RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
American Lager. Kettle Series. For all those people afraid of beer you can’t see through, this one is for you. Please refrain from drinking and driving riding lawn mowers; the wait will be worth it!

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Larry_Duffman (582) - - AUG 5, 2017
I had it from the can. The taste is grain and lemon. It’s tasty for the style. It’s pretty nicely balanced and refreshing.

slowrunner77 (12591) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2016
light refreshing beer - 12 oz can - light hops and a crisp graininess throughout. Good for what it’s trying to be.

ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Can. Corn yellow with an appropriately corny nose. Fine thick white head. Settles quickly. Grainy white bread all day.

coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Can via big chris. A creamy and yeast twang mixed, grass nosed body. Light and fluffy body. Quick drinking snd smooth. Gently hopped. Does the can truly need the warni g...."contains barley" ???

SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Can: Poured golden and white head. Aroma is grassy. Soft grassy could be very refreshing on a hot day.

willisread (3554) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Can from Mitsuya’s. Drank from the can. Grainy aroma with light berry and some grassiness. Thin body with a malty watery mouthfeel. Slightly metallic with a grassy finish. Not very good.

MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2015
Eigentlich ein sehr angenehmes Bierchen, das sich wunderbar trinken lässt ob seiner Leichtigkeit. Daneben bietet es jedoch auch ordentlich Hopfigkeit, viel Frische, einen leicht trockenen Abgang. Gute Sache.

McTapps (6957) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
Can. The beer has got a clear golden colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt, hops, miuld fruits and straw. Mild hoppy, light metallic finish.

shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Can at Grub. Aroma is a bit sweet, bit of wheatiness, bit of berries. Taste is strawberry, fruity, bit of wheat at the end. Bit creamy. Light hop bite. Nice enough. I like the can design.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
For the most part, what separates “craft” beer from non-craft beer is the recipe. After all, the vast majority of the beer brewed and consumed in the world is of the adjunct lager style with only slight variations between recipes. So I’m not sure what the point of Caldera Lawnmower Lager is since it’s very similar to the Big Boys’ brews in every facet. Not that it’s bad, though; in fact, I’d definitely take this over a macro of the style, but there are better craft lagers out there.

I poured a 12oz can into a shaker glass. It was canned on 6/17/15 and cost $2.30 ($0.19 per ounce).

Appearance: Golden in color with spastic carbonation easily seen through the clear body. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which mostly dissipates but does leave a bit of a lacing.

Smell: Similar to other fizzy yellow lagers. No distinct malt or hop presence. Clean and inoffensive, though.

Taste: I think the best way to describe this palette would be as macro adjunct lager done better. Though that’s not that great of a compliment. The taste here is quite familiar – pale grain with only a touch of hops (it’s only 16 IBUs, after all). I get a slight tangy presence on the finish, maybe even some acetaldehyde. I was hoping for some real hop flavor, but there’s just a light dry bitterness throughout. It’s made with flaked rice so there is a familiar Budweiser-like component here. Still, it doesn’t taste like canned corn or metallic like many macro brews.

Drinkability: I drank this specifically on a hot and sunny summer day because at only 3.9% ABV, it’s exactly the kind of beer you want for the situation. Unfortunately, Caldera Lawnmower Lager is not especially refreshing. In fact, there is a bit of a starchy taste that lingers. I will say it’s plenty crisp and easy to get down, though I would not consider it for sessioning because I’m not enamored with the taste.

RATING: 5/10

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