RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Crafted in the spirit of thirst quenching Mexican lagers, this well balanced amber lager is crisp with just a suggestion of caramel. 2009 California State Fair - SILVER 2008 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Amber Lager – BRONZE

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6958) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Multiple draught pints at Sunset Grill, on 11/17/07 and subsequently.
A deeper bronze than Modelo or any other tropical lager, but the thin white head is not long retained, leaving little/no lacing. Clear.
Definite modelo yeast notes in the aroma (acetyldehyde, paper pulp, various minerals) with some backing bready/doughy malt notes that are lightly sweet. A trace of toffee enters on the finish, after warming, with slightly more fruitiness (apples mainly) than I’d expect from a tropical lager. Not much hoppiness in the nose, though some lighth grassiness is apparent. No alcohol. Acetyldehyde is the only flaw.
Toffee-tinged doughy malts are sweet and rather supple for a lager, with a strong mineral accent that balances. Crisp and papery (acetyldehyde) on the finish, but it works in so far as using this yeast goes. Some stronger noble hop presence, while departing from a tropical pale lager, would still be appreciated. As is, it’s faintly grassy, with a pinch of bitterness throughout. Medium carbonation does not get out of control, nor is the beer watery/thin. The malting is definitely the strong point here. No alcohol in flavor, only acetyldehyde is perceived slightly.

DroolYeast (1764) - Odder, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2017
Aroma is light parfume hops and some fruitiness. Amber with white head. Taste is light+ sweet and light bitter. Light body, watery feel.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017

[ As Bear Republic El Oso ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, hay, straw, pale malt, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, hay, stra, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161230]

djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus and pine. Medium body, citrus, resin, rye, light finish, decent.

Camons (13496) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2016
Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma malt, caramel, light bread. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, bread. Medium body, average carbonation. 301216

chrisv10 (18704) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2016
Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little bread, medium sweet, hop, little grass and a little bitter.

HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2016
Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter slightly acetic flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate.

Rasmus40 (22129) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2016
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 301216

saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2016
Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, straw and hops. Light bitter finish.

Theydon_Bois (21429) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, Healdsburg, 04/02/16. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is caramel, grain, light bread, pale malt. Taste comprises light vanilla, cereal, grain, grassy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so.

Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. The nose has some toasted cereal, hints of caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with some caramel, more cereal, light bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with grains, cereal, sugary caramel. So so.

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