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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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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

likeemdark, Aug 25, 2012
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valkyre65, Jan 29, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.
Dark amber color, zero head to speak of.
Smells like.... not much. Some malt and caramel notes.
Tastes pretty bland. The higher than normal ABV is hidden well though.
Very malty, no hop bite. Could use more hops. Some caramel notes.
Eh. Mediocre.

ctxfenris, Jul 12, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light malts, grains. Taste is malts, caramel, some hops, very refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is good summertime beer.

tone77, Jul 05, 2014
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Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, for a hot day, but not too complex. Lacking any strong hop flavor so the finish is a little flat, but a wholly drinkable beer that is a step up from the mass market stuff.That said it is priced with premium beers that are more interesting. I would use this as a good beer to introduce craft beer to someone, as a step up from factory beer.

NerveStorm, Jul 04, 2011
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Beerbuddy21, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a very clear copper color with a modest cap of tan head. Lacing is spotty at best and the retention is forgettable.

Nose is caramely and nutty with a twang of buttered popcorn and burnt toast. No hop aroma whatsoever.

Taste is definitely caramely on the malts, fairly sweet and has some butter-flavored diacetyl issues that actually work ok for this style of brew. Moderate toasty flavors but never nears harsh, and it probably helps that I cannot detect any hops at all. If I did not know better, I would have said no way this is a lager...tastes more like an ale with a nutty yeast presence. I like it well enough though and would reach for this before a Fat Tire anyday. After trying 5 different Left Coast beers, I feel like Im going back to the early 90's to a brewery at the forefront of the craft beer movement. I think these beers would have been looked at as fantastic back in 1992, but now they struggle to be even average compared to their modern counterparts. Id be more willing to drop 7 bucks on a sixer of this than ever pay 6 bucks for a bomber again.

twiggamortis420, Aug 28, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber from High times in Costa Mesa.

The bottle says this is 6.4% ABV.

Clear amber colored beer with a medium sized tan to yellowish colored head.

Smell is sweet and malty with a little scorched sugar aroma and a bigger caramel scent. Little bit of Nobel hop smell but this one is really all about the malt.

Starts out sweet and malty with a patent malt flavor I had not expected. Not much bitterness here it is decidedly malty heavy. Taste very similar to Fat Tire ale.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is OK. OK beer to sweet for my tastes.

Zorro, Jun 21, 2011
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sansho, Aug 17, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mild sweetness from flavors of caramel and fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from the lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There’s also some mild smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 13, 2013
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Benh777, Aug 30, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!"

It began foaming through the neck as soon as I popped the cap, which is always my cue to begin a gentle pour. As you might imagine, I was faced with a LOT of head, so I decided to let things settle through a rest before continuing. Finally, a dense finger of light-tan head that was collapsing in on itself like a black hole! Color was a deep coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was sweet, but pleasant, with notes of caramel, freshly baked bread and honey. That is what I am usually looking for in a lager - the honey-like sweetness! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, almost, but not quite, creamy. It was sweet, of course, and the bready malt was in balance with the honey sweetness. I was really digging this, especially following another AAL. Finish was semi-sweet with a taste like honey-drizzled biscuits. I would certainly drink Uno Mas of these!

woodychandler, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Beermazter310, Jul 09, 2013
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Left Coast Una Mas Amber Lager from Left Coast Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.