James Page Iron Range Amber Lager

RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 134   ABV: 4.48%
Smooth and malty. A true European red with 100% two-row malted barley, spalter hops and Munich malts. German lager yeast and a minimum six weeks of cool, cellaring.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Clean slightly sweet malt aroma with a touch of grass. Copper colored with a thin, mostly diminishing white head. Clean malty flavor with a light mouthfeel and a quick dry finish. Enough hops for balance without showing up in the flavor. Thin and easy to drink, kind of like a slightly less flavorful Point Classic Amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pours a reddish amber color with thin white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is quite malty with a taste that follows. Slightly bitter finish and a lighter body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Had this one bottled. Nice, deep amber color with a very thin head, quite clear, fairly simple but what Vienna Red isnt? I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
pours amber with average head. aroma is malty, taste follows suit with very little bitter palate. fairly light, would have liked to see more to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle and served in my SN pint glass:

A light amber hue with an initial fizzy head which fades to a small ring and left some lace. The aroma has notes of grain and pale malt with a dash of caramel. Some buttered bread and very mild fruit esters as well. The taste is rather straight forward but enjoyable. You get some acidic fruits and light bitters with that sweet and bready malt base. The finish is rather short but some lingering caramel flavor does stay around. The feel is lively enough and very lightly astrengent. I have had better but also far worse, a quaffable brew all things told.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Clear coppery/amber color, with no head at all. Aroma, sweet, amlty, light graininess, minimal hops. Grainy on the palate, as well, but overall clean and smooth. Light bodied, but not thin, flavor, and its not a bad one, remains sip after sip, gulp after gulp. Not bad at all. A tasty little lager, when youre not in the mood for anything more challenging. Good crossover brew, for the less adventurous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigsturgis (3) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2005 does not count
This is the best beer that I have ever had. This beer is better than any commen Pilsner.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Poured from a bottle with a pretty clear amber/copper color. There wasnt much for aroma. I detected some sort of sweet flavor to it under all the maltiness... possibly a caramel taste??? Palate seemed a little sticky leaving my mouth somewhat unsatisfied. Overall though i wouldnt mind trying it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjweatherstone (4) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2005 does not count
This is a good solid beer that can somethmes be a little watery. It has an average amount of bitterness, but not overpowering. The only thing lacking in this beer is that it may be a little to light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (6020) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2005
On tap at the Metrodome. Very light malt aroma. Light red. Flavors of malt and citrus. Heavily carbonated and sour.

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