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Lawnmower Lager - Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

86 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Huffs
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a nice full head with great retention and decent lacing. Nice golden, straw cooler. Aroma was light with notes of grain and grass. Taste was grainy and mild with some light hop notes. Mouthfeel was light with a slight bitter aftertaste. Great beer for what it's advertised to be.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which looks to have decent retention. The head is pure, cotton-white while the body is a pale straw that shows hints of golden straw when held up to the light. A considerable amount of lacing, not great.

Nose- Has a bit more presence that a lot of the beers in its style. Light fruitiness, mostly soft apple- not exactly green. Big touches of grain that move into cereal and cornflakes. Seems softer but more apparent than many in the style.

Taste- Starts of with lots of grain which moves into cornflakes and cereal. A light chalkiness followed by little notes of apple in the middle which then turn back to the grain and cornflakes. Has much of the typical “beer” flavor profile but doesn't have much of the linger problems. Most AALs' aftertastes tend to trigger a little big of gag reflex for me but his one is pretty smooth. Granted it doesn't taste like much of anything but it is a pretty good take on the style. I even drank a couple somewhat warm ones the other day without much problem. I'm inclined to rate it as above average because of this. May be the highest rating I've ever given an AAL. The tinge of apple, the DMS, works pretty well with the grain and cornflakes. I just wonder if Caldera is as consistent as the big boys. I might have to try it some other time just to see. Light vinosity, some white grape. But not at all cloying as can be the case in some AALs. Maybe the faintest hints of what might be Noble hops- slight chalk, a touch of spice, but nothing terribly discernable.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with appropriate carbonation, even a little light for the style. Not real carbonic touches. Slightly smooth. Probably the best mouthfeel I've ever had in this style. Dry finish.

Drinkability- Very easygoing and sessionable. Hints at being crisp. Runs about 5.50-6 bucks Comparable to the macros but much better. I could see myself grabbing this again if I wanted some beer soda around after I drink some bigger beers.

Overall- Above average beer which is a very good example of the AAL style. Some would give this between a 4 and 5 on the basis of this but I factor in both a beer's strength within its style and compared to all other beers. Really good AAL but just above average beer. Does exactly what it should. Worth a try and something I might buy again.

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3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a bright yellow with a one-finger head into my glass. I was intrigued enough by the name as I've heard the term thrown around to describe adjunct lagers.

Wow. VERY crisp in the nose. Sweet too. It helps that it's well-carbonated as well.

It's a little spicy upfront with only a touch of hops and buttery malt.

The mouthfeel is where the light body seems to work against it. It's too light and a tad bland. Otherwise, no harsh flavors.

Why drink an adjunct when you can have this on a hot day? It definitely fits the term.

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Lawnmower Lager from Caldera Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.