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Muddy Creek Lager - The Defiant Brewing Company

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Muddy Creek Lager
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 03-27-2007)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by madmanjf:
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mine came tapped from the storage tank and was nicely chilled, but not too cold.

The beer poured a medium to dark brown, fairly clear, with a subtle head. The aroma was that of toasted malt and the flavor matched the aroma as well. Additionally, there was not much of a hop presence which I felt was OK.

This beer was definately drinkable and I wouldn't mind pouring a second glass for myself.

madmanjf, Jul 26, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +10.5%

JC333, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

acurtis, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

qcbrewer, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Hop Devil Grill in NYC for $6.50. It appeared clear light brown with a short off-white head. This beer immediately reminded me of Sam Adam's Boston Lager, but it's a bit lighter. There's a mix of herbal and citrus hop flavors while the malts bring a mild chocolate cookie taste. All in all, it's a pretty tasty session beer. I wouldn't mind having a few.

tempest, Mar 07, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

zillo043068, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of patburke36
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

patburke36, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Matt73
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Matt73, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of njmoons
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean and hoppy American lager. Easy drinking if you like your lager on the hoppy side. Nothing special, but solid

A: Odd brownish and kind of like a muddy creek. Light head which dissipated quickly.

S: Nice mix of malt and hops

T: A little hoppy for me, but a nice amber lager favor. Crisp not too complex.

M: Appropriate to style

D: The hoppiness keeps this from being a session beer for me.

njmoons, May 22, 2010
Photo of puboflyons
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 6, 2014.

The pour is a handsome chestnut or mahogany brown with a tremendous off-white head that stays around. Nice clarity.

The nose is full of toasted malts or a more apt description would be burnt malts. Sweetness. Molasses maybe.

Medium to full body.

The malts are the big part of the taste too with a low nearly invisible bitterness balancing things out at the finish. Sweet throughout.

puboflyons, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of krisbee
4/5  rDev +10.5%

krisbee, May 10, 2013
Photo of rkmuser
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

rkmuser, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Skibum211
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Skibum211, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of ryanmcd
3/5  rDev -17.1%

ryanmcd, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Chugs13, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

st9647v3, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that died down yet never completely faded away, also leaving thick rings of bubbles down the edges of the glass.
S: There are faint aromas of caramel and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is stronger and has notes of caramel malts and a light amount of bitterness. Flavors from the hops are much stronger compared to those from the malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, slightly smooth and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isnít overly difficult to drink, but could use more malts and hops to create stronger aromas and flavors.

metter98, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of plaid75
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a light amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a moderate herbal hop and light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a vibrant herbal and citric hop atop a clean graininess. Seamless integration of both properties. Strong residual citrus bitterness and soft doughiness.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a very tasty and well balanced lager. Very quaffable.

plaid75, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of Tim27
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Tim27, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of devinoconnor
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a great classic lager with a little twist on the American style.

Pours a dirty brown color.

Smell is amber lager typical with hints of earthy undertones.

Taste is very smooth, a little hoppy and some cinnamon notes. Really smooth taste.

Goes down easy, but certainly a heavy lager than say a Yuengling. A little tougher drinking than other lagers, but worth it. Great lager.

devinoconnor, Mar 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Billquirk, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

sfsean28, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - brown with a reddish edge, nice white head.

S - caramel and a hop note that has a noble hop note wiht a something extra which mutes this effect some.

T - caramel and an off hop note. something there that was not fully offputting but not a hope effect that worked right for me.

M - light to medium in body, nicely carbonated, essence of a lager but not quite as clean as I'd like.

D - decent overall, could work as a session beer. Me, I'll pass till they change the hops effect.

barleywinebrewer, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of jwc215
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazed ruby to garnet with a thin bubbly head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel and smoke.

The taste is of caramel with some earthy notes. There is an odd smokiness to it. Not as clean as a lager should be, in my opinion. Finishes fairly dry with a hint of alcohol coming through.

It is medium-bodied with medium-to-high carbonation.

It's decent, but has something odd about it and has almost a burnt tinge to it.

jwc215, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Mikexw
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
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Muddy Creek Lager from The Defiant Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.