamy palate. A very nice vienna.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Wow, after the pilsner I wasn’t expecting this.Vienna style lager reminscant of Sam Adams in some way,although I wouldn’t call it a knock like so many others.A good example of what has become a boring style to me.


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