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Lakewood Lager - Lakewood Brewing Company

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.36/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter because I want to be able to properly assess all the intricacies of a Vienna lager.

Comes out a oranger/slightly amber with a white head.

Some toffee, caramel, and bready type of malt character and some spicy and grassy noble hop. Basically a good straightforward aroma you are looking for.

There is a nice hit of bitterness from the hops. You get that malt character. A little grassy and coppery. There is a little toastiness to it which is cool but overall pretty meh.

Light-medium bodied crisp beer. I guess this a good replacement for BMC if you live in Dallas. I would drink pretty much every other beer Lakewood makes over this though.

Photo of Premo88
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: murky gold/orange; 1-inch head plus of off-white foam, almost tan; big stick; brew is mostly opaque

S: sweet, grain; caramel; smells like a muddled American DIPA with no hops

T: caramel sweet, barely a hint of spicy hops

F: very solid all around, definitely not watery

O: quite disappointing ... a well-made lager is generally crystal clear, whereas this thing is muck; it's possibly quite old, but with no dating on the bottle, how could you know? just a sweet muddled mess. i definitely won't try this one again unless I know it's fresh.

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3.12/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Garland mall. Pours dark amber with long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and hops. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of grapefruity hops and caramel malt. Finish is long, citrusy. I would prefer noble hops in this brew.

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3.44/5  rDev -2%

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3.44/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of ranger7
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up from Central Market in a custom 6-pack.
From the bottle to a Sam Adams Lager laser-etched glass.

A - Nice straw gold color, with a thin and quickly disappearing head.

S - Sweet, like candy. Actually, it smells almost exactly like cotton candy. Now I'm intrigued.

T - Pretty good. I'm not a huge Lager fan, but this one is a good example of the style. Balanced.

M - Smooth and refreshing, not much of an aftertaste.

Summary - Not bad. I had this with pork tacos. It went well with the meat, but once I hit a spicy pocket, the beer clashed with it. I'd recommend this with a burger or pizza - something not spicy.

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Lakewood Lager from Lakewood Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.