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Ybor Gold Amber Lager - Florida Beer Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

122 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: grdahl on 06-22-2001

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 69
Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Six pack from ABC....haven't had this since it was made in Tampa. Good, smooth lager, but nothing to write home about.

Photo of Plankster01
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Amber Beer, I enjoyed it.

Photo of a0lbudman
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-crystal clear dark gold color with a small white head that faded quickly, but leaves a lace
S-corn, and a mix of malt
T-toasted grain taste with a bit of metal or lead taste in the aftertaste that stayed with me
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-not sure about this one. It was not good, but not bad just okay

Photo of BMMillsy
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at Columbiana on the waterside in Tampa. Pours golden with small white head. Corn, straw, honey, light plae malt aroma. Flavor is light corn, sweet honey, straw, slightly dirty finish. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Overall not bad but pretty standard. Nothing amber about this though. Really more of a Helles style.

Had this at a Cuban restaurant and it went nicely with some salty sweet plantain chips. Definitely worth pairing with something, as on its own it was a little harsh and dirty. But the salt contrast made this plenty OK.

Photo of Labeorphile
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Amber gold color with some head that hangs out for a little bit, then gets bored and takes off.

I kind of understand why. Nose is pretty down the middle with a lot of grain and malt. Flavor is much the same. Not much going on here, but some ho him malt and grain, no real complexity and a carbonation that suits it.

Picked this up at a resort. Better than the ghastly Bud Light Lime offering, and fun to drink a local, but pretty uneventful. Much like that movie Trouble with the Curve.

Photo of FosterJM
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1146th Review on BA
Bottle to Chalice
12 oz

Work event for Master Pools in Tampa

App- Rich amber with some browns and golds. Bubbles float up and have a small called white head. Some decent cling.

Smell- Very malty and earthy and a bit of granular notes. Wasn't much here.

Taste- Stricky a average beer. Along the lines of SA lager or a Bud American Ale. Malty and lacking a punch.

Mouth- Medium body and medium carbonation. Little bitter, little earthy.

Drink- Just an average beer, nice to try a local but wouldn't seek this out.

Photo of Tschnab
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a copper orange with a tiny foam cap, no lace.

S- toasted grains, malts, slight hop aroma.

T- like the smell. Unpleasantly carbonated, and watery too. It is very easy to drink though.

O- a very meh beer. Easy drinking and forgettable, but I drank it pretty fast, so at least it is smooth.

Photo of manitouman84
2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden amber with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of some malt and yeast, a hint of grass to it. Tastes grainy and one dimensional, no sweetness or hop flavor. Overly carbonated, harsh, and watered down. Not impressed with this.

Photo of CoalPorter
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a conical pint.

A - 2 fingers frothy white head collapsing quickly and leaving some minor lacing. Color is light amber gold as advertized.

S - Light malt and cereal grains with just a hint of spicy hops behind, not too "lagery"

T - Pretty smooth, with a gentle lead in bitterness and a gentle undertone of caramel maltiness

M - Light and briskly carbonated

O - Pretty drinkable, if very average lager. Goes well with sushi, but unremarkable otherwise. I like my second pint better than my first, which couldn't stand up to the spicy food I paired it with.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light marigold color with a one inch white head that left some lacing.

Aroma of breadcrumbs, light lager yeast and fresh drying hay.

Taste is on par with the aroma. There is plenty of grass and a very light malty vienna grain flavor. Slightly overboiled maybe causing the grains to become a little tannic. There is a dry finish and a lingering bitterness that drops this beer from being relatively smooth to having a cauliflower aftertaste. Definitely not the best Vienna lager I have had but easy to drink and nice light beer for Hurricane Irene cleanup.

Overall ok, glad I do no have a 6 pack of it, but nice to have tried.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.03/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this beer may have been defunct for a while; maybe not, but I haven't seen it around in a few years. The brew pours a rich brassy golden hue and is capped with an inch of moderate-lived white head that settles to a covering film. Spotty lace is deposited. The nose doesn't do much except avoid offense and comply with style norms; there is not a tremendous amount of character expressed int the aroma. The flavor, however, is explosive by comparison; it is also very tasty. This bottle must be fairly fresh because it has a good deal of sublime and dynamic hoppiness; herbal and grassy notes are initially observed on the palate but they turn to piney and cannabis-like on the finish. The malt is very pale and mineral-y at first (AKA @ ~55°F) despite the relatively rich hue; as it warms and airs out notes of caramel and ripe fruit come through. The feel is light and refreshing, offering soft carbonation and medium-light body. Overall, I am stunned by this brew, as I did not expect it to be anything better than mediocre at best based on my recollection. It is pretty close to everything I would want from a straightforward lager, excepting the vagueness of the aroma, and it is definitely a case of the whole being better than the sum of its parts.

Photo of Sammy
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Passable beer for a long flight delay. Yellow colour, foamy head. Cheese aroma head. Smooth drinking, very light toasty malts, average mouthfeel. Subdued sweetness with mild bitterness in finish. Carbonation is above average buty not obtrusive.
Delta lounge, Tampa airport.

