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Ünderground Stout Lager - Orlison Brewing Co.

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Ãœnderground Stout Lager
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BA SCORE
85
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlison Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-18-2014)
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Reviews by woemad:
Photo of woemad
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

woemad, May 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours two fingers of tan head on a black body. Looks great.
The aroma is chocolate, a little burnt malt and ripe fruit.
The taste loaded with burnt and roasted malt. The bitterness right in perfectly. The finish has the slightest sweetness.
Medium body with some fizz but moderate carbonation overall.
Well done.

Fatehunter, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DOCRW, May 04, 2014
Photo of DKRowden
4.25/5  rDev +11%

DKRowden, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bernat1971, May 11, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

mactrail, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

flagmantho, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of irishgreensoda
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

NickThePyro, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

This was an extra in a trade with Woemad, Thank You!

This brew poured dark brown with ruby hues with a massive light khaki colored head. Well looks pretty! The aroma is very light with cocoa and roasted malts. Faint fruity esters with a hint of licorice. Smells good to me! The taste should show me what this brew is all about! First hits of roasted malt complexity. Coffee, cocoa mild hint of licorice. Right amount of residual sugar sweetness and some fruit notes toward the finish. This beer finishes Big!, dry and bitter, (picture coffee bitter and hop bitter to form a big yet balanced bitter). Lingering burnt sugar and coffee in the aftertaste. The feel on the brew is medium-light with cola like carbonation.

Overall: Time for me to nitpick....sorta. This brew is very good! The appearance, great! The aroma, on point! The flavor double check! I enjoy all this brew has to offer. The thing that sets it from being an everyday drinker is the cola like carbonation. I can dig Belgian brews..we all know what to expect in the carbonation department. Yet this one, I don't know, just seems forced or over carbonated. There's nothing really negative to say about this brew. I really dig the aftertaste. The burnt sugar reminds me of eating marshmallows that have been camp fire singed. You know what I mean? With a cup of coffee as a chaser. All in all this brew is worthy!

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

22Blue, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Satan70
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Satan70, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 18, 2014
Ünderground Stout Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.