Steam Engine Lager - Steamworks Brewing Co.
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3.64/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
amber lager, the can says something like "quite possibly the best american amber lager in the world", which is a rather bold statement, but maybe they arent that far off. its richer than most, rust colored and heady, with a nose of copper and nuts and clean lager yeast, exceptionally nutty really, with more going on than most. the flavor too is quite robust. malty as heck but not sweet in the slightest, frothy expansive feel makes it seem big for a lager, and the finish is clean. properties of a nut brown in here, protein heavy and a little chocolate malt maybe, but its powered by big amber malt that hasnt left much sugar behind. sessionable because of its cleanness, and its not boring. a well made beer from steamworks, maybe its time i revisit some of their brands. its been awhile and this was pretty solid for what it is.
Serving type: can
01-15-2014 16:32:48 | More by StonedTrippin
3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear, copper-colored body with an initially thick, white head that gradually fades to a thin foamy layer. Light roasted grain scent with a touch of mown grass. Light malt character with a corresponding balance of hop bitterness. Medium-light body, smooth feel, crisp and dry finish.
A decent lager with a good balance of malt and hop characteristics. Nothing earth-shattering but an overall likable thirst quencher.
Serving type: can
05-18-2013 19:52:56 | More by beergoot
3.38/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Small light tan head settles into a thin but decent lacing above a crystal clear bright copper colored lager.
Light aroma consisting of citrus to piney hops and a bready to caramel malts.
The taste is on the lighter side with light roasted caramel malts with just a hint of the citruspine hops coming through.
A light dryish aftertaste with just a hint of malts sticking around on this light to medium bodied drink.
A light taste, not bad but not a lot there either, I think I'll look for something with a little more snap to it.
Serving type: nitro-can
10-02-2012 20:39:42 | More by LXIXME
2.85/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Served on draught into a pilsner glass in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and pretty decent retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper-amber.
Sm: Slight hops, caramel, and light cream. A mild strength aroma.
T: Pleasant malt, slight cream, and light hops. Decently balanced, if simple. I like the build for what it is. The caramel is well-handled.
Mf: Smooth and wet, sort of suiting the style.
Dr: A decent beer for the style. Okay quality, but largely unremarkable.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2011 00:35:11 | More by kojevergas
3.55/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pour - dark auburn in appearance with some lighter shades of orange and yellow being struck by the light. Rather thin head that fades to a ring of white inside the glass.
Aroma - sweet and malty. Sort of reminds me of visiting a brewery on brew day and smelling all those grains being steeped. Also some hints of bread dough and a little bit of lemon or lime zest.
Taste - one sip and it's clear this is a solid lager. Very crisp and balanced. Flavors like honey and caramel stand out on the tongue along with some biscuity flavors. Some faint hop characteristics come into play in the finish.
Overall - well put together lager. Everything seems to be in order and from beginning to end it works well. Very drinkable and quite tasty. Is it possibly the "best American-style Amber Lager in the world?" I don't think we're qualified to make that call but it's certainly a beer worth trying.
Would I buy more of it? - I'd like to try this fresh from the tap at the brewpub out in Durango! Perhaps I'll pick up some cans to go.
Serving type: can
06-11-2011 23:38:22 | More by indiapaleale
3.78/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a rich copper gold into a tulip glass with a parchment paper two finger high head. Decent retention but very thin delicate lacing that breaks apart on the drink.
Lightly bready and toasted with some sweet grass and toffee sweetness, hops come in nicely, earthy grasses and pine.
A bit watery but initially strong amounts of caramel malt and toffee sweetness come in on the palate. Very toasty with a light coarse feel from the grains. Hops are very light but come in grassy and dark but not dank. Much more bitterness and drying than expected on the finish, well done.
Watery thin mouthfeel but acceptable for a lager, flavor is anything but. Average carbonation, everything lends itself well to this beer.
A nice rich amber that comes off more crisp and refreshing than your typical ale. Body on this makes it very sessionable, it would be hard to tire of this one. Worth a visit.
Serving type: can
06-06-2011 22:44:45 | More by rawfish
Steam Engine Lager from Steamworks Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.