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Lawnmower Lager - Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

69 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 23.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 12-22-2004)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +25.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #42 (Jul 2010):

YES! More craft brewers need to adjunct their beer. The lacing has staying power, though the haze on the yellow is distracting. This lager packs a yeasty, grassy aroma. Crisp and a bit slick, obvious light body. Fresh- cut grass and nutty yeast coat the palate; hops are fresh with ample bitterness and a good amount of flavor, which brings this beer up a few notches. The maltiness is a bit light, but right where it's supposed to be. Flavor overrides cleanliness. Very drinkable as well.

01-11-2011 03:22:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev +12.9%

Bomber pours a clear straw yellow body with a small vanilla head that quickly drops into some scattered lacing.

Aroma has some crackery malt and a hint of floral hops.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a spritzy carbonation.

Taste is dominated by a crackery pilsner type maltiness that is balanced by a dry grassy and floral hoppiness. Reminds me of kolsch.

Unpretentious and unoffensive. A decent lawn mower beer, I suppose.

08-08-2010 01:07:31 | More by merlin48
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +25.4%

05-10-2014 16:28:17 | More by henryclay_
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +25.4%

08-10-2014 05:27:52 | More by chossboss
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wehttam

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

03-23-2014 22:06:57 | More by wehttam
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HoppySeb

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

04-10-2014 21:24:17 | More by HoppySeb
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seanthornton152

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-20-2014 20:00:41 | More by seanthornton152
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -68.7%

02-04-2013 07:48:02 | More by dertyd
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -6%

07-31-2014 17:07:49 | More by atlbravsrno1
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

04-22-2014 20:27:25 | More by RobDB
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

06-09-2014 15:20:54 | More by sonofliberty2
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance - Pours a pale golden color with about a finger of quickly dissipating head that leaves little lacing on the edges of the glass.

Smell - Light hops, grainy malts, breadyness.

Taste - Taste is similar to the nose with a hint of caramel/honey. Nothing really stands out to me as special, but then again what do you expect with the description on the side of this.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, prickly carbonation.

Drinkability - Quite drinkable to be honest, however as someone else stated, might as well buy some PBR's rather than spend money on this.

07-21-2010 02:26:59 | More by SpdKilz
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Boski

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

04-28-2014 02:45:46 | More by Boski
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -1.9%

A - Two plus fingers of big chunky fizzy effervescent pure white head... Pretty impressive retention, especially by Adjunct Lager standards... An extremely pale slightly hazy golden straw color... A moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation swirls throughout...

S - Cracker... Cereal... Doughy... Grainy... A touch of honey and a kiss of lemon...

T - Dominated by pale malts... Bready... Grainy... Cracker... Lemon zest... Just the slightest presence of honey... Just an allusion of light pilsneresque hops...

M - Medium bodied... A muted carbonation bite... Slightly chewy... Crisp... Mildly refreshing...

D - Quaffable... Nothing to write home about, but slightly more drinkable than your average Adjunct Lagers.... As simple and straight forward as they come... Doesn't challenge the palette or any of the senses, but every once in a while that's okay...

07-22-2010 01:26:42 | More by philbe311
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Docer

Washington

3.28/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance: (3.5)

- Nice clear straw yellow lager, rather bubbly. Finger of white foaming head quickly dissipated to a thin spotty layer over the brew. Not bad.

Smell: (3.5)

- Does seem to have a nice creamy biscuity malt flavor. Nice pine and grassy hops are certainly present. This smells like a full on 6% abv lager. Liking the grainy notes.

Taste: (3.0)

- This is a simple grainy and somewhat bready lager. It's light, grassy, with a slight lager tart finish. It's simple, solid, and has the nice flavor of a heavier abv beer. Really not bad.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)

-This has an initial dry approach, hits slightly chewy in the middle, and finishes tart which makes the mouth water. It's a light bodied beer, and drinks very well.. well carbonated.

Overall: (3.5)

- This is a solid session beer. I won't get geeky and say you can never chill a beer to fridge temps, but this is nice rather cold. Refreshing for an early day beer. Worth the try!

04-18-2012 02:51:20 | More by Docer
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Spikester

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +24.8%

Pours clear gold with one finger of fluffy white head. Minor lacing. Aroma is slightly corny, some bread from the yeast. Taste is malty and just a hint of hop bitterness. Clean and full bodied for the style. Moderate carbonation. Clean, sweet, and some mild bitterness in the finish. Served a bit warmer than the style calls for. Still prefer Full Sail Session beer for mowing lawns but if Caldera were to can this beer I would drink some on a hot day by the pool or mowing the yard. I like the fact that it is 3.9% abv. Good beer for such a low alcohol content. Really a "light lager". And in that category it is a winner. I paid $3.09 for a bomber which is too expensive for lawnmower beer. Let's see if they can this brew. I would buy it over the macros if it was about $5.99 a sixer.
Update 4/12/2014: Bought this in a six pack of cans. Paid $6.49 minus 10% senior discount.
So Caldera must have read my review! So this canned version is even better then the bottled bomber version. I poured this about 10 minutes ago and it still has a cap of head. Good amount of lace for the style. Best lawnmower beer in the USA!

04-08-2010 05:59:02 | More by Spikester
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

11-25-2012 02:58:37 | More by LJWalker
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isualum12

Idaho

2.95/5  rDev -7.5%

appearance: Wow very active beer with a haze through it. The white lace does stay on top forever it felt like.

Smell: Hoppy with needles. It really is a classic lager smell

Taste: Clean with off flavor on the back end that I just can't put my finger on it. someone help me with it....

mouthfeel is bad. It burns there is so much carbonation. I just can't do it. It honestly sent my taste-buds into shock on the first drink there was so much activity on my tongue.

I found myself wanting to rank it higher but it just wasn't there to get the higher rating.

08-18-2011 03:20:22 | More by isualum12
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.6/5  rDev +12.9%

22 picked up at Brewforia on the way home from work. Poured into my big Shorts Imperial Pint (thanks Kevin).

Foamy 1" white head dies back into nice lacing... no real retention though... okay cap... the brew is very pale golden with seemingly a lite haze of some sort.

Clean grains... little else.. a bit husky and traces of sulfur if I really concentrate.

Again... very clean.... pale malts... a bit doughy.

Slightly better than expected body and carbonation.

Meh... okay I guess... good for what it is... tastes pretty fresh and crisp.

3.5/3/3.5/3.5/4.5

09-15-2010 04:44:09 | More by JohnGalt1
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev +25.4%

12-24-2013 06:31:01 | More by foxyaardvark27
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-29-2013 00:42:02 | More by OregonGrown7
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

01-21-2013 00:28:24 | More by dsshuck
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

04-21-2014 21:03:33 | More by kjfinnerty
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bizweasel

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

01-21-2014 05:45:20 | More by bizweasel
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -3.4%

A - Clear, straw gold color. Creamy, smooth, white head typical of the style. Average retention leaving minimal lace.

S - Really nice aroma. Pretty nice, bready malt aroma. Touch of honey sweetness. Floral and tea like hops. Sweet, balanced and flavorful aroma.

T - Huge letdown from the nose. Grainy, corny malt flavor. Pretty tame flavor. Hints of floral hops. Disappointing given the smell.

M - Light body with average carbonation. Crisp and light.

D - Easy to drink but it doesn't make me want to drink more.

Notes: Great smelling lager, but it lets down on taste. Better than macro adjunct lagers but not significantly. I guess as it says on the label, it's just beer. Not great but it does the job for a lawnmower beer I guess.

06-21-2012 21:09:57 | More by FreshHawk
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Lawnmower Lager from Caldera Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.