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Muddy Creek Lager - The Defiant Brewing Company

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Muddy Creek Lager
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 03-27-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

wizo, Feb 07, 2012
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acurtis, Apr 17, 2014
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qcbrewer, Aug 14, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +3.9%

zillo043068, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

patburke36, Oct 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Matt73, Mar 30, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -5%
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
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3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
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
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

krisbee, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

rkmuser, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Skibum211, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ryanmcd, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Chugs13, Aug 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

st9647v3, Apr 01, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
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 isn’t overly difficult to drink, but could use more malts and hops to create stronger aromas and flavors.

metter98, Aug 23, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
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
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Tim27, Mar 03, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +8%
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%

Billquirk, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

sfsean28, Feb 24, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
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
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3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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
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Muddy Creek Lager from The Defiant Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.