Patagonia Amber Lager - Cerveceria Patagonia Primitiva S.A.
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4.06/5 rDev +17.7%
Pours deep orange in body with big marshmallow head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and a bit of elephant peanuts. Tastes of light citrus, grass with dew, light crystal malt cereal notes, and some papaya. Light in body with light carbonation. Very very good.
03-31-2013 22:29:43 | More by JRed
3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
Patagonia Amber Lager looks just as it should: like crystallized amber. It is both clear and glowing and has a kind of warmth to it despite the deeper copper-like sheen. Its head is healthy, if a little undersized, and leaves modest tracks of lacing along the glass.
The aroma has the splendid scent of toasted nuts; flavours of pecan and hazelnut meld with crunchy caramel and toffee biscuits. While it is reminiscent of English confections it really can't pass as a dessert beer; there's enough underling hoppiness to keep sweetness in check.
There's little 'wow' factor on the palate, but the taste is solid and malty. The brewery suggests serving it at 8 to 10 degrees but this grain bill has the flavour and cleanliness to hold up to warmth; the toasty and caramelized breadcrumb notes are better appreciated that way anyhow.
Its brewer also suggests pairing Pataognia Amber with grilled red meat, which I can imagine may suit it (especially with some sauteed mushrooms and onion on the side). The other recommended pairing, pasta in spicy sauce, I'm not so sure about. Then again, you never know until you try it!
Patagonia Amber Lager isn't likely to either really impress or disappoint. It's a very well-made example of a fairly unexciting, straightforward style. It's an easily enjoyed lager and indicative of an Argentinian beer scene with higher standards than many of its Latin American counterparts.
07-13-2014 17:29:39 | More by biegaman
3.35/5 rDev -2.9%
Here's something I didn't expect to taste, but one of the guy's at Empório São Patrício was generous enough to purchase and share a bottle. I forget the bottle size, but it was an usual size I'm not used to seeing. On to the beer:
A lighter amber colored beer with patches of orange mixed in and a reasonable foamy head on top. Retention is fine, lacing provided is very little. The nose is light, and in it are ittle esters and some tasted malt.
While the taste may be subtle, it has an agreeable mix of flavors; toasty, bready, a little caramel. The body is light, maybe a little too light, as it seems a tad watery at times.
A solid little beer to come out of Argentina. I don't know how much a bottle sells in Argentina, but thanks to Brazil's fetish for atrocious inport taxes, a bottle in Brazil sells for R$30!
02-28-2012 10:18:28 | More by DoubleJ
2.63/5 rDev -23.8%
Bought this at the supermercado across from my hotel in Buenos Aires. I heard it was decent stuff compared to Quilmes which dominates.
Pours pretty thin and dark orange in color, not all that exciting with a thin soda like head.
Smell is some sweet malt but that is about it, this is very non-aromatic.
Taste is some light caramel sweetness and maybe a hint of lemon. Its really not that exciting without much flavor or depth. It reminds me of killians light or something. I don't really care for it but it is better than Quilmes Crystal, however I'd rather drink Quilmes Bock or Stout as they have more body and flavor.
Meh. The label is cool, as is the little booklet that comes with the beer.
04-12-2010 23:21:56 | More by indiapaleale
Patagonia Amber Lager from Cerveceria Patagonia Primitiva S.A.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.