RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.27%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hardtail Lager is an Amber American Lager with a moderate caramel sweetness coming from the generous use of munich and caramel malts, and balanced with moderate use of European noble hops for flavor and bitterness. Hardtail is fermented cold and lagered for 30 day thus providing the active hardtail consumer a crisp full body drinkable beer, not too heavy, not too light, just right. I’ll have another.

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2.9
MightyHef (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
No real aroma to speak of...light caramel sweetness in the beginning with a light body. Light lacing. A session beer that does not stand out among amber beers.

2.9
onceblind (9676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. Clear amberish-copper with a foamy white head. Nose is biscuity and with a wee note of toffee. Flavor is light and simple with biscuity caramalt sweetness and little else. Uncomplicated and easy to drink.

2.9
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with really no head at all. Aroma of honey, bread, malt sweetness and a hint of hops. Pretty balanced overall. Sweet flavor and a dry finish. Just a slight hint of butter coming through.

2.8
scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice clear amber with a nice one inch beige head that slowly fades. Taste is of malt, caramel, dust, fruit, hops, and some resin. Similar aroma. Decent body. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. The only real downside is the price.

2.8
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Clear amber with a quickly fading off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and malt. Hopless taste of caramel and malt, not much going on here. A touch dry and bland with a mild peppery finish.

2.8
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12oz bottle–thanks Blazer06-lt tan-amber. A-medium malt/cereal-caramel, some fruit. T-cereal/lt-med malt, caramel, some fruit hops.

2.7
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottled, amber color with white foam, aroma and flavor of caramel, granola, some wheat , finish is soft

2.6
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 Bottle. Pours a light amber with off-white head. Aroma has light caramel with a touch of grain. Flavor seems a bit rough for what this is....notes of caramel, toffee, earthy, just a hint of sweetness, maple with a peppery finish. Light-medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. I’d finish it.

2.5
Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, metallic. I was prepared for something awful based on the label art, but it’s merely simplistic, sweet, and metallic...no glaring flaws to laugh at, other than the aforementioned godawful label design...the center of which looks like a 9-year-old’s unfinished drawing (and might actually be exactly that). If I was a biker I’d be embarrassed that this was marketed for my subculture.

2.3
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Amber pour with a cream head. Nose is sweet malts, caramel, dough, fruits, not too appealing. Easy on the palate, overly sweet, cereal, faint hops, caramel, cereal finish.


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