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Lawnmower Lager - Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

75 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 24.14%
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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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not moving the lawn, I need something to wash down chili. Ok, on to the beer:

Looks like a fizzy yellow beer. The head dissipates quickly, huge bubbles run through the glass, the the beer's color is pale yellow and quite filtered. But whole it has the character of a fizzy yellow type in its nose, at least it has an appealing aroma. There's some straw, a moderate corn sweetness, a bit of grassy hops, so it's not all bad.

Light in flavor like a Bud Light, however the flavor itself doesn't suck. Little flavors of grass and graham cracker emerge along with traces of adjunctiness. There's a big bite of carbonation which helps give the beer a clean finish.

This is a beer to go for when you're not looking for a large rush of flavor. This is a beer that's good for refreshment. I like the low 3.9% ABV level and its easy character, and in this case, it works.

DoubleJ, Feb 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of merlin48
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

merlin48, Aug 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

chossboss, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

wehttam, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

HoppySeb, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of seanthornton152
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

seanthornton152, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of dertyd
1/5  rDev -68.7%

dertyd, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of RobDB
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

RobDB, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

sonofliberty2, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of SpdKilz
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

SpdKilz, Jul 21, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Boski, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Basoos1
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Basoos1, Saturday at 03:12 AM
Photo of philbe311
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

philbe311, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of Docer
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Docer, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Spikester, Apr 08, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

LJWalker, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of isualum12
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

isualum12, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

JohnGalt1, Sep 15, 2010
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

foxyaardvark27, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

CraigTravor, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

OregonGrown7, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

dsshuck, Jan 21, 2013
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Lawnmower Lager from Caldera Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.