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Mustang Winter Lager - Mustang Brewing Company

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Mustang Winter Lager
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
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:
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

(Beer added by: bump8628 on 11-08-2011)
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Reviews by bump8628:
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bump8628

Oklahoma

2.53/5  rDev -25.1%

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.

11-08-2011 19:23:16 | More by bump8628
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Mora2000

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -17.8%

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.

07-07-2012 16:52:11 | More by Mora2000
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

06-09-2014 19:33:36 | More by HoppySeb
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McNealc31

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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".

02-21-2012 02:44:11 | More by McNealc31
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-20-2012 04:14:30 | More by russpowell
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-11-2013 20:23:17 | More by TheMrFarnham
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

Cheers.

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.

01-22-2014 00:29:22 | More by tkelley
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Mine

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-13-2011 16:15:17 | More by Mine
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

01-18-2014 14:50:09 | More by jduprey007
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

02-28-2014 00:27:35 | More by EagleTalon
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-08-2014 08:55:37 | More by Karibourgeois
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.15/5  rDev +22.8%

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.

01-20-2013 22:42:54 | More by jmbranum
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bobbyc3

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-20-2013 03:47:41 | More by bobbyc3
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x7Dan

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-25-2014 02:24:25 | More by x7Dan
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TR0219

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

03-04-2014 16:27:54 | More by TR0219
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-04-2014 00:55:14 | More by Boone757
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +18.3%

08-03-2013 20:30:36 | More by ohyayitstrey
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eskimojoe

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-24-2013 17:59:51 | More by eskimojoe
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

02-01-2014 03:37:24 | More by vfgccp
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coldriver

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -20.1%

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.

12-11-2011 20:58:46 | More by coldriver
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kcbearkat

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

02-26-2012 04:19:02 | More by kcbearkat
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argock

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Received as part of Beer of the Month Club furnished by little sister Tami.

A: Burnished dark chestnut brown with almost 2-finger beige head with decent retention and a few spots of lace.

S: Big molasses aroma with some dark fruity malt notes -- fig and raisin. No spice note which is welcome. Mild caramel sweetness. Hops are not really all that perceptible, maybe some earthy, herbal character but vague.

T: Pretty good flavor, is definitely not an amber lager anymore, more like a dunkel. Sweet slightly burned caramel combined pleasantly with molasses and some light roasty flavors. The dark fruit character comes through more in the flavor as well with fig, plum, and raisin all in there. A little bit sweeter and fruitier than I would like in a lager, but still enjoyable. Hopping is background with light bitterness. No perceptible alcohol. No yeast character unless some of the fruitiness is coming from esters.

M: Smooth and silky with lower than average carbonation even for a dark lager which works well with the bigger body and sweeter profile.

O: Not too bad but it could be a bit cleaner with a little bit less sweetness and fruitiness. A pretty nice beer from Mustang, and it should not be mistaken with what must be a formerly pretty pedestrian amber lager in previous years.

02-27-2014 05:40:15 | More by argock
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

01-22-2014 04:12:37 | More by BryanCarey
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2013 15:09:48 | More by soonerlight
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-09-2014 02:16:31 | More by dbarny76
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Mustang Winter Lager from Mustang Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.