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Summer Of Lager - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
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199 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%


Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2001)
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Reviews by bubrewer:
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bubrewer

Florida

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Although the label doesn't let on, I really think this is not a lager at all. It reminds me of a golden/amber witbier - very pleasantly fruity, spicy nose, a coriander/orange flavor that does not come through in the aroma, and a nice tartness that cleans the palate and refreshes.

Hard to give good review numbers to this one. As a pseudo-wit it is very nice and pleasant to drink. I would not mind having a keg full of this around the house. On the other hand, it is not very lager-like at all, so there is some disappointment or suprise from that.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 14:12:55 | More by bubrewer
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skovbasa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Bromine

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-20-2013 11:49:18 | More by Bromine
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Act25

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've gotta find this in a can, this could be an everyday lager. Fantastic and perhaps their best beer.

A: crystal clear golden, moderate amounts of visible carbonation and good lacing. Tall white head that remains well for a lager.

S: Lemony without being sweet, crackery and inviting. caramel malts, yeast, wheat, grass, and hops

T: Follows the smell, there is a biscuit, caramel malt, layered with grassy and lemony hop flavors - plus a luscious laid back spice and dry finish. I'm really finding it appetizing and want another.

M: Light with moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp, and smooth.

O: I wish this came in cans around here. Would be my summer daily.

CAME BACK TO THIS AFTER HARD INDIAN SUMMER PADDLE. Liked it even more. Great with scallops, crabcakes, summer veggies over peppers. Hard to imagine a better treatment of this style. I wish it would come in cans!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 00:03:12 | More by Act25
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

09-19-2013 21:48:50 | More by ejimhof
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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WheelsPSU

New York

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this on a hazy summer day at The Pony Bar on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Don't expect a summer wheat or kolsch because this beer is clearly a helles lager made to represent the German style. The smell was a bit doughy, like yeast meeting malts. The color was a bright orange. The taste reminded me more of a pilsner but better. Malt grain, a touch of citrus and virtually no hops. Overall it was ok, just not my preferred style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 15:35:14 | More by WheelsPSU
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woodychandler comes through again with yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts and grains. Taste is crisp, malty, a touch of lemon, some light hops, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a thirst quenching beer on a hot day.

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 04:26:22 | More by tone77
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have to say really liked this offering from Cisco as an alternative to wheat and kolschs that seem to rule the summer beer scene. Poured out of the can into a pilsner glass. The color is a dark golden with a fluffy head. Crisp flavor with slight fruit hints. Easy aroma that's good for day drinking. Good stuff.

Serving type: can

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magnusdave

New York

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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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doremite

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woodychandler

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Why did I have to come all of the way out to CANorado to find this beer in a CAN? Am I slipping or have people forgotten about The CANQuest (TM)? If that is the case (of beer), then I need to increase people's awareness.

From the CAN: "The Summer of Love was fun, they say but now we're living THE SUMMER OF LAGER! 'Lager' means 'to wait a wicked long time until it's ready.' We brewed it in the fall, aged it all winter, then sampled it in the spring. Then again, and again, until finally we decided to share. Hope you like it."

I got a spritz during the Crack, so it got a few minutes to CANtemplate what was going to happen next before I initiated the Glug. As any simpleton, like me, might have deduced, an inverted aggro Glug was going to be nothing but trouble, so even with a gentle Glug, I was still getting foaming. It all worked out, however, as I ended up with two dense, foamy fingers of bone-white head that resembled to top of a swirly vanilla ice cream cone. Color was a deep sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. SRM = 4/5. Nose smelled like the interior of a malt room at a brewery! Mouthfeel was medium-to full, big for a lager and the taste was biscuit malt and maybe some Noble hops to lend a grassiness to it. Mmmm. This was very dry, especially on the finish and I found myself longing for some pretzels to go with it. Would this go in my cooler? Heck, yes!

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 15:58:52 | More by woodychandler
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Tiernan

Texas

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WreckingBrew

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-26-2013 04:46:54 | More by WreckingBrew
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Summer Of Lager from Cisco Brewers Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.