Ünderground Stout Lager - Orlison Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev +4.2%
Thought I'd reviewed this already, but I'd only posted a quick rating based on a sample I'd tried at the brewery.
16oz can purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for a little over $2. No freshness date.
Poured a virtually pitch-black color, with a modest, beige-colored head that dropped rather quickly.
Malty nose, with dominant notes of chocolate and coffee, plus milder ones of a nutty nature.
Chocolaty and coffeeish flavors, with a moderate hoppy zap at the finish. Very stout-like. Besides the clean, lagery finish, this tastes just like a typical American stout, or maybe an Export Stout (in deference to it's 6%+ abv.).
Full bodied, with a coating yet clean-finishing mouthfeel. Hybrid mouthfeel all the way.
I understand why whoever added this beer to BA classified it as a schwartzbier, I really do - but it's such a limiting description, presumably based more on color than anything else (except the fact that there isn't a more accurate category in existence on this site). This beer makes a case for the establishment of a stout lager category, as it's unlike any other beer I've tried. This might be the most extreme juxtaposition of ale vs. lager I have had. All the flavors generally found in a stout, but it's a lager! An impressive beer.
05-06-2014 01:34:00 | More by woemad
3.55/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass. The brewers call this a "stout lager", so schwarzbier seems as good a category as any.
Appearance: extremely dark brown with amber highlights when held up to the light. The body appears to be haze-free and the head pours two fingers of fluffy tan foam. Quite good.
Smell: yeasty craft-lager aroma with a light dose of roasty malt character. Not too bad, though it feels muddled.
Taste: bitter and roasty up front, with a little bit of a chocolatey character and a dose of vegetal hops. Individual flavors are good, but they lack harmony together.
Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess for the style.
Overall: this is a perfectly decent beer, though one I probably won't revisit.
04-18-2014 20:02:50 | More by flagmantho
3.71/5 rDev -3.1%
Creamy and sudsy after each pour with a large foamy cap. Dark brown with a reddish tint. Big carbonation on the tongue with a winey mouthfeel. Intriguing nose of cereal and slightly charred wood.
This has the slightly smoky sweet tang of a Stout, but the brewer insists it's a lager. So think of this as a big and bold Schwarzbier that for some reason has been hopped up. So call it what you like. Some woody edginess. Serious black malt and roasted barley flavors. Finishes dark roast coffee taste. This is grainy and bitter but saved by that malty richness.
Quite drinkable and interestingly hard to categorize. From the 16 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.
04-18-2014 06:03:11 | More by mactrail
Ünderground Stout Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.