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Summer Of Lager - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
83
good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Surprisingly cloudy yellow-gold body, like pulpy orange juice. Huge white head fills half of my hourglass pilsner glass, with a whip cream finish above the rim. Looks like its going to lace extremely well.

Bready, yeasty aroma, with a hint of pepper ?

Taste begins lighty sweet, but finishes with a strong dash of lemon-orange sour twang, with a mild hop bite in-between.

Suitable light/medium mouthfeel. Drinkability suffers from the finishing citrus sour note.

It seems more ale-ish than lager-ish. Maybe an alright summer beer, but if you're looking for a classic helles, this is not it.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2006 21:59:54 | More by RonfromJersey
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Jwaks

Connecticut

2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving 750ml bottle

Summer of Lager exhibits a pale golden body sporting a churing column of medium sized bubbles that slowly march toward a thin bone-white foamy cap resting just below an abundant collection of sticky white late.

The highly aromatic nose is reminiscent of a belgian pale ale more than a summer lager boasting redolences of spicy yeast, restrained sour apple, heady pale malts, acidic citrus rind, mild floral hops and a hint of tannic white wine.

Spicy yeast, sour citrus fruit, and white grape tannins dominate through to the off-dry finish revealing bready pale malt and dry spice.

Overall mouthfeel is quite fine for a summer seasonal displaying a light to medium body and light finish and refreshing character.

Overpowering sour and acid flavors as well as a higher than normal alcohol content dash any hopes of this being a blockbuster summer seasonal or a session beer. Drinkability is average at best. Overall, this is a solid brew good for a one time experience, though it could be closer to the attempted style with a bit more depth and character.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 23:39:19 | More by Jwaks
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

08-12-2012 01:18:02 | More by TheBigBoy
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kehlah

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

06-09-2014 14:47:33 | More by kehlah
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VoodooBear

Puerto Rico

2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz. green can, served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Two finger white colored head. Cloudy yellow color.

Smell: It has a complex, earthy and musky smell. Malts and hops are the dominant scents. There are grain and herbal notes in there too.

Taste: There's a good balance between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness (which are the main flavors), with a herbal touch in the background.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, light, and easy to drink. There's not a lot of carbonation and it finishes dry.

Overall: It's a very flavorful and complex beer. While it is refreshing and easy to drink, this lager is way more complicated than the horde of ales that define the summer season. This is either good or bad, depending on what you're expecting from the brew. If you're tired of the typical summer ale and thirst for something different, it's a good thing. If you just want something simple, quenching and refreshing for the summer months, it's bad. Either way, no one who appreciates beer would have a hard time enjoying it all the same.

Serving type: can

01-15-2013 07:45:53 | More by VoodooBear
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Std73

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-25-2014 13:30:18 | More by Std73
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-03-2014 22:53:54 | More by tbone64
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Giggy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-17-2012 00:31:35 | More by Giggy
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-19-2013 02:10:23 | More by MistahBeah
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-18-2012 17:07:59 | More by chrispoint
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justinp

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-28-2012 01:59:12 | More by justinp
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-22-2012 15:17:20 | More by Thomas_Picton
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rhabdovirus

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-31-2012 00:07:56 | More by rhabdovirus
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-14-2014 00:49:12 | More by skovbasa
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-14-2013 03:52:18 | More by markgoodman10
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-08-2013 09:14:37 | More by beernads
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-02-2014 14:51:42 | More by Texasfan549
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-17-2012 23:43:35 | More by jongullotti
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-26-2014 23:38:47 | More by Fettpopps
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-22-2013 11:37:36 | More by tlang803
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mani

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-22-2012 14:22:00 | More by mani
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-22-2012 00:08:37 | More by vbiliyar
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-07-2013 03:08:07 | More by Mark5252
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wobblynoggin

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This one needed to be savored a bit before understsnding some of it's complexities. The beer changes drastically from first cold sip, to second sip, and then changes again after it warms up a little (not warm, just not ice cold as it was when I first poured it), where it tastes best.

The appearance is impressive. Best part of the beer in my opinion. It is orange/gold in color, noticeable carbonation, and a lacey head that takes a few minutes to die down. Even after the head clears there is a couple millimeter foam left on the top. I like that.

The smell is a bit musky for a lager...grassy, and full. Kind if smells like a good day of little league baseball...dirty, as it was mentioned in another review. That may be the best way to explain it.

Taste - well at first I was immediately reminded of lemons, it's sour...that flavor stays as it warms up, but other overtones pop in, such as the hops, and grassiness. This may be off base but I sense a similarity to the old Matts beer balls out of New York State I drank as a kid...maybe because I drank those in the summer too...but it brought me back to that.

Mouth feel - This I rated high, more because it has a lot of different things going on that impressed me. The sour lemony grassiness stays on the tip of your tongue and lips, while the dryness is noted on the very back of the tongue and roof of your mouth. After drinking it a while there is almost a numbness on the back of the tongue and roof of your mouth, and the flavor lingers in the nose. I like how the mouth feel and smell of this beer worked on the 2 senses.

Drinkability - A little too sour for my liking. Doesn't make me dislike the beer, but doesn't make me want to drink that much of it. That's okay, as not every beer is meant to be enjoyed in quantity, although most lagers have better drinkability than this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2006 19:55:11 | More by wobblynoggin
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Summer Of Lager from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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