grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a dark amber color that is a little hazy with an off white head.The aroma is a floral orange sent.The taste is a hopy citrus with a slight malt sweetness.The body is medium and the finish is a bitter aftertaste that grows as you drink.Overall a good beer. Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
Id give it a 10 for best american lager ive ever had. Perfect blend of hops and malts. ronaldtheriot (1918) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Coney Island Lager has a very thick, creamy, light beige head, lots of chunky and thick lacing around the glass, a semi-opaque amber appearance, and no apparent streaming bubbles. The aroma is of dank, fruity, bready malts with a touch of a hop zing. Taste is of sweet and sour malt, brown bread, citrus, and one encounters a hoppy undertaste, but the bitterness is low, overall. Lots of hop oil also comes across in the smell and flavor. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, and Coney Island Lager finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a really nice, interesting beer. You should most certainly check it out. RJT
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 This pale laeger pours with a deep amber almost red hue color. It has nice notes of sweet malt and floral hops that show cotton candy! The mouthfeel turns the classic bitter flavors into a lightly sweet fruit flavor. The fiinish is crisp with the correct amount of bitterness. I found about this beer from my friends at Bierkraft in Brooklyn. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 8, 2007
Nose of spice, grass, & perfume. Pours a clear copper. The nice cascade resolves into a fully lasting off-white rocky head that leaves behind good lace. The brew is spicy with a good malt profile well balanced by a more than adequate hops presence. The rewarding finish is long. The medium creamy body is lively and feels clean at the finish. I have a bone to pick with whoever entered this brew as a "Pale Lager". IMHO this is a perfect example of a "Premium Lager".
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Attractive clear orange amber body with a sturdy almond head. Aroma of caramel, spicy hops and some fruity esters. Nicely balanced with spicy and earthy hop bitterness and toasty caramel maltiness. A hint of red apples underneath. Nice drinking lager. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Bomber. Poured clear healthy caramel with lots of rising carbonation and a short cap of beige head. The aroma was quite enjoyable with wet grass and bready sweetness accented by ample doses of floral and citrusy hoppage.. very Czech-lagery as one might say. Flavor was even better.. crisp bread and fruity notes at the core with bright citrus and floral bitterness leaving an exclamation on the finish. Crisp and clean on the palate with a smooth flow. Didn’t see this one coming! gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Clear light amber pour. Apperance is just about the only thing that gives away the lager classification. It has a nice chew body. Very floral type hoppiness with a bitter finish more like an apa. Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
22 oz bomber from Windmill Farms. Nice amber color, aroma is spicy hops. Light, clean, crisp, refreshing. Everything a good lager should be. Awesome Vienna. FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Pours with an almost three finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear, but is a nice red color, which I wasn’t expecting, when held up to the light the beer shows a red-hued, copper color. The aroma is a nice mix of fruity hops and sweet malt. The hop character, while somewhat soft, has a real nice mix of spice and herbal notes to it; touches of cinnamon, hints of sweet basil and perhaps a touch of lemon grass. Soft, sweet malt character that is lightly caramelized and has a touch of berry-like fruitiness to it (though this is most assuredly contributed by the hops as well) is found up front, while the finish has notes of crushed soda crackers and dusty malt to it. The aroma, while somewhat subtle overall, is really quite nice; I really am enjoying the interplay between hop and malt and how much each of them bring to the aroma.
Lightly sweet as it hits the tongue for the first time, the beer quickly picks up a nice herbal hoppiness as well as a soft, nip of bitterness. Underlying caramelized grain notes and sweet grain contribute a slight body to this brew that provides a palate coating fullness that I was not necessarily expecting of this brew (meaning it drinks a little bigger than its 5.5% might suggest). This has a ton of malt and hop character; herbal, almost mint-like, fruity with berry notes, touches of bergamot, slightly astringent / green hops in the finish, biscuit notes, crushed soda crackers, chewy bread crust and perhaps a touch of grape-like or honey like malt character.
Quite clean tasting (as a good lager should be), but it has a nice full flavor of malt and hop character. Really the only thing keeping this from being incredibly good is that the hop character gets a touch too astringent and green in the finish. This is definitely a really pleasant surprise, I wasn’t expecting much when I cracked the top of this brew. I have no idea what "style" this beer is, the interesting use of American hops here puts this in a category of its own, but it is quite tasty and certainly worth tracking down for the lower-alcohol lager lovers out there.
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