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Snake River Lager - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

135 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Snake River Lager is our most popular beer. This is an amber colored Vienna style lager. The rich, caramel flavor is balanced with the use of several hop varieties for a subtle hop note. An authentic German lager yeast strain adds to the true flavor of this beer. The malt forward profile of Snake River Lager makes it a fine complement to pizzas and red meat.

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Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +6.4%

TheBishopco, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of grissom51
4/5  rDev +6.4%

grissom51, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Blumstein
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Blumstein, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber color with hints of orange, nice white head and good lacing

S-toasted malt, lemon, hint of sweetness

T-toasted malt, lemon, herbal, slight brown sugar sweetness, decent bitter finish

F-light to medium body with lively carbonation, crisp and clean

O-really good lager, liked the style and would drink more of this

MDDMD, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of meehandennis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

meehandennis, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

williamjbauer, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jkball01
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jkball01, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My superior was kind enough to bring a Snake River Lager back with him from a vacation out in the J'Hole. The beer poured a very nice clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a spot lace. The scent and taste is powered by malts. There is a nice caramel sweetness that keeps one wanting more. the mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great session ale and wish I had more than just one.

WoodBrew, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jzlyo, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DerwinWentworth, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Schlafly33, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

dcloeren, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty decent lager. The only thing I'd point out about it that I don't totally like is that it is quite malty sweet really. Too sweet, I'd have to say. Feel is smooth. Easy enough to drink, but I could do with a better rounding on the flavor profile.

RblWthACoz, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium copper with excellent clarity. The rocky, off-white head is long lasting and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: A medium aroma that gives the impression of Munich malt and a light earthy hops aroma. The malt bring a light toasty character. Maybe a slight raisin like aroma from the malt like that in an old ale otherwise pretty clean.

T: A fair amount of German malt flavor with a light bit of malt sweetness. There is an almost equal hops bitterness and medium-light earth hops flavor. The balance is about even. The finish is medium with a grainy, malty aftertaste.

M: Smooth and moderately creamy with a medium-light body and medium-low level of carbonation.

O: A flavorful lager with a good balance of flavor and a creamy body. It a good beer.

MadScientist, May 17, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of malty sweetness along with hints of toffee. Slight hints of earthly hops are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because it was dominated by sweet malty flavors but wasn't that difficult to drink because the mouthfeel wasn't too heavy.

metter98, May 14, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a short white head that settled into a sparse cap

The aroma is of a doughy malt and peppery hop. There is a general fruitiness to the aroma.

The taste is quite doughy and has a strong fruitiness. Notes of caramel and toffee. Kind of a overripe berry. Some peppery hop. Quite sweet.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate almost cloying.

An ok lager. Way too sweet almost tastes old.

Gmann, May 06, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear reddish amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense beige head that quickly reduces to a medium to large patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with a touch of sweetness and some light earthy hops.

T: Similar to the taste, this beer starts out with the moderate flavors of slightly toasted caramel malts with a touch of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of earthy hops and just a touch of light fruits. Light amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Almost creamy.

O: This beer is easy to drink and sessionable - I think it is one of the better American Vienna Lagers I have had recently. Definitely one I would get again and love the fact that it is available in cans (makes it a great choice for outdoor summer activities).

dbrauneis, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

corwindamber, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

cbcrunch, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Butchnasty, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

outoffocus, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber colored beer that leaves some spots on the side.

S - Huge nose, with a lot of grain and some malts.

T - Taste is grainy off the bat. It never fully fills out though, leaving you wanting on the end. Caramel malts. Nothing offensive here, but nothing memorable.

M - Highly carbonated, medium-light bodied.

O - It's not bad, this is a beer I would enjoy while eating pizza. Washes down your food with decent taste and nothing offensive.

AgentZero, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tbone1384, Nov 11, 2012
Snake River Lager from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.