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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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3.7
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Mmmm, Vienna...! Not often I drink one of these. This was nice a crisp with enough maltyness to make it near perfect. Hints of citrus, grass, sugars, and a light hop note. Good stuff!!

3.7
craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2. Amber colored pour, smallish white head. Nose and flavor show that it’s definitely an American hopped German style beer; more grass and light citrus bitterness than spicy, floral noble characteristics. Nice spicy, almost rye-like malt profile. Smooth and crisp. Very well done.

3.7
Steve_0 (3744) - 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.

3.7
Brentv (682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours a beautiful amber with thin head and lacing. Grassy aroma with caramel and some toffee. Taste is moderately sweet with a bitter hoppy finish. Nice easy drinker.

3.7
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
From bottle. Clear amber golden color with plenty of bubbles. Aroma is caramel malt, grassy hops, and hay. Taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit, grass, and a light citrusy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, with a good balance of sweet malts and light bitterness.

3.7
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thanks to Eugene for sharing this. Clear amber, white head. Caramel, toast, biscuit. Light body, lively carb, short finish, crisp and flawless as Heater Allen is.

3.7
Capa (3400) - 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

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (8293) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2017
500ml bottle thanks to Toby pours out a crisp copper amber topped with a sand head. Nose is great rich malts plenty of cereal some light floral notes. Taste is more of the nice malts light toasted malts some sweetness.

3.6
sebletitje (10287) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
cheers to Googzoid10 for the trade. pours nice copper, small white-off white head. aroma, nice malts, biscuity nose, pale malts and mild hops. flavors, malty, grainy, mild bitterness, malt profile comes out as not too strong but enough to help enhance the experience. Light bready/biscuit malts with moderate piney finish. Solid brew.

3.6
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
22oz Bomber – The Bier Shoppe – Eugene, OR
Aroma – Light malt aroma with some hops in the nose.
Appearance – Golden in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Easy drinking malt and hops balanced flavors. Light and flavorful.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Easy drinking common ale.


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