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Lizzy's Lager - Orlison Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlison Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RJLarse on 07-18-2009)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by woemad:
Photo of woemad
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.39. No freshness date, but Orlison hasn’t been canning for more than a couple of months, so it can’t be very old. I have had this before, on draught when it was first introduced a number of years ago by Golden Hills, as Orlison was then called.

Poured a rubyish shade of amber, with a tight yet creamy looking beige colored head. Said head receeded after a few minutes to a skiff, leaving a moderate amount of lace.

Malty, with traces of nuttiness in the aroma. Smells like a Vienna lager to me.

Mostly malty in the flavor, with a bit of nutty flavor not unlike an English Nut Brown Ale. What hop flavor there is tends toward the medicinal, herbal end of the spectrum and is rather muted. Finishes cleanly, as one would expect from a lager.

Medium bodied, seems a little bit too heavy in the body, really, but not to a dealbreaking degree.

A decent lager alternative to the plethora of amber ales out there. Not something that really blows me away, but it’s a decently made, local choice if otherwise faced with Mac & Jack’s African Amber.

woemad, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

acurtis, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

seanthornton152, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

DOCRW, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Served from can.

A: Amber. Crystal clear. Thick, tan, foamy, clumpy head. Nice thick, sticky lacing.
S: not much for aroma.
T: malty, bready, lightly roasted, Light, citrusy hop finish.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Crisp. Sweet.
O: decent lager. Well balanced. Clean. Would buy again.

jellikit, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

warpedrevolution, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem OR $2.49 Called Lizzy’s Red Craft Lager here. Pours a pale copper colour with a large boisterous creamy off white head. Smells like an English ale.tobacco,leaves,bit of nuttiness..nice . Taste has a bit more hop bite but its the same as the aroma..slight sourness and a dry earthy finish. Palate is fine..lowish carbonation and medium mouth feel. Nice beer but if I had this and not seen the can I would have thought it a old style English ESB/strong bitter!!

Reidrover, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ygtbsm94, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

M477, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Handsome coppery color in the tall Stella goblet with a fine pile of foam. Spritzy in the mouth with long-lasting suds, lacing even. The smell is faintly acidic.

Sugary and thin at first sip. Quite a bitter aftertaste after the malty pleasure. Rather winey. This seems like a flat sweet taste with hints of cardoard, followed by a rather medicinal bitterness with no real hop aromatics. It's the sweet and bitter routine.

This is very pretty stuff, and pleasantly sudsy, but I get tired of these bitterish, sweetish, dishwatery nondescript amber beers. Oh, well-- goes down easy enough. From the 16 oz can purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

mactrail, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: crystal-clear medium-amber hue with a strong effervescence and a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Not as much head as I'd like, but the color is great.

Smell: caramelly and sweet, with a touch of biscuit; hops are basically not present. Not too bad, but a bit one-note.

Taste: similar to the aroma, but with more biscuit character and an added fruitiness. There's definitely a little banana character here, which I like and which offsets the biscuit a little.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with with a good carbonation and a satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a drinkable and tasty-enough red lager. Definitely worth a shot if you're into the style.

flagmantho, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

mtbeer3649, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Swamp. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a brown/red/amber color and clear. The beer is well carbonated with a good foamy head and nice retention.

Smell is faint, a roasted grain aromew mostly.

Taste is a dark toast flavor with a little caramel flavor and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is clean and medium bodied.

A nice drinkable dark lager. Amer bordering on dark.

RJLarse, Jul 18, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

LoveStout, May 12, 2014
Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear reddish-amber color with less than a quarter-inch of just off-white head that had low retention but OK lacing.

The aroma was mostly benign, grainy malts with just a trace of hops soft, gentle hops in the background. The flavor profile was pretty similar, sweetish malts occupied most of tongue, but there was a bit a tangy hops kicking in on the finish.

The was light, but still reasonably full, without being heavy or sticky. Drinkability was decent, I might have a couple of these if I were in the right mood. Overall, a decent little brew from a brewery I'd never heard of. Worth a shot if you see it.

beertunes, Sep 02, 2012
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Satan70, Mar 09, 2014
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gizmo99360, Sep 14, 2014
Lizzy's Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.