Ybor Gold Amber Lager - Florida Beer Company
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2.5/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
09-12-2011 01:24:13 | More by manitouman84
2.58/5 rDev -21.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle:
A: Poured a clear light golden color with a slightly less than two finger white head that dissipated rapidly. The head was moderately thick and left some decent lacing. Slight carbonation could be seen rising to the top of the glass.
S: Not much of an aroma, a little hops, that is really it.
T: Taste is average at best, if that. It had a light hoppy flavor, but it was somewhat watered down.
M/D: The beer had a medium body with maybe a little too much carbonation. Overall, the beer is really not that good and I did not finish the second one that I ordered.
07-08-2008 18:15:04 | More by PhillyStyle
2.65/5 rDev -19%
I have got to say that I wasn't that impressed with this beer. Looked OK, and a nice malty aroma was a good start, but I did not like the taste. Sort of thin and sour tasting. Maybe this was a bad bottle, but it did taste fresh and was just shipped to me. Didn't really have much of a pleasent body either.
10-11-2002 14:47:04 | More by AaronRed
2.7/5 rDev -17.4%
Ybor Gold Amber Lager pours a light copper color with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. I can smell a touch of malt in the aroma but that's about it. Flavorwise, I'm most struck by the caramel malt of this beer, there are some hops, but this is just a mediocre beer, it's not well balanced and not very enjoyable.
04-12-2007 01:23:08 | More by Drew966
2.7/5 rDev -17.4%
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.
01-13-2011 23:07:26 | More by Spica66
2.75/5 rDev -15.9%
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.
07-07-2010 01:22:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
2.78/5 rDev -15%
On the pour a clear gold with the head modest in size and a frothy white color after its evaporation, the resultant lace a thin curtain to drape the glass. Nose is malt laden and sweet, fresh and crisp with the start sweet with a fair grain profile, the top light. Finish adequately hopped and minimally acidic with a dry aftertaste, just a tad to sweet overall for me.
10-12-2002 07:26:36 | More by Gusler
2.8/5 rDev -14.4%
Crystal clear; only a shade darker than straw. Okay head for a lager, with a good lace ring.
Neutral malt aroma that is inviting but uninvigorating. Very little hop.
Relatively light flavor. This is a dry beer with a touch of hop bitterness. Good body for a lager; high carbonation. A step up from the lawn-mower crowd; great for a hot day.
Overall, an easy beer to consume. Not really a top notch offering--something of a mix between the macrobrewed and the microbrewed. This is a great stepping stone for the Bud and Miller drinkers who think microbeers are too strong.
05-20-2007 00:26:31 | More by smcolw
2.8/5 rDev -14.4%
Color is a lighter glowing gold of yellowness, silk thin white head, minimal drippy lace. Smell is clean with a musty malt overtone, lightly sweet and crisp of citrus. Taste is light and crisp of malts, quick sharp little bite then ends with a slight uneven hoppy light bitterness. Uneven lighter medium body with many spots of emptyness and a grainy textured middle, unpleasant and plain.
07-13-2003 10:26:52 | More by tavernjef
2.93/5 rDev -10.4%
The aroma really doesn't have much of a presence. Hints of malt with a touch of graininess and sweetness and no definitive hop quality. As warms the malt dominates.
Dark gold pushing amber with a very short lived shallow head that eventually just leaves a ring.
Malt really doesn't make much of a presence at first, but in time it shows a slight sweetness. Then as it warms it takes on a heaviness of a not so pleasing flavor. Other flavor comes from the bitterness that appears in middle with a strengthening through the finish. Dryness matches the bitterness, except at th end in which it is much longer and really rather dry.
Fullness from carbonation makes it a bit filling. Somewhat soft, otherwise on the light side.
This beer leaves me wanting. I'm just not a fan of the balancing. My first bottle the bitterness was excessive. The second time that wasn't so, but the malt had a grainy flavor that I didn't like.
03-29-2006 05:00:49 | More by garymuchow
2.95/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
05-16-2011 22:07:37 | More by Sammy
2.98/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
12-25-2008 14:51:43 | More by GreenCard
3/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
09-04-2011 14:37:34 | More by CoalPorter
Ybor Gold Amber Lager from Florida Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.