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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Z Lager is an exotic lager with a slight aromatic smoke flavor, perfect for any occasion. Slight caramel undertones and a bright amber color compliment Z’s prominent smoke flavors.

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3.1
onceblind (10593) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Tap at brewery. Clear copper with a thin white cap. Smells like British mineral water and weird dark eastern European bread, and a bit of peat smoke. Flavor is much cleaner, leaning on peat smokiness on a light semi-sweet body, with some earthiness and a bit of an herbal tone. A little too light but I like the tone of it.

3.3
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2009
Pours copper, beige head. Aroma lightly smoky, malts and light caramel, Taste is malty, sweet notes of smoke with a light floral hoppy aftertaste. The smoke linger sin the background and never really comes to forward. Well balanced nothing being too forward and the smoke not really taking away from the overall palate.

2.8
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
The Lure:
Dry wooden smoke is embedded in the nutritious cereal. A minute vegetal character mars the delicate interplay at work, restraining attractive attributes.

The Festivities:
Agreeable smoke and fruitiness achieve a quenching personality. Cereal are uninteresting though, not offering much more than sustenance for the aforementioned flavors. Dry, mushy vegetables are approaching, perhaps intrinsic, but not welcome in any case.

Transcendence:
Waiting in line.

3
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Smoked lager?! Interesting stuff, poured on tap at the brewery is clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of raw smoke, caramel, some grass and earthy notes. Taste is some campfire type smoke, hints of grass and caramel, finishes fairly bitter. Very unique!

3.3
blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Malty aroma with sweet caramel and light smoke. The flavor is also sweet malty with toasted malts and hints of smoke. Nice enough. I could go for a bit more of a pronounced smoke flavor.

3.4
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear deep orangec olor, minimal off-white head. Moderate carbonation, more on the strong side, but crisp. A bit of lace. Nice, much more subtle smoke taste than that Achet Schlenkerla. I love the pure campfire aroma of the classic German smoke beer, but the caramel malt / smoke balance exhibited here is a more interesting take on an amber ( a style I usually find kind of boring ). Good sweet and savory taste, with the smoke.. Not mind-blowing, of course, but a nice balance in a more uncommon style which I enjoy.

3.1
douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle bought in Evanston, WY. Pours a clear copper color with a medium tan head. The aroma is mostly malts, some light fruit perhaps. The taste has the crisp malt of a lager but a ton of smoked and meaty flavors too. Some strong beef jerky in the finish along with some light and crisp hops. Not bad at all.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is softly smokey. Rich and sweet with a nice malty backbone of toasty malts. Sweet and malty with a great sweet smokiness. Soft lingering herbal hops. Really, this is nicely balanced, tasty rauchbier. A bit of spicy hoppiness on the back.

3.3
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Meaty smoke flavor, light nose of smoked malts with some licorice and smoked corn. Even palate, soothing mouth feel and medium bodied.

3
drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
1/20/12. 12oz bottle. Clear light amber pour with a small khaki head that is gone fast. Sweet, meaty aroma with a bit of pork fat and caramel. Sweet caramel entry with a tannic, almost acidic bitterness and just a touch of salty pork and maybe some... chocolate? Weird.


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