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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the 1700s through the early 1900s steamboats were used to transport people and produce the length of Seneca Lake. If there were passengers at a dock a white flag was flown during the day and a red flag in the evening. Amber Lager is a malty, full-bodied Vienna style lager. Its strong malt flavor and aroma arise from generous amounts of Vienna and Caramel malts,complimented by a delicate aroma of Tettnang and Hallertau hops. Wagner Brewing Company is pleased to announce that we received an award for excellence for Wagner Valley Dockside Amber Lager.

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3.4
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
Healthy toffee murmuring earth tones...Citrus fruit cookies with smoky residue and little bitterness...Peachy sweetness dominates amidst a prevalent lack of pretention...

3.2
DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours a flat transparent amber color with a minute white head. Aroma is roasty and nutty--maltiness. Start is very sweet, but not cloying. Honey--pleasant. Unfortunately, there isnt really much more character. End is kind of smokey tasting. A decent beer.

3.4
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Looks like iced tea, minimal head. I smell hints of coffee, malty and sweet. Tastes malty and sweet too. Kinda like a werthers original candy to me...decent but a bit too sweet

3.3
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Malty and sweet aroma on an amber colored beer with a cream colored head. Nice balance of malt and hops, some spice. Pretty good.

3.6
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2003
The huge head was a big disappointment, it clouded its aroma wgich seemed malty and sweet. Had a nice cloudy amber color too it. The taste was a spicy mix of malt and hops.

3.6
psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
An earthy, spicy and assertive hop flavor was decently balanced with subtle malt character. The best Wagner has to offer.

1.2
Brownlabel (4) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2003 does not count
Excessively carbonated-tasted like some weird soda pop. Bottle says it's a Vienna style lager but I've never tasted anything like this one. Whoever awarded Wagner Valley an award for this beer obviously didn't get a bottle from my 6-pack. It was fresh - much too fresh and very raw to the palate with a sugary caramel aftertaste. Too bad - I've enjoyed some of their other products but I won't buy this one again..

3.4
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Poured a hazy copper with wonderfully fluffy head; tiny constantly moving bubbles give this a very creamy palate. Malts are burnt/sweet caramel, especially in the middle. Nice mildly warm hops.

2.4
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 5, 2003
Aroma was not the most appealing to me. Sweet malt with not the freshest vegetables. Dark tea look, minimal head. Ok for now nothing special. Now taste ... A bit dusty in feel with some soft bitterness. Again nothing spectacular.

3.6
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Wow, after the pilsner I wasn’t expecting this.Vienna style lager reminscant of Sam Adams in some way,although I wouldn’t call it a knock like so many others.A good example of what has become a boring style to me.


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