Amigo Lager - Port Brewing
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3.69/5 rDev +18.3%
On tap at Verdugo Bar in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a murky yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.
04-15-2013 00:00:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.43/5 rDev +9.9%
Had a pint of this to start off at Lost Abbey, the bartender was not impressed.
Pours a clear yellowish gold, on the darker end for the style, nice cap of white foam, drops some decent lacing and retention is good. Smell is clean, light and malty, touch of floral honey, not bad. Taste is similar, nice malt, biscuit, floral and honey, touch of grass in the finish, balanced and goes down easy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Very good for the style I think, higher class macro lager with enough going on to make me want another one when its hot. If its good enough to top up Lost Abbey barrels, its good enough for me!
09-04-2008 21:19:56 | More by Viggo
3/5 rDev -3.8%
Bottle at city beer store. Notes scrawled on napkin do not contain enough characters for a review here. I bascially said "smoother, cleaner, corona!" I agree with that assesment still. Light fizzy gold, decent head and retention unlike most macros in the style. Aroma is faint bread with a whiff of lemon, and some slight hops in teh very back palate. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, drinkability is good when you are working outside on a hot day. Certainly not bad within the style, but not amazing either. As close to an all 3 beer as the Lost Abbey and Pizza Port will probably ever get.
04-03-2008 19:22:57 | More by francisweizen
3.48/5 rDev +11.5%
On draft at Pizza Port San Clemente, 02/25/08.
Clear, honey-colored brew. Thin skin of foam.
Subtle grassy aroma.
Just as a bit of sweet malt appears on palate, piney hops appear and take over. Unexpected and welcome! Finish is fairly clean with some hop bitterness lingering.
Just a note: this was called Amiga Amber Lager when I was at Pizza Port, and I think that would make it more like a Vienna Lager than an "American macro".
03-03-2008 19:00:18 | More by charlzm
2.88/5 rDev -7.7%
My "hit or miss" experience with Lost Abbey continues. Along with the phenomenal Red Poppy, I tried this today.
Pours a lemony yellow color. A surprising lack of head.
Smells faintly of hops. Not much going on with the flavor. There's a breadiness to it that I don't like. The hops give it some life, but there just isn't much to say about it. A decent lager, but with a few offputting notes.
01-20-2008 00:17:25 | More by Overlord
2.6/5 rDev -16.7%
Pint from Bad Dog Ale House in El Segundo
Pour looked promising with a medium brown head and a thick silky head
Smell was pretty weak, almost like a Coors or Miller to be honest
Tasted like nothing, went down real easy, but nothing to it
Could drink a whole lot of these because of the lightness
Easily my least favorite beer from Pizza Port
09-15-2007 02:07:19 | More by Floydster
3.7/5 rDev +18.6%
On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA,
A: Deep golden, amber, with an orange tint, low amount of head, which really doesn't last.
S: Minimal, some faint bread malt and hops.
T: Quite tasty and smooth, quite malty with snappy, floral hops, very easy to drink.
M: Smooth, light, dry, and crisp, a good feel for a lager.
D: Easy to drink, a good summer, hot day beer, not as good and awe-inspiring as some of Port's other brews, but still a solid, drinkable, summer beer. I enjoyed the experience and would have again.
08-17-2007 23:49:17 | More by Halcyondays
3.7/5 rDev +18.6%
Sampled May 2007
Last impressions first, this is a poor example of a Mexican Lager; at least I was expecting something close to water, with overtones of corn, and perhaps even some authentic skunk. This beer did not come close. Instead I found a nicely hoppy beer that had a solid backdrop of clean, cereal grain, malt character. It did hit the crispness of a Mexican Lager, but the crispness was contributed by a solid hop biting bitterness in the finish that is quite atypical of it's namesake beers. The body was also not light and watery enought; it was still light, yet had a nice malty fullness that just kisses the palate enough to let the clean malt character linger on a bit. The hop character leans towards grassy herbal notes, but does seem to have a hint of lemon grass to it as well.
All in all a failure from the cloning of a Mexican Lager aspect. Thank goodness though, because instead we have a nice, easy drinking, hot-weather refresher. I would definitely forgo the recommendation for a lime, this beer has enough malt and hop character to stand on its own two feet.
06-13-2007 21:19:27 | More by Gueuzedude
3.93/5 rDev +26%
On tap at the pizza port in Carlsbad on a sunny Saturday afternoon. They used a pint glass for this offering and the bartender made a perfect pour. Loose white head that sticks around for a couple minutes. Golden body with medium carbonation.
