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Lizzy's Lager - Orlison Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by woemad:
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woemad

Washington

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

11-27-2013 21:51:20 | More by woemad
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-12-2014 01:20:34 | More by acurtis
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seanthornton152

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-01-2014 03:40:17 | More by seanthornton152
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DOCRW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-04-2014 21:03:56 | More by DOCRW
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-14-2013 06:48:50 | More by warpedrevolution
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

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!!

06-13-2014 04:14:02 | More by Reidrover
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-28-2014 15:44:51 | More by ygtbsm94
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M477

Washington

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-04-2014 16:48:38 | More by M477
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Donkster46

Washington

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-31-2014 02:46:51 | More by Donkster46
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mactrail

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

04-26-2014 06:33:41 | More by mactrail
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

03-19-2014 21:52:12 | More by flagmantho
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mtbeer3649

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-02-2014 21:47:12 | More by mtbeer3649
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RJLarse

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

07-18-2009 02:44:58 | More by RJLarse
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-12-2014 01:24:04 | More by LoveStout
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beertunes

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

09-02-2012 21:50:00 | More by beertunes
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-09-2014 00:29:29 | More by Satan70
Lizzy's Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
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