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Dam Lager - Sunken City Brewing Company

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Dam LagerDam Lager

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sunken City Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SiriusBock on 06-05-2013

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by jcbogantes:
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3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light copper tone, with a off-white thin head, medium carbonation.

Aroma: mostly yeasty and cereals

Taste: slightly sweet bready like, some garlic notes, the hops reminds cypress, astringency at the end.

Body: light to medium

Overall: very good lager, well balanced sweetness/bitterness , easy to drink and interesting.

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3.04/5  rDev -12.1%

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.41/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper color, little head that lingered for a while
S: Surprisingly fruity for a lager, almost had a spicy note and a mild hop finish
T: Malty, spicy, with a floral finish. Served almost too cold, but I do prefer my craft a bit on the warmer side. Pleasant finish
M: Glided on down my gullet quickly! Not too thick, not too thin, just right. Good amount of carbonation without being too much
O: Good summer beer, perfect session lager @4.5%abv, and only ten minutes from my house!

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes my way courtesy of woodychandler, who it appears has not reviewed it yet. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a few malts, not picking up a lot. Taste is crisp, clean, some malts, a bit bready. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving on a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass, a thin film of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and bready malts are present in the nose along with some notes of sweetness.
T: Like the smell, the taste has slight bits of sweetness with flavors of bready and toasted malts. No hops or bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The clean nature of this beer makes it go down very easily, although there wasn't anything overly interesting in the smell or taste. This would probably better make for a better beer to pair with food as opposed to a standalone beer.

Serving type: can

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3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours crystal clear with a scant head that disappears quickly to a ring. Golden to orange in color

Smells of sweet toasted malt with a little bread yeast,

Peppery. Sweet malt, but with a somewhat disharmonic bitterness. Noticable yeastiness. A bit of cloy.

Drying, almost astringent. Biting on the tongue and in the throat.

Not bad, but it seemed raw to me. A bit on the green side. The alcohol burn was pretty substantial for a 4.5. I think it would improve if aged for a couple of weeks or so to mellow out.

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3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising rather quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film with a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted grain malts with just a hint of cracker malts along with a light to moderate aroma of floral hops and just a touch of spicy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit and toasted grain malts with a hint of cracker malts. That is followed by just a hint of honey-like sweetness and light to moderate flavors of floral + spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Overall this is a decent offering from a newer brewery available to me in the Triad area of NC - the alcohol is not as well hidden as I want it to be, there is a hint of fusel alcohol burning.

Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another Virginia CAN coming over in a recent trade in the ongoing furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)! My local, in-person trader, tone77, has already reviewed his, so now it is my turn.

From the CAN: "Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia"; "Sink a Few!"; "AmeriCAN Lager"; "Our Story [-] Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia is known as the 'jewel' of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This 40 mile long beautiful lake with 500 miles of pristine shoreline was originally dammed up and flooded in 1963 to generate electricity. Nearly 300 feet down lies roads, bridges, churches, and ghost-like imagery of a turbulent history between land and business owners and the authority that flooded their sacred ground. A once incorporated town now serves as a submerged relic for 22,000 residents and thousands of visitors each year who enjoy the lake's incredible beauty and recreation. Crack open a [CAN] of DAM LAGER and celebrate the spirit of the SUNKEN CITY. Dam Lager is a low hopped Ameri[CAN] lager that boasts a sweet caramel malt backbone. [undersigned] Jeremy Kirby [,] Brewmaster [;] Jerome Parnell III [,] Founder"; "Sunken City Brewing Company is independently owned and operated by THE PARNELL FAMILY".

The Crack! was loud and I was anxious, so an inverted Glug was in the offing. This produced a finger of soft, soapy, tawny head with moderate retention. Color was a slightly hazy amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), not at all red, but really a solid shade of amber. Nose was really sweet with its malt, very much like honey and very characteristic of an adjunct-free lager. My mouth began to water at the prospect. Mouthfeel was big with a lot of effervescence inherent. Wow, this was really honey-like in terms of its flavor! It struck me as being a bit sweet for my taste, but that is a highly subjective idea. Finish was semi-sweet, not at all over the top and quite satisfying. I found myself licking my lips after each draught. This would make a nice summertime beer, especially if you a headed to visit their lake.

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Dam Lager from Sunken City Brewing Company
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