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Loose Caboose Lager - Depot Street Brewing

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Loose Caboose Lager
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Depot Street Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Dortmunder style German Lager with a malty taste and balanced hop content. Appreciated by beer connoisseurs and lovers of domestic styles alike.

(Beer added by: veech on 10-18-2006)
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On tap at the Chop House in Kingsport, TN. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy yellow-towards brown color. Thin white head with some occasional dots of lacing.

Smell: Odd....a bit on the sweet side with a hint of German noble hops but they are faint.

Taste: If this is dortmunder lager then I've been misled on what a dortmunder lager is. There is a definite lager taste, but it is very sweet for a lager. Grainy with a sweet and spiced finish. There are some citrus, noble hops, and I swear hints of cinnamon and some vanilla notes at the end. It's like I was served a blended lager with some sweet spiced ale. I'm wondering if someone at this place hasn't cleaned their lines or swapped out a keg and didn't purge the line. This has some aspects of a lager, but it is definitely not a dortmunder.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery.

Overall / Drinkability: Not knowing what this style was exactly when it was served in the restaurant I looked it up during the meal (thank you BA App!). When I saw it was a dortmunder after having drank about 1/3 of the glass I thought something must be wrong or someone thought if you combine a hefe, a lager, and some spices that this would be a dortmunder. I'm going to assume the brewer knew what they were doing and the odd flavors I got was due to poor service at the restaurant. But whatever the case, this is not a beer I want again and I found it a bit of a disappointment.

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This is a cool beer from a cool brewery. I go to school in Johnson City and it's so nice to sit down with a friend and this beer in a little JC bar. It's a good casual beer.

Appearance, clear gold color. It's a clean and crisp looking and tasting beer.

Smell is a bit sweet and wheaty. Not too complex, but good enough to not get bored with it!

I love the taste. It's an easy sippin' beer that you can get a pitcher of and just work on for a long time. You won't get bored of the taste. It's kind of a summer beer I think because it's light, tasty, and it doesn't bite.

This beer is just like a good ole boy. It's a NICE lager. The U.S. needs more good lagers for sure.


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Loose Caboose Lager from Depot Street Brewing
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