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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the style of “steam” beers born in 19th-century California, Tarnation is Baxter Brewing’s first lager. American crystal malts provide light toast and caramel notes along with the beer’s rich amber hue, while Munich malt supplies Tarnation’s malty body. The complex malt notes balance the ample bitterness of American Northern Brewer hops (the signature hop for this style) giving the beer great balance. An authentic San Francisco lager yeast ferments the brew, yielding a clean, crisp and satisfying beer. This lager requires several weeks of cold conditioning (“lagering”), but we think it’s worth the wait.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (1069) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Not bad I guess but there wasn’t a whole lot going on here. Light aromas of corn, caramel and some other chemicals. Looked like any other lighter beer. Flavors once again consisted of corn, caramel, chemicals, dough and bread. Somewhat thin bodied. Dry finish. A good gateway beer for people who normally drink macros.


2.3
Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 21, 2017
Can. Odd tinny finish and a skunky malt background. Not a great beer. Liked their IPA and porter though.

3.4
gripweed57 (2584) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2017
12 ounce can. Amber orange pour has a moderate sized frothy beige head. Grainy malt nose hints at citrus and toast. Soft light toasted grain malt upfront. Crisp, dry hop finish hints at citrus and spice. Very drinkable.

3.1
yespr (45710) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours clear and golden orange with a white head. Aroma is grainy and slight grassy. Dry, bitter and slight toasted malt. Bitter and slight herbal into the finish.

3
tfontana (1002) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2017
Can pour into shaker pint glass from Cigarette City. Appearance is clear amber with no sparkle, 1/2-finger width fizzy white ephemeral head and no lacing. Aroma is light caramel malts, lager yeast. Taste is bread and fruit (apple, peach). Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, a nice enough quaff but won’t be particularly memorable.

3.5
jgb9348 (6321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Light copper coloured body with a bronze glow and a thin off-white head. Aroma of metal, light malt, earth, flowers and hints of English hops along with some pungent toffee. Medium-bodied; Strong earthy malt flavour with a nice balanced hoppiness and some subdued caramelized sugars. Aftertaste is clean with some sweetness and a faint earthy malt note. Overall, a pleasant beer with nothing harsh and a smooth sweetness at the end. Nice to sample, especially on the train, given it’s simple to drink from a can! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased two days ago from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 19-June-2015 for US$2,25 sampled on the train from New York to Washington on 21-June-2015.

3.3
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2016
Can to pilsner. Nice crystal clear amber with a foamy head that dissipates but clings. Palate is interesting, amber little honey, nice grain board. Close to granddads beers.

3.7
polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Smells floral kind of burnt wood smell. Perfect amber color for a lager. Delicious taste of wood floral and sweet malts all the way around. Medium body light carbonation. Oh no not a bad lager had better

2.7
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Drank from a bottle poured into a pint glass, thank you Kevdawg. Smells and tastes wonderful.

3
MaBeer1972 (2085) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can from Julio’s. Pours out a light golden amber. Off-white head fades to almost nothing. Earthy-spice aromas and flavors with a decent malt base. Dry earthy finish.

3
Ed5388 (3487) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12oz can from dmaclamore and Ryan Lewis! It’s Dave rate day! Gonna drink every rate given to me from the man, the myth, the legend! First up....pours a clear amber color with a huge foamy off white head. Aroma of rotted citrus, loads of caramel malt, and some bready yeast. Taste mimics the nose.


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