Photo of Spica66
2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear amber color. Decent head formation and some lacing.

S: Not a lot going on here. Lightly malty/bready. No hops at all.

T: Mild flavor. Pretty bland on the tongue with a slightly tangy finish.

M: Slightly watery. Medium-dry finish. Medium carbonation.

D: Easy to drink, but the overall lack of flavor does not lead me to want another one.

Photo of wallaceandvomit
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a- pours a nice soda-like clear amber brown with a finger of head that didnt stick around for long with a small ring of lacing
s- mild caramel malt scented
t- nice blend of caramel malt and slight nutty/chocolatey notes, a pretty balanced beer, nothing amazing but nothing to really complain about
m- medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy/oily
d- easy to put these down, good beer for kicking back and in the fall, gets the amber lager idea across without being too malty for certain people's tastes

Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review based on notes. Picked this up in Orlando while on vacation:

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of ivory colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Cereal notes & that's it

T: A bit of caramel, wet cereal & herbal hop up front. Dryness with more cereal as this warms, plus some honey malt & grainyness. Finishes grainy & sweet with slight metallic hop notes

MF: Light/medium bodied with okay balance & fairly on style carbonation

Drinks okay, but nothing to write home about

Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

This brand is part of the 2005 acquisition of Ybor City Brewing, and they tout it as a classic example of a German lager. Pretty vague marketing babble. Let's see if this beer has any life to it.

Shiny clear light-brassy color, some good stickage to the lace that seems to stay around for a good while. Hint of feed grain, grassy, bit of caramel, apple skin and a faint taffy aroma. Good smoothness with a light crispness and light slickness in the mouth. Dried grass grain flavor throughout, a kiss of caramel sweetness middle to end. Hops are spicy and balancing with minimal flavor. Touch of cooked veggies and husk stick to the taste buds. Finishes on the dry side.

Not too clean for a lager, the DMS (cooked veggies) comes out a bit too long. Subpar compared to their counterparts whom they are trying to emulate. There are far better import and craft lagers out there to even think about bothering with this one.

Photo of chickenflea
3.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden color, frothy white head.

S - Aroma is bread, dark berries, and sweet malts.

T - Taste is bready with some honey sweetness. Some grassy hops are also evident. Flat cardboard finish.

M - Soft carbonation. Light body and clean watery texture.

D - Very drinkable. Better than most.

Photo of allergictomacros
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear amber with a big frothy head.

S - Light malty nose.

T - Some caramel up front. Fairly malty and on the dry side with nots of apple. Mildly bitter finish.

M - A bit watery. Carbonation is modest.

D - OK, but not a great brew. Lacks staying power.

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ncie golden color. Nice head that doesn't last too long with no real lacing.

Smells sweet with a little bit of bitterness. Not bad.

The taste is pretty good. Sweet and refreshing.

In the mouth is it fairly well-balanced with some nice carbonation.

Fairly drinkable. It's not fantastic, but it could find a place in my line up.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-reddish tint, with medium thick white head that lasted thru mid glass, yet left little lacing. Aroma and taste were both very muted, yet what was there was a fruity hop. Smooth drinking and thirst quenching. I found this to not have too many characteristics, good or bad. An average beer all around.

Photo of babaracas
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with one finger white head. Smell: grassy hops, musty husky grain. Taste: wheat cracker, grassy, with a crisp mildly sour note, sweet toasted malt. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, active carbonation mixes well with a spicy bitterness. Works alright...

Photo of Haybeerman
3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep gold color. Poured a finger stark white head that dissipated. Minimal lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Cut hay and grass. Light green apple, crackers. A hint of bittering hops.

T: Bready malts came through bigger in the flavor. Noticeable hop bitter in the finish.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation that was a nice balance. Dry and tart.

D: Light, but fairly flavorful. Very easy going down.

Photo of bheilman
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can't really comment on the appearance as I drank it from the bottle. Although I did like the label, how it had this rating scale for hops, darkness and drinkability (I think). It hit middle of the range in all of those. I actually picked this up in Ybor City and after seeing what looked like could be a gang scuffle, I promptly headed pack to my hotel to enjoy the beer and avoid getting shot. Anyway, the beer was good, but I'm not going to go out of my way to get it. I would like to try some of their other beers on another trip to Tampa. I felt it was very drinkable and fits well into that Bavarian style.

Photo of GreenCard
2.96/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: golden hue, great clarity, thinnish layer of off-white foam that compacts to a thin crown

Aroma: fruity, cidery lager; hints of honey, grain, and malt

Flavor: dryish malt backbone with grainy and tobacco notes; grassy hop flavor; finishes semisweet with a mild bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, terse carbonation, somewhat crisp

Other comments: An OK lager, but nothing to spend time seeking out.

Photo of nsmartell
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 12oz bottle to a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a straw yellow with a shade of amber. Small white head that disappears quickly.

Smell: Sweet malts and not much else going on here.

Taste: Malty with some hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with low carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Would not kick this beer out of bed for eating crackers.

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Ybor Gold Amber Lager from Florida Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.