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Loose Caboose Lager - Depot Street Brewing

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Loose Caboose Lager
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
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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Photo of smcolw
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Small hop that settles to rim bubbles. No head. Gold color and nearly clear.

Slightly sour with a bit of hop.

Comes across like a cream ale, a bit sour, a bit hoppy with decent malt. Highly carbonated with a neutral body.

smcolw, Yesterday at 12:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

edhockvols, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Genx, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

damndirtyape, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BlueMoon10, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Loose Caboose Lager from Depot Street Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.