Loose Caboose Lager - Depot Street Brewing
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.14/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 00:48:41 | More by damndirtyape
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2012 12:49:32 | More by GriffinT
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Aroma: Low slightly spicy, mostly herbal noble hop aroma. Some grainy Pils malt with some sulfur. Very clean.
Appearance: Clear with golden color the white head collapses into a thin persistent cap of fine bubbles.
Flavor: Mild noble hops up front, Pils malt in the middle, the finish is slightly sweet, but clean and does not linger.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation
Overall Impression: Tastes like a mild Pils with more body and a noticeable sweetness from the Pils malt. Both noble hops and Pils malt flavor with neither dominating the palate.
Comments: This beer has more flavor and body than most golden lagers. It is very drinkable and balanced while remaining interesting. Talk your average Joe friends into trying this beer to expand their beer drinking experience.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2012 05:39:42 | More by 160Shillings
Loose Caboose Lager from Depot Street Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.