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Wasatch 1st Amendment Lager - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch 1st Amendment LagerWasatch 1st Amendment Lager

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A turn of the century pure malt, crisp lager. 1st Amendment Lager is made with European style hops and Munich malts. This beer has a wonderful, clean, crisp flavor certain to please all.

(Beer added by: Morris729 on 07-06-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Zorro
2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and lemony hops. Faint caramel scent.

Starts out toasted grain and wheat cracker with a lemon hop taste. Little bit sweet. Slight mineral flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall a light refreshing beer but not a great one.

Zorro, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

DRBiser, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Shreyas, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Lane_in_ID, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

jharris0624, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Wrex68, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Mike_Draper
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Mike_Draper, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of rmtaggart
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

rmtaggart, May 22, 2013
Photo of Kenzie
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Kenzie, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Cirus
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Cirus, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

elihull, Jan 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

lauries444, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #31 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Lots of grain on the profile of this one. Mild toasted tone to it as well. The toasty edge shows more on the nose than it does on the flavor. But it's still even enough to be a pleasurable drinker. In fact, I think I appreciate this one more than any of the other beers I tried tonight.

RblWthACoz, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of short lived, white frothy head. A very short ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Clean and lightly grainy. Light neutral malt sweetness and grassy hops. Not bad, but needs more power.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this is tasty, but lacking strength. Still a good beer though. Grainy malts with a light neutral sweetness. Grassy hops. Easy drinking.

4.0 M: Light body. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Light creaminess to boot. Good here.

3.5 D: I wouldn't mind having a few of these. Very clean with a good, although light, taste.

DavoleBomb, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of hockenbeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

hockenbeer, Jun 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Unchi, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of draheim
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle (bottled 7/29/2011 - thanks for bringing this one up Dad) poured into a weizen glass. Pours a pale, slightly greenish yellow with almost no head. Nice bright carbonation - which it turns out might be the only thing going for this one....

Aroma is grainy, ricey, a hint of corn. Something a bit sour or acidic in the nose.

Taste follows nose: grainy, watery, lemony, dry.

Crisp clean finish.

Reminds me a bit of a Kölsch. Definitely not one I'll be coming back to. And really not sure what to do with the other five from the six-pack. Might be a good one to reset my palate?

Edit: As I'm finishing the last of this six-pack (all of which I drank from the bottle except the one described in this review), I'd only add that the aroma was more fruity and less sour when consumed from the bottle. Overall this was still the epitome of the average beer - but it was better when I drank it from the bottle than from a glass.

draheim, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of mmmbeer
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the beers I sampled on our Utah summer vacation. 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; sampled 8/19/09. 2004 World Beer Cup winner in the premium lager category - brewed with European hops and Munich malt. It pours a crystal-clear medium gold, with lots of carbonation and an inch of off-white head that leaves huge sheets of lacing. There is a cereal graininess in the nose with perhaps some adjuncts. Tastes of corn, a touch of pale malts and a slowly-increasing hop presence that contributes green, floral/minty notes and mild bitterness. The body is lightish, bordering on medium, with lots of carbonation and a drying finish. This is a great example of a retro lager that helps quell the hellish heat of the desert, and is proof that Utah can make good beer.

mmmbeer, Mar 09, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale golden color with a robust head that leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Grainy, with undertones of cracker malt

Taste: Bready, up front, with a growing lemony twang that is joined, mid-palate, by a slight honey sweetness; the finish is clean, with just a bit of sweetness on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with crisp carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink and a bit more flavorful than the macros

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

brentk56, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of CHL
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

From the Squatter's summer sampler, with a fun label (different from the Benjamin Franklin image currently depicted). It shows Wasatch's founder in colonial garb, protesting beer taxes by throwing 1st Amendment Lager into the Great Salt Lake.

I would never do that myself; this beer certainly worth drinking. A bit more flavor than the macro adjunct lagers. I find it most similar-tasting to PBR (in a good way). Grain, light malt, and sweet corn. Thin mouthfeel, it goes down refreshingly clean with a slight sweetness. More carbonation than I would like, but that's in the beer's style. Highly drinkable for this reason.

Like BuckeyeNation says, "If lagers from the Big 3 tasted like 1st Amendment Lager, then none of us would ever have anything to bitch about." That said, it's still a very simple beer for me. For the money, I might just opt for some cheap macro while picking up a sixer of one of Wasatch's more complex brews.

Makes a good souvenir gift though.

CHL, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of mikedashg
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Slightly Cloud Pale Yellow with a slight haze and white head that disapeates quick

S - A Little malt, citrus and hops

T - About what you'd expect for a 4% Lager. Very good representation of style. Corn and bread/cracker like. A little bit of hops and malts, and citrus grapefruit. Kind of a stretch a little.

M - Nice and thin, but moderate to high carbonation, just like a lager should be. Crisp with a Clean finish.

D - I personally wouldn't drink these, but it's got a ton of "drinkability" thanks to the style and Utah's ABV laws.

mikedashg, Jun 25, 2009
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Wasatch 1st Amendment Lager from Utah Brewers Cooperative
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.