Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is
clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain,
cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of peach. Flavor is
moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly
bitter, slightly metallic. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture,
lively carbonation. Bitterness never develops, so this is a somewhat
sticky sweet beer to drink. The aroma is pleasant, though. A Vienna in
spirit, but with enough whispers of American Dark to prevent
recommendation. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
In the bottle at the HyVee Oktoberfest beer tasting in Council Bluffs. Clear amber in color with an ivory head. Aroma of cooked vegetables and malt. The flavor is the same boiled vegetables but also has caramel and toasted malts. The tingly palate finish is not smooth. DJC (238) - USA - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Nice amber color, but I wish the off-white head would have lasted longer. Some of the remaining head does glide down the side of the glass after each drink, though, and that boosted the appearance score. Semi-sweet, toasted malt aroma and flavor. Very mild caramel finish. A pleasure to drink. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 Tap at the brewery. Clear red orange appearance with a small head. Dull amber malty aroma. Dull amber malty flavor with a slight roastiness and somewhat bitter. Ok to average. BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Light, clear copper appearance, moderate head formation. Malty, lightly spiced aroma. Sweet caramel malt creamy, toasted almost burnt treacle in the second half, mild bitterness in the finish.
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small off white head. Aromas of carmel apples and sweet malt. Palate was light and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt, carmel, and some fruitiness with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a blurb about the lager on the side of label, no freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a chill hazy amber with a foamy, bubbly topped off-white head that settled into a semi-sticky, bubbly thin lacing, highly carbonated. To the nose, it had a earthy, fruity aroma with an underlining toasted grainy maltiness. Some musky notes as well. A slick, carbonated light bodied mouth feel, average drinkability. Had a strangely sweet taste, veggie and berry, a buried toasted maltiness and a earthy bitter finish with an unpleasant subtle veggie and metallic aftertaste.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Almost sorta nasty with funky flavors and aromas going on. Barely drinkable and what the heck? MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Pours yellow/orange with a thin off white head. Sort of a stale cardboard aroma and sweet malt. A hint of grapes. Flavor is sweet and bubbly. A pretty bad beer. GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - The second brewery on our day of touring Ft. Collins beer scene was Fort Collins. Although in the smaller side (and without much of the identifying ethos that O’Dell and New Belgium ooze) it packed a few gems. In between them were the middling beers, and the Edgar Lager Amber was one of those. My first note remarked on the happiness. Or, as I wrote, "Hella hoppy for a lager." Cashew and a sort of aged pilsner taste permeate the brew, but then drop off suddenly leaving the flavor of mineral water. Not my ideal start to a line up of beers.