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Lazy Dog Amber - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Lazy Dog Amber
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81
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 06-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Lazy Dog Cafe in Irvine

A: The pour is quite typical for an amber ale as it is (miraculously) amber in color with a small off-white head.

S: The nose is mild with some toasty and biscuity malts with perhaps a touch of citrus from the hops.

T: The flavor is rather bland as well with the primary flavors consisting of toasty and bready malts. The hops aren't very noticeable at all, perhaps just a touch of bitterness.

M: The body is medium with a slightly creamy feel on the tongue.

D: A decent enough amber ale, though I prefer the hoppier varieties of this style

Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another "house brew" of Lazy Dog Cafe, which is contract brewed by Firestone Walker. On to the beer:

There's some good lacing and ...wait for it...amber color to this brew. This brew is somewhat sweet and bready upfront, then it fades to a smooch of citrusy hops and faint grassy herbs. Somewhat crisp and light to medium on the palate. There's a little depth to this beer, although the second half of my pint didn't seem as good as the first half. Still worth a try if you happen to stop by a Lazy Dog Cafe. Well, here's to 500 beer reviews!

Photo of opwog
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a contracted house beer, this is probably one of the better that I have ever had. Firestone is no slouch brewery and seemed to approach this beer as if they knew that their name would openly be associated with it. The beer is a perfect accompaniment to many of the plates served at Lazy Dog, so you have to give respect for the additional effort that went into creating a beer that is both drinkable for bar clients and food patrons alike.

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Lazy Dog Amber from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.