Clean as a whistle. Ultra refreshing. There is a subtle grain smell and taste but very laid back. The all malt lager "session" from full sail is the only one that can match this offering in my book. This went well with the Margherita pizza and a side salad.
Notes: Perfect starter brew.
05-24-2007 00:17:16 | More by DogFood11
2.73/5 rDev -12.5%
On Tap at Port Carlsblad, a good 24 hours recovery from the also-great Solena Beach. Bright yellow Mexico lager. Smells like a taco. Some lace. Bitter and sugary. Sweet aftertaste. You're in California, you need a Mexican token product in the lineup.
02-12-2007 00:53:30 | More by Sammy
1.63/5 rDev -47.8%
Amigo, this ain't for me.
This beer looks like your average lager. But it falls off a cliff from here. The smell is too much like a wheat beer for me. The taste is of molded hay. Mouthfeel is repulsive. Drinkability is terrible. I have heard good thing of Pizza Port and I have a couple more bottles from the Double Trouble BIF so surely they will be better. Overall, If you like wheat type beers this mey be a little more drinkable to you. But it is not for me.
01-28-2007 18:35:23 | More by Enola
3.38/5 rDev +8.3%
Originally reviewed November 23, 2006. A very fresh, bright clean crisp plain malt aroma. Maybe some edges of sugar. Pour of plain gold, with a slick edge of white. Flavor is again fresh and clean sweet malt, with a lot of white grape vinous character and real deal of fresh grainy character. Not slightly skunky, off or unclean. Finishes with a long clean sugar metamorphosis. Best pale lager, no questions.
12-19-2006 19:15:40 | More by CharlesDarwin
2.05/5 rDev -34.3%
Pours a clear golden color with no head, just some whispy lace at the top.
There is really not much going on in the aroma. A bit of citrus maybe some lemon but not much of either.
This taste a lot like a wheat beer to me. I don't have a lot of experience with wheat beers, but this reminds me of one. Sharp citrus bite in a very thin flavored beer.
The mouthfeel is watery thin with too much carbonation.
I've never had anything quite like this. It's a struggle to finish the 12oz. Overall this might be a good beer for some, but it's just simply not for my palate. Maybe if I try it in a couple of years I'll love it, but right now I just don't have the palate for it.
Anyways I am thrilled to be reviewing a beer that I would not have the chance to review if not for the efforts of boolshot and Marvz in the Double Trouble BIF.
12-08-2006 02:53:46 | More by wcudwight
3.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Reviewed plain at first, then a lime wedge was added.
A: Vibrant, golden straw colored brew. Crisp and clean with various speeds of streaming bubbles working their way to the surface. Head is minimal...wisps of snow white froth remain on the top with a minor ring around the glass.
S: Copper, green grains with Triscuit moments.
T: Straight light lager with noticeable noble hop character. In goes the lime. The citrus helps tie this beer together. Before the bitterness was sharp and broad with no balance.
M: This body but ok mouthfeel. Not prickly like most domestics.
D: WAY more bitter than any American or Mexican lager I've had. Can't fault them for wanting to give what normaly is a boring style a touch of personality.
10-21-2006 22:35:52 | More by Westsidethreat
2.7/5 rDev -13.5%
Why a great brewery like Pizza Port would make a beer like this is beyond me. Very, very ho hum. Hops did not really match the usual hop flavor or aroma of a pilsner, had a definite California brew pub hop character. Light straw color. Cood carbonation. A basic run of the mill beer that is only suitable for those just venturing into the world of craft brewing.
09-18-2006 15:13:35 | More by bigbelcher
4.28/5 rDev +37.2%
On-tap at the brewpub: Nice clear pale gold yellow color with a smallish whitish cap of foam sticking around the top. Small bands of strings and some spotty lace stick as its consumed; and consumed quickly.
Aroma is crisp and grainy like that of mushy Cheerio's.
Taste is absolutely wonderful for such a simple lager. Outstanding whole grain taste. Cereal crispness of Cheerio's and Chex with a great wheat grain finish thats never, ever too tangy. It fits right in with a light toasted breadyness as a small dry hopping of a Czech pilsner style fades off the end with amazing grain taste.
Feel is clean, crisp, and bold with a very fine creamy medium body that totally fits the flavors. A perfect beer for just a quick thirst quencher. Hits the spot without a doubt and drinkable without a doubt. Damn fine beer.
08-22-2005 22:45:47 | More by tavernjef
Amigo Lager from Port Brewing
75 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.