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Lakewood Lager - Lakewood Brewing Company

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16 Reviews

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 97
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 30.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-20-2012

Lakewood is more than a place. It's a state of mind. Old blends with new. Traditions hook up with fresh ideas. It's the same with our Lakewood Lager. We've taken old world Vienna-Style lager and reintroduced it to beer lovers. Subtle caramel aromas, a coppery pour and a light malty sweetness paired with noble hop bitterness set this beer apart. In with the old, in with the new.
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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 97
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Caramel- colored and clear- bodied, this beer serves up a decent amount of foam that eventually settles into a somewhat lumpy layer and leaves a good amount of lace as you consume. The nose on this beer is sweet, caramel- like, and with toasted/toffee malt notes.

Moving to the taste, I get just about what I expected. The flavor is a mixture of caramel, dough, and toasted malt. Some grassy hops and spice greet the palate in the finish and the flavor is pleasant and crisp. There is even a dab of citrus in there, for those willing to search.

This Vienna lager style brew is a light to medium- bodied brew and it is just a touch watery in the finish. Some may not even notice the watery attribute because the hit of spice at the end helps to block it. But concentrate and you will find it and it does make the beer a little less enjoyable than it otherwise might be.

Still, this does seem like a respectable effort from this newer Texas brewery and it does have enough going for it to recommend. I plan to offer some bottles to friends tomorrow, just to see what they think. It isn’t outstanding, but I predict most everyone who tries it will find it worthy of a second bottle.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grainy, Caramel, Dry, Biscuity

Copper with a thick, foamy, white head. Rich, malted, woody nose. Grainy, gritty, malty sweet, caramel, toasty, and bready. Leafy, herbal, soft, hop bitterness. Very dry, astringent, strong biscuity finish. The beer falls victim from the overuse of certain malts (probably crystal), which unfortunately dominates this brew and leaves a not so pleasant aftertaste.

STYLE: Vienna Lager | ABV: 4.6% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

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Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Jack Mac's.

The beer pours an orange-copper color with a white head. The aroma is very malty with some biscuit and bread notes, as well as some toffee and a bit of sugar. The flavor is also very malty. There is good toffee and caramel in the flavor, as well as some sweet biscuit malt. There is also a hint of grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.12/5  rDev -10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great balance. Love this style. Everybody in TX makes a great one. This is first or second best.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured into a pint as a cloudy deep amber, with a thin finger of creamy head. Smells light and toasted. Tastes toasted and light. Caramel. Malts. Fairly smooth, but lacking distinct flavor and any memorable characteristics. Mineral. Ends a bit dry.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a crystal clear copper color with a stiff, off-white head. Nice retention and some decent lacing. Honestly, you really cant ask for more on the appearance with the brilliant clarity and dense foam.

Nose has some sulfurous lager yeast, burnt toast and toffee. Im not really getting any hops in here. Smells ok, but I am not a huge fan of overly toasty brews.

Taste has alot of the toast but it is balanced by a sweet doughy caramel. Hops are still pretty non-existent but there is a light drying bitterness on the finish, a little leafy even. Its a fairly good lager, one I would be happy to order on tap at a restaurant, but it really doesnt do a whole lot to distinguish itself from the pack of vienna lagers. If I had the choice Id rather grab a Penn pilsner, Firebrick or Elliot Ness.

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3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

June 5, 2015

12 oz bottle, pils glass

A – Caramel color, medium to dark amber, and mostly clear, with a little bit of chill haze. Half inch of thin, off-white foam stand, with moderate retention.

S – Bread crust, lightly toasted, with just a touch of honeyish or caramel sweetness. Fairly crisp, clean.

T – Light bread crust, with some toasty, graham-like notes. Very low honey-like flavor, again very clean. Some light floral hops, a hint of herbal woodiness.

M – Well carbonated, moderate-high, with a medium body. Fairly juicy, just a bit of dryness on the finish. Mildly sweet and mildly bitter, very well balanced, with a bit of a snap at the end.

O – This is a very good example of a Vienna lager, very well made and traditional. Love that it is not overly sweet, very well balanced.

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3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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