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Alpine Glacier Lager - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-06-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-19-2012 00:04:23 | More by RBorsato
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2012 07:28:05 | More by bzach
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

08-19-2012 17:06:21 | More by Maltus
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

08-05-2012 22:47:45 | More by Moby
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

08-05-2012 01:10:48 | More by lostinfla
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

07-14-2012 22:51:53 | More by ssjkyle
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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

06-04-2012 23:16:39 | More by crobinso
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3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thickly clouded, bright medium orange in color, this beer certainly looks to have more substance than most of the style. A continuous cascading effect continues to strengthen the head, which begins around two fingers tall, so that it remains a very strong and thick one finger until it reaches the bottom of the glass. It deposits itself in rings and patches pretty heavily all the way down.
The nose gives off a little bit of citrus with some grains. This is clearly a malt-based beer if not all-malt. A bit of honey-like sweetness comes through. It all translates pretty much exactly in the flavor with an underlying very light spicy and floral bitter note indicating that there are some hops in here after all.
Mouthfeel is light, appropriate to style, and doesn't get too watery or thinned-out. A light touch of both crispness and smoothness makes this a pretty good one, though it could use a bit more of each; if you're going light, this is better than most options available as far as this type of lager is concerned.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 22:46:36 | More by Brenden
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

05-01-2012 23:54:46 | More by DrFunkenstein
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New York

3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties.
S: There are aromas of grassy hops and lemon citrus in the nose along with some notes of grainy malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a bit of lemongrass and metallic flavors with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. A little dryness is present in the finish.
O: There’s nothing very appealing about the smell or taste of this beer to make me want to try another.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 21:30:28 | More by metter98
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

03-31-2012 22:38:03 | More by KevdoggNasty
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +23.1%

03-13-2012 15:25:28 | More by SeanNoach
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-04-2012 20:45:46 | More by bhawk1
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3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the Mother Lode Sample Pack

A - Clever label and cap. Pours a pale yellow-orange with a light foam head.

S - Smells almost fruity kind of like mango or apricot.

TM - Tastes pretty good, a good winter beer, not too light, not too hoppy, not too much bite.

Overall satisfied would buy a case again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 04:38:28 | More by andersony17
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

02-16-2012 04:02:53 | More by vencad
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-04-2012 17:16:44 | More by AWS2111
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-02-2012 05:42:00 | More by Huffaroma
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1/5  rDev -69.2%

12-27-2011 07:45:59 | More by DBIII
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-24-2011 00:05:28 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle stamped May 27, 2011.

Served cold into a pint glass.

Alpine Glacier Lager is a pale hazy yellow color with thick head and good retention. The lacing is nice and sturdy too.

Aroma is sweet, like many adjunct lagers, and has a slight lemon note.

Flavor is mild, slightly citrusy, and well balanced.

Mouthfeel is light in body and moderately carbonated. Balanced and drinkable.

I have to say I wasn't expecting to like this beer but it actually impressed. Not remarkable for big flavors or complexity but, at this moment, it hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 01:20:20 | More by GilGarp
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a Golden/straw color with a great finger head rising out the glass yet not falling! The retention is great too. The head settles down to a blanket on top of the beer with plenty of lacing! Plenty of carbonation bubbles float to the top.

The aroma is rich with grassy and spicy malt. And the sweet malt does a good job to balance it all.

The flavor is light with semi-sweet malt, and is paired off nice with dry spicy hops. A hint of lemon and grass as well.

Light bodied, mildly carbonated, with nothing offensive. I can say this brewery stuck to basics and created an authentic German beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 05:44:59 | More by Luigi
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South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, dated April 2011, nicely fills a pint glass, with a lasting off-white head rising to the rim. This golden beer is slightly hazy, and a bit of sediment remained at the bottom of the bottle. A substantial coating is left on the glass as the level declines.

Smells and tastes more earthy and hoppy than a typical American lager, so the Amer. Pale Lager category seems right on target. There are hints of citrus in the taste and smell. Unfortunately, the aroma is a bit too musty and lacking in clear hop aroma. The same could be said of the aftertaste, although the finish itself is more than acceptable.

Medium-light body; crisp and more than semi-dry on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 00:15:04 | More by chinchill
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3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, label is still old style. This is from a recently purchased sampler - everything else is new labels.

Appearance: Gold color with just a bit of haze, thin head fades quickly.

Smell: Just a hint of hops here - but barely any smell at all.

Taste: Tastes better than it smells. A bit of hops and bitterness, enough malt sweetness that it balances out to be pretty drinkable.

Overall impression: Wasn't expecting much after the smell, but it tastes interesting enough that I could easily go through a few. Nothing thrilling, but this isn't a bad lighter beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 17:44:45 | More by rowew
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4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, gold in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt, honey, and hops

Taste: wheat, sweet honey, and some grassiness

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet with small bitterness before it warms

Overall: A solid not spectacular lager that may be my least favorite in the variety pack. This is very clean an certainly sessionable. As an overall beer probably closer to a 3.5. Yet compared to others in the style, this is certainly one of the better ones if not just due to the pleasing flavors in here.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 14:13:46 | More by tigg924
Alpine Glacier Lager from Tommyknocker Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.