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Mustang Winter Lager - Mustang Brewing Company

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Mustang Winter Lager
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of McNealc31
3/5  rDev -10.2%
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".

Photo of russpowell
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of tkelley
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of Mine
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of LakerLeith
2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of jmbranum
4.17/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

Photo of bobbyc3
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of x7Dan
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of TR0219
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of eskimojoe
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of coldriver
2.72/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Photo of kcbearkat
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of bump8628
2.52/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Labeled simply as an amber lager by the brewery - or whatever they want to call themselves since they don't actually do any brewing. Let's find out what sets this apart from their year around Amber Lager and their Harvest Lager.

Pours amber - they at least got that part right - with a sparse head of soda bubbles that fades to nothing. Bread crust and a bit of metallic caramel mixed with some seltzer about sums it up. About halfway through the glass, as it starts lingering around on the palate, some earthy bitterness emerges. Clean and insipid, right in line with the Mustang motto.

What makes this different than their two other amber lagers?
Nothing as far as I can tell.

What makes this a winter seasonal beer?
Again, nothing as far as I can tell.

I wish these guys would go away already and stop capitalizing off the local, craft beer movement, since clearly their beers are neither of those things.

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Mustang Winter Lager from Mustang Brewing Company
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