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Indians Lager | Sun King Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
When summer days have got you beat, reach for a Rally Can of Indians Lager. Brewed in the Vienna Style, Indians Lager features a balanced malt flavor that finishes crisp, thanks to the addition of German Noble hops.

Added by aasher on 04-13-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 61
Photo of Drank
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a Vienna lager, but taste seems to be directed to the Bud Light crowd. Disappointing for a Sun King offering. I expected something much better.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dark brown, mostly transparent brew, with a small, light head and not much lacing. Looks right.

S - Like many Sun King brews, the nose is quiet, not revealing much. A subtle malty sweetness seems right.

T - Tastes right. A nice, full malty caramel hit, with decent but subtle bittering in the close.

M - Clean and refreshing, as one would hope for a beer themed on a day out at the ballpark.

O - Delicious Vienna with great caramel flavors. Glad I tried this. The cans are a touch pricey for my regular rotation, but on tap at Symphony on the Prairie was a welcome option.

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Photo of tempest
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly clean malty lager with a big caramel malt flavor and a hint of fruit esters. I dont pick up any distinct hop flavor, but the beer's well balanced and very drinkable. Lovely summer option.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%

Another new beer and new can thanks to Trent!

It pours a hazy honey colour with a small head of foam. It shrinks but doesn't leave the scene completely...islands, ring around the glass, nice lacing.

I get some sweet and fruity notes in the smell, some of that fruit being citrus..lemon, orange? Nice.

Bready malt starts things off with some orange and lemon, more of the former than the latter, backing the bread up. There's a certain earthiness going on with this Lager that I really enjoy. And the hops are doing their thing, Noble style. That's always a good way to go.

As good a mouthfeel as I can get in a Vienna Lager.

Man, I dig this. Superb in so many ways. More of this style that is as well made as this, please!

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Photo of rlee1390
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear as day, light amber, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Very malty, caramel, molasses, grass and malt.

T-Nice and malty, sweet, bread, caramel and nice balance.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-I don't know what it is with Sun King and their lagers, but they are really good. This and the Oktoberfest I was worried about both greatly exceed my expectations.

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Photo of justincolts
2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A dark lager, thin head. Dark golden brown color. Not cloudy at all,very solid. Decent aroma, nothing potent. It is a little lacking in the taste but makes up for it with a solid showing in the mouthfeel department. Not bad, but not great. Pretty drinkable, pretty decent, good local Indianapolis beer to support.

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Photo of dpasotti
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Clear shiny light gold color with oversized head that is ridiculously creamy and drops a surprising amount of lace for a Helles. Clean malt nose with slight toasty and soapy notes. A little fresh hop accent as well.

Flavor is very much the same. Smooth light malt and not too much else. Good balance. I can't find the slightly sweet and deeper malt character I was expecting. It comes off as closer to an all-malt American premium lager than a Helles. Likely there is more domestic malt here than I'm used to in the style. The German character is there; unfortunately it's a detail rather than the focus.

The mouthfeel is excellent -- by far the best aspect of the beer. It's almost medium in body with perfect carbonation. The result is a smooth, hearty satisfying feel. Overall a decent beer, but not one of Sun King's best. I fully intend to buy this many times at "ballpark prices" this summer, but won't be picking up any more $12 four-packs in the near future.

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer just arrived on shelves today and is brewed for the Indianapolis Indians.

It pours a light bodied clear and bright copper with a soft and creamy two finger bright white head. The nose consists of pale malt, light Munich malt, slightly candied malt and has a general creaminess, ala their Oktoberfest. The flavors are light and fresh, featuring pale malt with lager yeast and a mild bitterness, on point for the style. It's definitely built for outside, and summer especially. It's light in body and easy to drink, both refreshing and flavorful. This is a nice representation of the style. I like it.

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Indians Lager from Sun King Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.