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Snake River Lager - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 133
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002)
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Blumstein

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-20-2013 04:18:32 | More by Blumstein
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

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

08-18-2013 17:39:41 | More by MDDMD
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2013 15:26:36 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-03-2013 05:05:51 | More by meehandennis
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2013 02:42:29 | More by williamjbauer
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-11-2013 20:30:54 | More by jkball01
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

07-08-2013 01:52:27 | More by WoodBrew
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-02-2013 04:25:38 | More by jzlyo
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-26-2013 17:05:06 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-18-2013 01:03:21 | More by Schlafly33
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dcloeren

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-13-2013 15:51:06 | More by dcloeren
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

06-05-2013 05:09:25 | More by RblWthACoz
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MadScientist

New York

3.63/5  rDev -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.

05-17-2013 01:54:49 | More by MadScientist
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

05-14-2013 02:15:28 | More by metter98
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Gmann

New York

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

05-06-2013 02:11:18 | More by Gmann
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

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).

05-02-2013 23:32:09 | More by dbrauneis
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corwindamber

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-28-2013 21:37:29 | More by corwindamber
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-15-2013 00:01:40 | More by cbcrunch
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weerezboy

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-06-2013 20:50:51 | More by weerezboy
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-05-2013 07:39:04 | More by Butchnasty
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-24-2012 00:59:34 | More by outoffocus
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

12-06-2012 20:45:21 | More by AgentZero
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-11-2012 15:02:58 | More by tbone1384
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RKel888

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-14-2012 20:17:25 | More by RKel888
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with yeast floating around to form intricate patterns. Plenty of carbonation rises to the creamy, two-finger, off-white head. 3/4ths down the glass, the head is a thin layer of bubbles. Leaves behind substantial splotches of lacing.

S - Nice big smell of caramel and nutty malt upon opening the bottle. In the glass caramelized sugar, molasses and earthy hops come though.

T - Lots of sweet caramel upfront. The body is not nearly as good as the nose suggests and sugary-sweet caramel malt dominates, while nutty notes and somewhat out of place hops attempt to provide some balance. Splash of earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a nutty caramel finish.

M - Super carbonated and on the thinner side of medium bodied. Too highly carbonated and could stand to be have a bit more substance.

This is the first Vienna Lager I have reviewed in over 3 years! Nice to see another example of the style, although nowhere near as good as Eliot Ness. Although it looks and smells like a great beer, the flavor seems weak and slightly out of place and the mouthfeel is almost competing with PBR. I would drink this in a pinch while traveling through the Yellowstone area, but can think of numerous local beers I'd select over it.

09-04-2012 07:40:04 | More by Bockrules
Snake River Lager from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.