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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Rated at 35,000 feet on a Northwest flight from Detroit to DC. Hey...it was better then ordering the Bud Light. Sparkling amber, thick creamy off-white head. All light aromas of toasted caramel, white bread, hint of butter, with a very slight roasty, fruity undertone. Decent balance, somewhat sweet though with toasted caramel and honey being predominate. No bitternees unfortunately. Medium bodied, smooth soft carbonation, lightly toasted, semi-sweet finish. Nothing great obviously, but it beat the alternative.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Can-on a Northwest Air flight-I dont think Page actually brews the canned version, as it says New Ulm, MN-so maybe Schell contract brews it for them. Anyway, it was extremely off. A very harsh metallic finish and a flabby munich malt character that reminded me off a bad homebrew. The worst $5 I ever spent for a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
A little hoppy, but not much depth, seems thin. Aroma lacks, but has smooth and malty tones throughout. Excellent complex finish with a sweet aftertaste. Warm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2005
In the 12 oz. can during a NWA flight. Reddish amber in color. Nice fluffy head, but lacing was poor in the crappy airline plastic cup. I think this is essentially a Vienna-style ale with a fairly decent malty backbone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2004
Rich gold color with small head. Muted roasted malt nose. Med weight with a sweet to drying finish. Old malt flavors some roasted notes and faint cherry quality. Eh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2004
Not bad! Imagine my surprise of having this on a recent Northwest flight. Maybe its because NWA has a hub in MN. Anyhow, a bit of malty flavor and really nice. It hit the spot and I had it in a can! Give it a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Bottle pours a nice amber color with a decent head and no lace. The aroma is of slight hops. The flavor is slightly yeasty, malty, and a minor hop finish with a rather thin body. Overall, fair...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2004
I really enjoyed this one. There was a nice fluffly head, and the colour was a very sparkling clear copper type colour. The flavour was good, nice and malty with an excellent hop finish. Honestly the best of its category Ive had so far.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (4149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Copper in appearance. A bit of head and a few spots of lace. Nose is very malty and slightly dusty. Overly sweet, sticky and a bit flat. I must say I am not digging this, not in the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36481) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2004
A hazy dark orange beer with a fine collapsing and lazing orange head. The nose is of oranges, yeast, malt, and hints of hops. The flavor is of oranges, yeast, caramel, malt, aroma hops, and slight touches of bitter hops giving it a dry end. Surprisingly yeasty.

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