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Mustang Winter Lager - Mustang Brewing Company

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Mustang Winter Lager
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 32
Avg: 3.32
pDev: 23.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mustang Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bump8628 on 11-08-2011

The perfect beer for holiday parties or tailgating at your favorite college football game. Brewed with four types of barley, Hallertauer and Willamette hops. A filtered, amber lager with a crisp, malty finish. This is sure to be Santa’s new favorite beer.

18 IBU
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 32
Reviews by BryanCarey:
Photo of BryanCarey
3.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown in color, this lager offers a slight head of tan- colored foam and a nose that emphasizes malt and toffee. The foam doesn’t last long and there is no lacing left behind- your glass is clean as a whistle as you drink.

This lager has a smooth flavor profile and a taste that includes light roasted notes, molasses, toffee, and caramel. Some bready notes come through with each passing sip and the hops offer an ever-so-slight attempt to balance the taste, but it remains sweet overall.

This beer isn’t like most winter seasonals; that is, it doesn’t emphasize spices like so many winter brews do. It is smooth and easy drinking, but it would be a little better with a more aggressive carbonation and a little more body. Otherwise, it’s a decent session lager than most will find okay and definitely inoffensive.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma has some grain and toffee notes, as well as a little bit of light spicing. The flavor is more of the same. There is a hint of pepper and other spice, but the predominant flavor is grain. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of McNealc31
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color is just barely on this side being amber. Clear as glass with a quickly dissipating head. Cereal grains and grass come through rather strongly. The hops add just a touch of bitterness at the end.

I was excited to try a beer from a new brewery, unfortunately, this didn't really stand out for me. It's not bad, but it's a pretty average amber lager. I have no idea what is supposed to make this "winter".

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tkelley
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from my first Beer of the Every Other Month Club shipment, poured into a dimpled mug.

A -- Very, very dark, but not black. Thin head with little retention.

N -- Smells very sweet, like roasted vegetables.

T -- Quite good. Very sweet. Malty and roasty. They use molasses in the brew and you can really tell.

M -- Super smooth. Not much carbonation to speak of.

O -- I really enjoyed this quite a bit. It's very different. Not really to style (brewery actually lists it as a winter warmer). For my first beer from OKC, I am impressed.


EDIT: I think there's a "new" winter lager by this company, which is what I reviewed. This listing is for the "old" winter lager, which is not "Mustang 66 American Lager," which I have not reviewed yet.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a thin head and light brown color. Aroma is malty, brown-sugar, blackstrap molasses, red-wine and toast-roast. Flavor is more of the same toast and roast along with a bittersweet combo of hops and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is light-medium and low CO2. Overall a tasty, easy to quaff dunkel.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a damn near black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is raisins, malts, dark fruits, a touch on the sweet side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not what I really expect from this style, but a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of LakerLeith
2.81/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jmbranum
4.17/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have in the past been generally disappointed by everything Mustang makes (or rather contracts with out-of-staters to make), but this one was a pleasant surprise.

Pours a pretty clear amber liquid with a smallish light tan head.

Excellent malty aroma.

Flavorwise, this is an above-average amber lager. Reminds me a bit of Fat Tire (but of course this is a lager rather than ale), or maybe a lighter-than average Oktoberfest beer. Fairly sweet with lots of malt, wheat breadyness. A reasonable amount of hops. Very well balanced.

Medium mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

I have no idea why this beer is labeled as a winter lager. It has a relatively tame ABV and has no wintery spices. Still if judged as an ordinary amber beer, it is not bad.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of TR0219
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of coldriver
2.72/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Quickly dissapating head with minimal lacing. Pours a decent amber color. Aroma is similar to a eurolager although not as skunky, a bit metallic. Taste is unremarkable lager, in the European mass-produced style (spicy hops where are you?). Mouthfeel is light, with lingering bad aftertaste. Not sure what this beer is trying to be and what makes it a "Winter" beer. This "brewery" (they don't actually brew their own beer) seems to consistently dissapoint which is a shame considering Oklahoma's otherwise flourishing craft-beer scene.

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Photo of kcbearkat
2.83/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a regular pint glass.

A: golden brown with a thin head.

S: light grass and hop smell

T: lightly roasted malts, slight hop flavor.

M: light mouthful, no carbonation.

Nothing about this beer screams winter. It's an average amber but a winter it is not.

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