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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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3.8
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Clear, light amber color with particles throughout. Thin head and lace. Nose of vienna malt, caramel, minerals, spicy hops and others. Light to medium bodied, lots of carb bite, takes away from smoothness a bit. Vienna malts are in full affect, toast and caramelized. The tettnags really make their mark and seem a little mightier then the hallertau’s in this particular brew. Mineral notes are strong throughout, I think its what Venom described as clean water. Flavors linger long after finish. A fresh and damn tasty brew that would benifit from less carbonation IMHO.

4.5
austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2002
This is the ONE beer that this brewery does right, and boy have they gotten it right! It’s remarkably subtle in its combination of Hallertau/Tettnang with the delicious Vienna malts. No wonder they won an award. Fairly sweet with buttery malts, it’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Their other beers sure do suck though. This one-hit-wonder brewery has the one-hit thing in common with A Flock Of Seagulls, who I will be seeing in concert in two weeks.

4.1
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
This is a fairly tasty dark lager. Usually I am not a big fan of lagers, but this is malty and sweet with a nice bitter balance. Excellent aroma and very carbonated, this is a good beer.

3
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Dark amber color. Intense floral hop aroma, sweet up front and a bitter finish, with no hop flavors.

4
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Transparent caramel color. Creamy off white edge head. Slow rising tiny bubbled carbonation. Solid Vienna malt aroma, clean water and spicy hops. Toasty and mellow with a smooth feel to it. Gentle malt sweetness. Clean, quenching light body. Long Vienna malt aftertaste and a building German hop balance. Very fresh tasting. Finishes richer with a more noticeable caramel topping. Tasty.

3.4
QXSTER199 (9) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
Seemed true to style. Big malt balanced by noble hops. Didn’t expect much from a brewery in a winery, but the beers were exceptional.

2.9
Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Copper; Faint nose; some fresh rye bread flavours in the malt; vienna malt very evident. A good example.

4
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2000
Great malt and hop floral nose. Good head and lace, an all round good beer.


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