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Left Coast Una Mas Amber Lager - Left Coast Brewing Company

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Left Coast Una Mas Amber LagerLeft Coast Una Mas Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Coast Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The note on this site says that it is 5.3%ABV, but the bottle says that it is 6.4%, so that is notable. I don't recall where I picked this one up, but it doesn't really matter for me to review it. Let's give it a shot.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a large 2" head that was maintained by tons of bubbles rising. The head was a light tan with more density at the bottom due to the bubbles rising. There is quite a bit of lacing left on the glass after drinking and the head finally starts to fade a bit.

Aroma: The aroma initially was clean with a subtle American hop profile and some very noticeable crystal malt. Second sniff gives a little bit of graininess, but it doesn't seem "off" or anything.

Taste: The flavor is very malty for an Amber, and the graininess isn't really there in the flavor. With all of the carbonation, the beer comes across the palate pretty quickly and leaves a little bit of creaminess and some sweetness, but the hops are reserved in this beer the whole time. They are there in the finish to provide some balance, but overall this beer swings firmly toward the malt. The alcohol isn't noticeable.

Opinion: Overall this is a pretty decent beer. I personally like the malty balance, but they may have over-done it a bit for this style. I like the high carbonation, and it definitely keeps the beer from getting boring. If you are a big fan of the Amber style, I would definitely recommend that you pick this one up to recalibrate yourself toward the malty side of this style as it is still probably within the guidelines, but it is a bit of a loner for a brewery on the West coast.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 00:07:45 | More by SkeeterHawk
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I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "This dark copper lager (ale in Texas) is light in body and bursting with flavor. Styled after the popular Amber Lagers south of the border, Una Mas is the perfect Spring brew. Small amounts of dark roasted malts add rich color without making it thick or chewy. Munich malt adds a rich toasty finish to the brew. Una Mas will leave you wanting one more!"

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Left Coast Una Mas Amber Lager from Left Coast Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.