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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We like to call this a Northwest Amber Lager, but it is often categorized as a Vienna style lager. The beer originally started out resembling a Steam Beer style beer, but we’ve slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where it’s really just a lager beer, and too smooth, to fit that category. The color looks like a Vienna style lager, but the amount and type of hops, and the grain bill are quite different. We use Magnum and Cascade hops in this beer, and they blend well with the American (51%), German (43%) and British (6%) malts we use. The beer features strong hop character, along with smooth malt, caramel, and toffee flavors and aromas, with a refreshing bite in the finish. This beer goes really well with pulled pork and brisket. (1.012 BG, 5.0%, 36 IBU, 9.0 SRM)

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3.6
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Brian, pours amber white head. Aroma of leather, bread, Flavors doughy, leather, some citrus, healthy hopping and bitterness.

3.7
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle at home after a long day at work. Pour is clear amber with a fluffy off-white head and great lacing. Snappy, crackers, toffee, grassy, slightly fruity, husky, and caramelly aroma. Taste is chewy malt, toffee, cookie, light grass, slightly floral, slightly toasted cracker, and oranges with a crisp bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Clean and easy drinking lager but not quite up to their pilsener’s standard.

3.8
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
22 oz bottle. Misty amber with a spongy white head. Nose is toffee, orange, apple and light pine; lovely. Medium light with bright but soft carb. Taste is bitter lemon, juicy grapefruit, hint of caramel. These folks do great lagers.

2.4
DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is a very pleasant, sweet, floral aroma with caramel maltiness. The hops really unleash a very nice floral bouquet. So quaffable. Transparent amber-colored body with a medium, light orange head. Good lacing, but the head is a little weak. Starts with a hoppy, bitter, astringent earthy hop explosion. This is super bitter and harsh. There’s very little malt character here to back up the really heavy medicinal hop bitterness. Super dry. A severe disappointment.

3.8
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle from Corvallis. Pours a reddish tinged amber with an offwhite head. Nose shows some soft sweetness and clean, herbal hops, tending towards an English type character. Toasty malt with a drying finish. Medium bitterness and richly malty overall. Really nice stuff.

3.7
Capa (3433) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Beautiful amber with a white head. Aroma is more floral hop than I was expecting with light toasted malt. Some bread, and pine. Flavor is heavier on the pine in the floral notes, a bit of lightly caramel malt, toasted malt. A very hop driven Vienna Lager. Highly enjoyable beer but I could use a slightly stronger maltbackbone

4.3
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 bottle. pours a clear amber with a foamy offwhite head. leaves some decent lace. aroma of toast, crackers, bright bitter grass. touch of rye bread and a touch of doughy caramel. taste is bright grassy caramel kissed dough. toast. bread. clean. crisp. surprisingly bitter. pretty good. original score 3.8

another bottle. consumed feb 1st. wow. must have been super fresh or something. phenomenal. caramel, bright tropical fruit hops, luscious toasted dough. everything pops. a little too good. more recent rate. with what i presume was a fresher bottle 4.5. i’’ll giver heater allen the benefit of the doubt and weigh the better bottle more.

4.1
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours deep red with a huge foamy off-white head. Crackery malt on the nose, dry with lightly spicy herbal hops. Taste is a little fuller, with notes of caramel that mix with the lightly bready malt. Hint of lemongrass and lots of spicy herbal hops. Medium body and nice carbonation. Wonderful.

3.5
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Doughy malts with some light citrus and floral notes. Taste us fairly dry and moderately bitter, somewhat medicinal with a bit of aspirin.

3.5
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Deep copper with a smooth off-white head. Nutty caramel up front, smooth with a medium bitter finish and some fruitiness. The hops don’t come through as much as the bobtoberfest, but the malts give that nice warming feel that I got out of it. Another solid offering of theirs.


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